It’s the most exhilarating ten minutes you’ll ever experience. The biggest sporting event of the year stops for a break, and then ensue the carnage.

A compendium of lights, sounds and sights to excite the senses like nothing you’ve ever seen before; and Janet Jackson’s boob.

The Super Bowl half-time show is one of my favourite events of the year. I love it so much I’ll be live-tweeting this year’s half-time show on the Read American Football Twitter account (which you can follow here!). It could get defamatory.

There have been some astonishing editions of the exhibition of stardom over the years. Here’s the top five.

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