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Will Maroon 5 Play the Spongebob "Sweet Victory" Song During the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

By Anna Quintana

There has been plenty of controversy surrounding Maroon 5's Super Bowl Halftime Show — but fans are convinced the band will do one thing right on  Sunday, and that is singing the Spongebob "Sweet Victory" song. 

A Change.org petition was started by Isreal Colunga, asking the NFL to allow Maroon 5 to sing the song in honor of Spongebob Squarepants creator, Stephen Hillenburg, who passed away last November. 

"Few shows are as beloved as Spongebob Squarepants. Spongebob’s eternal optimism lifted the spirits of an entire generation and his high jinks in Bikini Bottom provided many with a much-needed escape,"  Isreal told Distractify. "After I learned that Stephen Hillenburg passed away, I wanted to find a way to celebrate his legacy. It’s crazy that the petition now has over a million signatures and my wild idea might actually become a reality. I’m really excited to see what happens on Sunday!" 

As of Feb. 1, the petition has amassed over 1.1 million signatures, and is nearly at its goal of 5 million.