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Never Forget That The New Kids On The Block Changed Super Bowl Halftime As We Know It

The year was 1991. The theme? It's a Small World. Super Bowl Halftime shows would never be the same.

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Way back in 1991, the New Kids On The Block were the first major pop artists to perform at the Super Bowl.

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That's right. This epic NKOTB performance launched Super Bowl halftime shows as we know them.

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Before the New Kids, halftime had been filled with marching bands and local performers from the host city. With the Gulf War in full swing, ABC invited NKOTB to perform as a treat for the military children participating in the show.

The boys from Boston kicked things off with "Step By Step," the most appropriate children's song ever...

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...Before moving into a *swoon*-worthy rendition of "This One's For The Children."

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Actual children ran out onto the field and in to their arms as they sang. Ovaries everywhere exploded.

Oh, Donnie.

(Not you, Donald Duck. We see you creeping in the background.)
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(Not you, Donald Duck. We see you creeping in the background.)

To finish things off, the boy band performed a riveting rendition of "It's a Small World."

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And with that, the Super Bowl was changed forever.

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#NeverForget #NKOTB4Ever

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