The Super Bowl 2016 halftime show recap in two words: nailed it. The performances of Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars lit up Super Bowl 50 with a colorful halftime show.
People took to Twitter to post their reactions.
The British rock band began the show with “Viva La Vida,” reported HollywoodLife. Next up, they sang “Paradise” to the delight of the audience.
For their third song, they rocked out “Adventure of a Lifetime,” the lead single from their seventh studio album. Earlier news speculated on the band’s set list for the show.
Billboard cited an interview with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin on CBS Sunday Morning prior to the Super Bowl performance. Martin said Bruce Springsteen gave some words of wisdom to help them get ready.
“It’s gotta be muscle memory,” Martin remembered. “You gotta know every note man. Twelve minutes—that ain’t long, but it’s long enough.”
Martin also revealed his daughter Apple’s good advice. According to Martin, her advice put things into perspective. “My daughter said the sweetest thing yesterday.” Martin said.
“My daughter said the sweetest thing yesterday.” Martin said. “She said, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is you’ll get turned into a meme. And after a month or so people will just forget!”
Halftime show alumnus Bruno Mars followed Coldplay’s set with “Uptown Funk.” Beyoncé, another halftime show alumnus, took the stage next. Queen Bey sang “Formation.” She released the video for the song a day before her Super Bowl 2016 performance.
Following her performance of “Formation,” Billboard reported Beyoncé’s 40-date Formation tour starting April 27.
Coldplay returned to the stage afterwards to sing “Clocks,” Billboard reported. Highlights of the Super Bowl halftime shows in the past 50 years played as they sang. The video montage included Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and James Brown.
Martin also sang bits from songs of past performers like “Purple Rain” by Prince and “Beautiful Day” by U2.
For their final song, they sang “Up & Up” as the crowd held up signs to form the words “believe in love.”