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/r/popheads takes on heterosexuality: Super Bowl LV (feat. The Weeknd)

/r/popheads takes on heterosexuality: Super Bowl LV (feat. The Weeknd)

moffattron9000

Fuck's sake KC, we now have to live with Tom Brady hype because that D ate you whole


musicaldigger

i've been looking at the wikipedia page for the superbowl half time show. did yall know that in 1995 [disney produced this very weird show inspired by / promoting a recent Indiana Jones ride at Disney World and the performances included Tony Bennett and Patti Labelle and some rando actor playing Jones with lots of cheesy sound effects and for some reason ended with Labelle and Bennett singing a duet of Can You Feel the Love Tonight](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjXSqaSmhh4) btw Patti sounds fucking fierce hitting crazy high notes for literally no reason


Theblastmaster

Its ok to be straight and like pop music


PeachPlumParity

based take


Theblastmaster

Based username


vayyiqra

It's even okay to like sports


stypop

xtina killed it, but verizon REALLY needs to work on their production skills. like, that ending was ABRUBT AF! anyways, imma head out. GN!


stypop

alicia is performing one of my fav songs of hers, and ofc she's killing it


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can someone PLEASE explain to me why [people are pissed Miley did a cover of this song?](https://twitter.com/catcontentonly/status/1358549240293777409?s=21) I’m absolutely clueless about the original song and band but people seem pissed about the original tweet here lol


longlivemrwolf

Purists hate the mainstream.


EstPC1313

maybe it's the screaming about revolution at the *Superbowl*???!


ElectricalWriting

Seems like a bunch of rock purists who can’t fathom a pop star covering a punk band


EstPC1313

More of the Superbowl part


twyste

or maybe it’s the irony of performing the song while opening for the fucking super bowl??? so. rebel. lmao


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i still don’t get it what’s wrong with the superbowl😭 that it’s mainstream?


EstPC1313

punk is notoriously an anti-liberal, anti-capitalist medium. She's screaming about revolution at the NFL Superbowl, sponsored by Pepsi. Truly a rebel. (Granted, I don't care)


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meh, i get it but everything in our society is plagued by capitalism. to the haters i say just enjoy the performance and i promise it’s not that deep, plus she killed it + appreciate that she’s bringing lesser known music to the mainstream. us leftists need to learn to enjoy things lol


EstPC1313

super agree. I don't care that Miley sings a punk song, hell she could read the manifesto on air and I'd be like "cool". bunch of people probably googled the song and are more accepting of one leftist thing, even if it's just music


ElectricalWriting

Idk why I didn’t think about that 💀


praxass

I wanna know when Miley’s second performance is. I’m so glad it’ll be free to watch live on Twitter I just need to know when she’ll be on lmao


AwesomeAsian

She already went on :/


praxass

Rip thanks for letting me know. How was it?


AwesomeAsian

It was good. She played "The Climb" which I haven't heard in a while.


stypop

The Climb is really THAT song, y’all...


musicaldigger

ok but can we get one of the completely random lineups like from 2001 when the headliners were Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Nelly, Mary J Blige and Aerosmith? or the infamous 2004 when Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet Jackson’s top and was joined by Nelly (again), Jessica Simpson, P. Diddy and Kid Rock? i just lived for those totally strange groupings that gave us Britney singing Walk This Way (and i now have to live with the knowledge that Britney may never headline her own halftime show like should have happened around 2010 when they were busy only letting only old men perform)


AwesomeAsian

I don't really find Tiffany Haddish funny


idoakmwntkf

I’m confused. Is Miley performing again for a Verizon thing in like 2 minutes?


