With the Super Bowl back this weekend for its annual outing, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are preparing to put on the world-renowed Halftime Show, and so we've decided to go back and take a look at five of the biggest, baddest and best spectacles that have been put on to-date.
It was 1993 and the NFL were looking to keep viewers on-side, so what better artist to grab to put on a medley of his greatest hits than the King of Pop Michael Jackson? He may have been lip-synching throughout, but that doesn't stop his starpower from shining, and an audience participated segment where drawings from the children of Los Angeles were flipped over by the crowd would put a smile on the face of even the iciest heart. His message of harmony continued when he finished up his set with 'Heal The World', surrounded by thousands of young people as a blow-up globe erected on the 50 yard line of the field.
Just last year she managed to get the whole world engrossed once more, and though she slighly missed the mark at the beginning of her performance it couldn't pull away from her top notch vocals and reunion of the biggest girl band on the planet, Destiny's Child. Backed by dozens of females, innovative screens with unique and astounding animations were shown as she commanded everybody's eyes in the stadium.
Nailing his guitar playing and vocal wailing, Prince truly got the crowd going with his hits, a cover of 'Proud Mary' and 'All Along The Watchtower', and truly came alive while stamping his authority all over the football fanatics in the crowd with a flawless 'Purple Rain' performance.
It was a few months after the tragedies of September 11, and U2 brought their heart-shaped stage to the event of the year. Their tribute to all those who died in the attacks saw the names of victims scroll across a screen as they sang 'Where The Streets Have No Name', and when the track concluded, Bono opened his jacket to reveal the American stars and stripes in its lining. A touching, humbling and memorable moment for the world.
Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly
A conglomeration of the some of the biggest stars in the world saw 'N Sync and Aerosmith swap songs, share vocals and even invite Britney, Mary and Nelly on stage for their concluding performance of 'Walk This Way'. The energy was electric and there's never been anything quite like it on the stage since.
What are some of your favourite Super Bowl performances, and who do you think should take the Halftime show in 2015?