Madonna tops Rolling Stone’s ‘Greatest Super Bowl’ readers’ poll
Ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl the online edition of Rolling Stone launched a Readers’ Poll asking to vote for The Greatest Halftime Shows. Once again Madonna proved to be the Queen of Pop and topped the list of the magazine’s readers’ which also include Bruce Springsteen, the U2, Prince, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Tom Petty, Janet Jackson and Paul McCartney.
“The Super Bowl halftime show is a very tough gig,” Rolling Stone says. “About 160 million people are watching, and the performers have about 14 minutes. Some opt to play three or four of their best songs, while others do a big medley that packs in as many of their hits as possible. No matter what they do, a good chunk of the crowd will hate it, or at least switch over to the Puppy Bowl midway.”
Here is what they have to say about the one and only Queen of Pop:
• 1. Madonna.
Madonna had a very ambitious tour plan for 2012, and the single best way to promote it was a Super Bowl halftime show. She went all out for the performance, bringing in Cee Lo Green, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and even acrobats. The set was wall-to-wall hits with her pretty flaccid new single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” in the middle. M.I.A. tried to perk up the song by sticking her middle finger up on camera, which didn’t exactly thrill Madonna or the NFL – though next to Nipplegate, it was a pretty tiny scandal. The next day, tickets went on sale for her world tour and sold out everywhere.