/r/popheads takes on heterosexuality: Super Bowl LV (feat. The Weeknd)
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Fuck's sake KC, we now have to live with Tom Brady hype because that D ate you whole
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
Its ok to be straight and like pop music
It's even okay to like sports
xtina killed it, but verizon REALLY needs to work on their production skills. like, that ending was ABRUBT AF!
anyways, imma head out. GN!
alicia is performing one of my fav songs of hers, and ofc she's killing it
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
Purists hate the mainstream.
maybe it's the screaming about revolution at the *Superbowl*???!
Seems like a bunch of rock purists who can’t fathom a pop star covering a punk band
More of the Superbowl part
or maybe it’s the irony of performing the song while opening for the fucking super bowl??? so. rebel. lmao
i still don’t get it what’s wrong with the superbowl😭 that it’s mainstream?
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)
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
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
Idk why I didn’t think about that 💀
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
She already went on :/
Rip thanks for letting me know. How was it?
It was good. She played "The Climb" which I haven't heard in a while.
The Climb is really THAT song, y’all...
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)
I don't really find Tiffany Haddish funny
I’m confused. Is Miley performing again for a Verizon thing in like 2 minutes?
She's performing now
she’ll be part of a bunch of performers; will prob go on last
Ohh gotcha. She had an intense set today I’m surprised she’s going again
Dua Lipa for Superbowl 2022??
Also whens the last time a leading artist did the whole Halftime show on their own? Did Katy Perry?
Katy brought on Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott and Left Shark.
Gaga did it completely solo, ft. Mom and Dad.
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.
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).
Yes, I meant to add foreign stars who headlined the Super Bowl. Thanks for reminding me of that.
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.
i believe gaga did it with no guests
Katy had Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz
Blackpink and BTS for 2022 half time show.
Honestly if a foreign language act gets the show it will be Bad Bunny or Rosalia
Okay but even as a person who only kinda listens to K-pop this would be such an iconic lineup
...oh man. Just imagine:
* open with DNA/Whistle mashup
* How You Like That
* close with Kill This Love/Not Today mashup
imagine if nicki pops out for her verse on idol as well omg
The way that nearly everyone on screen has their mask around their chin
Until the next mega thread, Grammys I guess? Oh god but I know that’s gonna be a lot less fun. Bye y’all
I have no sense of when the major awards shows are anymore.
I am staying the fuck away from here on Grammy night lmao
Can't wait for the Grammys to singlehandedly draw the naysayers tonight back on Abel's side -- we love to see it!!
Well that sucked. Byeeeee. Xoxo
I was in the bathroom. Is it over?
how long were you in the bathroom for jesus
Like two minutes. I just haven’t been paying attention
WE HATE TOM BRADY
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
I mean he only has probably 10 years left at competing. I hope.
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 😭😭😭
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Tom Brady should retire now.
But Jesus not the private boxes of the family members and rich folks not wearing masks at all ☠️
Seriously. Everyone pulling them down to talk. I can’t.
Definitely eye rolled at that.
What an anticlimactic game 😴
I can't believe we're about to let Tom Brady do this to us during black history month.
Do the Black conscious rate to make up for it
Even the announcers sound bored af
I’m struggling to see how that halftime show was $7 million more expensive than a regular one.
COVID prevention stuff?
I guess, $7 mill is just such a huge number.
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.
Things cost a lot of money? Especially when it comes to short term like this.
Well COVID is currently a thing...
Wait so did they just give up and are waiting for the time to run out?
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.
Once the Bucs had possession again there was no possibility of the Chief’s scoring again and they let time run out
Since TB had the ball and there was little time left, it was basically over
The thirst fest is almost over
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
The artist from the song in that Amazon commercial is Bruno Major, worth looking him up if you haven’t listened before
michael b jordan *drools*
That Alexa commercial was hot af
Not me staying up till 4 am to see Brady win another ring 🤡
This Alexa commercial is creepy lmfao
not a horny Amazon commercial is this what Bezos was holding back???
Reddit’s fully glitching because of their Super Bowl ad
Lmao that’s why?
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 😭
Imagine how Bucs fans are feeling tho
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 🙃
Who even is the audience for the Uber Eats commercial lol
Not us in the restaurant industry that’s for damn sure 😒
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.
