12 memorable Super Bowl halftime shows we’ll never get over

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HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 1: Singer Janet Jackson performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kid Rock, Jessica Simpson and Nelly (2004)

This year featured a lot of artists, but you probably only remember this performance because of that controversial wardrobe malfunction with Janet Jackson and J.T. While your opinions on this halftime show might not be very great, it definitely was memorable.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – FEBRUARY 03: Kelly Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child (2013)

This isn’t Beyoncé’s only performance at the Super Bowl, but it was her first. She performed songs like “Crazy In Love” and then brought Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams on stage to perform songs, ending with “Single Ladies.”

 U2 (2002)

This Super Bowl was just a few months after 9/11, and the country was still reeling. U2 created their show into a tribute for those who lost their lives that day. This was a somber performance and a memorable, important one.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 05: Singer Madonna (R) performs with Nicki Minaj during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Madonna, LMFAO, Cirque du Soleil, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green (2012)

This was another star-studded year that even included acrobatics. Madonna brought out all the stops, and for just a moment, was clouded with some controversy. Guest performer M.I.A. flipped the bird during her performance which resulted in a lawsuit from the NFL.