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(Vulture)   All the Owl Superb halftime shows since 1993 ranked from worst to first. Subby calls bullshiat for their excluding the glorious Up With People era   ( vulture.com) divider line
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2018-02-03 05:21:14 PM  
I can agree that Prince was the best one, but I disagree with most of the rest of the order.
 
2018-02-03 07:58:22 PM  

davidphogan: I can agree that Prince was the best one, but I disagree with most of the rest of the order.


Prince was amazing. I wish I had seen him in concert.
 
2018-02-03 09:06:43 PM  
Better List:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/pi​c​tures/super-bowl-halftime-shows-ranked​-from-worst-to-best-20140128

I accept that Prince and U2 will fight over top spot in many people's mind, but I think, in the time it came out, the U2 show was far more powerful.
 
2018-02-03 11:00:25 PM  
"Purple Rain" in actual factual purple rain as created by his spotlights and the actual storm going on, backed up by 75,000 people on the "oooooh, hooooo, hooooo-hoooooo" bridge, that's the greatest halftime show of all time?

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2018-02-03 11:05:36 PM  
It's hard to put together a Top 25 list when "Nothing" should be ahead of about half of those.  The MTV-produced era of the late 90s/early 2000s was hot garbage.
 
2018-02-03 11:12:41 PM  
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2018-02-03 11:13:16 PM  
Tom Petty
 
2018-02-03 11:15:45 PM  
The fact that Black Eyed Peas isn't dead last, and Bruno Mars isn't first, and that the former is somehow ranked above the latter, makes this list complete donkey piss.
 
2018-02-03 11:24:54 PM  

Publikwerks: Better List:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/pic​tures/super-bowl-halftime-shows-ranked​-from-worst-to-best-20140128

I accept that Prince and U2 will fight over top spot in many people's mind, but I think, in the time it came out, the U2 show was far more powerful.


Michael Jackson was pretty kickass.  But yeah, Prince, hands farking down.
 
2018-02-03 11:27:37 PM  
Prince is #1, ok, good.  That's good.

Every single other thing about this list is terrible.

The black eyed peas put on one of the worst musical performances I have ever seen.  Not just at a superbowl, but anywhere.  Truly awful, and i even like the black eyed peas.

Tom Petty's was simple, though great.  It's in my top 5.
 
2018-02-03 11:29:04 PM  
15. U2 (2002)

The author is just trolling here.
 
2018-02-03 11:42:45 PM  
Madonna at 2?  Gimme some of that weed.  Thats some good s**t.

Rags on Bruno Mars, then says Bruno Mars and Beyonce saves the Coldplay perf.....WTF?

List fails to include Grambling State Marching Band.
Football
Needs
Maching
Bands
.
 
2018-02-03 11:45:54 PM  
Publikwerks:

U2 did what Bono does best, pander.

Prince did what he did best, play music.
 
2018-02-03 11:45:58 PM  

Klippoklondike: Prince is #1, ok, good.  That's good.

Every single other thing about this list is terrible.

The black eyed peas put on one of the worst musical performances I have ever seen.  Not just at a superbowl, but anywhere.  Truly awful, and i even like the black eyed peas.

Tom Petty's was simple, though great.  It's in my top 5.


    Youtubed and corroborated.
    If it sounded that band out of my CPU speaker, live must have been some primo ear pollution
 
2018-02-03 11:46:32 PM  
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2018-02-03 11:48:42 PM  
To me, the last Justin Timberlake show was the best. Not for its musical quality, just for the impact it had on society and the media.

I called in to the sports radio show the next day complaining about people getting too sensitive about it.I ended up walking outside to make sure my cell signal would be good. They cut me off after I accidentally said, "shiat happens". I get radio delays, so I ran to my car to turn on the radio to hear what they said after they cut me off before realizing that I forgot my keys.

Not only did I not hear how they dealt with my call, but I was locked out of my apartment building.

Hopefully this simulation will get updated to a point where users can go back and relive certain times in their life.
 