AwesomeAsian

She's performing now


stypop

she’ll be part of a bunch of performers; will prob go on last


idoakmwntkf

Ohh gotcha. She had an intense set today I’m surprised she’s going again


Gamma_Tony

Dua Lipa for Superbowl 2022?? Also whens the last time a leading artist did the whole Halftime show on their own? Did Katy Perry?


hennny

Katy brought on Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott and Left Shark. Gaga did it completely solo, ft. Mom and Dad.


thewheelshuffler

It's rare that the Super Bowl goes for non-American artists for the halftime. Since the start of the 21st century, only 5 foreign artists headlined the Super Bowl in the last 21 years without American artists appearing as guests; The Who (2010), The Rolling Stones (2006), Paul McCartney (2005), and U2 (2002) with The Weeknd being the final one so far. Dua Lipa being British might give her more of a fighting chance, but it's more likely the NFL will go for an American artist.


TammyPhantom

You’re also forgetting Shakira last year (although with JLo who is obvs American) and Coldplay in 2016 (who brought out Bruno Mars and Beyoncé who stole the show).


thewheelshuffler

Yes, I meant to add foreign stars who headlined the Super Bowl. Thanks for reminding me of that.


moxieroxsox

I would choose Taylor over Dua, and I don’t even like Taylor that much. But Taylor may never agree to the show since she won’t get paid. Taylor’s all about getting paid.


stypop

i believe gaga did it with no guests


emayzee

Katy had Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz


thenshecamelikeaaah

Didn’t Gaga?


Bikinigirlout

Blackpink and BTS for 2022 half time show.


hookyboysb

Honestly if a foreign language act gets the show it will be Bad Bunny or Rosalia


harsh-femme

Okay but even as a person who only kinda listens to K-pop this would be such an iconic lineup


kroganwarlord

...oh man. Just imagine: * open with DNA/Whistle mashup * IDOL * How You Like That * close with Kill This Love/Not Today mashup


etherealmaiden

imagine if nicki pops out for her verse on idol as well omg


Whackthemoles

Brady ftw


tocla1

The way that nearly everyone on screen has their mask around their chin


yourfacesucksass

Until the next mega thread, Grammys I guess? Oh god but I know that’s gonna be a lot less fun. Bye y’all


X_is_the_new_Y

I have no sense of when the major awards shows are anymore.


IcePopBandit

I am staying the fuck away from here on Grammy night lmao


yourfacesucksass

Can't wait for the Grammys to singlehandedly draw the naysayers tonight back on Abel's side -- we love to see it!!


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

Well that sucked. Byeeeee. Xoxo


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

I was in the bathroom. Is it over?


Awkward_King

how long were you in the bathroom for jesus


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

Like two minutes. I just haven’t been paying attention


Roxieloxie

WE HATE TOM BRADY


Ariadna3

why? :(


jagsaluja

I rooted against him my whole life but tbh there was something cool about seeing a 43 year old guy do it without Belicheck, brand new team, brand new coach, etc


FappingMouse

I mean he only has probably 10 years left at competing. I hope.


thenshecamelikeaaah

I guess I got caught up in the excitement of it all when I was watching it live but I’m rewatching The Weeknd’s performance and just realized the intro was Call Out My Name 😭😭😭


stypop

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME


AHSWeeknd

Tom Brady should retire now.


yourfacesucksass

But Jesus not the private boxes of the family members and rich folks not wearing masks at all ☠️


Zechs-Merquise

Seriously. Everyone pulling them down to talk. I can’t.


Blazingscourge

Definitely eye rolled at that.


Daydream_machine

What an anticlimactic game 😴


Talli13

I can't believe we're about to let Tom Brady do this to us during black history month.


Roxieloxie

Do the Black conscious rate to make up for it


tocla1

Even the announcers sound bored af


dwarfgourami

I’m struggling to see how that halftime show was $7 million more expensive than a regular one.


abcd9muses

COVID prevention stuff?


dwarfgourami

I guess, $7 mill is just such a huge number.


longlivemrwolf

He has to pay those dancers/musicians/stage production. That set design does not look cheap. And it looks more elaborate than in years past.


Blazing1

Things cost a lot of money? Especially when it comes to short term like this.


Blazingscourge

Well COVID is currently a thing...


Daydream_machine

Wait so did they just give up and are waiting for the time to run out?


oh_orpheus

Well yeah it’s pretty common to do that if there’s a few seconds left and there’s no way for the other team to win.


