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The 10 Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows

From the Blues Brothers to Indiana Jones, watch the best mid-game spectacles

As much as football, wings or beer, the mega-event that is the Super Bowl has come to be defined by its epic halftime musical performances. This year, Beyoncé will take her turn in the spotlight, but she has some big shoes to fill: from Michael Jackson to the Rolling Stones, some of music’s biggest names have dazzled on football’s biggest day. We count down our 10 favorite Super Bowl halftime gigs.

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1. Michael Jackson – Super Bowl XXVII (1993)

The King of Pop's halftime performance is prime evidence of why Jackson was one of the best to ever grace the stage. There he was one minute, atop the Rose Bowl's scoreboard; seconds later, he was at mid-field, sliding into "Billy Jean." And let's not forget about his white satin shirt, blowing mightily in the California breeze. This performance was the stuff of legend.

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