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This List Of The Top Dad Rock Bands Across The US Will Make You Feel Old

Sorry.

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You know when you walk into the grocery store and they're playing some classic rock station, and then like Creed comes on and you feel old as shit? That's this poll in writing form.

Merchoid asked 3,000 Americans "Which band truly epitomizes dad rock today?" and the results are… dad rock, but not in the Led Zeppelin way. They are:

  1. Nickleback (26%)
  2. Van Halen (12%)
  3. Blink-182 (12%)
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers (10%)
  5. Nirvana (10%)
  6. Linkin Park (8%)
  7. Guns N’ Roses (8%)
  8. Coldplay (6%)
  9. Bon Jovi (6%)
  10. Limp Bizkit (2%)

State-by-state, that breaks down to:

  • Alabama – Limp Bizkit
  • Alaska – Nirvana
  • Arizona – Linkin Park
  • Arkansas – Nickleback
  • California – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Colorado – Guns N' Roses
  • Connecticut – Nickleback
  • Delaware – Nickleback
  • Florida – Van Halen
  • Georgia – Nickleback
  • Hawaii – Linkin Park
  • Idaho – Nirvana
  • Illinois – Blink-182
  • Indiana – Van Halen
  • Iowa – Linkin Park
  • Kansas – Nickleback
  • Kentucky – Guns N' Roses
  • Louisiana – Bon Jovi
  • Maine – Coldplay
  • Maryland – Guns N' Roses
  • Massachusetts – Blink-182
  • Michigan – Van Halen
  • Minnesota – Nickleback
  • Mississippi – Nirvana
  • Missouri – Blink-182
  • Montana – Nirvana
  • Nebraska – Bon Jovi
  • Nevada – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • New Hampshire – Guns N' Roses
  • New Jersey – Blink-182
  • New Mexico – Nickleback
  • New York – Nickleback
  • North Carolina – Nickleback
  • North Dakota – Linkin Park
  • Ohio – Nickleback
  • Oklahoma – Nickleback
  • Oregon – Blink-182
  • Pennsylvania – Nickleback
  • Rhode Island – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • South Carolina – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • South Dakota – Coldplay
  • Tennessee – Bon Jovi
  • Texas – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Utah – Van Halen
  • Vermont – Van Halen
  • Virginia – Blink-182
  • Washington – Nickleback
  • West Virginia – Coldplay
  • Wisconsin – Van Halen
  • Wyoming – Nirvana

Sure, there are some '80s bands in there to make us all feel a little less old, but a lot of those '90s bands are certainly putting the grays on my head into perspective.

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