With the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards just one week away, it’s time to gear up for the exciting lineup of performances we have in store for this year’s show. Some of your favorite artists, from the Black Keys, Fun., Rihanna, and Taylor Swift, to the Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White, will take the GRAMMY stage this year to give you what will undoubtedly be the Super Bowl of music.
But before GRAMMY Sunday, there’s Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3, featuring the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers. And what does everyone look forward to (aside from, of course, the actual game and million-dollar commercials)? The halftime show. Musical performances during the big game date back to Super Bowl I in 1967 when jazz trumpeter Al Hirt and the University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands took the field to provide the entertainment. But the halftime show has since gotten bigger. A lot bigger. Now resembling a stadium concert production, GRAMMY-winning artists from Michael Jackson and Tom Petty to Madonna, Prince and U2 have taken the field to perform what their fans (and the GRAMMYs) love most about them — their music.
So as you get all the fixings ready for your big Super Bowl party, pop in this playlist of GRAMMY-winning and -nominated halftime songs from Super Bowls past.