Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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The Super Bowl halftime show has become just as important and as well-watched as the game itself. Chicks got to have something to keep them into the game, right? Football game halftime shows used to be nothing more than marching bands and cheerleaders doing their things in formation while we went to get something to eat from the concession stands. Now it's become a full-blown must-see, made-for-TV spectacle.

Gone are the marching bands and cheerleaders. In are fireworks, hundreds and sometimes thousands of performers, and some of the biggest names in entertainment with a stage performance on the football field that has no rival. It's like Broadway meets Woodstock at halftime. All done in just under a half hour. As Top 5 take a look at the history of the Super Bowl halftime show and the Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows and its performers, Top 5 wants to know just why on Earth has the Grambling State University Marching Band been involved in so many these shows?
Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows
Image Credit: Twigma.com
The Super Bowl halftime show has become just as important and as well-watched as the game itself. Chicks got to have something to keep them into the game, right? Football game halftime shows used to be nothing more than marching bands and cheerleaders doing their things in formation while we went to get something to eat from the concession stands. Now it's become a full-blown must-see, made-for-TV spectacle.

Gone are the marching bands and cheerleaders. In are fireworks, hundreds and sometimes thousands of performers, and some of the biggest names in entertainment with a stage performance on the football field that has no rival. It's like Broadway meets Woodstock at halftime. All done in just under a half hour. As Top 5 take a look at the history of the Super Bowl halftime show and the Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows and its performers, Top 5 wants to know just why on Earth has the Grambling State University Marching Band been involved in so many these shows?
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Honorable Mention

Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005
Paul McCartney

McCartney started a wave of Dinosaurs of Rock such as himself, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and The Who playing the halftime show. The majority of fans who listen to McCartney perform "Drive My Car," "Get Back," "Live and Let Die," and "Hey Jude" weren't even born when they were actual hits.

Super Bowl VI, 1972
Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the USMC Drill Team

How do you not like a halftime show that includes performances by the legendary Fitzgerald and Channing doing a tribute to an even bigger legend in Louis Armstrong?

Super Bowl I, 1967
University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band, Grambling State University Marching Band, Al Hirt, Arcadia High School Drill Team


This is the way it used to be before the game was hijacked by the overblown halftime shows we've all come to know and expect. Marching bands and drill teams that the entire family could enjoy in the first ever Super Bowl. Top 5 didn't have a clue who Al Hirt was until we looked him up. He was an American trumpeter and bandleader who somehow sold millions of albums. Bonus points to anyone reading this who has one of his albums.


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