Maroon 5 took the stage on Sunday night in Atlanta to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show. Alongside rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi, the band treated their audience to an awesome set, performing some of their old and new hits. Here are five of the best moments from the show:
1) Throwback to “Songs About Jane”
Maroon 5’s 2002 album “Songs About Jane” is an all-time classic and a fan favourite. So, it was no surprise when the band treated the tens-of-thousands of fans in attendance (and the millions watching at home) with three songs from their renowned EP. The band played “This Love,” “Harder to Breathe,” and “She Will Be Loved.” The tracks were MAJOR throwbacks and just about everyone who watched felt a wave of nostalgia. You can listen to the songs, along with the rest of the album, here:
2) Sicko Mode with Travis Scott and Squidward
Accompanying Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl halftime show was Travis Scott, who performed his hit track “Sicko Mode.” The song fit in seamlessly with Maroon 5’s set, and while Travis only appeared for a short time, he was able to match Maroon 5’s electric energy. As good as the performance was, the best thing about it might have been Travis Scott’s entrance. He was introduced with a clip featuring Squidward (from the show SpongeBob SquarePants) conducting the song “Sweet Victory.” While the SpongeBob inclusion may seem random, it was actually the result of a campaign ignited by fans of the show. They wanted to include “Sweet Victory” in the halftime show to honour the creator of SpongeBob, Stephen Hillenburg, who recently passed away. Mission accomplished!
3) A helping hand from Big Boi
Also accompanying Maroon 5 was Atlanta legend Big Boi, who is one half of the rap-duo OutKast. Big Boi drove onto the field in a Cadillac to his classic tune “Kryptonyte” before jumping into a rendition of the OutKast song “I Like the Way You Move.” Adam Levine joined Big Boi on the chorus of the song, which had us out of our seats and dancing the whole time.
4) “Moves Like Jagger” performance
Performing “Moves Like Jagger” was a no-brainer for Maroon 5. The dance-inducing song is one of their most successful and popular songs of all time – and with good reason. The incredibly catchy hook and the funky guitar work make the song irresistible to listeners. Their Super Bowl rendition lived up to expectations. Listen to the track here:
5) “Girls Like You” featuring a choir
Maroon 5 also performed their most recent chart topping song, “Girls Like You” off their album Red Blue Pills. While Adam Levine shined throughout the performance, he was matched by the incredible church choir that provided backup vocals. Together, Maroon 5 and the choir provided a beautiful, powerful, and memorable moment. Talk about talent!
You can watch the entirety of Maroon 5’s performance at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show below:
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