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Music of the Super Bowl XLVIII recap

Today was the big show everyone anticipated for- the Super Bowl XLVIII. People watched as the Seattle Seahawks dominated the game against the Denver Broncos.

Performances of the Super Bowl 2014: Renée Fleming singing “Star-Spangled Banner”.
Bruno Mars with Red Hot Chili Peppers rocking out on stage during the Super Bowl XLVIII

While the football game is the main event, music is also a big part of the Super Bowl. Here is a recap of everything music related during this year’s Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl XLVIII started the night with Renée Fleming accompanied by the Armed Forces Choir, singing an amazing rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner”. Joined by the New Jersey Youth Choir, Queen Latifa followed Fleming’s performance and sang “America the Beautiful”.

During a commercial ad, U2 released their new song “Invisible”. With the release, they announced Bank of American will donate $1 to the Red foundation for each iTunes download within 24 hours. Not only is the download for a good cause, it is free. Help end AIDS by getting your free download today. Hurry though, this free download is only available until Feb. 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m EST.

The next anticipated and most watched event during the Super Bowl is of course, the halftime show. Although Bruno did not cause a blackout like Beyoncé, he and the Red Hot Chili Peppers impressed viewers with an amazing show.

The show started off with a mellow ballad of Bruno’s “Billionaire” sung by a chorus of children. As they sing the lyrics “the world better prepare” Bruno Mars instantly awed viewers with a drum solo.

Bruno Mars proceeded the show with amazing dance moves with his band as he sang along to “Locked out of Heaven”. He picked up the pace with the next song, “Treasure”. He then goes into rock and roll mode as he sings “Runaway Baby” with a more intense guitar sound than the original version, leading to the introduction of special guests Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the stage with their performance of “Give it Away”. Their performance had the crowd jumping and maybe even people at home jumping along with them.

Bruno mellows the show once again with heart-warming messages from U.S. troops dedicating his next song to loved ones. This time he takes the stage completely alone as he belts out the heart-warming song “Just the Way You Are”. He ends the show beautifully with his vocals alone.

With his talented vocals, dance moves and drum solo, Bruno Mars proved he is worthy to be on the list of best halftime performances.

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