Super Bowl Halftime Shows 2010-2004 (VIDEO)

Any musician who books the Super Bowl halftime show is immortalized in American history, if they weren’t already legends to begin with. Only the most popular, widest-reaching artists get a shot on the most watched stage in the world that averages over 100 million viewers annually. The show itself has become the very height of pop culture, but are the aging fan favorites in the last six years brought on since Janet Jackson’s infamous 2004 wardrobe malfunction really an accurate cross-section of the year in music?

On February 6, The Black Eyed Peas will stand where many greats have stood before, but as Fergie assured reporters during a Thursday press conference, don’t expect them to get too racy. “You want to show a little sex appeal,” she said in reference to the controversial MTV hosted halftime show. “But you don’t want to get in trouble.”

With that in mind, catch up on every Super Bowl halftime show dating back 2004 after the jump!

The Who – Super Bowl XLIV

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Super Bowl XLIII

Tom Petty – Super Bowl XLII

Prince – Super Bowl XLI

The Rolling Stones – Super Bowl XL

Paul McCartney – Super Bowl XXXIX

Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, P Diddy, Nelly and Kid Rock – Super Bowl XXXVIII

Which is your favorite? Which one sucks? Tell us in the comments section.