Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/28/13

The San Fransisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens will be rolling into New Orleans this week in preparation for Super Bowl XVII. The Super Bowl is the most watched event every year in America. Last year, 111 million Americans tuned into Super Bowl XLVI and broke many television ratings records.Even more impressive than that, is the fact that even more people tuned in to see pop legend, Madonna perform during halftime. Since the mid-1980's, the Super Bowl halftime show has become an integral part of pop culture. It has featured chart-topping musicians from all genres over the years. They perform a 12-15 minute set of hits and put on a show for the fans and viewers around the globe.For those of you too young to remember the first decade-plus of Super Bowls, they used the traditional marching band theme; a college or university marching band would play as the halftime entertainment. The marching band lasted in some capacity during halftime shows up through the 1990 Super Bowl. In 1991, the NFL celebrated their 25th anniversary of the Super Bowl and it was the first year the halftime show featured a popular recording act as the main attraction. Walt Disney World and Coca-Cola sponsored the event that featured the New Kids on the Block, Disney characters, Warren Moon and 2,00o local Tampa children.From that point on, we have seen the likes of Gloria Estefan (1992), Michael Jackson (1993), the Rolling Stones (2006), the Who (2010), U2 (2001) and Madonna (2012). With all of the talent that has graced the Super Bowl stage, none had a larger audience than Madonna's show, with about 114 million viewers. Three more million than the actual game.There has been a lot of talented performers take the big stage, but in no way have all of the Super Bowl halftime performances been winner's. Here is a look at the top five acts that will have you shaking your head instead of shaking to the music.Comment with your favorite Super Bowl halftime performance and if you would like to see them change back to a marching band style halftime show.

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