This is the greatest Super Bowl halftime show of all time


Written by:

If you’re looking forward to this weekend’s Super Bowl halftime show, it’s understandable. The lineup is beyond impressive: Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar. It’s like a who’s who of the world’s greatest living R&B, rap and hip-hop artists, and promises to be one of the best halftime shows in the Super Bowl’s 56-year history.

But I can guarantee you it won’t be the greatest.

Even if the Santa Ana winds unleash their fury and a small earthquake simultaneously rocks SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, the chances that these five musical talents can top the sheer drama of the halftime show of 2007 is … OK, let’s not even speculate. It’s not going to happen. No one can top Prince’s halftime performance in the pouring purple rain in Miami at Super Bowl XLI.
Don’t believe me?
The NFL has put together a wonderful look back at how Prince just could not give a darn about the slick stage, the combo of electric guitars and drenching downpours. He simply said bring it, and then he brought it.
If you’re in the mood for some goosebumps, check it out:



Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.