Superbowl Performances

A timeline displaying all the half-time acts of the Superbowl through the years.

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University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band

1967

The first half-time Superbowl performance took place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 15th, 1967 when the University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band merged with Grambling State University Marching Band to provide the short show.

Winner: Green Bay Packers

Grambling State University Marching Band

1968

For a second year in a row, Grambling State University Marching Band provided the half-time performance in the Miami Orange Bowl on January 14th 1968.

Winner: Green Bay Packers

Florida A&M University Band

1969

On January 12th, 1969 the Florida A&M University Band took centre stage in the Miami Orange Bowl to provide a short half-time performance.

Winner: New York Jets

Carol Channing & Southern University Marching Band

1970

Carol Channing and the Southern University Marching Band provided the half-time show whose theme was ‘Tribute to Mardi Gras’ in the Tulane Stadium, New Orleans.

Winner: Kansas City Chiefs

Southeast Missouri State Marching Band

1971

The Southeast Missouri State Marching Band provided the half-time performance in the Miami Orange Bowl on January 17th, 1971.

Winner: Baltimore Colts

Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt & USMC Drill Team

1972

Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the USMC Drill Team performed a tribute to Louis Armstrong produced by Jim Skinner on January 16th, 1972. The performance was held in the Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Winner: Dallas Cowboys

University of Michigan Marching Band, Woody Herman & Andy Williams

1973

On the 14th of January Woody Herman, Andy Williams and the University of Michigan Marching Band performed a show based around the theme ‘Happiness is..’ which was produced once again by Tommy Walker.

Winner: Miami Dolphins

University of Texas Marching Band and Judy Mallett

1974

Former Miss Texas Judy Mallett accompanied the University of Texas Marching Band to deliver a performance entitled ‘A Musical America’ in the Rice Stadium, Texas.

Winner: Miami Dolphins

Mercer Ellington & Grambling State University Marching Band

1975

Jim Skinner produced the tribute to Duke Ellington which saw Mercer Ellington and the Grambling State University Marching Band perform in the Tulane Stadium on the 12th of January 1975.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

Up With People

1976

Up With People who are an educational organisation that aim to bridge cultural barriers and create global understanding through musical show performed in the Miami Orange Bowl on January 18th, 1976.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

Los Angeles Unified All-City Band

1977

The Los Angeles Unified All-City Band performed ‘It’s a Small World’ which was produced by the Walt Disney Company in the Rose Bowl, California. The performance took place in the Rose Bowl, California.

Winner: Oakland Raiders

Apache Belles Drill Team and Band, Pete Fountain & Al Hirt

1978

On January 15th, 1978 in the Louisiana Superdome the Tyler Apache Belles Drill Team and Apache Band, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt were the half-time act providing a show with the theme ‘From Paris to Paris of America’.

Winner: Dallas Cowboy

Ken Hamilton and Caribbean Band

1979

Ken Hamilton and the Caribbean Band took to the stage at Miami Orange Bowl on the 21st of January 1979 to perform a tribute to the Caribbean which was produced by Bob Jani.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

Up With People & Grambling State University Marching Band

1980

Up With People accompanied the Grambling State University Marching Band who are regular performers of the half-time Superbowl on January 20th, 1980. It was held in the Rose Bowl and saluted the Big Band Era.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

Southern University Marching Band & Helen O’Connell

1981

Jim Skinner once again produced the half-time performance celebrating the Mardi Gras festival on January 15th, 1981. The Southern Marching Band and Helen O’Connell took centre stage at Louisiana’s Superdome.

Winner: Oakland Raiders

Up With People

1982

The Pontiac Silverdome hosted the motivational group Up With People who paid tribute to Motown on January 24th 1982.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

Los Angeles Super Drill Team

1983

The Los Angeles Super Drill Team performed in the Rose Bowl, California on the 30th of January 1983. The theme, produced by Bob Jani, was KaleidoSuperscope.

Winner: Washington Redskins

University of Florida & Florida State University Marching Bands

1984

The Florida State University Bands celebrated the Superstars of Silver Screen singing songs like ‘42nd Street’, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ and ‘Steppin Out with My Baby’ at Tampa Stadium on the 22nd of January 1984.

Winner: Los Angeles Raiders

Tops in Blue

1985

The theme of 1985’s Superbowl was ‘World of Children’s Dreams’. Tops in Blue took centre stage at Stanford Stadium on January 20th 1985.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

Up With People

1986

Up With People performed at the Louisiana Superdome on the night of January 26th 1986 celebrating the theme of ‘Beat of the Future’.

Winner: Chicago Bears

State University Marching Band

1987

George Burns, Mickey Rooney, Disney characters & Grambling
The Walt Disney Company produced the performance that celebrated Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary – The World of Make Believe. George Burns, Mickey Rooney, the Disney characters and the Grambling State University Marching Bands performed in the Rose Bowl

Winner: New York Giants

Chubby Checker, The Rockettes & San Diego State University Marching Aztecs

1988

The Jack Murphy Stadium held the half-time Superbowl show on January 31st, 1988. Chubby Checker and the famous Rockettes performed the theme ‘Something Grand’.