DigitizeMeFred

Once the Bucs had possession again there was no possibility of the Chief’s scoring again and they let time run out


yourfacesucksass

Since TB had the ball and there was little time left, it was basically over


yourfacesucksass

The thirst fest is almost over


MrSwearword

The best part about tonight is us speculating which acts we're hopeful can say yes to this halftime shit and basically talking shit a mile a minute like we're qualified to work at a major record label


nahtazu

The artist from the song in that Amazon commercial is Bruno Major, worth looking him up if you haven’t listened before


FappingMouse

michael b jordan *drools*


DigitizeMeFred

That Alexa commercial was hot af


triomfantelijk

Not me staying up till 4 am to see Brady win another ring 🤡


thenshecamelikeaaah

This Alexa commercial is creepy lmfao


ReallyCreative

not a horny Amazon commercial is this what Bezos was holding back???


AHSWeeknd

Reddit’s fully glitching because of their Super Bowl ad


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

Lmao that’s why?


Daydream_machine

I’m so glad I have zero investment in either team. If I were a Chiefs fan I can’t imagine how I’d be feeling right now 😭


futureswife

Imagine how Bucs fans are feeling tho


yourfacesucksass

The fireworks are already starting in the neighborhood 😭😭 Tampa always tries to find an excuse to load off fireworks. Well, guess I’m not sleeping tonight 🙃


supermenial

Who even is the audience for the Uber Eats commercial lol


Belle-ET-La-Bete

Not us in the restaurant industry that’s for damn sure 😒


thenshecamelikeaaah

What current artists do we see performing in the upcoming years? I think Taylor Swift and Drake are the two most likely ones. Then Ariana who’s had a lot of hits recently and Justin Bieber though I don’t know if that will happen because of his image. After that, maybe Miley? Obviously Rihanna has the hits but idk if she’d bother.


lasagnaisgreat57

i didn’t even think of taylor swift but i would be surprised if she didn’t do one because she’s so huge. i would LOVE if ariana or miley did one too because they’re my favorites. i could see ariana being a guest in one then having her own show a few years later if she has a few more big hits


hunnybunchesofhoes

I think Taylor would do a great show, but I don’t know what her contract is like with Coke 😭 Hopefully she can do Pepsi Halftime soon in the future


hatramroany

IIRC her Diet Coke thing never interfered with the halftime show, that was an unsubstantiated rumor from the NY Post. There was never a legitimate report about it being a reason.


DigitizeMeFred

Dua for sure


thenshecamelikeaaah

It’s definitely too early, no? She needs one or two more successful eras I’d say


DigitizeMeFred

Link to the steaker https://www.instagram.com/p/CLA-A8thDW0/?igshid=58ay063rf8qw


jagsaluja

Streaker got to the endzone before the chiefs did


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

Thanks


abcd9muses

Is there a list of all the performers, including pregame people? I think it was H.E.R. that I heard and really liked but I'm not sure. I wasn't watching, I was trying to get work done all I had were my ears.


funimarvel

Her performance is on youtube if you want to check it out. If you recognized the song, she sang America the Beautiful


abcd9muses

thank you! was this right after the whole commentary on black civil rights and social justice?


teresaistired

My mom's calling the halftime show from The Weeknd "softcore porn". I'm not even sure if she's ever watched porn before. Would all porn be hardcore to her then?


Awhile2

Meanwhile this boomer on my fb feed is applauding his performance for including many fine black men and no scantily clad black women to be objectified. Mind you he posted this in a Facebook group he moderates to discuss racial injustice in his community. I know his intentions are good but the lack of self awareness is appalling


AwesomeAsian

If that was softcore porn what did she think of J Lo and Shakiro or Adam Levine taking off his shirt?


brendanl1998

How does that even make sense at all??


tip-of-the-yikesberg

Is your mom a nun?


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Hahahhahahaha is she OKAY? No lol


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

Literally what lmao. Was there any exposed skin?


