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The Other Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers We'd Like To See Again

Regardless of how you feel about football, Justin Timberlake is giving us all a reason to watch the Super Bowl this year.

The last time he was on the stage was in 2004 alongside Janet Jackson. In case you forgot, this was when the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" occurred. Since the news of J.T.'s repeat halftime show performance broke, we've been thinking about some of the other artists we'd like to see grace the stage again.

 

Bruno Mars

He was the 2014 halftime show entertainment, bringing a high-energy performance filled with his most popular hits. He was joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was Bruno and his band that really stole the show, and we'd love to see them take the stage again. He had a repeat when he performed with Beyonce and Coldplay as well year before last.

Super Bowl 48 Bruno Mars-Full Performance Halftime Show HD

Super Bowl 48 2014-Bruno Mars Full Performance Halftime Show HD

 

U2

They gave an incredibly powerful performance right after the September 11th terrorist attacks, featuring a screen that displayed the names of all of those killed. We'd love to see them come back for an equally moving show.

U2 - Superbowl XXXVI Halftime Show 2002

U2 - Superbowl XXXVI Halftime Show February 3, 2002 Enjoy U2 fun life!

 

Aerosmith

The rockers dominated their halftime show performance. They ended up collaborating with an eclectic range of artists like Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Nelly, and Mary J. Blige. We'd love to see who they brought onstage to join them if they had another shot.

2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNC

2001 Super bowl Halftime Show: Britney, Aerosmith, NSYNC, Mary J. Blige and Nelly.

 

Prince

The legendary artist put on one of the most iconic halftime shows of all time, running through his arsenal of hits like "Proud Mary" and "Let's Go Crazy." He brought the crowd to its feet with "Purple Rain" (performed during a perfectly dramatic downpour) and left many wondering why there was a football game going on during a Prince concert. If only we could have him back to do an encore performance.

Prince Performs "Purple Rain" During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL

Take a look at Prince's iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm. Setlist included: "We Will Rock You", "Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star", "Proud Mary", "All Along the Watchtower", "Best of You", and "Purple Rain" Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel to see immediate in-game highlights from your favorite teams and players, daily fantasy football updates, all your favorite NFL Network podcasts, and more!

 

After Lady Gaga's incredible show at last year's Super Bowl, the bar is pretty high, but we have a feeling Justin Timberlake will meet our expectations just fine.

 

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.