Madonna's Halftime Show The Best Ever: Five Reasons Why

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Maybe you're the one person in the world who didn't like Madonna's gladiator-inspired, star-studded halftime show at Superbowl XLVI. Let me convince you otherwise.  

1. Her Madgesty performed old hits that reminded every one she was Madonna: From "Vogue," to "Music" to "Like a Prayer," she took us back to a time when we worshipped everything she did, with her song choices, elaborate costumes and just how fit she was. Everyone remarked that she looked amazing and could do crazy gymnastics for a 53-year-old, but even that stumble on the bleachers was endearing--hey, Madonna's human too!

2. M.I.A. flipped people off and almost said shit, but in such a sneaky way NBC couldn't censor it in time. Hooray for little acts of anarchy! It also reminded us that this four-minute bit of sickness had just came out:
M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" is the best song I'd heard in a while, and this video has so many incredibly cool moments we can't even count them.

3.  Madonna not only shuffled better than LMFAO, she also did cartwheels on the bleachers.
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gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

Uh-oh. Madonna is busy in the media talkin' mess on MIA's middle finger.

Flag down. 10 yard penalty for unnecessary whackness!

Hi
Hi

Oh really? Best half time performance of all time?  A slow moving 50 year old with pre recorded music, the lame old LMFAO gimmick, and a bunch of weird back up dancers?

I like Madonna's hits and when I heard Like a Prayer and Vogue I thought "where did this type of pop music go? when it was fun and sounded like an actual song." The stuff today is just trying too hard to be edgy and shocking, very simple but cluttered at the same time... but i digress.

There was nothing great about it, but it wasnt bad. It's the reasons why you thought it was great that irked me.  Prince, Springsteen, and even the Stones were good.

Doors1551
Doors1551

All those reasons where in my top ten reasons why this half time was by far the worst half time show ever....

John J.
John J.

Boring - besides, I come for the game.

Izzzzy905
Izzzzy905

HOW COME SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW DOESN'T HAVE HIP-HOP PERFORMERS??!?!

Soho_d J
Soho_d J

Because no one wants to see that shit on t.v.

Duke
Duke

They're already on the field, prancing around like assholes every time they make a routine tackle ...

Soho_d J
Soho_d J

Get over it! They both suck shit.

Ledmrd
Ledmrd

It may have been a decent concert but when she is too good to stay in a new Marriott which is one of the biggest and the nicest because it wasn't good enough for her, she shouldn't have come. She had to stay in Chicago???? She is disgusting. Never been a fan.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Also, when did they get Will Ferrell start performing circus tricks?

Joe Blow
Joe Blow

Wow. You never cease to amaze me. These articles continue to get worse & worse. Madonna was horrible. She moved like a 50+ year old woman. The best part was when she fell off the back of the stairs. HA! At least Cee Lo was singing live. You can't seriously tell me Madonna's performance was good & she had good moves. Everyone at my party was laughing their asses off. It was a sh*t storm. Whoever thought Madonna would make a good halftime performer should be fired. The only place she'll get any play now is in gay clubs (not a dig. just her core audience). Horrendous!

peaceloveunderstanding
peaceloveunderstanding

 agreed!!!! top five reasons, MIA's camera flip off? why, we're in 5th grade and the notion of a middle finger excites us? Clo green redemption? Ummm not in that sparkly black robe thing. They could have at least put some thought into the process...

Anoack237
Anoack237

In what world did Madonna shuffle better than LMFAO? 

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

It was produced really well. Hell, the NFL needed it after last year. I'm just glad I went on a beer run for that one instead of watching the Black Eyed Peas FAIL!

Fuggle
Fuggle

Slipknot would be better,...

Bry Hearn
Bry Hearn

I hate that people are like Gaga who? Really people, Gaga is Gaga, Madonna is Madonna. Gaga has been around for just over 3 years and has had great success. However, Madonna put on a great show, but as a general artist, Gaga is a more pure artist then Madonna. Gaga writes, produces, and performs her own music including being able to sing acapella amazingly, playing the piano, and instruments, and has a performance style not around since Madonna. I think people have to realize they can co-exist, Gaga will be this generations Madonna.

Hi
Hi

 I like how you started off by saying gaga is gaga and madonna is madonna, then proceeded by a whole rant comparing the two.

brian
brian

Nice lip synching Madonna!  why bother singing when you can fake it eh!  Why dont they just play a video for the halftime show.  What a joke.

novaknick
novaknick

Madonna's performance was good, but nothing tops Prince from 2008.

Rach179
Rach179

Princes performance still gives me chills!!!

OCtotheHeart
OCtotheHeart

Purple Rain while in the rain?!?!? Yeah. No one can top that lol

88inghumancentipede
88inghumancentipede

There was no live music, just someone pressing play on a prerecorded cd. This made her performance lack any sense of depth, emotional connection or validity. Her performance was basically just a choreographed dance number accompanied by professional dancers dressed as servants to her... what again? She's fit, so what? She can dance, so what? She's Madonna. Ok, but she's going to have to do something different soon because the whole point is that she's been doing that same routine her whole career and there's been absolutely no dynamic within it for the past x years. If a flat artist trajectory is your idea of "the best" then Madonna will always be your "material girl" and there will always be nothing but boring superficiality in her work

MarcosSena
MarcosSena

have you ever seen a Super Bowl halftime show? they ALWAYS use playback, because they can't do a sound check before the show. 

88inghumancentipede
88inghumancentipede

Right, so the Rolling Stones, the Who, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney etc. Where do they fit into your definition of ALWAYS using playback?

C Dawson
C Dawson

The Material girl was awesome, Madonna with Cee lo then like a prayer I need a Man Hug

Rchris26022
Rchris26022

It truly was amazing and made me realize she was and still is one of the alll time greatest performers. I love gaga but she'd do well to be inspired by Madonna as all other performers should.

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