The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the improbable (although no one would dare try to convince them of that) and dethroned the mighty New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in downtown Minneapolis Sunday night.
Most people agree the game was a classic, with the Eagles building a convincing lead that they would relinquish late in the fourth quarter (like most everyone else has to the Pats) only to take it back and keep it for good (unlike many other teams in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era).
As a result, it is the Eagles who are the NFL’s champions today, and they will remain that way until next February, when they either defend their title or someone else takes it. It’s the annual tradition that captivates most Americans – despite this year’s NFL ratings woes (including Sunday’s big game) – as it has for the past five decades.
But was the Eagles’ first ever Super Bowl win (and their denial of the Patriots’ record-tying sixth with the Pittsburgh Steelers) part of “God’s Plan”? The rapper Drake may have astute fans thinking just that. After all, his latest single, entitled “God’s Plan,” sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, making it this year’s new addition to the exclusive club of songs that happened to be No. 1 on the day that a Super Bowl was played.
It’s Drake’s latest No. 1 single, of four, but his first Super Bowl chart-topper (amazing when you consider the man has reached the chart with 160 different tunes since 2010 – most among solo artists).
Anyway, djrobblog has updated its list of all the Number One songs from Super Bowl game days and has it right here for fans of football, music and useless trivia.
Scroll through this list to find out who was No. 1 during the first game in 1967 or during one of the games your team played in (assuming they’re not the Cleveland Browns or Detroit Lions who, along with the fact that neither team has been to a Super Bowl, now hold the distinction of being the only two to ever go winless in a 16-game regular season).
Find our whether or not last night’s halftime performer Justin Timberlake ever had a Number One song on Super Bowl Sunday and which other halftime performers did (there are many).
It’s all below in chronological order, including audio or video clips of each song along with details about when and where the SB games were played and which teams competed (and won).
Enjoy the list, fans!