VIDEO: Memorable Super Bowl halftime performances

That time M.I.A. let the world know how she felt at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Getty Images
That time M.I.A. let the world know how she felt at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Getty Images

On Feb. 2, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This year, Bruno Mars will be the headlining performer during the halftime show, with a guest appearance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Less a time for bathroom breaks and beer runs than an event in itself, the halftime show will be watched by millions of fans across the country and around the world. Each year, some of the world’s biggest stars take the stage to perform during America’s biggest sporting event.

There have been many memorable performances, including the famous “wardrobe malfunction” when Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s top during their duet at Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004), and U2′s set honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks at Super Bowl XXXVI (2002).

Check out some of the most memorable Super Bowl performances of all time.

Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” 

U2 honors 9/11 victims at Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)

Michael Jackson at Super Bowl XXVII (1993)

New Kids on the Block Super Bowl XXV (1991)

Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan at Super Bowl XXXIII (1999)

Black Eyed Peas at Super Bowl XLV (2011)

Paul McCartney sings “Hey Jude” at Super Bowl XXXIX (2005)

Beyonce at Super Bowl XLVII


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