The Super Bowl's halftime show is among the most highly anticipated parts of the day, along with the commercials, the food, and, oh yeah, the game.

Here are five of the best Super Bowl halftime shows. 


(Photo from Reuters)

U2 struck all the right chords when it performed at Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002, and paid tribute to the victims of 9/11.

The Who played at Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7, 2010.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers blew it away at Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008.

Prince performed at Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band took it away for Super Bowl XLIII on Feb. 1, 2009.