Do You Remember Previous Super Bowl Halftime Performers? Some were SO BAD!

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Rihanna's special guest for Super Bowl 57 was her unborn baby! Congratulations. Until her official announcement, lots of people thought the show was a little lackluster (myself included). But when you figure she's got another human growing inside, "great job"!

But that got us thinking about previous halftime shows... and it was tough remembering some of them. So if you were trying to jog your halftime show memory, here's a cheat sheet.

2023: Rihanna

2022: Eminem, Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige

2021: The Weeknd

2020: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Emme Muniz

2019: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi

2018: Justin Timberlake, The Tennessee Kids

2017: Lady Gaga

2016: Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars

2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott

2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers

2013: Beyonce

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2012: Madonna

2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash

2010: The Who

2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

2008: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

2007: Prince and the Florida A&M marching band

2006: The Rolling Stones

2005: Paul McCartney

2004: Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Nelly and Justin Timberlake (featuring the boob unveiling)

2003: Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting

2002: U2

2001: Aerosmith, 'N'Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and Nelly

2000: Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton

1999: Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

1998: Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations

1997: Dan Akroyd, John Goodman and James Belushi (James Brown and ZZ Top)

1996: Diana Ross

1995: Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, the Miami Sound Machine

1994: Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna & Naomi Judd.

1993: Michael Jackson

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1992: Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill

1991: New Kids on the Block

1990: Peanuts' characters, trumpeter Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw & Irma Thomas

1989: "Be Bop Bamboozled"

1988: Rockettes and Chubby Checker

1987: "Salute to Hollywood's 100th Anniversary"

1986: "Beat of the Future"

1985: "A World of Children's Dreams"

1984: "Super Bowl XVIII's Salute to the Superstars of the Silver Screen"

1983: "KaleidoSUPERscope"

1982: "A Salute to the 60s and Motown"

1981: "A Mardi Gras Festival"

1980: "A Salute to the Big Band Era" with Up with People

1979: Ken Hamilton and various Caribbean bands

1978: Tyler Apache Belles, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt

1977: "It's a Small World" where the crowd waved colored pieces of carboard

1976: Tribute to America's Bicentennial

1975: Mercer Ellington and Grambling State band

1974: University of Texas band

1973: University of Michigan marching band and Woody Herman

1972: Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt, U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team

1971: Florida A&M band

1970: Carol Channing

1969: Florida A&M University band

1968: Grambling State band

1967: University of Arizona and Grambling State marching bands

So, wow. The halftime shows have come a long way.

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