He told "Entertainment Tonight" that "no one thought about" doing the halftime show performance more than he did. With the game itself, came all of the emotionally loaded top-billed commercials, a lot of jokes about Tom Brady, and a halftime show performed by Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi. "As a tribute to his legacy, his contributions to a generation of children, and to truly showcase the greatness of this song, we call for "Sweet Victory" to be performed at the halftime show".
So even though this year's halftime show is bad enough for a number of reasons, just know that the famous SpongeBob track is coming your way at some point on Sunday night.
Despite rumors that Mick Jagger himself might appear to accompany Levine on the song, he did not join Maroon 5 for what turned out to be their closing song. They went into "This Love" immediately after - complete with a guitar solo from frontman Adam Levine.
In mid-January, Maroon 5 posted a video teasing their halftime performance, and fans noticed that it contained a brief clip of the titular sponge. However, prior to the event, there were reports that big-name artists like Jay-Z and Rihanna had turned down performing, taking a stand in solidarity with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick to highlight social justice issues. More than a million Change.org petitioners had requested a performance of the show's legendary Super Bowl halftime-spoofing "Sweet Victory", which had been recently mashed up with Scott's "Sicko Mode", providing a flawless moment for harmonic convergence.
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A priest also gave a brief Mass in front of a tall pink cross that had been planted in the mud. Their responsibilities are believed to include dealing with environmental impact licences.
The 2019 Super Bowl halftime show was always going to be a hot topic of conversation online, thanks to the controversy surrounding this year's headliners, Maroon 5 and guest performers Travis Scott and Outkast's Big Boi. Ultimately, he said the band "would like to move on from it and speak through the music".
The Women's March also took to social media to sound off about the controversy. On Friday, Levine said he made the decision to perform based on how he felt.
"No one thought about it more than I did", he said about making the decision.
The singer delivered a reassuring message to Kaepernick's supporters, saying: 'They will be [heard] - that's all I want to say because I don't want to spoil anything'.