The Who’s Halftime Set at Super Bowl Features Medley Of Hits-turned CSI Theme Songs
Will David Caruso jump on stage with The Who? It’s in Miami (or Miami Gardens for purists). Hardly an accident that CBS would lineup The Who for its Super Bowl halftime show.
Yeah, it does bother me that there is a subset of a generation who only know some of these songs as themes for the various CSI series.
“We’re kinda doing a mashup of stuff,” the guitarist tells Billboard. “A bit of ‘Baba O’Riley,’ a bit of ‘Pinball Wizard,’ a bit of the close of ‘Tommy,’ a bit of ‘Who Are You,’ and a bit of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’ It works — it’s quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it — we’ve always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot.”
For those who are familiar with the CSIs, but not necessarily which song from The Who is playing in the opening themes:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Las Vegas) = “Who Are You”
CSI: New York = “Baba O’Riley”
CSI: Miami = “Won’t Get Fooled Again”