2018-02-03 11:50:34 PM  
Also, the idea that it was a wardrobe malfunction is so laughable, yet the term "wardrobe malfunction" became part of our lexicon.

It wasn't an accident. It wasn't like her boob flap wasn't supposed to rip off. If her nipple was naked, I'd believe that.

If JT finds a way to show a nipple on live TV, I will worship him until I sleep with the fishes.
 
2018-02-04 12:29:58 AM  
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Deserves his own spot.....
/go sharks
 
2018-02-04 12:37:51 AM  
Prince #1 ain't no one gonna argue with that. beyond that there is a lot of room for debate.
 
2018-02-04 12:47:30 AM  
Prince is spot on but U2 is way too low
 
2018-02-04 12:56:19 AM  
Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

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That alone has to get her top 5
 
2018-02-04 01:19:43 AM  
Prince is #1. Everyone else is tied for dead last.

Seriously. Fark halftime shows. Play the damned game & get off my lawn.
 
2018-02-04 05:14:08 AM  
Next, Gwen Stefani performed "Just a Girl" with her backing band.

3. Beyoncé and Destiny's Child (2013)


...and no one knows who Stewart Copeland is, we get it.
 
2018-02-04 07:40:49 AM  

ongbok: Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

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That alone has to get her top 5


A Lion had to make the Super Bowl somehow
 
2018-02-04 08:47:10 AM  
Bruno not #1 makes the list garbage.
 
2018-02-04 08:50:04 AM  
Every other football game in the season has a 12-minute halftime.

Every other sport in the world treats the championship game the same as a normal game. Even the ones that get way more viewers than the Super Bowl. UEFA Champions League Finals and World Cup Finals get more eyes, and they treat halftime like a normal game.

Same with NBA Finals. NHL doesn't do extended period breaks, and the MLB doesn't bring out a stage during the 7th inning stretch of a World Series game. 

You know when all those sports have performers? Pregame. The crowd was hyped, and then here comes Shakira, and now the crowd is turbo-hyped, and then the game.

The NFL needs to get to that point, and act like a mature sport. They don't need the hook of a special concert during halftime- people are going to watch the game. Throw a marching band out there, or have a dog catching frisbees or something. But make it a normal, 12-minute halftime instead of a 50-minute monstrosity, and get back to business.
 
2018-02-04 09:19:22 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: ongbok: Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

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That alone has to get her top 5

A Lion had to make the Super Bowl somehow


This deserves way more funnies people. Bravo.
 
2018-02-04 09:22:07 AM  

Gonz: Every other football game in the season has a 12-minute halftime.

Every other sport in the world treats the championship game the same as a normal game. Even the ones that get way more viewers than the Super Bowl. UEFA Champions League Finals and World Cup Finals get more eyes, and they treat halftime like a normal game.

Same with NBA Finals. NHL doesn't do extended period breaks, and the MLB doesn't bring out a stage during the 7th inning stretch of a World Series game. 

You know when all those sports have performers? Pregame. The crowd was hyped, and then here comes Shakira, and now the crowd is turbo-hyped, and then the game.

The NFL needs to get to that point, and act like a mature sport. They don't need the hook of a special concert during halftime- people are going to watch the game. Throw a marching band out there, or have a dog catching frisbees or something. But make it a normal, 12-minute halftime instead of a 50-minute monstrosity, and get back to business.


I  would like to donate to your organization.

Just play the damn game.  And also, get a marching band (yikes!  a running gag!)
 
2018-02-04 09:24:37 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: ongbok: Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

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That alone has to get her top 5

A Lion had to make the Super Bowl somehow


Barry Sandars deserved to go.  Sad they only allow teams.
 
2018-02-04 09:35:06 AM  

jaylectricity: Also, the idea that it was a wardrobe malfunction is so laughable, yet the term "wardrobe malfunction" became part of our lexicon.

It wasn't an accident. It wasn't like her boob flap wasn't supposed to rip off. If her nipple was naked, I'd believe that.

If JT finds a way to show a nipple on live TV, I will worship him until I sleep with the fishes.


The real significance is that it gave us YouTube.
 
