10 Super Bowl Halftime Moments You Completely Forgot About

The Super Bowl woke up and chose chaos the year Madonna and LMFAO performed.

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From Lady Gaga's brave jump over the edge of Houston's NRG Stadium to Beyoncé's surprise Destiny's Child reunion at the New Orleans Superdome, the Super Bowl has delivered many a memorable halftime show over the years. But for every notable moment, there are just as many that you may have forgotten about — and some of them have been wild. Let's look back.

Snoopy & The Peanuts Gang - Super Bowl XXIV, 1990

One year before the NFL began booking pop acts for halftime shows, three Louisiana college marching bands were joined onstage in New Orleans by none other than Charlie Brown, his beloved pup, and their Peanuts pals.

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New Kids On The Block - Super Bowl XXV, 1991

NKOTB was the first pop act to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show, singing their No.1 hit "Step By Step" alongside a children's choir and giant Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck balloons.


Tony Bennett & Patti LaBelle - Super Bowl XXIX, 1995

At the then-titled Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida, jazz legend Bennett and R&B icon LaBelle belted out The Lion King duet "Can You Feel The Love Tonight." (There was also, for some reason, and Indiana Jones theme).

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The Blues Brothers, James Brown & ZZ Top - Super Bowl XXXI, 1997

As if it weren't enough that The Blues Brothers — an act born from a Saturday Night Live sketch — performed at the 1997 halftime show, funk idol Brown and bearded rockers ZZ Top joined them to form a very unlikely supergroup.


Christina Aguilera & Enrique Iglesias - Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000

For the Y2K halftime show, Phil Collins, Toni Braxton, and teen dream duo Aguilera and Iglesias all teamed for a Disney song medley.

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Aerosmith, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Mary J. Blige & Nelly - Super Bowl XXXV, 2001

The wildest (and maybe best) lineup in Super Bowl history got together for the finale of *NYSNC and Aerosmith's co-headlining set at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to perform "Walk This Way."

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Sting & No Doubt - Super Bowl XXXVII, 2003

Becoming the last country performer to grace the Super Bowl halftime stage to date, Shania Twain opened this San Diego set before Sting and No Doubt took the stage to perform The Police's UK hit "Message In A Bottle."

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Kid Rock, Nelly & P. Diddy - Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2004

Justin Timberlake tearing off Janet Jackson's made this particular halftime show go down in history, but these two rappers and one notorious COVID party host also appeared onstage. In fact, they performed the majority of the set!

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Fergie & Slash - Super Bowl XLV, 2011

No one could ever forget the Black Eyed Peas' high-energy 2011 halftime set, regarded as one of the all-time worst, but you probably blocked out Fergie and Slash's grating rendition of "Sweet Child o' Mine."

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Madonna & LMFAO - Super Bowl XLVI, 2012

Covered in leather and animal print, the uncle/nephew duo appeared onstage to party rock alongside the Queen of Pop. Along with guests Nicki Minaj and Cee Lo Green, however, they were upstaged by rapper M.I.A. controversially giving the camera the finger.