These performers slayed with the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows ever

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The Super Bowl stage has been home to many of the world’s most iconic performances. From Prince’s 2007 rendition of “Purple Rain” to Katy Perry’s left shark breaking the internet, “GMA” has compiled the greatest Super Bowl performances of all time.

Prince (2007)

During Prince’s performance, there was actual purple rain. There was a rainstorm during the iconic rockstar’s halftime performance, but that didn’t stop him from showering fans with an epic guitar solo.

Lady Gaga (2017)

Who can forget when Gaga made her entrance by jumping off the roof of the stadium? She was definitely living for the applause.

Beyoncé (2013)

The year we thought Beyoncé broke the Super Bowl. The stadium’s lights went out after her epic halftime performance. But hey, it does take a lot of power to reunite Destiny’s Child on stage.

Janet Jackson (2004)

The 2004 Super Bowl halftime show became R-rated when Justin Timberlake told Jackson that “he’d have her naked by the end of this song” and then removed her top.

Katy Perry (2015)

The moment Left Shark became an internet sensation.

Michael Jackson (1993)

The King of Pop moonwalked his way onto the Super Bowl stage.

Paul McCartney (2005)

When the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl … again. But it was really Sir Paul who won, saying it was one of the greatest performances of his career.

Madonna 2012

Madonna answered our Super Bowl prayers. Life may be a mystery but she didn’t stand alone. Madonna was joined by Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

Britney Spears, N*SYNC, Aerosmith & Mary J. Blige (2001)

The 2001 Super Bowl halftime show was a ’90s dream come true. Not only did Britney hit us baby one more time, but N*Sync, Mary J. Blige and Aerosmith got to walk this way as the Baltimore Ravens crushed the New York Giants 34-7.

U2 (2002)

U2 paid tribute to the 9/11 victims following the recent terrorist attacks during the 2002 Super Bowl halftime show.