Justin Timberlake performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

For fans of 80s music, the clock is ticking. We’ve lost so many iconic 80s favorites like Michael, Whitney and Prince. Fortunately all had their unforgettable Super Bowl moments before they died. But there are a handful of acts that have never had the chance to perform on the big stage and it’d be nice to see it happen while they’ve still got it!

I’d always hoped Jimmy Buffett would have a chance to do the show. And I’d love to see Aerosmith have the stage to themselves. The mashup with Britney Spears and NSync back in the day was fun. But Steven Tyler should get to own the stage one more time before the band calls it quits.

Usher will undoubtedly bring it at the Super Bowl next year. But here are 7 80s acts I’d love to see get a chance to perform.

  • Bon Jovi

    This one’s the biggest no brainer of all. Bon Jovi DID perform at the Super Bowl but it wasn’t the halftime show. I also have to insist that it’s the REAL Bon Jovi. That means Richie Sambora needs to be a part of it too.

  • AC/DC

    They’re back together for a performance in California next month.  Las Vegas is the home of the Super Bowl this year and it’s right next door.  How cool would an Usher & AC/DC mashup be?

  • Guns N Roses

    Listen. Axl doesn’t sound like he did in the 80s.  I get it. But go back and watch GnR concerts back in the 80s.  He didn’t always sound so great back then either.  But this needs to happen.  Imagine if it started raining during November Rain like it did when Prince performed Purple Rain?


  • New Edition with Bobby Brown

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show should rock.  Thus my first few picks.  But a New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe/Bobby Brown set would be pretty epic too.

  • U2

    This one happened already, but I’d be down to see Bono and the boys do it again.  The performance after 9/11 was iconic.

  • Bruce Springsteen

    The Boss has done the Halftime show already too.  But who would say no to rockin’ out to “Born To Run” again?

  • Duran Duran

    Probably not one you would’ve thought of right?  Gotta tell you they were INCREDIBLE in Tampa at Amalie Arena this year.  They sounded fantastic, brought big energy and had the place going nuts.


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