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The halftime show at the Super Bowl was not always the spectacle that we know it to be today. The first 20 halftime shows were mostly filled with marching bands, high school bands, and some non-profit organizations putting on performances. Most of these shows all carried themes, generally saluting or providing tribute to a city or anniversary.

It wasn’t until 1993 that the halftime show really took off. This is all thanks to Fox network airing a special episode of In Living Color at the same time as Gloria Estefan’s 1992 Super Bowl halftime show, resulting in many lost viewers for CBS. After seeing all the lost viewership in 1992, we were treated to Michael Jackson in the 1993 halftime show.

Since then, the halftime show has taken on a life of its own, and even comes with its own set of props at sportsbooks. The two most popular halftime show props are the first and last songs performed during the show.

Fans will be treated to Usher during the halftime show of Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas. Whether he brings anyone else with him is anyone’s guess at this point—which you can also bet on! If you’re trying to find some trends from past performances, you’ll see the performers as well as first and last songs played for every halftime show since Super Bowl 25.

2024 Halftime Show Odds | Historical Halftime Show First/Last Songs

Super Bowl 2024 Halftime Show Props

Not all sportsbooks have opened Super Bowl halftime show props this year, but we have rounded up what is available below:

Odds to Be First Song Usher Performs

Song Odds to Be FIRST Song Played at FanDuel Odds to Be FIRST Song Played at BetMGM
My Way +100 -110
OMG +145 +175
Yeah! +430 +400
DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love +850 +900
Love In This Club +1200 +1200
U Got It Bad +1800
U Remind Me +1800
Burn +2100 +2000
Confessions Part II +2300
You Make Me Wanna… +2300
Good Good +2800 +3000
Superstar +2800 +3000
My Boo +2800 +3500
Boyfriend +3500 +4000
Nice & Slow +3500
Think of You +4100
U Don’t Have to Call +4100

FanDuel Sportsbook has released odds for the first song Usher will perform during the Super Bowl 58 halftime show, as well as a few other halftime related props. If you’re not already betting at FanDuel, don’t miss out on our FanDuel promo code for a great bonus when registering. BetMGM has also gotten in on the action, releasing some halftime props as well.

At the moment, “My Way” has emerged as a strong favorite to be the first song played at +100. The song was given +340 odds when this prop opened. “Yeah!”, which was the favorite to be the first song played when this prop opened, has now faded to +430. “OMG” has moved from +380 to the second-best odds at +145.

Odds to Be Last Song Usher Performs

Song Odds to Be LAST Song Played at FanDuel
Yeah! +200
Confessions Part II +390
DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love +490
Without You +490
OMG +750
Somebody to Love +950
Love In This Club +1500
My Boo +1900
Burn +2500
My Way +2500
Good Good +3400
Debut a new song +6000
I Don’t Mind +6000
U Remind Me +6000
You Make Me Wanna… +6000

Odds on the last song Usher will perform just opened on Monday and “Yeah!” has opened as the favorite with +200 odds. This means a $20 bet on “Yeah!” to be the last song Usher performs would win $40 and return $60.

But the halftime show props don’t stop there. You can also bet on the number of songs performed, who will appear with Usher, and a couple other specials too.

Odds to Perform with Usher & Other Specials

Prop Odds
Number of Songs Performed Ov 8.5 (-125) | Un 8.5 (-125)
Number of Usher Outfit Changes Ov 1.5 (-140) | Un 1.5 (+110)
Artist Odds to Appear During Halftime Show
Alicia Keys -550
Post Malone -340
Ludacris -280
Lil Jon -172
Justin Bieber -114
Pitbull +134
will.i.am +225
Nicki Minaj +310
Lil Wayne +550
Taylor Swift +550
David Guetta +640
Marshmello +640
21 Savage +680
50 Cent +880
DJ Khaled +880

FanDuel also has a prop for which artists will make guest appearances. Alicia Keys is seen as a heavy favorite to make an appearance during Usher’s halftime show, given -550 odds. This means a $20 bet would only win $3.64 and return $23.64.

After being an afterthought in the opening odds, Post Malone has seen his odds to be a guest performer improve dramatically. He now has the second-best odds at -340. Ludacris and Lil Jon are also given short odds to join Usher at -280 and -172, respectively.

Super Bowl Halftime Show: First and Last Songs Every Year

Super Bowl Headline Performer First Song Last Song
25 New Kids On The Block It’s a Small World After All/We Are the World/I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing It’s a Small World After All
26 Gloria Estefan Winter Magic Get On Your Feet
27 Michael Jackson Jam Heal the World
28 Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, The Judds Tuckered Out Love Can Build a Bridge
29 Patti Labelle, Indiana Jones & Marion Ravenwood, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Release Yourself Can You Feel the Love Tonight
30 Diana Ross Stop in the Name of Love Take Me Higher
31 The Blues Brothers, ZZ Top, James Brown, Catherine Crier Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Gimme Some Lovin’
32 Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah Get Ready Dancing in the Street
33 Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Savion Glover Go Daddy O You’ll Be Mind (Party Time)/Another Star/My Cherie Amour
34 Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton Reflections of Earth We Go On
35 Aerosmith, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, Nelly Bye Bye Bye Walk This Way
36 U2 Beautiful Day Where the Streets Have No Name
37 Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting Man! I Feel Like a Woman! Message in a Bottle
38 Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake The Way You Move Rock Your Body
39 Paul McCartney Drive My Car Hey Jude
40 The Rolling Stones Start Me Up (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
41 Prince We Will Rock You Purple Rain
42 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers American Girl Runnin’ Down a Dream
43 Bruce Springsteen Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Glory Days
44 The Who Pinball Wizard Won’t Get Fooled Again
45 The Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling The Time (Dirty Bit)
46 Madonna Vogue Like a Prayer
47 Beyonce Run the World (Girls) Halo
48 Bruno Mars Billionaire Just the Way You Are
49 Katy Perry Roar Firework
50 Coldplay Yellow Fix You/Up & Up
51 Lady Gaga God Bless America/This Land is Your Land Bad Romance
52 Justin Timberlake Filthy Can’t Stop the Feeling
53 Maroon 5 Harder to Breathe Moves Like Jagger
54 Jennifer Lopez, Shakira Dare (La La La) Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
55 The Weeknd Starboy Blinding Lights
56 Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar & Mary J. Blige The Next Episode Still D.R.E.
57 Rihanna B*tch Better Have My Money Diamonds
57 Usher Caught Up Yeah!

Though Usher has not put out a new album since 2016, he did release five singles where he was the lead artist in 2023, as well as one more where he was a featured artist. One of those singles was “Good Good,” which is a part of his Coming Home album that is scheduled to release February 9, which is two days prior to the Super Bowl.

But based on past halftime show trends, it is unlikely he is going to open with anything brand new. “Yeah!” will be a very strong contender to be his first song performed, as it is arguably his most successful song and will get the crowd pumped up. I suspect “Love In This Club,” “OMG,” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” to get some bets for first song performed too.

Usher has also collaborated with a ton of other big names, including but not limited to: Lil Jon, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, David Guetta, Ludacris, P. Diddy, and Gucci Mane.

The Super Bowl halftime show expects to get underway around 8pm ET.

Halftime Show First and Last Song Trends

  • Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl 52 halftime show is the only one in the last 19 years to begin with a song that is less than a year old – the single “Filthy” was released less than a month earlier. “The Way You Move” at Super Bowl 38 was the previous first song that was less than a year old.
  • Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl 51 halftime show is the only one in the last 17 years where the first song played was not a single from the performing artist – Gaga went political with a “God Bless America / This Land Is Your Land” mashup. Prince opening with “We Will Rock You” was the previous instance.
  • Only 4 of the last 13 first songs played at Super Bowl halftime shows featuring modern artists were less than three years old, with 7 of them being less than seven years old – Gaga’s political choice joins Coldplay (Yellow), Maroon 5 (Harder to Breathe), and Rihanna (Better Have My Money) as the only first songs played that were released more than seven years before the halftime show; the Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show was not counted towards this trend, since most were not modern.
  • Each last song performed in the last 26 Super Bowl halftime shows has been a single released by one of the performing artists in the show. The last one that wasn’t was “Dancing in the Street” at Super Bowl 32.

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.