To be honest, I'm not really a football fan. I could watch tennis, gymnastics, or even baseball until the cows come home, but there's something about the head-butting and... well, everything else, too, that I'm not into. My one exception to this rule is when the Super Bowl comes on. I tune in not for the game, but for the halftime show. Regardless of whether or not it's actually good, it's at least guaranteed to be memorable every year, and that's really all you can ask for. And while Katy Perry totally brought the house down this year (with the help of Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott, lest we forget), things could get even crazier for the 2016 show: Bruno Mars has reportedly been offered the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
If the words "Bruno Mars" and "Super Bowl" seem to go together all too well, that's because it wouldn't be the first time it's happened. Mars headlined the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers joining him. The performance happened to be the most watched halftime show in history until Perry's performance, which would explain why the big wigs are reportedly so keen to get Mars back on the stage for their 50th anniversary in 2016. Of course, neither reps for the NFL or Mars have responded to Entertainment Weekly's call for comment, so this could totally be hearsay. I hope it's not!
Given the high ratings of his original stint and the fact that his profile has risen higher than ever after "Uptown Funk", his massive international hit with Mark Ronson, it makes sense for him to Mars to return for such a special anniversary event. I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't know all the words to at least one Bruno Mars song and really love pretty much every one they've ever heard. He's a musician whose music just makes you feel good. It makes you want to dance, to jump around, and to be happy, and that seems like the perfect thing for the Super Bowl halftime show.
While it'll likely be several more weeks until we have confirmation on whether or not Mars will take the stage again next year — and who will, if it's not him — it's certainly exciting to think that it could be happening. I'm already fantasizing about a dream playlist, but I'll try to temper my enthusiasm until we know for sure.
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