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Who is more iconically "New Jersey" - Springsteen or Bon Jovi?

The Garden State is home to some of the greatest musical acts of all time.  But while some folks' New Jersey roots are not as well known, there are two musicians who are almost immediately recognized as Garden State natives - Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.  

My question to you fellow Reckonauts- which one is more iconically New Jersey?  When you think of the music that best represents my beloved home state, is it the wind whipping across the boardwalk to one of the Boss' anthems or kids hanging out at the mall while Bon Jovi blares?  

Reckoning Results!
WINNER!
Springsteen
Bon Jovi
Nobody Beats The Boss!
Livin' On A Prayer In NJ!
68.4%
(52)
31.6%
(24)
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There was a rumor going around in the Twitterverse yesterday that Bon Jovi had died.  Turns out he didn't.  The cyncial part of me wonders if it was spread by the marketing team behind New Year's Day.

I like Bruce better than Bon Jovi, but in terms of the New Jersey I'm familiar with, which includes a lot more malls and feathered hair than people ridin' the rails, Jersey definitely has a lot more Slippery When Wet in it than Tunnel of Love


Part of me wonders if this will break down based on which part of New Jersey you're from (or have visited).  While I love Bruce, as a former mallrat in training Bon Jovi is more New Jersey to me. 


I like the Boss better, but when I hear New Jersey, I think Bon Jovi.


Even though Bruce is heavily identified with NJ, I feel Bon Jovi IS NJ.

But then again, I am a bit biased being a great fan of him and the group!


Is it strange that all the comments are for Bon Jovi votes but Bruce is winning almost 2 to 1?  


I agree Dan L., but we have to get the Bon Jovi fan club weighing in here

just as the PJ people did.


Two words......(The River)


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