Steven's Rock Calendar: Super Bowl XLVII Edition

updated for 2013

For everyone ready for some football one last time, here's a special edition of my Rock Calendar looking at the top songs on game day through the years. In our daily Rock Calendar on Twitter, we look at a particular date (usually the current calendar date) and note what happened, as well as the song or album you would have heard on the radio as Number One at that time. For this special edition, I've also included the cover story from the current issue of Time magazine, offering a shapshot of newsworthy and cultural events of the day.

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It's interesting to note the variety of artists who show up in the albums and songs. there are the obvious superstars, as well as some who came and went quickly, such as Tiffany and Vanilla Ice, non-traditional acts like Jamie Foxx, and a couple of charity projects, Dionne Warwick's "That's What Friends Are For" and the "Hope For Haiti" compilation 

For stats geeks like me, The Beatles lead the way with five appearances, followed by Michael Jackson with three, and 14 acts made the list twice. The Beatles had the number one song the week of the 1968 game, and the top album for three consecutive years ('68-'70), as well as the "One" compilation in 2001. If you feel generous, add two solo appearances from George Harrison, with the most popular album and song during game week in 1971, and two from John Lennon in 1981 to make it nine Fab Four appearances and to extend that consecutive album Beatle streak to four years.

There have been eleven games when the same artist had both the most popular album and the top song, most recently last year, when Adele's song "Set Fire To The Rain" and her LP "21" sat atop the charts. As noted above, The Beatles, George Harrison and John Lennon accounted for three of those years. It also happened for The Monkees, Carly Simon, Elton John, Men At Work, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, and OutKast. The other artists who made two apperances are Barbra Streisand, Phil Collins, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey and Beyonce. 


Super Bowl I

Jan 15, 1967 Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10

No.1 Song: I'm A Believer- The Monkees
No.1 LP: The Monkees- The Monkees
"TIME" Magazine cover: China In Chaos

Super Bowl II

Jan 14, 1968 Green Bay Packers 33 ,Oakland Raiders 14

No.1 Song: Hello, Goodbye- The Beatles
No.1 LP: Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles
"TIME" Magazine cover: Rise of the Public Universities... Quality As Well As Quantity

Super Bowl III

Jan 12, 1969 New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7

No.1 Song: I Heard It Though The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
No.1 LP: The Beatles (the "white" album)- The Beatles
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Democrats regroup... Senator Edward Kennedy

Super Bowl IV

Jan 11, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7

No.1 Song: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head- B.J.Thomas
No.1 LP: Abbey Road- The Beatles
"TIME" Magazine cover: Man and Woman Of The Year: The Middle Americans

Super Bowl V

Jan 17, 1971 Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13

No.1 Song: My Sweet Lord- George Harrison
No.1 LP: All Things Must Pass- George Harrison
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Return To Romance... Ali McGraw ("Love Story")

Super Bowl VI

Jan 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3

No.1 Song: American Pie Don MacLean
No.1 LP: Music- Carole King
"TIME" Magazine cover: Ireland, The Tactics of Terror

Super Bowl VII

Jan 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7

No.1 Song: You're So Vain- Carly Simon
No.1 LP: No Secrets- Carly Simon
"TIME" Magazine cover: After The Bombs, What Peace? :

Super Bowl VIII

Jan 13, 1974 Miami Dolphins 24, Minnesota Vikings 7

No.1 Song: The Joker- Steve Miller Band
No.1 LP: You Don't Mess Around With Jim- Jim Croce
"TIME" Magazine cover: Man of the Year.. Judge John Sirica

Super Bowl IX

Jan 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6

No.1 Song: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds- Elton John
No.1 LP: Elton John's Greatest Hits
"TIME" Magazine cover: Man of the Year... King Faisal (Saudi Araba)

Super Bowl X

Jan 18, 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17

No.1 Song: I Write The Songs- Barry Mainlow
No.1 LP: Gratitude- Earth, Wind & Fire
"TIME" Magazine cover: Soap Operas... Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie of Days of Our Lives

Super Bowl XI

Jan 9, 1977 Oakland Raiders 32, Minnesota Vikings 14

No.1 Song: You Don't Have To Be A Star- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
No.1 LP: Songs In The Key Of Life- Stevie Wonder
"TIME" Magazine cover: Man of the Year... Jimmy Carter

Super Bowl XII

Jan 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 28, Denver Broncos 10

No.1 Song: Baby Come Back- Player
No.1 LP: Rumours- Fleetwood Mac
"TIME" Magazine cover: Hollywood's Honchos... Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood

Super Bowl XIII

Jan 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31

No.1 Song: Le Freak- Chic
No.1 LP: Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits
"TIME" Magazine cover: Crescent Of Crisis... Troubles Beyond Iran

Super Bowl XIV

Jan 20, 1980 Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19

No.1 Song: Rock With You- Michael Jackson
No.1 LP: The Wall- Pink Floyd
"TIME" Magazine cover: Moscow's Bold Challenge

Super Bowl XV

Jan 25, 1981 Oakland Raiders 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

No.1 Song: (Just like) Starting Over- John Lennon
No.1 LP: Double Fantasy- John Lennon & Yoko Ono
"TIME" Magazine cover: Aiming High In '81... Space Shuttle Columbia

Super Bowl XVI

Jan 24, 1982 San Francisco 49ers 26, Cincinnati Bengals 21

No.1 Song: Physical- Olivia Newton-John
No.1 LP: Foreigner 4
"TIME" Magazine cover: Gronk! Flash! Zap!... Video Games Are Blitzing The World

Super Bowl XVII

Jan 30, 1983 Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17

No.1 Song: Down Under- Men At Work
No.1 LP: Business As Usual- Men At Work
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Death Penalty

Super Bowl XVIII

Jan 22, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9

No.1 Song: Owner of a Lonely Heart- Yes
No.1 LP: Thriller- Michael Jackson
"TIME" Magazine cover: Africa's Woes... Coups, Conflict and Corruption

Super Bowl XIX

Jan 20, 1985 San Francisco 49ers 38, Miami Dolphins 16

No.1 Song: Like A Virgin- Madonna
No.1 LP: Born In the USA- Bruce Springsteen
"TIME" Magazine cover: White House Co-Star... Nancy Reagan's Growing Role

Super Bowl XX

Jan 26, 1986 Chicago Bears 46, New England Patriots 10

No.1 Song: That's What Friends Are For- Dionne Warwick & Friends
No.1 LP: The Broadway Album- Barbra Streisand
"TIME" Magazine cover: Slimming Down... What Works, What Won't, What's New

Super Bowl XXI

Jan 25, 1987 New York Giants 39, Denver Broncos 20

No.1 Song: At This Moment- Billy Vera & the Beaters
No.1 LP: Slippery When Wet- Bon Jovi
"TIME" Magazine cover: Those Shadowy Arms Traders... Adnan Khashoggi's High Life And Flashy Deals

Super Bowl XXII

Jan 31, 1988 Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10

No.1 Song: The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson
No.1 LP: Tiffany- Tiffany
"TIME" Magazine cover: Iowa...A Profile Of The Feisty Folks Who Have An Outsized Say In Picking The Next President

Super Bowl XXIII

Jan 22, 1989 San Francisco 49ers 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16

No.1 Song: Two Hearts- Phil Collins
No.1 LP: Don't Be Cruel- Bobby Brown
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Silver Fox... Barbara Bush Brings A Refreshing New Style To The White House

Super Bowl XXIV

Jan 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10

No.1 Song: How Am I Supposed To Live Without You- Michael Bolton
No.1 LP: But Seriously- Phil Collins
"TIME" Magazine cover: A Murder In Boston... Charles Stuart At The Scene Of The Crime

Super Bowl XXV

Jan 27, 1991 New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19

No.1 Song: The First Time- Surface
No.1 LP: To The Extreme- Vanilla Ice
"TIME" Magazine cover: Gulf Special... January 15, Deadline For War

Super Bowl XXVI

Jan 26, 1992 Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24

No.1 Song: All 4 Love- Color Me Badd
No.1 LP: Ropin' The Wind- Garth Brooks
"TIME" Magazine cover: Why Are Men And Women Different?

Super Bowl XXVII

Jan 31, 1993 Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17

No.1 Song: I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
No.1 LP: "The Bodyguard" Soundtrack
"TIME" Magazine cover: Stand And Deliver... With Tough Choices At Home And A Dangerous World Abroad, Bill Clinton Takes Charge

Super Bowl XXVIII

Jan 30, 1994 Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13

No.1 Song: All For Love- Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting
No.1 LP: Music Box- Mariah Carey
"TIME" Magazine cover: Ice Follies... The Strange Plot To Cripple Nancy Kerrigan

Super Bowl XXIX

Jan 29, 1995 San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26

No.1 Song: Creep- TLC
No.1 LP: The Hits- Garth Brooks
"TIME" Magazine cover: is Rush Limbaugh Good For America?

Super Bowl XXX

Jan 28, 1996 Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

No.1 Song: One Sweet Day- Mariah Carey, Boys II Men
No.1 LP: "Waiting To Exhale" Soundtrack
"TIME" Magazine cover: What Your Doctor Can't Tell You... An In-Depth Look At Managed Care And One Woman's Fight To Survive

Super Bowl XXXI

Jan 26, 1997 Green Bay Packers 35, New England Patriots 21

No.1 Song: Unbreak My Heart- Toni Braxton
No.1 LP: Tragic Kingdom- No Doubt
"TIME" Magazine cover: Where the Jobs Are... Despite The Layoff, We're In A Historic Hiring Boom. Here's A Guide To Where The Jobs Are

Super Bowl XXXII

Jan 25, 1998 Denver Broncos 31, Green Bay Packers 24

No.1 Song: Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden
No.1 LP: "Titanic" Soundtrack
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Sound And The Fury Of Toni Morrison

Super Bowl XXXIII

Jan 31, 1999 Denver Broncos 34, Atlanta Falcons 19

No.1 Song: Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
No.1 LP: Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
"TIME" Magazine cover: Too Much Homework... How It's Hurting Our Kids And What Parents Should Do About It

Super Bowl XXXIV

Jan 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16

No.1 Song: I Knew I Loved You- Savage Garden
No.1 LP: Supernatural- Santana
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Big Deal... How The AOL-Time Warner Merger Happened

Super Bowl XXXV

Jan 28, 2001 Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7

No.1 Song: Independent Woman- Destiny's Child
No.1 LP: One- The Beatles
"TIME" Magazine cover: Should This Man Be Attorney General?... John Ashcroft

Super Bowl XXXVI

Feb 3, 2002 New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17

No.1 Song: How You Remind Me- Nickelback
No.1 LP: Drive- Alan Jackson
"TIME" Magazine cover: Personal Finance... You're On Your Own, Baby

Super Bowl XXXVII

Jan 26, 2003 Tampa Ban Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21

No.1 Song: Lose Yourself- Eminem
No.1 LP: Come Away With Me- Norah Jones
"TIME" Magazine cover: How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

Super Bowl XXXVIII

Feb 1, 2004 New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

No.1 Song: Hey Ya!- OutKast
No.1 LP: Speakerboxxx- OutKast
"TIME" Magazine cover: Mission To Mars... It's An Exciting Prospect, But Is It For Real?

Super Bowl XXXIX

Feb 6, 2005 New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

No.1 Song: Let Me Love You- Mario
No.1 LP: The Documentary- The Game
"TIME" Magazine cover: After the Iraq Election... How Soon Can We Get Out?

Super Bowl XL

Feb 5, 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10

No.1 Song: Check On It- Beyonce
No.1 LP: Unpredictable- Jamie Foxx
"TIME" Magazine cover: Bill Ford... Would You Buy A New Car From This Man?

Super Bowl XLI

Feb 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts 29, Chicago Bears 17

No.1 Song: Irreplaceable- Beyonce
No.1 LP: Daughtry- Daughtry
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Brain... A User's Guide

Super Bowl XLII

Feb 3, 2008 New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

No.1 Song: Low- Flo Rida
No.1 LP: As I Am- Alicia Keys
"TIME" Magazine cover: The Science Of Romance... Why We Need Love To Survive

Super Bowl XLIII

Feb 1, 2009 Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23

No.1 Song: Just Dance- Lady Gaga
No.1 LP: Fearless- Taylor Swift
"TIME" Magazine cover: Great Expectations... A New President And The Burdens That Await Him

Super Bowl XLIV

Feb 7, 2010 New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

No.1 Song: Tik Tok- Ke$ha
No.1 LP: Hope For Haiti Now- Various Artists
"TIME" Magazine cover: Now What?... Obama Starts Over

Super Bowl XLV

Feb 6, 2011 Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

No.1 Song: Grenade- Bruno Mars
No.1 LP: The King Is Dead- The Decemberists
"TIME" Magazine cover: Why Obama Loves Reagan

Super Bowl XLVI

Feb. 5, 2012 New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

No.1 Song: Set Fire To The Rain Adele
No.1 LP: 21- Adele
"TIME" Magazine cover: Obama's World: And exclusive interview by Fareed Zakaria