Coldplay performed some of their biggest hits, including “Paradise,” “Viva La Vida” and “Yellow,” during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
They also shared the stage with Bruno Mars, who performed a dance-heavy performance of “Uptown Funk” with Mark Ronson on the DJ booth. Beyoncé, flanked by dancers, performed her new song “Formation,” which she released one day before the Super Bowl.
Coldplay took over halftime show duties from Katy Perry, who last year brought out special guests Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz and garnered the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show ever.
Frontman Chris Martin said in a recent interview with CBS that Bruce Springsteen, who performed at the 2009 halftime show, gave him advice about preparing for the show: “‘It’s gotta be muscle memory,'” he remembered. “‘You gotta know every note man. Twelve minutes—that ain’t long, but it’s long enough.'”
But it was Martin’s daughter, Apple, who gave him perhaps the most helpful words of wisdom: “She said, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is you’ll get turned into a meme. And after a month or so people will just forget!'” Guess she hasn’t forgotten about Left Shark.