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The Best and Worst of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 5th 2011 11:00AM
The WhoAlready sick of hearing The Black Eyed Peas' 'I've Got A Feeling?' You're going to hear it a lot more over the next few days, at least until the band has finished their halftime show at this year's Super Bowl.

But if you have Peas fatigue already, count yourself lucky. Up With People used to be a regular halftime feature.

The halftime show used to be the domain of marching bands, with the occasional celebrity guest appearance and, yes, for a while, the saccharine UWP singers. It turned into a bit of a floor show in the '80s and '90s, with salutes to Hollywood and New Orleans and multiple pop bands. The format changed in 2002, with U2 and their tribute to 9/11 victims. Since then, there has been just one act playing music at halftime.

Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime performances, mostly from the more recent format.

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