Relive Prince’s epic Super Bowl XLI halftime show, 10 years ago today

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Super Bowl XLI notably gave Peyton Manning his first championship when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 on Feb. 4, 2007.

It also happened to be the day when Prince cracked the sky open and delivered a Super Bowl halftime performance for the heavens and earth at Dolphin Stadium.

Ten years to the day after His Purple Majesty reigned upon a pouring stage, let’s relive his 12-minute set — featuring a dancing marching band, fearless ladies dancing in stiletto heels, covers of Tina Turner, Queen, Bob Dylan and the Foo Fighters, along with his classic “Let’s Go Crazy,” and ending with a rousing rendition of “Purple Rain”  — that brought the house down in a way that only Prince could.

And as this NFL behind-the-scenes video proved, a little rain wasn’t about to stop Prince from breaking out the electric guitars during his performance. In fact, he asked if they could make it rain harder:

It was a singular moment from a singular artist that will live on as one of the best Super Bowl halftime shows in history.

Long may His Purple Majesty reign.