1. Super Bowls 10 (1976), 14 (1980), 16 (1982), 20 (1986): Up With People
Trust us, we’re as surprised as you are that this merry band of weirdos has managed to play four halftime shows.
2. Super Bowl 23 (1989): "Be Bop Bamboozled"
A magic show. With an Elvis impersonator. And The Stray Cats before they had any retro appeal. Suddenly, 50-plus Madonna this year doesn’t seem so bad.
3. Super Bowl 25 (1991): New Kids on the Block
NKOTB teamed up with Disney to bring “It’s A Small World After All” into the nineties. Apparently they were going for the all-too-crucial under-12 demo that year.
4. Super Bowl 26 (1992): "Winter Magic"
This halftime show is a perfect example of the pre-Michael Jackson shows. Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill skate around on vinyl while Gloria Estefan sings. Awesome?
5. Super Bowl 28 (1994): "Rockin' Country Sunday"
With Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and similar musical acts in the house, this was probably a pretty great year for country music fans, and there are probably a lot of those in Atlanta. Everyone else took the opportunity to hit the head and grab some chicken wings.
6. Super Bowl 29 (1995): "Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye"
Promoting a new Disneyland ride with a detailed production involving a stolen Super Bowl trophy, a parachuting Indiana Jones, Miami Sound Machine, Tony Bennett and a garishly costumed Patti Labelle? Makes perfect sense.
7. Super Bowl 33 (1999): "Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing"
One good thing about Big Bad Voodoo Daddy playing the Super Bowl? Everyone realized they suck.
8. Super Bowl 38 (2004): Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake
Who can forget the infamous “wardrobe malfunction”? We really hope that you weren’t watching this with your parents and/or kids.
9. Super Bowl 41 (2007): Prince
Prince’s performance is, as far as we know, the only time that a massive devil dong has been silhouetted as part of a halftime show.
10. Super Bowl 44 (2010): The Who
This is one of those moments that makes you wish there were a mandatory retirement age for rock stars. The Who were lethargic and pathetic, likely cancelling a tour after this horrific performance. We can only hope we won’t get fooled again, so to speak.