For those who weren't captivated by the thrill of Superbowl XLVIII that took place Sunday night, the halftime show must have been quite the treat. Bruno Mars, widely known American singer-songwriter and record producer, performed a full 12 minutes of extravagance that really set the bar high for future halftime performers. Working through some of his top hits and adding in The Red Hot Chili Peppers with their song "Give It Away", Bruno Mars took us through a short tour of musical history ranging from 1960's Motown to current Hip-Hop influence.
Speaking of cool things that came out of the Superbowl that aren't sports, a few commercials really stood out that night featuring pivotal artists like U2 and Bob Dylan. U2 released a single titled "Invisible" which will continue to be free on iTunes until 24 hours after the commercial was debuted. For every download, Bank of America will donate $1 to the (RED) charity to fight AIDS. Bono wants everyone to know that this is not the debut single off of their new album, which they are hoping to release this summer. Check out the commercial:
We saw our good friend Bob Dylan in a commercial for Chrysler last night as well. It seems every year Chrysler get's a quintessential American, like Clint Eastwood or Berry Gordy, to try and make us feel real life feelings about a car company and it totally works. Bob Dylan's homage to American cars finishes with the line "Let Germany brew your beer, let Switzerland make your watch, let Asia assemble your phone. We will build your car." Can we expect to see counterculture icon, Bob Dylan, in more commercials now?