Oh, the game? The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17.
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Madonna performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012. The Material Girl's set included "Give Me All Your Luvin," "Vogue," "Music," "Express Yourself" and "Like a Prayer." She was joined by Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and M.I.A. -- who made headlines when she flipped off the camera.
Oh, the game? The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25.
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Fergie, left, and apl.de.ap of The Black Eyed Peas perform during the Super Bowl XLV halftime show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6, 2011. The Peas did their best impression of extras from "Tron" and even trotted out Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash for a little "Sweet Child O' Mine." Usher also joined in the fun.
Oh, the game? The New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17.
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Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who acknowledge the crowd during their halftime show at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami on Feb. 7, 2010. The British rockers performed hits including "Pinball Wizard," Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."
Oh, the game? The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.
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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on at Feb. 1, 2009. The Boss' setlist included "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," "Born to Run," "Working on a Dream" and "Glory Days."
Oh, the game? The New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14.
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers perform at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 3, 2008. The rocker went straight for the classics, playing "American Girl," "I Won't Back Down," "Free Fallin'" and "Runnin' Down a Dream."
Oh, the game? The Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17.
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Prince performs at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007. "We Will Rock You," "Let's Go Crazy" and "All Along the Watchtower" were among the songs. He finished with "Purple Rain" in a downpour, his logo-shaped guitar protruding from his hip in an infamous shadow projection.
Oh, the game? The Pissburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10.
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Musicians Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform during the Super Bowl XL halftime show at Ford Field in Detroit on Feb. 5, 2006. The aged rockers tore through "Start Me Up," "Rough Justice" and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
Oh, the game? The New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21.
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Paul McCartney performs during the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime show at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 6, 2005. The ex-Beatle was the NFL's answer to fallout from Janet Jackson's breast exposure the year before. Sir Paul kept it clean with "Drive My Car," "Get Back," Live and Let Die" and Hey Jude."
Oh, the game? The New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29.
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Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Feb. 1, 2004. The "wardrobe malfunction" seen 'round the world featured Timberlake tearing away a piece of Jackson's top to expose part of her breast during "Rock Your Body." The cultural and legal fallout lasted for years.
Oh, the game? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders 48-21.
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Musicians Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and Sting perform during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Jan. 26, 2003. Shania Twain headlined the show, performing "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" and "Up!" No Doubt performed "Just a Girl" and joined Sting for "Message in a Bottle."
Oh, the game? The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17.
Bono and Irish rockers U2 performed a stirring tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2002. The band opened with "Beautiful Day" and concluded with "Where the Streets Have No Name" as victims' names scrolled upward on a backdrop.
Oh, the game? The Baltimore Ravens beat the New York Giants 34-7.
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Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake of 'N Sync join Britney Spears and Aerosmith's Joe Perry on stage during MTV's Super Bowl XXXV halftime show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 28, 2001. 'N Sync and Aerosmith traded hits before teaming with Britney for "Walk This Way."
Oh, the game? The St. Louis Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16.
Christina Aguilera and Enrique Iglesias perform "Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand" during halftime of Super Bowl XXIV at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 2000. Phil Collins ("Two Worlds") and Toni Braxton ("We Go On") also sang for the Tapestry of Nations theme.
Oh, the game? The Denver Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19.
Stevie Wonder, left, and Gloria Estefan were part of the Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium in Miami on Jan. 31, 1999.
Oh, the game? The Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24.
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It was a salute to Motown's 40th anniversary at Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego on Jan. 25, 1998. Queen Latifah, left, and Smokey Robinson, right, joined Boyz II Men, bottom, and Martha Reeves and The Temptations for a celebration of the legendary record company.
Oh, the game? The Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21.
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For a Blues Brothers Bash halftime show at Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi performed as The Blues Brothers alongside James Brown on Jan. 26, 1997. ZZ Top also got in on the fun with "Tush" and "Legs."
Oh, the game? The Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.
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Diana Ross performs at the halftime show during Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., on Jan. 28, 1996. She sang a few lines from several songs, made four costume changes and even left in a helicopter during "Take Me Higher."
Oh, the game? The San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26.
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Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle join Miami Sound Machine during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXIX in Miami on Jan. 29, 1995. The show featured a fake Indiana Jones trying to find the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Oh, the game? The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 30-13.
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Rockin' Country Sunday featured Clint Black, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Travis Tritt and Tanya Tucker during halftime of Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 1994.
Oh, the game? The Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills 52-17.
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Michael Jackson performs during halftime at Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 31, 1993. The King of Pop performed "Jam," "Billie Jean," "Black or White," "We Are the World" and "Heal the World." The performance is credited with turning the halftime event into a serious entertainment spectacle for all future games.
Oh, the game? The Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24.
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Gloria Estefan entertains the crowd during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVI in Minneapolis on Jan. 26, 1992. The show featured a "winter magic" salute to the 1992 Winter Olympics with figure skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill.
Oh, the game? The New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19.
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New Kids on the Block perform at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 27, 1991. The boy band was rolled into a Disney tribute to "It's a Small World" and a salute to US troops. The show didn't air until after the game as ABC aired coverage of Operation Desert Storm.