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Ranking the Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time - Top 20 List!

Ranking the Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All Time - Top 20 List!

While a lot of people are watching the Super Bowl for the actual game, many of us are watching for the halftime show!

The Weeknd will be taking the stage during the 2021 Super Bowl and we have already been told he will have the longest set in halftime show history.

Ahead of the big show, we’re taking a look back at the Super Bowl Halftime Shows of the past and ranking our picks for the Top 20 performances of all time.

The NFL started having pop music acts perform at the halftime show starting in 1991 with New Kids on the Block. There have been some years where many acts come together to give a great show and more recently, solo headliners have performed during halftime.

Click inside to see our ranking of the best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of all time…

Take a look at our ranking of the top Super Bowl Halftime Shows and let us know if you agree with our choices!

Keep scrolling for our complete ranking of the Top 20 halftime shows of all time!

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20. Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton (2000)

Date: January 30, 2000
Location: Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Georgia)
Setlist:
“Reflections of Earth” Instrumental (Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration soundtrack)
“Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand” (Christina Aguilera & Enrique Iglesias)
“Tapestry of Nations” Instrumental (Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration soundtrack)
“Two Worlds” (Phil Collins)
“We Go On” (Toni Braxton)

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19. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (2008)

Date: February 3, 2008
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
Setlist:
“American Girl”
“I Won’t Back Down”
“Free Fallin’”
“Runnin’ Down a Dream”

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18. Paul McCartney (2005)

Date: February 6, 2005
Location: Alltel Stadium (Jacksonville, Florida)
Setlist:
“Drive My Car”
“Get Back”
“Live and Let Die”
“Hey Jude”

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17. The Rolling Stones (2006)

Date: February 5, 2006
Location: Ford Field (Detroit, Michigan)
Setlist:
“Start Me Up”
“Rough Justice”
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

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16. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (2009)

Date: February 1, 2009
Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
Setlist:
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
“Born to Run”
“Working on a Dream”
“Glory Days”

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15. U2 (2002)

Date: February 3, 2002
Location: Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Setlist:
“Beautiful Day”
“MLK”
“Where the Streets Have No Name”

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14. Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, the Temptations, and Queen Latifah (1998)

Date: January 25, 1998
Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, California)
Setlist:
“Get Ready” (The Temptations)
“I Can’t Help Myself” (The Temptations)
“The Tracks of My Tears” (Smokey Robinson)
“My Girl” (The Temptations with Smokey Robinson)
“Heat Wave” (Martha and the Vandellas)
“Paper” (Queen Latifah)
“Motownphilly” (Boyz II Men)
“A Song for Mama” (Boyz II Men)
“Dancing in the Street” (all artists joined by GSU Marching Band)

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13. Shania Twain, Sting and No Doubt (2003)

Date: January 26, 2003
Location: Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego, California)
Setlist:
“Man! I Feel like a Woman!” (Shania Twain)
“Up!” (Shania Twain)
“Just a Girl” (No Doubt)
“Message in a Bottle” (Sting with No Doubt)

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12. Diana Ross (1996)

Date: January 28, 1996
Location: Sun Devil Stadium (Tempe, Arizona)
Setlist:
“Stop In The Name Of Love”
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
“Baby Love”
“You Can’t Hurry Love”
“Why Do Fools Fall in Love”
“Chain Reaction”
“Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
“I Will Survive”
“Take Me Higher”

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11. Bruno Mars with The Red Hot Chili Peppers (2014)

Date: February 2, 2014
Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Setlist:
“Billionaire” (Intro) (children’s choir)
“Locked Out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars)
“Treasure” (Bruno Mars)
“Runaway Baby” (Bruno Mars)
“Give It Away” (Red Hot Chili Peppers with Bruno Mars)
“Just the Way You Are” (Bruno Mars)

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10. Michael Jackson (1993)

Date: January 31, 1993
Location: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, California)
Setlist:
“Jam” (M. Jackson)
“Billie Jean” (M. Jackson)
“Black or White” (M. Jackson)
“We Are the World” (children’s choir)
“Heal the World” (M. Jackson)

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9. Coldplay with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars (2016)