Winner: Washington Redskins

Elvis Presto & South Florida dancers

1989

Elvis Presto and the South-Florida dancers performed on January 22nd 1989 in the Joe Robbie Stadium, Florida.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

Peter Fountain, Doug Kershaw, & Irma Thomas

1990

Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas, Nicholls State University Marching Band and the Southern University Marching Band performed in Louisiana Superdome on January 28th 1990. The performance saluted New Orleans and the 40th anniversary of Peanuts.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

New Kids on the Block, Disney character & Warren Moon

1991

The Walt Disney Company produced a performance that celebrated 25 years of the Superbowl at Tampa Stadium, Florida on January 27th, 1991. The airing of the half-time show wasn’t until the ending of the football game due to a storm.

Winner: New York Giants

Gloria Estefan

1992

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome held the half-time show which had Gloria Estefan and Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill perform. This year, rival network Fox news attempted counter-programming and succeeding in drawing 22 million viewers away from the performance.

Winner: Washington Redskins

Michael Jackson

1993

The biggest performer to date took centre stage at the Rose Bowl performing ‘Jam’, ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Black or White’ and ‘Heal the World’ on January 31st 1993. It has been claimed that the performance is the most watched events in American television history. Jackson’s performance set a high precedent.

Winner: Dallas Cowboys

Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt & The Judds

1994

The Georgia Dome held the Superbowl on January 30th, 1994 with Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and The Judds taking centre stage.

Winner: Dallas Cowboys

Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett & Arturo Sandoval

1995

The Joe Robbie Stadium once again held the Superbowl on January 29th, 1995 when Patti Labelle, Indiana Jones, Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval and Miami Sound Machine took centre stage.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

Diana Ross

1996

The Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona held the 30th anniversary of the Superbowl and Diana Ross took centre stage. She performed songs like ‘In the Name of Love’, ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘I Will Survive’.

Winner: Dallas Cowboys

Blues Brothers, James Brown & Catherine Crier

1997

The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown and Catherine Crier took centre stage on January 26th, 1997 at the Louisiana Superdome.

Winner: Green Bay Packers

Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations & Queen Latifah

1998

The theme celebrated Motown’s 40th anniversary at the Qualcomm Stadium, California on January 25th, 1998.

Winner: Denver Broncos

Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder & Kiss

1999

The Pro Player Stadium in Florida held the half-time show on January 31st, 1999 when performers like Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover and Kiss too centre-stage.

Winner: Denver Broncos

Braxton

2000

Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias & Toni
The theme of the 2000 Superbowl half-time show was ‘Tapestry of Nations’ which saw Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Toni Braxton perform on January 30th 2000.

Winner: St. Louis Rams

Aerosmith, N*Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige & Nelly

2001

On January 28th, 2001 the Raymond James Stadium in Florida held the half-time Superbowl show which saw Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Aerosmith, N*Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and Nelly perform songs like ‘Walk This Way’ and ‘Bye Bye Bye’.

Winner: Baltimore Ravens

U2

2002

U2 took to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome stage on February 3rd 2002 to perform their famous songs like ‘Beautiful Day’. They paid tribute to those who died in the September 11th attacks.

Winner: New England Patriots

Shania Twain, No Doubt & Sting

2003

January 26th, 2003 Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting all performed on stage at Qualcomm Stadium, California.

Winner: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Janet Jackson, P.Diddy, Nelly & Justin Timberlak

2004

The controversial wardrobe malfunction took place on February 1st, 2004 at the Reliant Stadium, Texas when Janet Jackson, P.Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock and Justin Timberlake took to the stage.

Winner: New England Patriots

Paul McCartney

2005

Performing songs like ‘Drive My Car’, ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘Jude’, Paul McCartney stole the show at the EverBank Field, Florida on the night of February 6th, 2005.

Winner: New England Patriots

The Rolling Stones

2006

The Rolling Stones took centre stage at the Ford Field Stadium, Michigan on February 5th, 2006 when they performed songs such as ‘Start Me Up’, ‘Rough Justice’ and ‘Satisfaction’.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

Prince

2007

Prince and Florida A&M University Marching Band performed at the Sun Life Stadium in Florida singing songs like ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Purple Rain’.

Winner: Indianapolis Colts

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

2008

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performed at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on the evening of February 3rd, 2008.

Winner: New York Giants

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

2009

February 1st, 2009 saw Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band take centre stage at the Raymond James Stadium in Florida.

Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers

The Who

2010

Performing ‘Who Are You’ and ‘Pinball Wizard’, The Who performed on February 7th, 2010 in the Sun Life Stadium, Florida.

Winner: New Orleans Saints

The Black Eyed Peas, Usher & Slash

2011

The Cowboys Stadium in Texas held the half-time Superbowl performance on February 6th, 2011. The Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Slash performed their hit songs like ‘Boom Boom Pow’, ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ and ‘OMG’.

Winner: Green Bay Packers

Madonna

2012

On February 5th, 2012 Madonna performed her half-time show with LMFAO, Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiana. MIA famously flipped her middle finger to the camera during her performance leaving spectators horrified.

Winners: New York Giants

Beyoncé

2013

Beyoncé took centre stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on the night of February 3rd, 2013. She performed alongside Destiny’s Child to the theme of ‘The Woman/Female Empowerment’. She sang ‘Love on Top’, ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘End Of Time’ and many more.

Winner: Baltimore Ravens