I like to watch the Super Bowl while reading Twitter. I get instant reaction to the game, the commercials, and the halftime show. Twitter reviews of Maroon 5 at halftime weren't exactly stellar.
I was bored by their show. I think Adam Levine sounds much better recorded than live. The band also doesn't "perform." They aren't multi-talented people like Bruno Mars, Prince, or Beyonce. And, quite frankly, they play garden-variety pop. There isn't a song that "thrills" a fan - like when U2 performed.
That said, their appearance was apparently enough to boost their record sales.
According to Nielsen music, sales of Maroon 5’s catalog went up 488%, while the six songs they performed, “Harder to Breathe, “This Love,” “Girls Like You,” “She Will Be Loved,” “Sugar” and “Moves Like Jagger,” saw a 587% increase.
Meanwhile, Travis Scott and OutKast’s Big Boi also saw some sales gains. Scott’s “Sicko Mode” saw an 80% sales increase, while OutKast’s “The Way You Move,” gained 3,408%, and Big Boi’s “Kryptonite,” went up 2,091%.
Finally, the short snippet of SpongeBob SquarePants' “Sweet Victory” heard during the halftime show also helped prompt a 524% sales gain.
My favorite Super Bowl performance of all-time? Prince.