Date: February 7, 2016
Location: Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California)
Setlist:
“Yellow” (intro a cappella) (Coldplay)
“Viva la Vida” (Coldplay)
“Paradise” (Coldplay)
“Adventure of a Lifetime” (Coldplay)
“Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars)
“Formation” (Beyoncé)
“Crazy In Love”/”Uptown Funk” (Beyoncé, Bruno Mars)
“Clocks” (instrumental) (Coldplay)
“Fix You”/”Up & Up” (Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars)

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8. Katy Perry with Lenny Kravitz, and Missy Elliott (2015)

Date: February 1, 2015
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Arizona)
Setlist:
“Roar” (Katy Perry)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry)
“I Kissed a Girl” (Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry)
“Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry)
“California Gurls” (Katy Perry)
“Get Ur Freak On” (Missy Elliott and Katy Perry)
“Work It” (Missy Elliott and Katy Perry)
“Lose Control” (Missy Elliott)
“Firework” (Katy Perry)

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7. Madonna with LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green (2012)

Date: February 5, 2012
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Setlist:
“Vogue” (Madonna)
“Music” / “Party Rock Anthem” / “Sexy and I Know It” (Madonna with LMFAO)
“Give Me All Your Luvin’” (Madonna with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.)
“Open Your Heart” / “Express Yourself” (Madonna with Cee Lo Green)
“Like a Prayer” (Madonna with Cee Lo Green)

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6. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (2020)

Date: February 2, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
Setlist:
“Dare (La La La)” (Shakira)
“She Wolf” (Shakira)
“Kashmir” (Orchestral Intro)
“Empire” (Shakira)
“Ojos así” (Shakira)
“Whenever, Wherever” (Shakira)
“I Like It” (Shakira and Bad Bunny)
“Chantaje” / “Callaíta” (Shakira and Bad Bunny)
“Hips Don’t Lie” (Shakira)
“Jenny from the Block” (Jennifer Lopez)
“Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” (Jennifer Lopez)
“Get Right” (Jennifer Lopez)
“Waiting for Tonight” (Jennifer Lopez)
“Booty” / “Que Calor” / “El Anillo” / “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” / “Mi Gente” (Jennifer Lopez and J Balvin)
“On the Floor” (Jennifer Lopez)
“Let’s Get Loud” / “Born in the U.S.A.” (Shakira and Jennifer Lopez feat. Emme Muñiz)
“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (Shakira and Jennifer Lopez)

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5. Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Kid Rock, Nelly, and P. Diddy (2004)

Date: February 1, 2004
Location: Reliant Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Setlist:
“The Way You Move” (Spirit of Houston and Ocean of Soul marching bands)
“All for You” (Janet Jackson)
“Bad Boy for Life” (P. Diddy)
“Diddy” to the tune of “Mickey” (P. Diddy)
“Hot in Herre” (Nelly)
“Mo Money Mo Problems” (P. Diddy)
“Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock)
“Cowboy” (Kid Rock)
“Rhythm Nation” (Janet Jackson)
“Rock Your Body” (Justin Timberlake with Janet Jackson)

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4. Lady Gaga (2017)

Date: February 5, 2017
Location: NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas)
Setlist:
“God Bless America”/”This Land Is Your Land”
“Poker Face”
“Born This Way”
“Telephone”
“Just Dance”
“Million Reasons”
“Bad Romance”

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3. Beyoncé with Destiny’s Child (2013)

Date: February 3, 2013
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Setlist:
“Run the World (Girls)” (Intro) / Vince Lombardi “Excellence” speech voiceover
“Love on Top” (chorus a cappella) (Beyoncé)
“Crazy in Love” (Beyoncé)
“End of Time” (Beyoncé)
“Baby Boy” (Beyoncé)
“Bootylicious” (Destiny’s Child)
“Independent Women Part I” (Destiny’s Child)
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” (Beyoncé featuring Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams)
“Halo” (Beyoncé)

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2. Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly (2001)

Date: January 28, 2001
Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
Setlist:
“Bye Bye Bye” (NSYNC)
“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (Aerosmith)
“It’s Gonna Be Me (NSYNC)
“Jaded” (Aerosmith)
“Walk This Way” (Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly)

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1. Prince (2007)

Date: February 4, 2007
Location: Dolphin Stadium (Miami Gardens, Florida)
Setlist:
“We Will Rock You” (Intro)
“Let’s Go Crazy”
“Baby I’m a Star”
“Proud Mary”
“All Along the Watchtower”
“Best of You”
“Purple Rain”

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