Britney Spears & Steven Tyler Reunite At The Super Bowl & Give Us Warm Memories Of The Best Halftime Show Ever — VIDEO
I thought that nothing could make me happier than Britney Spears' surprise Super Bowl commercial on Sunday night. That is, until I scrolled through my Instagram feed and I saw a photo of Britney Spears and Steven Tyler reuniting at the Super Bowl 14 years after them performed together in the best half-time show ever. The two posting photos on their social media pages really brought back a lot of memories of the 2001 Super Bowl. It really was the best of all time.
In 2001, the pop princess and Aerosmith singer were joined by *NSYNC, Nelly, and Mary J. Blige while they were all in their prime, and it was absolutely amazing. You also have to remember that this was before music mash-ups were a ubiquitous presence on the Internet. It was so randomly perfect. It was and will always be such a big deal.
The performance seamlessly moved from one song to the other. Who would have thought that it was possible to transition from "Bye Bye Bye" to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" follow that with "It's Gonna Be Me" and finish it off with "Walk This Way"?
On top of that, everything about the set was ridiculous in the best possible way.
Justin Timberlake shot out sparks from his finger tips. Steven Tyler finished the last note of *NSYNC's "It's Gonna Be Me." Britney Spears' abs were out in full force as she pushed Tyler around the stage. She even kissed her finger tips and ran them down his cheek in the most effortless, sexy way. Mary J. Blige popped up to sing and dance with the band. Nelly came out of the woodwork to lay down some rhymes. The greatness culminated with every one of these performers walking it out to the beat while Brit took her rightful place at center stage. I have never seen anything so perfect.
It was performance that music fans from every generation could relate to. There was something for us all. It had pop, rock and roll, rap, and R&B. It was modern, yet timeless. It was well-orchestrated, yet effortless. It was simply unforgettable. How could you not love it?
I mean, come on. How could you not miss this?