VodkaAunt

There wasn't any exposed FACE


Daydream_machine

I mean did she watch last years show???


zazataru

It's hypocritical for pop music fans to complain about the standards women are held to when you're the ones enforcing them. If you're not willing to lower the standards you hold female artists to, you don't get to complain.


longlivemrwolf

Wait what are you talking about?


OhNoOboe

The catalyst here is how some people on this sub are super pressed that others enjoyed the halftime show, claiming that they only enjoyed it because "the standards for men are so low." More to the point, they're talking about how those people have/had high standards for the women doing halftime in previous years while complaining about how high the standards are for the women they stan the other 364 days a year, to the point of acting like a Gaga or JLo/Shakira-level show is standard while anything less is sub-par, thus holding female performers to the same insane standard that they like to complain about.


death_by_1000_cats

Goddamn this tea is scalding


Britneyfan456

👏 👏 👏


popientis

I feel attacked (but you're absolutely right tho)


_ChloeSilverado_

This tea burned my hands it was so hot


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y’all miley’s performing again [tonight](https://twitter.com/mileycyrus/status/1358597317297774594?s=21)


stypop

so relieved to hear this since i missed her performance from earlier today.


stypop

fuck sia


Daydream_machine

Apparently I’m outta the loop what has Sia done to deserve this?


stypop

[This](https://www.instagram.com/p/CK90Gf0gL9k/?igshid=186raq50fh9d1) basically documents everything about her recently that’s been problematic.


moxieroxsox

The ableism is frustrating, and her initial lack of apology all the moreso. But Sia’s relationship with Maddie Z just weirds me the fuck out. Adults who latch on to children like that are red flags for me.


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

What now?


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Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

No argument from me I was just wondering if there was anything new


stypop

not really, they were just playing one of the songs from her new movie in a commercial.


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

I’ve been reload this thread for the last few minutes and there’s nothing new. Y’all really left after Abel didn’t you 😭


kemmer

The audacity of the Grammys lmao, they really never learn https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1358602234867679240


Britneyfan456

They didn’t just tweet this bs


AwesomeAsian

Oh my gosh... The tone deafness


Daydream_machine

I *should* be mad but this is kinda hilarious in a really twisted way


_ChloeSilverado_

I almost downvoted your comment because I was annoyed by that tweet


kemmer

I would have understood tbh


AwesomeAsian

Not that it'll happen but I feel like Childish Gambino will give a great superbowl performance. He can dance, he can sing, and he has charisma...


Awhile2

He doesn’t have the setlist. Not even close


AwesomeAsian

Maybe not enough hits that hit mainstream but he can easily create a setlist of 10 great songs. Because the Internet is banger after banger.


Awhile2

Because the internet is a bad album


stypop

if he finally decides to release it one day, i would live to hear “Human Sacrifice” at the halftime show


BeeksElectric

I was so prepared for that song to just obliterate the world in summer 2019 and then it never came out beyond live performances. I need a "Human Sacrifice" studio version!


Chidi_Anna_Kendrick

*Sigh* “Alexa play Seven Rings”


Daydream_machine

I’m so ready for this game to be over it’s more boring than I could’ve possibly imagined.


hunnybunchesofhoes

just rewatched The Weeknd’s performance with headphones and it was absolutely amazing that way. a lot better on YouTube I promise


PinkCadillacs

I saw that Will Simmons from React, who was also in Childish Bambino’s This is America music video, was one of the dancers on the field in the Super Bowl [He posted this on IG] (https://www.instagram.com/reel/CLA2_z1Fv7t/?igshid=1rdxjzogkak3v)


popientis

It's his second one! That's so cool!


STICKY-WHIFFY-HUMID

At least Patrick will be able to have a shave soon.


