nfl 2015-16 Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?  

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UPDATE: On December 3, 2015, it was announced that Coldplay will perform at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show.

The 2016 Super Bowl will be the 50th anniversary of the NFL's championship event. One of the most exciting moments of any Super Bowl is the halftime show, and according to what we know, the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show could be one of the best. Bruno Mars, who was the headliner in 2014, will be curating this year's event. Who do you think he will pick as the 2016 halftime show performer?

The 2016 Super Bowl half time performance could see a current artist like Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga take center stage. Or it's possible that the Super Bowl 50 halftime performer is an older classic, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers were in 2014. 

Maybe the 2016 Super Bowl 50 halftime show will feature a previously underrepresented music genre, like country or hip hop. Plenty of people would go crazy if Florida Georgia Line played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2016.

Vote up who you think will play this year's big game. Remember to only vote for or add artists that are huge names and are currently performing in 2016. While it would be great if the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, that's probably not going to happen. Perhaps Billy Joel would be a safer bet if the show went with a classic rock theme.
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HoserUSC added "Weird Al" Yankovic Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
jason-dahlin added Queen Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
varsányi-tibi added Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
NealWexler added Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
bruce-adams added Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
bruce-adams added The Rolling Stones Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
bruce-adams added Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
bruce-adams added Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
jens-peter-engelund added Five Finger Death Punch Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
gordan-prakiš added Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Boston Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
StevenKershaw added Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
unakite-emmett-gem added Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
DJ Terrible added Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Dawson Miller (DawsonM2488) added Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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The Black Keys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
The Black Keys Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Arctic Monkeys Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock

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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Zac Brown Band Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
DJ Terrible added Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Pharrell Williams Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Blake Shelton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Blake Shelton Country

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Luke Bryan Country

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Florida Georgia Line is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Florida Georgia Line Country pop, Country

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Black Label Society is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
varsányi-tibi added Black Label Society Groove metal, Grunge, Black metal

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
PaulScanlon added BABYMETAL Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat - Kawaii Metal, Heavy Metal

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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Motörhead New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
carole-butler added Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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Deftones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Deftones Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
OneRepublic Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock