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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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"Weird Al" Yan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
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
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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, Rock
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Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Pop, Alternative Rock
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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?
Alternative rock, Pop
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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, Alternative rock, Emo
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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
tyler added Alternative rock, Post-grunge
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Ed Sheeran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Pop, Folk
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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, Country
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
bruce-adams added Pop, R&B, Soul
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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 R&B, Pop, Hip hop
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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 Electro, House, Pop
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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, Alternative rock, Emo