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10 tracks to mark... the Superbowl

Sports fans will be glued to their screens this weekend as the NFL's Super Bowl gets underway.

The game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos kicks off in America on Sunday, February 2.

To help get you in the mood, here are 10 tracks from some of the Super Bowl's most memorable half-time performers.

Treasure

Bruno Mars

Released as the third single from Mars' second album Unorthodox Jukebox, this track was inspired by French electronic artist Breakbot's song 'Baby I'm Yours'. It reached the top 10 in over 12 countries.

Love on Top

Beyonce

Appearing on her fourth album, this track was inspired by Beyonce's performance as Etta James in the 2008 film Cadillac Records. The song also won her a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

Like a Prayer

Madonna

This track was the first song by a major artist to be used in a commercial before being released as a single. It topped the charts in countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Sweden, America and the UK.

I Gotta Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas

Sampling David Guetta's Love is Gone, band member Apl.de.ap described this track as a 'college anthem for people looking forward to escaping life's pressures by going out and having a ball'.

Baba O'Riley

The Who

Pete Townsend wrote this track as a 'vision of what would happen if the spirit of his guru Meher Baba was fed into a computer and transformed into music'. It was also influenced by composer Terry Riley.

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

Springsteen first played this track in 1974 when he was opening for Bonnie Raitt at Harvard Square. Allan Clarke from The Hollies released a cover version a year before Springsteen released the song.

Free Fallin'

Tom Petty

In an interview in 2006 Petty said: "Free Fallin' is a very good song. Maybe it would be one of my favourites if it hadn't become this huge anthem. But I'm grateful that people like it."

Purple Rain

Prince & The Revolution

This track came about after Prince decided to write a slow song in the style of Bob Seger that told a story people could relate to. In 2013 Stevie Nick revealed that Prince had asked her to work on this song.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

The Rolling Stones

Talking about the track, Mick Jagger said: "It sounded like a folk song when we started working on it and Keith didn't like it much, he didn't want it to be a single, he didn't think it would do very well."

Live and Let Die

Paul McCartney and Wings

McCartney wrote this track in 10 minutes after reading the James Bond novel. He had been asked to write the Live and let Die film theme for someone else but only agreed to do it if Wings performed it.

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