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
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
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.
Dua for sure
It’s definitely too early, no? She needs one or two more successful eras I’d say
Link to the steaker
Streaker got to the endzone before the chiefs did
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.
Her performance is on youtube if you want to check it out. If you recognized the song, she sang America the Beautiful
thank you! was this right after the whole commentary on black civil rights and social justice?
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?
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
If that was softcore porn what did she think of J Lo and Shakiro or Adam Levine taking off his shirt?
How does that even make sense at all??
Is your mom a nun?
Hahahhahahaha is she OKAY? No lol
Literally what lmao. Was there any exposed skin?
There wasn't any exposed FACE
I mean did she watch last years show???
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.
Wait what are you talking about?
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.
Goddamn this tea is scalding
👏 👏 👏
I feel attacked (but you're absolutely right tho)
This tea burned my hands it was so hot
y’all miley’s performing again [tonight](https://twitter.com/mileycyrus/status/1358597317297774594?s=21)
so relieved to hear this since i missed her performance from earlier today.
Apparently I’m outta the loop what has Sia done to deserve this?
[This](https://www.instagram.com/p/CK90Gf0gL9k/?igshid=186raq50fh9d1) basically documents everything about her recently that’s been problematic.
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.
No argument from me I was just wondering if there was anything new
not really, they were just playing one of the songs from her new movie in a commercial.
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 😭
The audacity of the Grammys lmao, they really never learn https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/1358602234867679240
They didn’t just tweet this bs
Oh my gosh... The tone deafness
I *should* be mad but this is kinda hilarious in a really twisted way
I almost downvoted your comment because I was annoyed by that tweet
I would have understood tbh
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...
He doesn’t have the setlist. Not even close
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.
Because the internet is a bad album
if he finally decides to release it one day, i would live to hear “Human Sacrifice” at the halftime show
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!
*Sigh* “Alexa play Seven Rings”
I’m so ready for this game to be over it’s more boring than I could’ve possibly imagined.
just rewatched The Weeknd’s performance with headphones and it was absolutely amazing that way. a lot better on YouTube I promise
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)
It's his second one! That's so cool!
At least Patrick will be able to have a shave soon.
Someone really ran on the field
Did someone streak? We truly missed out.
was that maluma
**HI ALSO WHILE YOU ARE HERE DONT FORGET TO DO THE ALL STARS RATE DUE TONIGHT**
I DID IT QUEEN
AND ALL OF YOU SHOULD TOO !! ~~but only if you're giving damn daniel your 11s and closer your 10s~~
It sucks being a Chiefs fan rn, but it’s an okay match overall.
I can’t stop thinking about the Halftime performance though 😭
SHOW THE STREAKER YOU COWARDS
Streaker for MVP
The songs he performed are at #1, #3, #4, #6, #8, #10, and #11 on iTunes right now.
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
Nothing they make will beat self-titled for me
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
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
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)
me and you together song deserved the if you’re too shy hype! easily one of my favorite singles from them
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
It’s funny to me because I kept seeing blinds about how they’re relationship was total PR lol
i for one am disgusted at the lack of bowling going on. tom brady needs a spare and it’ll be tied!
so glad my kind-of-boyfriend is built like an offensive lineman god bless America and all the thicc beautiful men in it
So who do you think is going to be the Halftime show performer next year?
I can only think of Ariana Grande right now
True. He I forgot about him for some reason
My money is definitely on Ari
Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Mariah, Kanye, and Ariana stand out to me as the biggest artists that haven’t done it yet
There’s no way they let Kanye do it
I want a Kanye halftime show so bad. Lots of great music to mash up. Hell I’d even take a Drake one.
No way too unreliable, it’s a shame he has such a good discography but we’ll never get a show from him
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.
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
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.
After the pre-show, miley is a good contender
Her, Rihanna, Kendrick, and Taylor are at the top of my list
I totally forgot about Kendrick. I think Rihanna is a possibility but didn't she deny halftime show before?
Ariana, or Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa can’t dance and has released two albums
I wanna see that One Kiss dance on the Super Bowl stage plz
True, but she has a much larger discography
Tough, but fair.