Super Bowl Replay: Watch Coldplay, Bruno Mars, & Beyonce’s Full Halftime Performance
The Broncos finally had the time of their year winning the Super Bowl championship, but they should admit that beyond their win, it was the halftime show performers who made the Super Bowl 50 unforgettable. The Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime show was officially played by Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay, together Bruno Mars and Beyonce.Advertisement
Even non-football fans waited for the Super Bowl 50 halftime performance. Everyone knew from the start that the acts would only play something out of their music archives, but it was how they would play it that really amused the audience.
According to Rolling Stone, being a Super Bowl halftime performer is a huge pressure on the main performer, so that’s probably why Coldplay called in friends Bruno Mars and Beyonce for a little help.
As early as December, says Variety, Coldplay was revealed to take the halftime stage, only to announce in the weeks to follow that they have requested for Super Bowl halftime alumni Beyonce and Bruno Mars to share the stage with them. Chris Martin knows how the power of these high-profile performers might play off their band’s presence, which exactly what happened on Sunday.
It was unintentional, however, for Bruno Mars and Beyonce to upstage the main performer; it’s just that Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” owned the top of the charts for some time, ringing a familiar tune to audience’s ears. While Beyonce’s “Formation” was freshly released a few hours before the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, the latest Queen B single instantly became controversial because of its suggestive Red Lobster lyric.
Although that happened, there’s nothing negative anyone could say with regards to Coldplay’s part in the show. They were smooth, and as usual, they were the Coldplay we learned to love through the years and the Coldplay we’ll get to miss come their impeding farewell from the stage.
Chris Martin & Co. played 4 of their biggest hits including “Paradise” and “Adventure of a Lifetime.” The whole 10+ minutes performance was completed by an altogether “Fix You” montage, which made it even more memorable. With a live mosh pit surrounding them and an overwhelming 68,500 headcount in the audience, the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara can’t get any better than that.
You don’t have to worry if you missed out on the fun, or if you want to see it again. Here’s a full clip on the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime show: