State of My Head

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"State of My Head"
Single by Shinedown
from the album Threat to Survival
Released October 9, 2015
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Ocean Way Recording, Capitol Studios
Genre Alternative rock, electropop
Length 3:25
Label Atlantic
  • Brent Smith
  • Carlo Colasacco
  • Jayson DeZuzio
  • Peter Nappi
  • Ethan Thompson
Shinedown singles chronology
"Cut the Cord"
"State of My Head"
"Asking for It"

"Cut the Cord"
"State of My Head"
"Asking for It"
Music video
"State of My Head" on YouTube

"State of My Head" is a song by American rock band Shinedown. It was released on October 9, 2015 as the second single from the band's fifth studio album, Threat to Survival. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, their tenth single to do so.


James Chrisopher at AllMusic described the song as a departure from post-grunge, finding it to be a "slick amalgam of electropop and vintage alternative rock".[1]


"State of My Head" was the theme song for the Professional Bull Riders' Built Ford Tough Series telecasts on CBS and CBS Sports Network during the PBR's 2016 season.[2]


Chart (2015) Peak
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[3] 19
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[4] 11
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[5] 25
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[6] 1


  1. ^ James Christopher Monger. "Threat to Survival". AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2015. Threat to Survival begins to detour from the post-grunge highway with "State of My Head," a slick amalgam of electro-pop and vintage alt-rock with a catchy as hell though extremely well-worn chorus.
  2. ^ ben holden [@benholdenpxp] (21 January 2016). "Pretty awesome that @Shinedown "state of my head" is the theme song for @PBR on @CBSSportsNet awesome group and song !🤘🏻🤘🏻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Shinedown Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Shinedown Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Shinedown Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  6. ^ "Shinedown Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2015.

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