All Super Bowl Halftime Performances: From I to XLIX

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Can you name the first person to perform during halftime of the Super Bowl without using the internet? We will give you a quick hint…Carol Channing during Super Bowl IV in New Orleans.

Sorry, we didn’t have the time prior to kickoff to wait for you to ask around and find out who performed so we decided to push this thing along and go ahead and give it to you.

Before Ms. Channing, it was marching bands and drill teams. That soon ended when the NFL started hiring talent to perform and next thing you know, Britney Spears is torturing a classic. Oh there is plenty others, she is just the easiest to make fun of right now.

The bands stuck around for a few more years but the talent slowly started to grow until it became an event within an event. It’s a mini concert during the single biggest football game of the year.

(Note: If you have never heard of Up with People, be prepared)

Super Bowl I

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)

Performer(s): University of Arizona Marching Band, Grambling State University Marching Band, Al Hirt, Arcadia High School Drill Team and Flag Girls

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Super Bowl II

Location: Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Performer(s): Grambling State University Marching Band

Super Bowl III

Location: Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Performer(s): Florida A&M University Marching Band

Super Bowl IV

Location: Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Carol Channing, Southern University Marching Band

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Super Bowl V

Location: Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Performer(s): Southeast Missouri State University Marching Band, Up with People

Super Bowl VI

Location: Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt

Super Bowl VII

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)

Performer(s): Woody Herman, Andy Williams, University of Michigan Marching Band

Super Bowl VIII

Location: Rice Stadium (Houston, TX)

Performer(s): University of Texas Marching Band w/ Judy Mallett

Super Bowl IX

Location: Tulane Stadium (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Mercer Ellington, Grambling State University Marching Band

Super Bowl X

Location: Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Performer(s): Up with People

Super Bowl XI

Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Performer(s): LA Unified All-City Band (Audience Participation also)

Super Bowl XII

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Tyler Apache Belles Drill Team, Apache Band, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt

Super Bowl XIII

Location: Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Performer(s): Ken Hamilton

Super Bowl XIV

Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Performer(s): Up with People, Grambling State University Marching Band

Super Bowl XV

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Helen O’Connell, Southern University Marching Band

Super Bowl XVI

Location: Pontiac Silverdome (Pontiac, MI)

Performer(s): Up with People

Super Bowl XVII

Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Performer(s): Los Angeles Super Drill Team

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Super Bowl XVIII

Location: Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)

Performer(s): Florida University Marching Band, Florida State University Marching Band

Super Bowl XIX

Location: Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA)

Performer(s): Tops in Blue

Super Bowl XX

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Up with People

Super Bowl XXI

Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Performer(s): Mickey Rooney, USC Marching Band, George Burns, Disney Characters, Grambling State University Marching Band

Super Bowl XXII

Location: Jack Murphy Stadium (San Diego, CA)

Performer(s): Chubby Checker, The Rockettes, 72 Grand Pianos, USC Marching Band, San Diego State University Marching Aztecs

Super Bowl XXIII

Location: Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

Performer(s): Elvis Presto

This is the reason Super Bowl halftime shows are a joke. Serisouly NBC? They hired a man with the worst name in the history of names to perform and help sell the 3-D effects? Wow.

Super Bowl XXIV

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas, Nicholls State University Marching Band, USL Marching Band, Southern University Marching Band

Super Bowl XXV

Location: Tampa Stadium (Tampa, FL)

Performer(s): New Kids on the Block, Warren Moon, Disney Characters, 2,000 Professional Stuntmen

Super Bowl XXVI

Location: Hubert Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Performer(s): Gloria Estefan, Dorothy Hamil, Brian Boitano

Super Bowl XXVII

Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)

Performer(s): Michael Jackson

It will forever be difficult to top this performance by Michael Jackson. It was the only performance worth watching for any music fans from all over the globe.

Super Bowl XXVIII

Location: Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)

Performer(s): The Judds, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker

Super Bowl XXIX

Location: Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

Performer(s): Patti LaBelle, Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine

Super Bowl XXX

Location: Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, AZ)

Performer(s): Diana Ross

Super Bowl XXXI

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown

Super Bowl XXXII

Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)

Performer(s): Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Tempations, Queen Latifah

Super Bowl XXXIII

Location: Pro Player Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

Performer(s): Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover

Super Bowl XXXIV

Location: Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)

Performer(s): Bruce Bentistien, Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton, Enrique Iglesias

Super Bowl XXXV

Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)

Performer(s): Aerosmith, N*Sync, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige

Super Bowl XXXVI

Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): U2

Super Bowl XXXVII

Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, CA)

Performer(s): Shania Twain, Sting, No Doubt

Super Bowl XXXVIII

Location: Reliant Stadium (Houston, TX)

Performer(s): Janet Jackson, P-Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Nelly, Kid Rock

Super Bowl XXXIX

Location: EverBank Field (Jacksonville, FL)

Performer(s): Paul McCartney

Super Bowl XL

Location: Ford Field (Detroit, MI)

Performer(s): The Rolling Stones

Super Bowl XLI

Location: Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

Performer(s): Prince, Florida A&M Marching 100 Band

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Super Bowl XLII

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

Performer(s): Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Super Bowl XLIII

Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)

Performer(s): Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band

Super Bowl XLIV

Location: Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)

Performer(s): The Who

Super Bowl XLV

Location: Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, TX)

Performer(s): The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash

Super Bowl XLVI

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Performer(s): Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, Andy Lewis, Local Area High School Drumlines

Is Madonna old? If you didn’t understand

Super Bowl XLVII

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Performer(s): Beyonce, Destiny’s Child

Super Bowl XLVIII

Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)

Performer(s): Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Super Bowl XLIX

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ)

Performer(s): Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott