On the day music sensation Prince dies, we look back at one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime performances ever.

By William Chase

The world lost another music icon today, as Prince Rogers Nelson, or Prince, as he’s known around the world, has died.

And so on this day, we look back at perhaps the greatest Super Bowl halftime show, from Super Bowl 41, which took place February 4, 2007 at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, performed by the one and only:

Considered among the greatest Super Bowl Halftime performances, this is another act of musical influence leaving an imprint on the sports scene.

A Super Bowl that featured nothing but a downpour, Prince rocked out anyways.

Per Seija Rankin, Eonline, “the man was on fire, mesmerizing an entire stadium full of people (and millions watching at home) with nothing more than two dancers and some guitar riffs.”

When you think of Super Bowl halftime shows today, you think of the glitz and glamour associated with it, including over-the-top special effects. It says something for a relatively simple show to rise among the lot of them.

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William Chase is editor at Elite Sports NY, and has been featured on such prominent websites including Bleacher Report. William is also currently the Marketing & Media Relations Intern for the Augusta GreenJackets.