From Strange to Iconic: The Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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It goes without saying that the Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year for football fans. It’s also one of the biggest betting days of the year in the United States, and it’s the last opportunity of the season for people to cheer on their favorite NFL teams. But even for those of us who don’t know the difference between a first down and a touchdown, this football championship is still one of the year’s must-see entertainment events. And that’s all thanks to the buzzworthy halftime show performances that often feature some of the biggest music artists — and sometimes the biggest spectacles — Sunday TV ever gets a chance to see.

Super Bowl halftime performances have come a long way since the first show in 1967, which involved the University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band performing tunes like "The Liberty Bell March." Now, the shows have become full-blown concerts by some of the most elite stars in the music industry, and it’s a major accomplishment when artists are selected to perform. There have been many iconic halftime performances throughout Super Bowl history, along with some equally strange ones. Either way, they’re memorable performances people talk about still to this day — and we’re checking out some of the best.