During today’s Super Bowl game, I’ll be rooting for the Cardinals (Kurt Warner’s comeback story is just to inspiring to ignore) but I’m expecting the Steelers to win their sixth Super Bowl title. But what I’m really interested in is Bruce Springsteen’s halftime show. What will the setlist be? (In case you haven’t heard, The Boss is the latest in a line of geezer rockers to perform at halftime. He follows in the footsteps of Tom Petty, Prince and the Strolling Bones — er, the Rolling Stones.)
Here’s my prediction for Springsteen’s playlist:
Born in the USA
Working on a Dream (from the new album)
Born to Run
While I’m betting on the “Born” bookends, I wouldn’t doubt that “The Rising” might make in into the set. I’m expecting all of the tunes to be upbeat, because it’s the Super Bowl, but that’s too bad because some of Springsteen’s best work has been more sublime, ballady and even downright depressing.
Here are some other playlist predictions. What is your prediction — either for halftime or for the game itself?