The Artists: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and Beyonce
The Musical Event: The Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Where you heard it first: Yesterday during the Super Bowl, Coldplay pulled out all the stops with an amazing halftime performance with the help of two superstar guests, Bruno Mars and Beyonce. The performance itself was so good that even my lovely co-host Christina (who doesn't like Coldplay, by the way) said that she enjoyed the performance. That is a win in my book!
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Coldplay has always been one of my favorite bands and the fact that they added star power from Bruno Mars and Beyonce (and nobody doesn't like Bruno Mars or Beyonce) just brought their performance to the next level. Everything about this performance was flawless. Congratulations on making it to one of the biggest stages, Coldplay. You really made your mark on the Super Bowl Halftime Show History.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Not only does this celebrate two of the greatest halftime performers in recent years, but as it was the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, the boys of Coldplay made sure to pay homage to their musical predecessors in the best way. Do yourself a favor and watch this amazing performance again and again.
-- Kelly Lee
Let’s go back to: Bruno Mars' Super Bowl performance in 2014.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: This was one of my favorite Super Bowl performances in recent memory. Unlike some other performers, Bruno Mars simply took the talent that made him a great artist and stepped up his game rather than overdoing his performance. That voice was all he needed to fill the stadium.
Where can you find it now? He'll be a featured guest performer during Coldplay's Super Bowl Halftime Performance on Sunday. We know part of the show includes a duet between Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.
Welcome to our very first "Top Ten Tuesday" here at ALNM. We can't get enough of Sunday's Grease: Live, so we thought we'd rank our favorite parts below. What were your favorites?
10. The absolutely perfect casting
The Show: Grease: Live
The Song: "Those Magic Changes"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: We'll have a more detailed review of the amazing television experience that was Grease: Live later, but I couldn't resist including this for Music Monday. This is a song that was relegated to high school dance background status in the move from Broadway to film screen.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: This was Jordan Fisher's moment to shine. His soaring vocals and endearing performance would have made it a highlight all on it's own, but it also had the benefit of featuring perhaps one of the most talked about parts from the show: Aaron Tveit's basketball shorts. Those aren't featured in the clip above, so be sure to check out the whole show. Plus the duet between Fisher and Tveit at the end is swoonworthy.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Grease is the word after all. Be sure to give Grease: Live a watch when you can.