Katy Perry is set to bring her many pop smashes to the biggest stage in the world, as the 29-year-old has been confirmed as the performer at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Joining a select group of superstars that includes Madonna, Beyonce and Bruno Mars, Perry will spend the next four months prepping for Super Bowl XLIX, trying to assemble a pristine setlist to entertain the attendees of University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., as well as the world at large on Feb. 1, 2015.
Questions will linger about Perry’s stage setup as well as the possibility of surprise guests, but really, we all want to know which songs the pop extraordinaire is going to play at the Super Bowl. With nine No. 1 singles under her belt and roughly 12 minutes to work with, Katy is going to have to get selective!
Vote for the five songs that you think Katy Perry absolutely must play during her Super Bowl halftime extravaganza next year!
Perry is coming off of another huge project, as 2013’s PRISM produced Hot 100 chart-toppers “Roar” and “Dark Horse,” as well as songs like “Birthday,” “Unconditionally” and “This Is How We Do,” all of which are essential numbers in her international Prismatic tour. Of course, her 2010 album, Teenage Dream, happened to tie the record set by Michael Jackson’s Bad album by producing five No. 1 singles — “California Gurls,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” and the title track — and then scored two more hits, “Part of Me” and “Wide Awake,” on the Complete Confection deluxe edition. And how could you forget the early smashes (“I Kissed A Girl,” “Hot N Cold”) that helped establish Perry as a new force in the Top 40? Katy has been a star for less than a decade, but her pile of hits is already stacked high.
Fans will have to wait until Feb. 1 to see what Katy Perry has in store, but diehards can discuss the ideal Super Bowl setlist in the comments section below. The top five vote-getters will be revealed on Billboard.com next Friday, Oct. 17!