Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show
Musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Getty Images)more pics »
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The Craziest Performances in Super Bowl Halftime History

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Photos by Getty Images, Bauer Griffin, Photo Agency Fergie will take the stage at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show. (Getty) The Super Bowl Halftime Show is more important than the outcome of the game to some fans, so that's why the hottest names in showbiz have been asked to take center stage over the years. This weekend, the Black Eyed Peas, Slash, and Usher are performing -- and they have a lot to live up to in order to leave their mark on halftime history. Over the Super Bowl's 45 years...Read Full Story
The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. Due to the large number of viewers that the Super Bowl generates, a number of popular singers and musicians have performed during the halftime show.

In the United States, the halftime show for the Super Bowl is a highlight of the event, can cost millions to stage, and employ hundreds. It often serves as a crossover from pop culture, as Super Bowl Sunday has become likened to a de facto U.S. national holiday, and an event telecast, rather than merely a game. In some years, especially those in which the game itself is uncompetitive, the halftime show can be among most-discussed topics of the day, and is often regarded as watercooler material.

Due to the precise timing required to accommodate the high priced advertising surrounding the halftime shows, performers sing live but to pre-recorded backing tracks. The band on stage plays along with the pre-recorded backing tracks. The guitar solos are also performed live rather than being pre-recorded.

On August 11, 2008, the New York Post reported that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This was officially confirmed during halftime of the Philadelphia Eagles-Chicago Bears Sunday Night Football game on September 28, 2008.[1] Springsteen had previously been a candidate to perform during Super Bowl XLII, but Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were ultimately chosen.

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