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Keith Richards and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones perform at halftime during Super Bowl XL between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on February 5, 2006. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Based on Dee Snider endorsing AC/DC for next year’s Super Bowl half-time show (see that story by clicking this link), we are ranking our Top 5 Super Bowl Half-Time ROCK Shows!   With videos!

Enjoy……and ROCK ON!

– East Side Dave


5.) The Who – 2010

The Who brought the thunder (and some monster hits) as the first entry on our list.


4.) The Rolling Stones – 2006

The Stones got this crowd PUMPING with a highly-spirited and charismatic performance!

The Rolling Stones Live: Superbowl XL Halftime 2006

The Rolling Stones perform "Start Me Up," "Rough Justice," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at 2006's Superbowl Halftime show at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The iconic stage they performed on was the largest halftime stage ever assembled, composed of 28 pieces and assembled in just 5 minutes.


3.) Tom Petty – 2008

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers knocked their half-time gig out of the park with a selection of fantastic songs.

In Remembrance of Tom Petty: Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

In honor of rock icon Tom Petty's passing we look back at his Super Bowl 42 Halftime Show in 2008. RIP Tom Petty. 0:15 - American Girl 3:29 - I Won't Back Do...


2.) Prince – 2007

Rain actually fell during Prince’s iconic playing of “Purple Rain” in this half-time classic.

Prince Performs "Purple Rain" During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL

Take a look at Prince's iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm. Setlist included: "We Will Rock You", "Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star", "Proud Mary", "All Along the Watchtower", "Best of You", and "Purple Rain" Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel to see immediate in-game highlights from your favorite teams and players, daily fantasy football updates, all your favorite NFL Network podcasts, and more!


1.) U2 – 2002

Only five months after 9/11, the Irish rockers brought a powerful and poignant performance to the Big Game.  Greatest half-time ever.

U2's "Beautiful Day" & Super Bowl XXXVI Halftime Show Helps Heal America After 9/11 | NFL

Go behind the scenes of one of the greatest halftime shows in Super Bowl history, as U2 performs and pays tribute to the victims of 9/11.



"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race. (6 to 10 AM).