SUPER BOWL: Maroon 5 lacked flair for the dramatic at halftime show

SUPER BOWL: Maroon 5 lacked flair for the dramatic at halftime show

"I've never been more excited in my entire life to present this to the people because I believe that it's truly a reflection of all of us", said Levine. One of the most notable aspects of this performance was the fact that Maroon 5's lead singer Adam Levine eventually took off his shirt.

People wanted SpongeBob's song "Sweet Victory", which was performed by SpongeBob and pals at the halftime show of the "Bubble Bowl" during the "Band Geeks" episode, and it's a power ballad banger - ideal for the Super Bowl, we feel.

SpongeBob Squarepants fans have expressed their indignation at the divisive Super Bowl LIII halftime show after a tribute to the cartoon's creator wound up much shorter than many viewers expected.

Whether it was the lack of "SpongeBob SquarePants" airtime or Levine being allowed to go shirtless and show his nipples (something Janet Jackson wasn't allowed to do), people just weren't having it.

The Maroon 5 frontman also hinted at plans to honor those who feel like their voices aren't being heard.

Super Bowl halftime performers, Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi, set the Internet ablaze on Sunday night.

In mid-January, Maroon 5 posted a video teasing their halftime performance, and fans noticed that it contained a brief clip of the titular sponge.

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The Adam Levine-fronted band appeared halfway through the big game, kicking things off with a medley of its biggest hits, "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love".

The overwhelming response on social media seems to be one of disappointment, though, with fans hilariously complaining about Travis Scott taking the place of an actual performance of "Sweet Victootherswhile other argue that the mere performance of "SICKO MODE" wasn't enough".

"You think Adam Levine took off his shirt cause he knew this show was very bad?" wrote a user.

Controversy surrounded this year's Super Bowl since some have boycotted the NFL over the treatment of Colin Kaepernick, the former quarterback who protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Ultimately, he said the band "would like to move on from it and speak through the music".

Fans generally weren't impressed by the partial nudity, and some felt like it promoted a double standard.

"No one thought about it more than I did", he said about making the decision.