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Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime First Song: Editors' Guesses

We've Got Thoughts About Which Song Rihanna Will Open the Super Bowl Halftime Show With

Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime First Song: Editors' Guesses
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On Sunday night, fans all across the country will be tuned in watching a field in Arizona, where one of this year's most exciting events will be taking place: Rihanna's 2023 Super Bowl halftime show. Oh, and the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will be providing pre- and post-concert entertainment.

Since Rihanna's big gig was announced last fall, members of the Navy have been speculating about which additions to her beloved discography she'll perform live — especially since it's been years since the multihyphenate has taken the stage. It sounds like Rihanna, too, has been struggling with how to narrow down her plethora of hits into a tight set list. She said during a Feb. 9 Apple Music press conference about the halftime show that trying to "cram 17 years of work into 13 minutes" is "difficult." She promised, though, that the show "is gonna be a celebration of my catalog in the best way we could've put it together."

And while we now know she has 13 minutes of music planned, many are still pondering exactly how she'll kick the evening off. That first song — those first notes, even — set the tone for the entire show. Fans are so curious, there's even prop betting about which track will start the show. According to Bet Arizona, "We Found Love," her 2011 track with Calvin Harris, has a 28.6 percent chance of being first. "Diamonds" from 2012 is close behind with a 25 percent chance, tied with 2017's "Wild Thoughts."

The musically inclined minds at POPSUGAR absolutely have some guesses about that starting moment, but even we aren't aligned on which track will begin the festivities. Read ahead for our editors' thoughts on which song will start Rihanna's Super Bowl 2023 halftime show.

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