Billboard takes a look back at when the Left Shark from Katy Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl performance went viral and turned into a huge internet meme.
We heard her “Roar” and fireworks lit the sky. But we’ll give you one guess at which part cemented Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show into our minds forever. We take you to that moment in this week’s Pop Culture Rewind.
It was Super Bowl XLIX, and while the Patriots were battling the Seahawks, Katy Perry was on top of her game for her Pepsi halftime show. She arrived in a big way on a tiger and ran through all her hits, like “I Kissed a Girl” with Lenny Kravitz, “California Gurls,” and she even invited Missy Elliott, who also went through her epic catalog including “Work It,” but it was during “Teenage Dream” when one of her two backup dancing sharks lived his best life. So much so, everybody named him “Left Shark” and the memes and Halloween costumes were born. The guy behind the shark later said he just forgot the choreo — iconic! We’ll have another huge moment for you next week in our Pop Culture Rewind.