2018-02-04 09:35:39 AM  

ongbok: Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

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That alone has to get her top 5


Only way a lion would be in a super bowl
 
2018-02-04 10:11:54 AM  

MtnByker: Bruno not #1 makes the list garbage.


You are insane.
 
2018-02-04 10:27:26 AM  

MadMagnum: Madonna at 2?  Gimme some of that weed.  Thats some good s**t.

Rags on Bruno Mars, then says Bruno Mars and Beyonce saves the Coldplay perf.....WTF?

List fails to include Grambling State Marching Band.
Football
Needs
Maching
Bands
.


Madonna's halftime performance was literally a nationally televised Black Mass.
 
2018-02-04 10:35:44 AM  
Queen with special guest Elton John

oh that only exists in my head..oh well
 
2018-02-04 10:50:09 AM  

MordenkainensFaithful Hound: Incorrigible Astronaut: ongbok: Not a Katy Perry fan, but she rode a giant mechanical lion in

[popglitz.com image 300x450]

That alone has to get her top 5

A Lion had to make the Super Bowl somehow

This deserves way more funnies people. Bravo.


It would probably get more if it hadn't been made a couple million times 15 seconds after Katy Perry showed up on the thing during her performance.
 
2018-02-04 11:33:22 AM  

Klippoklondike: Prince is #1, ok, good.  That's good.

Every single other thing about this list is terrible.

The black eyed peas put on one of the worst musical performances I have ever seen.  Not just at a superbowl, but anywhere.  Truly awful, and i even like the black eyed peas.

Tom Petty's was simple, though great.  It's in my top 5.


Yeah his knock on Petty is seriously "he could use some dancers to liven things up"?

fark you buddy, listen to the man play, it's what he always did
 
2018-02-04 12:37:46 PM  

martissimo: Klippoklondike: Prince is #1, ok, good.  That's good.

Every single other thing about this list is terrible.

The black eyed peas put on one of the worst musical performances I have ever seen.  Not just at a superbowl, but anywhere.  Truly awful, and i even like the black eyed peas.

Tom Petty's was simple, though great.  It's in my top 5.

Yeah his knock on Petty is seriously "he could use some dancers to liven things up"?

fark you buddy, listen to the man play, it's what he always did


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2018-02-04 12:44:43 PM  
Prince is just OK.

/Someone had to say it
 
2018-02-04 02:15:54 PM  
One takeaway I have from this listicle is that the Foo Fighters have never headlined a Super Bowl. They should rectify that.
 
2018-02-04 03:39:17 PM  

AuralArgument: Publikwerks:

U2 did what Bono does best, pander.

Prince did what he did best, play music.


Well, if you consider helping the nation begin the healing process pandering, sure.  But I guess that's second to playing a penis guitar.
 
2018-02-04 04:11:32 PM  

germ78: One takeaway I have from this listicle is that the Foo Fighters have never headlined a Super Bowl. They should rectify that.


Times like these, I agree with this comment again.
 
2018-02-04 04:19:43 PM  

RandolphCarter: germ78: One takeaway I have from this listicle is that the Foo Fighters have never headlined a Super Bowl. They should rectify that.

Times like these, I agree with this comment again.


As somebody who spent Foo Years Eve in a place that holds 4K people like 10 feet from Dave, hell yeah
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2018-02-04 04:37:24 PM  

RandolphCarter: germ78: One takeaway I have from this listicle is that the Foo Fighters have never headlined a Super Bowl. They should rectify that.

Times like these, I agree with this comment again.


Foo Fighters would put on a hell of a show
 
2018-02-04 10:34:15 PM  
Publikwerks:

Lol, to distract a nation and help beat the war drum...
 
2018-02-05 01:03:20 AM  
I scrolled down to the "top" of the list. And by the first five, I was done.

Aside from Prince, this was about a bunch of "the ole razzle dazzle" and not about quality of performance/sound.
 
2018-02-05 01:05:15 AM  
Actually I did read another one, and my GOD does this writer have a thing for Beyonce.

Listen, she's not going to talk to you, ever.
 
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