The 10 Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows of all time
Beyonce, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and more
1. Prince, Super Bowl XLI (2007)
He gets the top spot for performing in the pouring rain as the skies opened up during his 12 minutes and he never missed a beat. Plus, he had the coolest stage set up ever for a Super Bowl, as he performed on a purple stage shaped like his unpronounceable glyph. He and crowd went crazy as he ripped through “Let’s Go Crazy,” portions of “Proud Mary” (backed by a marching band) and “All Along The Watch Tower,” and the Foo Fighters “Best of You” as the rain poured down. He ended, appropriately enough, with “Purple Rain” in a funk/rock extravaganza that was eclectic as it was electrifying.
- Melinda Newman