Super Bowl 50
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It's that time of year again when another Super Bowl is upon us, which doesn't just entail action-packed football, over the top commercials, and awesome food, but also star-studded halftime shows! This Sunday, Feb. 7, at Super Bowl 50, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra will be performing an epic set! The artists will no doubt have a spectacular setup, however we've witnessed past occasions where this is not enough to make it a great show. In celebration of Super Bowl 50 we have compiled a list of best and not so wonderful halftime shows from 2000 until now, so sit back, watch and enjoy.

U2, 2002

The U2 2002 Super Bowl halftime was very sentimental. The band kicked off with “Beautiful Day,” but it was their 9/11 tribute that captured the most attention. As they played "Where the Streets Have No Name," a scrolling backdrop featured the names of all of the victims who perished in the attacks and Bono finished the song by opening his jacket to reveal the stars and stripes in its lining.

Paul McCartney, 2005

The former Beatle was probably the safest bet after the Janet Jackson nipple incident the year before, and, of course, Sir Paul put on an amazing show as expected.

Prince, 2007

Prince Reuters

While Prince was an unexpected choice for the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show, and he certainly gave a phenomenal performance. Toting his unpronounceable-symbol-shaped guitar Prince performed his own classics ("1999," "Let's Go Crazy") and the classics of others ("Proud Mary," "All Along the Watchtower”). But the icing on the cake was “Purple Rain,” which had everyone in the stadium waving their arms and joining in with the song.

Madonna, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, 2012

Spectacle, elegance and showmanship. At 53-years-old Madonna brought in super high ratings by featuring a drum corps, a choir and a host of guests (Cee-lo, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A.) to run through some of her biggest hits and a new song.

Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, 2013

Beyonce dazzled the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show by performing a plethora of number one hits as well as reuniting girl-group Destiny’s Child.

Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton, 80-person choir, with an assist by Edward James Olmos, 2000

Again another show with lots of star power attached to it and it just ended up being a “What Is This” moment in Super Bowl halftime show history.

Aerosmith, 'N Sync & Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, 2001

The 2001 Super Bowl halftime show was intense. The show featured headliner hard-rockers Aerosmith and opened with boy-band ’N Sync. The two groups traded songs and verses until the stage exploded with more musical guest such as Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly. Now the show had the makings to be great. The genre mash-up however just didn’t connect as it should have and you ended up with a complete mess.

Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Nelly, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, 2004

Despite the show being decent the entire “wardrobe malfunction” incident ruined this halftime show. Whether it was a mistake or not the show was mediocre and the only thing memorable was the last couple of seconds.

The Who, 2010

The Who played some of their most classic tunes, including "Pinball Wizard" and "Baba O’Rielly,” but honestly it felt too contrived. Yet again we had another classic band trying to hard to appeal to a younger generation.

The Black Eyed Peas, 2011

The show felt like a failure from the start. With a flopped National Anthem by Christina Aguilera the audience was already concerned for the halftime show. When The Black Eyed Peas actually arrived on stage from above it seemed promising then the show started and it was down hill from there.

What is your favorite Super Bowl halftime show?

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