2014 Superbowl Halftime Show


For Football fans the Superbowl is all about which team wins time game and takes home the trophy, but for music lovers the Superbowl is all about the halftime show.  This year’s show consisted of two acts Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The Halftime Show was nothing but pure entertainment on Sunday.  From the view on the television it was easy to see that the crowed was having a blast.

Bruno Mars was the main performer of the night. He performed his hits such as Treasure, Locked Out of Heaven, Runaway Baby, and Just The Way You Are.  According to songfacts.com Treasure was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Phredley Brown, while production was handled by the former three as members of The Smeezingtons. It is also on his second entitled Unorthodox Jukebox.

Locked Out of Heaven was the fifth heavenly-titled track to reach #1 on the Hot 100 according to songfacts.com. The site also states this was nominated for Grammy Awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year in 2013, but didn’t win either (“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and “Royals” by Lorde took those trophies).

Runway Baby is a track from American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars’ debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans states Songfacts.com. The site also mentions it charted in the top 20 of the UK singles chart after the track was reduced to 59p on iTunes following his energetic performance.

Songfacts.com states the song Just The Way You Are was originally written with Cee-Lo Green in mind, but the Gnarls Barkley singer didn’t feel it was right for him. “I personally think [‘Just the Way You Are’] was better for [Mars], like ‘F— You’ was better for me. I don’t think he could have sung that song,” Green  told Billboard magazine. The site also mentions

Mars told 4Music: “I’m a big fan of simple songs. When we wrote Just The Way You Are, I wasn’t thinking of anything deep or poetic. I was telling a story. Get ready to fall in love!”

When The Red Hot Chilli Peppers hit the Superbowl stage, the rock band performed one old time favorite song of theirs Give It Away.  Songfacts.com states the verse in the song, “There’s a river born to be a giver. Keep you warm, don’t let you shiver. His heart is never gonna wither. Come on, everybody, time to deliver” refers to actor River Phoenix, who was a good friend of RHCP guitarist John Frusciante. After River’s death, the Peppers wrote the tribute song to him, “Transcending.”  The site also mentions that lead singer Anthony Kiedis drew inspiration for this song from the German singer Nina Hagen, when he came across one of her jackets that he liked. She insisted he take it, explaining that giving stuff away creates good energy.

The Superbowl Halftime Show is always interesting and people find something about it to bring up in conversation the next day either at work or at school with friends. The Superbowl is a once a year event that bring together sports and music fans. Below is the full performance of The Superbowl Halftime Show.