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

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List Rules List only includes current, nationally famous bands and musicians

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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 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?
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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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 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?
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 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 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?
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?
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 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?
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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 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?
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?
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?
Country

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

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Florida Georgia Line is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
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 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 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 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 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 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?
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?
R&B, Pop, Doo wop

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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
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?
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 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?
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?
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock