Here’s every song that was performed by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Bilge, and others during the Super Bowl halftime show 2022.
When it comes the Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL usually doesn’t get it right. The show offers an opportunity for the league to showcase the local sounds of wherever the Super Bowl is taking place, but because it’s the NFL you get things like Justin Timberlake performing to represent Minnesota or Maroon 5 repping Atlanta (both of those incredible music scenes did not spawn either of the acts that led the halftime show in their respective city).
That changed for the Super Bowl halftime show 2022, because the sonic representation of Los Angeles was absolutely present.
Dr. Dre, who single-handily brought hip-hop to the mainstream in the 90s led an absolute lights-out lineup of artists at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. Everyone from Snoop Dogg to Eminem and Mary J. Blige were all there to turn in perhaps the best halftime show since Prince performed in the Miami rain back in 2006.
Super Bowl halftime show 2022 setlist
It was truly a star-studded affair for the halftime show, with all of the advertised artists nailing their sets as well as a few surprises.
Two artists who weren’t heavily teased to appear were 50 Cent and Anderson Paak, both of whom added some extra texture to an already insane performance. Paak didn’t perform any of his songs, but he did provide drums for Eminem’s performance of ‘Lose Yourself’.
Here’s every song performed at the Super Bowl halftime show 2022:
- Next Episode – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
- California Love – Tupac feat. Dr. Dre
- In Da Club – 50 Cent
- Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
- Alright – Kendrick Lamar
- Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem
- Lose Yourself – Eminem
- Still D.R.E. – Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dogg
The fact of the matter is the show was too short, but that’s to be expected. We could have watched an entire second half of football’s worth of the performance but a crip 10-ish minutes was all we got.
If you need any further proof that this was one of the best — if not the best — halftime shows ever, Bengals kicker Evan McPherson skipped the locker room pep talk to soak in the performance.
If the Bengals come back to win the Super Bowl, you’ll know why.