It feels impossible to overstate the impact of Linkin Park on modern rock. Influenced heavily by the raw-edged alt. The sprawling, riff-heavy lead single holds its own, though, with a sense of uncontrolled momentum to match its Temple Run-inspired music video and that weightily climactic cameo from New York rap icon Rakim taking it to the next level. The subsequent attempt to recapture the slick bombast of their trademark sound without altogether jettisoning electronic experimentation produced only a few truly memorable tracks, but Burn It Down still stands out.
'Waiting for the End'
One thing is for sure, the ever-evolving six-piece of Chester Bennington , Mike Shinoda , Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Dave "Phoenix" Farrell and Rob Bourdon have always kept things interesting with a hybrid mix of rock, metal, rap and electronic music. So, as we present this Top 10 countdown of Linkin Park songs, keep in mind that we tried so hard, but in the end we hope we chose the songs that really mattered. Check out our list of the 10 Best Linkin Park Songs below. What started off as Mike Shinoda's epic instrumental track called 'Drawing' eventually turned into a more fleshed-out hit single called 'Breaking the Habit. Bennington described the track as having a "summertime vibe," and the combination of Rob Bourdon's drums and Joe Hahn's samples really give the track that special sound. Add in Shinoda's rasta-like rapping with Bennington's more melodic delivery and you've got the makings of something special.
25) The Catalyst
The band continued to explore a wider variation of musical types on their fourth album, A Thousand Suns , layering their music with more electronic sounds. The band's fifth album, Living Things , combined musical elements from all of their previous records. Their sixth album, The Hunting Party , returned to a heavier rock sound, and their seventh album, One More Light , was their first pop-oriented record.
Linkin Park are one of the biggest bands in the world. Releasing seven studio albums and selling over 70 million copies worldwide, few bands can demand the size of audiences that the nu metal-turned alt rockers play to on the regs. To find out, we turned to science. By using a super-complicated spreadsheet pulling in data from Spotify, YouTube and Setlist. FM, we not only have the definitive list of songs fans are listening to around the world, but also the songs the band want to play. So, without further ado, here are the best Linkin Park songs ever. No arguing, this is the list. The song sees the band experiment with a more electronic-led sound, incorporating techno influences and favouring synthesisers over guitars. I think that was one of those moments that defined what this album was going to be about. A new non-Facebook video was released afterwards.