10 Memorable Moments from Super Bowl Halftime Shows

The Super Bowl halftime show used to be a time when viewers around the world would reload

their nacho/wing plates and make their pit stops, hopefully not simultaneously.

Now, though, the halftime show has established itself as must-watch; more

people watched last year's show with Madonna than watched the actual game. To

keep the world's attention, you've got to bring some serious game. Here are the

10 most impressive moments from a half-century of halftime shows. Hold onto

your wardrobes. – By Jay Busbee, Yahoo! Sports

Carol Channing

10. Carol Channing (Super Bowl IV, 1970): Granted, Carol Channing doesn't exactly scream "outrageous,” but she holds a place in Super Bowl history as the first non-marching-band entertainment. At Super Bowl IV, held in New Orleans, Channing performed a peppy tribute to Mardi Gras. Of such humble origins …

The Who

Black Eyed Peas

Paul McCartney

Bruce Springsteen


Britney Spears

Michael Jackson


Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake had a lot of explaining to do after Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl halftime wardrobe malfunction. For those who don't remember this one: Timberlake tore off part of Jackson's clothing during their performance, briefly exposing her breast . Jackson apologized to those who were offended and said it was not her intention for the costume reveal to go as far as it did. Eight years later, the indecency fine is still brewing in the courts.