As most of you probably know, Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide this morning. Linkin Park was my all-time #1 band for about 8 straight years. In his honor, I’m going to rank my top 10 Linkin Park songs.
10. Lying From You (Meteora)
An underrated song of theirs from Meteora. Too hard-rock-ish to get any mainstream love.
9. Shadow of the Day (Minutes to Midnight)
Probably a surprise to make my top 10 but I’m actually a fan of this one.
8. In the End (Hybrid Theory)
The first real hit. I’ve heard it so many times that I actually prefer The Untitled instead, but a must-have.
7. Breaking the Habit (Meteora)
This won best music video at some stupid awards show in like 2004. I remember being on the computer voting for it over and over again.
6. A Place for my Head (Hybrid Theory)
I always think of Ben and Alex at the “You, try to take the best of me.” part. A rager.
5. Pushing Me Away (Hybrid Theory)
Last song on the first album. On the softer side for them and I like this live version.
4. Waiting for the End (A Thousand Suns)
This was stuck in my head the first time I broke 16:00 in the 5k. It was at Frank Colden, I ran 15:55.33 and Jatin ran 15:55.30. The only real song of their “later” stuff that I like a lot.
3. Don’t Stay (Meteora)
A totally underrated song of their’s to lead off the second album and they rock the fuck out of it.
2. One Step Closer (Hybrid Theory)
An absolute fucking RAGER! The original GO HAM song for me.
1. Papercut (Hybrid Theory)
The first song of the first album. Set the tone for their entire career. A masterpiece.
Honorable Mention: Bleed it Out, Numb, Crawling, High Voltage, Faint