The WDHA Family Reunion is ON ! The FIRST show post pandemic and we were thrilled to partner with Shinedown on this epic event!

Here in New Jersey, we love Shinedown. In fact in the Spring, when we run our Rock Madness brackets to find our listener’s favorite band, Shinedown has taken the crown several years. I thought we can dive a little deeper today and look at 5 Songs New Jersey Shinedown fans love.

It was Brent Smith’s birthday yesterday, so I wanted to celebrate on the air. I have a feature at 5PM called First Call Last Call. It’s a themed block of music for your ride home. It’s put together based on the responses to the question of the day at the DHA Facebook page.

Yesterday, I mentioned how it was Brent’s Birthday and I asked What Shinedown song you could put on repeat and never tire of. Of course, I got some great responses. Shinedown has a great catalog and it’s not only the hits that are good. Their deep cuts are fantastic as well!

I think what makes them such an interesting and exciting band to listen to is the fact that they are so versatile. They can have a song which is a straight up heavy banger and then follow it up with a melodic ballad with emotional lyrics that resonate with so many.

Of course, the musicianship and playing in the band doesn’t hurt their sound either. If you’ve ever seen them live, you know how tight they are and how spot on they consistently sound. And Brent has one of the greatest voices in rock. It’s powerful, it’ soulful, it’s moldable into what the song calls for. And it just always works so well.

They are a lot of fun to listen to and I loved reading through the responses of what DHA listeners think is their best song.

On that note, how about we look at 5 songs New Jersey Shinedown fans love!


    There’s a bit of an Audioslave vibe to this one. Brent sounds so good and the opening riff is so intriguing. A real rocker!


    It’s got that driving force to it.  Upbeat but with a tinge of darkness to it.  Brent helps tie it all together with the melodic chorus!


    Talk about one that gets you moving.  Featured on the deluxe edition of The SOund OF Madness or the Soundtrack to The Expendables, it’s one that rocks hard n heavy!


    The title track to a stellar album.  A great way to kickoff a Shindown live concert by the way.  Such a rocker and fun one to sing along to!


    From their debut, this is a deeper cut that has such emotion and powerful lyrics.  It’s really cool!

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