Readers' Poll: The Greatest Super Bowl Halftime Shows

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10. Paul McCartney

The NFL knew they had to make a very safe choice for the 2005 Super Bowl halftime show. Janet Jackson (and her nipple) were on the previous year's broadcast, so they couldn't have anything with even the slightest hint of scandal. Enter Sir Paul McCartney. Nearly every late-night host was cracking jokes about the possibility of him whipping out one of his man-boobs, but everyone knew Macca would put on an extremely family-friendly show. He broke out "Drive My Car," "Get Back," "Live and Let Die" and "Hey Jude." It was such a success that the NFL started looking for other A-list classic rock acts to fill out the next few years. 

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