Inspired by the Black Eyed Peas' awful halftime show in Super Bowl XLV, I thought it was time to look back at the recent (read: past decade) halftime shows to rank the worst ones, and on a better note, the best ones as well to remind us that not everybody sounds like the Black Eyed Peas.
While I thought the Black Eyed Peas were awful, I don't quite think that they were the worst. Sure, they were boring and the songs not only weren't good songs, they sounded awful from a production standpoint as well. Still, it wasn't quite the worst halftime show from the past decade. The worst three Super Bowl halftime performances are (in order of worst performance to third worst):
- Super Bowl XXXVIII: Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock and Nelly
- Super Bowl XLV: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
- Super Bowl XXXVII: Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
- Super Bowl XXXVI: U2
- Super Bowl XLI: Prince
- Super Bowl XXXIX: Paul McCartney