Music Musings: Soundtrack Superbowl Sunday with Beyonce, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and More

By  January 28, 2013

Are you ready for some football?! Well, that makes two of us — at least when it comes to Superbowl Sunday and the halftime spectacular that reels us in year, after year, after year. In just five days, we’re in for another Superbowl soirée where the main attraction isn’t the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers. Our eyes and ears will be tuned into Beyoncé‘s ultimate comeback extravaganza. In 2004, the Houston darling opened the games with a soul-stirring rendition of the National Anthem (much like that of this year’s Presidential Inauguration, lip-syncing scandal or not), and now, nine years later, she will be joining the ranks of Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Billboard‘s current cover star, Prince by dazzling fans during the halftime show. While her set list is rumored to include a Destiny’s Child live reunion and a huge fan flashmob, what we can confirm is that in true Beyoncé fashion, it will be an energetic, enchanting performance that will only cement 2013 as the year of the Beyhive. So, in an ode to all halftime headliners of years past and the newest Instagram-er who’s teasing us with rehearsal snapshots, (hey BaddieBey!), here’s a GLAM-curated Superbowl super mix to get you fired up for February 3.

Jam | Michael Jackson (1993 Superbowl)
New Attitude | Patti Labelle (1995 Superbowl)
I Will Survive | Diana Ross (1996 Superbowl)
I Got You (I Feel Good) | James Brown (1997 Superbowl)
Soul Man | The Blues Brothers (1997 Superbowl)
Two Worlds | Phil Collins (2000 Superbowl)
Bye Bye Bye | ‘N Sync (2001 Superbowl)
Walk This Way | Aerosmith (2001 Superbowl)
Beautiful Day | U2 (2002 Superbowl)
Just A Girl | No Doubt (2003 Superbowl)
Rhythm Nation | Janet Jackson (2004 Superbowl)
Rock Your Body | Justin Timberlake (2004 Superbowl)
Drive My Car | Paul McCartney (2005 Superbowl)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction | The Rolling Stones (2006 Superbowl)
Purple Rain | Prince (2007 Superbowl)
Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009 Superbowl)
Let’s Get It Started | The Black Eyed Peas (2011 Superbowl)
OMG | Usher feat. Will.I.Am (2011 Superbowl)
Give Me All Your Luvin’ | Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. (2012 Superbowl)
Countdown | Beyoncé (2013 Superbowl)