The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! And no, we’re not talking about that jolly old man in a red suit, but we’re mentioning America’s other favorite holiday! Tonight is Superbowl XLIX! The big game is upon us! And while both the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots hope to make history of their own tonight, the Superbowl also offers the opportunity for a musical artist to elevate the profile of their career.
To be sure, being asked to perform at the Superbowl Halftime Show is a huge feat in and of itself. But for a lot of folks, the most memorable part of the game can be the Halftime Show. Over the years, many soulful artists have graced the stage and transformed the game to a whole new level! This year’s performer Katy Perry might not necessarily fit into the realm of soul, but for all we know she could give us a surprise performance, especially with Lenny Kravitz joining in for a second.
For now, we wanted to give you a look back into the past for the Most Soulful Superbowl Halftime Shows to date. As you burn with gridiron fever, check these performances to ease your mind.
Most Soulful Superbowl Halftime Shows of All Time
Superbowl Halftime Show XXVII, a.k.a. The King of Them All
Performance by Michael Jackson
Superbowl Halftime Show XXIX, a.k.a. The Time Aunt Patti Channeled Her Inner Hatshepsut
Performance by Pattie Labelle
Superbowl Halftime Show XXX, a.k.a. The Most Fabulous Time Ever at the Superbowl
Performance by Diana Ross
Superbowl Halftime Show XXXII, a.k.a. The Most Black Superbowl Performance Ever a.k.a The Motown Revue
Performance by Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, Grambling State University Band
Superbowl Halftime Show XXXIII, a.k.a., We Love You, Stevie!
Performance by Steview Wonder, Gloria Estefan, and Savion Glover
Superbowl Halftime Show XXXVIII, a.k.a. When Janet Was Boss, a.k.a. When We Saw…Well, You Know What We Saw
Superbowl Halftime Show XLI, a.k.a. The Time Prince Reminded Us Who The F&*# He Was/Is/Always Will Be!
Performance: His Purple Majesty
Superbowl Halftime Show XLVII, a.k.a. The Queen of Them All
Performance: Beyonce, Destiny’s Child
Superbowl Halftime Show XLVIII, a.k.a. When Bruno Mars Solidified His Legacy
Performance: Bruno Mars