There has certainly been a lot of negative attention surrounding the Super Bowl Halftime Show this year featuring Maroon 5. Yet, it seems as though there’s a little bit of positivity coming tomorrow if you are a big-time SpongeBob SquarePants fan.
Following the passing of Stephen Hillenburg recently, fans of the longtime Nickelodeon series started a petition in order to have Maroon 5 perform “Sweet Victory” — a song from an early episode of the cartoon that ended up being, in part, around a marching band. As someone who grew up in a band and was a drum major, this episode always spoke to us and was one of the best ones out there. “Sweet Victory” was performed at the end of that episode, and it remains to this day probably the most famous song to come out of the show.
Based on the recent Twitter tease below, it does seem as though Maroon 5 is responding to the petition and could actually perform the song over the course of the show this weekend. We’ve heard rumors about rehearsals and while we’re not sure how much of their performance is going to feature the song, it’s still going to be a memorable moment if they go through with it to some degree. It’s also a little bit of good PR after so many groups criticized Maroon 5 for their decision to take the Super Bowl gig in the first place. A number of music artists have turned down the opportunity to work with the NFL over their treatment of Colin Kaepernick, who is still involved in a collusion lawsuit against the league.
We’ll have a chance to check out Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Halftime Show in full tomorrow — we know that they are going to be joined by the likes of Big Boi and also Travis Scott, and there could be a few other surprises that they have in full. They’ve already opted against doing the traditional Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference, with the group issuing a statement instead saying that they want the music to speak for itself. It’s an interesting choice, especially how visible band frontman Adam Levine often is when it comes to his appearances on The Voice and other interviews elsewhere.
If for whatever reason you’ve never heard “Sweet Victory” before, you can check that out below in full.
What do you think about the idea of Maroon 5 actually doing “Sweet Victory” at the Super Bowl Halftime Show? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: Nick.)