Pop Goes the Super Bowl: 10 Times the Top 40 Touched Down at Halftime

Michael Jackson, middle fingers, nip slips, and NKOTB

Super Bowl halftime show pop
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When: 1991, Super Bowl XXV, New York Giants (W) vs. Buffalo Bills (L)
Who: New Kids on the Block, Mickey Mouse and the gang
Boom: The swag coming off the one in the bucket hat. Also: a song ostensibly about five college-age guys trying to get laid dedicated to the children of America's armed forces.
Bust: Is this what used to pass for a halftime show? Bring back Fergie.

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  • 1 Stardeath and White Dwarfs — Luminous Veil " 04:40
  • 2 Tuatara — Snakecharmer " 02:56
  • 3 Sleep — The Clarity " 09:51
  • 4 The Weeknd — King Of The Fall " 05:02
  • 5 Unicorns — Rocketship " 02:50
  • 6 Valentino Khan — Make Some Noise " 03:43
  • 7 Christopher Denny — Watch Me Shine " 04:28

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