Britneyfan456

Someone really ran on the field


yourfacesucksass

Did someone streak? We truly missed out.


breadburger

was that maluma edit: oh


Roxieloxie

**HI ALSO WHILE YOU ARE HERE DONT FORGET TO DO THE ALL STARS RATE DUE TONIGHT**


Awkward_King

I DID IT QUEEN AND ALL OF YOU SHOULD TOO !! ~~but only if you're giving damn daniel your 11s and closer your 10s~~


AHSWeeknd

It sucks being a Chiefs fan rn, but it’s an okay match overall. I can’t stop thinking about the Halftime performance though 😭


ReallyCreative

SHOW THE STREAKER YOU COWARDS


Favre99

Streaker for MVP


thenshecamelikeaaah

The songs he performed are at #1, #3, #4, #6, #8, #10, and #11 on iTunes right now.


rikkirikkiparmparm

Where? iTunes?


thenshecamelikeaaah

Yup


thirdamendmentrights

idk what the general consensus is on The 1975 albums right now, but I'm p sure A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. in other news, I've decided that there wasn't a football game tonight


Bitter-Lock-4057

Nothing they make will beat self-titled for me


hunnybunchesofhoes

As a big fan, my favorite by far is A Brief Inquiry. Easily has some of their strongest songs, and the album itself has barely any misses. Then it’s probably I Like it When You Sleep, Notes, and then Self Titled


dicahprihoe

Agreed! ABIIOR is their best album. But after that it’s self titled, ILIWYS, then notes for me. There’s so much filler on notes, I struggled listening to the album in one sitting


emayzee

I've been a fan since 2013 and I have the exact same ranking as you. I only listened to notes in full once, the day it came out. the only songs I seem to revisit are the ones released before the album (me & you together song is still THAT girl)


hunnybunchesofhoes

me and you together song deserved the if you’re too shy hype! easily one of my favorite singles from them


Britneyfan456

I can’t believe there was a commercial with Lily Rose Depps ex dressed as her father in a commercial with her father’s ex


PinkCadillacs

It’s funny to me because I kept seeing blinds about how they’re relationship was total PR lol


musicaldigger

i for one am disgusted at the lack of bowling going on. tom brady needs a spare and it’ll be tied!


ReallyCreative

so glad my kind-of-boyfriend is built like an offensive lineman god bless America and all the thicc beautiful men in it


AwesomeAsian

So who do you think is going to be the Halftime show performer next year? I can only think of Ariana Grande right now


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AwesomeAsian

True. He I forgot about him for some reason


VodkaAunt

My money is definitely on Ari


brendanl1998

Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Mariah, Kanye, and Ariana stand out to me as the biggest artists that haven’t done it yet


dwarfgourami

There’s no way they let Kanye do it


longlivemrwolf

I want a Kanye halftime show so bad. Lots of great music to mash up. Hell I’d even take a Drake one.


brendanl1998

No way too unreliable, it’s a shame he has such a good discography but we’ll never get a show from him


petits_riens

yeah, I wish they would have gave it him around MBDTF or Yeezus era. his coachella set from then is (despite… everything ;-;) still one of my favorites ever. he would have done a great superbowl in his prime.


slouchingpotato

I was surprised to realize Taylor Swift still hasn’t performed the Super Bowl, I have no doubts she’d deliver a killer performance. I imagine she must end up doing it at some point in her career as one of THE defining American pop stars but idk how the political implications of the nfl will affect whether she does it or not. I love Ariana but tbh I don’t think she’s quite got that “it” factor yet to command a Super Bowl stage


AwesomeAsian

I'm not a Taylor fan but she seems to fit the exact type to perform superbowl halftime so I'm surprised she hasn't peformed yet as well.


tocla1

After the pre-show, miley is a good contender


tip-of-the-yikesberg

Her, Rihanna, Kendrick, and Taylor are at the top of my list


AwesomeAsian

I totally forgot about Kendrick. I think Rihanna is a possibility but didn't she deny halftime show before?


Britneyfan456

Yup


X_is_the_new_Y

Ariana, or Dua Lipa


lIIustration

Dua Lipa can’t dance and has released two albums


Ariadna3

I wanna see that One Kiss dance on the Super Bowl stage plz


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Imaprotagonist

True, but she has a much larger discography


X_is_the_new_Y

Tough, but fair.