On Friday, Feb. 5, at 9pm ET/PT, CBS airs the two-hour Super Bowl Greatest Halftime Shows special, looking back at the best halftime shows and performances in the history of the Super Bowl, including Prince (2007), U2 (2002), Beyoncé (2013), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009), Paul McCartney (2005), Michael Jackson (1993), Madonna (2012), The Rolling Stones (2006) and Katy Perry with the Left Shark (2015). Hosted by NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell, the special also traces the evolution of the halftime spectacular over 49 years and includes interviews with many past Super Bowl performers, producers, journalists, music executives and NFL personnel.
My personal favorites are Elvis Presto from Super Bowl XXIII:
Any of Up With People‘s halftime shows:
And the “Message of Super Bowl Peace” halftime show from the “Lisa the Greek” episode of The Simpsons: