Limp Bizkit Chart for the First Time Since 2004 with "Dad Vibes"
The vibes are both off-the-charts and on the charts
Published Dec 02, 2021The year is 2021: Iron Maiden and Marvel are making merch together for some reason, people are selling newly-minted Timbiebs on eBay and Limp Bizkit are back on the Billboard charts.
Yes, that's right — the Fred Durst-led rock-rap nu-metal outfit are getting radio airplay with "Dad Vibes," the lead single from their new LP Limp Bizkit Still Sucks; their first new album in 10 years.
While they surprise-dropped the follow-up collection to 2011's Gold Cobra on Halloween, it was even more surprising when Durst debuted his new look on Instagram back in July. Shortly thereafter, the band premiered "Dad Vibes" at Lollapalooza and everything slowly started to make more sense.
But perhaps even the band themselves didn't anticipate that their sales would double after the festival performance, or that their ill-fated "post pandemic" tour plans would fall through — let alone that they'd land their first airplay chart hit in 17 years.
"Dad Vibes" has officially debuted at No. 38 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Airplay tally, date-stamped for the week of December 4. Limp Bizkit's last appearance on the same chart was in July 2004, when "Almost Over" from Results May Vary peaked at No. 33.
While the Mainstream Rock Airplay list is currently topped by Papa Roach's "Kill the Noise," as Durst delivers with the gravitas of a classic dad joke: "Y'all been gone for a minute / Dad vibe bounce to the finish / I can get with that."
That's the vibe of the Dad prophecy.
Revisit "Dad Vibes" below, because you know you want to.