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In defense of Maroon 5 headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show

20 September 2018

We are just shy of a month into the 2018-19 NFL season and it's practically impossible to know which two football teams will go head-to-head on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Maroon 5 fits that bill perfectly: A record 13 of its songs have reached No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart.

The band's touring schedule also has quite a convenient gap that would allow the group to perform at the Super Bowl.

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Maroon 5 follows recent Super Bowl halftime performers including Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.

They're one of the most popular bands on the planet for a reason, and it's not Levine's reality competition gig.

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So, who could Maroon 5 bring out? If Maroon 5 can shake up the layout of an iconic venue certainly they can deliver when it comes to taking on the iconic Super Bowl. In addition, they're not shy about collaborating with other artists.

Numerous notable Twitter users bashed the halftime show choice, with many calling for Atlanta rap acts like Usher, T.I., and Migos to perform instead. At the time, he told Howard Stern that the band "very actively want to play the Super Bowl". Tune into the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in February-and they'll change your mind.

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In defense of Maroon 5 headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show