YOUR Top 15 Favourite Linkin Park songs

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  1. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
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    01) Breaking The Habit
    02) Lying From You
    03) Papercut
    04) A Place For My Head
    05) Faint
    06) New Divide
    07) Lost In The Echo
    08) Points of Authority
    09) Burn It Down
    10) Crawling
    11) Iridescent
    12) Bleed It Out
    13) In The End
    14) My December
    15) What I've Done
  2. leftshoe18

    leftshoe18 Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2007
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    1. Waiting for the End: I fell in love with this song right away and it continues to be one of my all-time favorite songs. If you break it down, it's a simple pop ballad with rapping around it. The experimentation with the structure and instrumentation really helps and Mike and Chester nail the vocals to bring this song to the next level.

    2. Until it Breaks: Mike delivers some of his finest rapping on this track flexing lyrical muscles most probably didn't realize he had. Chester's mini-verse/chorus thing sounds amazing and puts a nice little breather between Mike's monstrous raps. Brad's singing at the end really ties everything together sonically and reminds me of Hands Held High in a way. The crazy structure alone made this a standout track on Living Things but it's the execution that puts it here among my favorite Linkin Park songs.

    3. One Step Closer: This song will always hold a special place in my heart as my first favorite song. It got me into the band, into music, and I will always love it because of that. The song itself isn't anything special really and is simple, angsty nu-metal. It's fun to rock out to though.

    4. Roads Untraveled: Mike's voice is just perfect for this song. He sounds so wonderfully vulnerable on this track as he sings the first two verses. "The love that you lost wasn't worth what it cost/and in time you'll be glad it's gone" is probably my favorite set of lines from any Linkin Park song and then dropping all lyrics for the next minute or so really lets that one sink in. The vibe, the build, and the lyrics are just amazing. Having Chester sing after everything drops our was also a nice choice as his voice definitely gives a different feel and is perfect for his compassionate verse before everything explodes once more in a dramatic flourish to finish the song.

    4. In Between: Tied with Roads Untraveled is our first experience with Mike singing a whole song. His vulnerable voice once again shines on this one and fits the mood of the song perfectly. This song made me love Mike as a musician even more than I already did. After Rising Tied opened the world of hip-hop to me, this song opened the world of soft music to me. Without it, I wouldn't have given Minutes to Midnight another chance and I'd probably be stuck in the "if it doesn't have heavy distorted guitars, it ain't worth listening to" mindset that I was in pre-2007.

    6. And One: Speaking of heavy distorted guitars, this is probably the BEST song out LP's nu-metal days. Chester sounds angry on this one and growls out some of my favorite pre-MTM Linkin Park lyrics. The catchy, heavy chorus and some experimentation with the structure that was mostly absent from other Hybrid Theory and Meteora era tracks are also big reasons why this is among my favorites. Mike's rap at the end is also pretty great.

    7. Blackout: Linkin Park is really at their best when they experiment. Chester's angry vocals sound crazy against the poppy synthesized background but somehow manage to work wonderfully. After the second chorus, we have one of my personal favorite moments from any LP song in that crazy glitched-out bridge before settling down into that amazing outro.

    8. Part of Me: Some of my favorite verses from Mike in a farily standard rap-rock tune. Combine those raps with some of my favorite riffs in any Linkin Park songs and you have a winner. Also, I love the way Chester sounds on all these HTEP tunes. He sounds so angry and has that nice grunge tone to his voice. I wish he'd sing like that more.

    9. Victimized: Linkin Park being heavy AND experimenting a bit? Yes, please! Having one verse sung and the other rapped definitely caught me by surprise on the first listen. Hyped up as LP's heaviest song to date, it didn't disappoint as Chester screams over distorted guitars to intersperse Mike's verses. If it had been a little longer (maybe a guitar solo?) it would have been even higher on this list.

    10. Figure.09: I don't know what it is about this song, but I can't get enough of it.

    11. Jornada del Muerto
    12. When They Come For Me
    13. Skin to Bone
    14. A Place For My Head
    15. Castle of Glass
  3. DaMU

    DaMU Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2010
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    Am I, or are you merely five years on?
  4. Kmid24

    Kmid24 Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2010
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    1. The Catalyst
    3. In The End
    4. Faint
    5. Burning In The Skies
    6. Pushing Me Away
    9. Forgotten
    10. Wretches and Kings
    11. Numb
    13. Bleed It Out
    14. A Place For My Head
    15. Waiting For The End
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  5. Quack

    Quack Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2012
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    1. Waiting for the End
    2. Breaking the Habit
    3. Forgotten
    5. The Catalyst
    6. Bleed It Out
    7. Iridescent
    8. In The End
    9. Shadow of the Day
    11. Blackout
    12. Issho Ni
    14. Papercut
    15. Valentine's Day
  6. kazekyou

    kazekyou 持ち上げて、解放して

    Jun 17, 2012
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    Before I list my top 15, I'm going to describe my process: It's 2-3 from each album wherever possible. I'm including Reanimation in it, and I'm restricting it to 2-3 because I'd include every damn ATS track if I could.

    Top 15 Linkin Park Tracks

    (1) Roads Untraveled: I don't know if it's because it's still early in the Living Things era, but Roads Untraveled easily takes my top spot due to the great instrumental, the emotional lyrics and the refusal to word the chorus (opting instead for the wails of "oohs" and "aahs"). Easily a top 3 mainstay for me.

    (2) The Little Things Give You Away: Some love the consumable, chew-then-spit, disposable singles of the 3 minute variety, others the 6-7 minute epics. This song is the latter, and gets 2nd place for the incredible build-up, the relevant lyrics and Brad's explosive guitar solo. His solo alone elevates the track high in my list. Epic stuff indeed.

    (3) P5hng Me A*wy: An extremely solid remix to an already solid album closer, this track was reworked, given more emotion and had an excellent vocal appearance by Stephen Richards. Easily the winner from Reanimation.

    (4) The Catalyst: We know the story - on its release this track was ripped apart by critics and LP's hardcore fans alike. It didn't make sense as a single but with the release of the album everything just made sense; the crescendo of layered electronica, the despair in the lyrics, and finally the emotional, piano-backed cries of the last act made The Catalyst evolve from a much-maligned piece to one of the most epic penultimate tracks ever.

    (5) In the End: Legend goes that the band originally wanted this track out of Hybrid Theory due to their belief that it wasn't any good. In the end, it didn't even matter as they included it anyway and it went on to become a runaway success. Excellent instrumentals and catchy lyrics made In the End an instahit.

    (6) Breaking the Habit: As a whole, Meteora didn't do much for me. Only Breaking the Habit stood out as the soul beacon of the album, with its depressing theme, its integrity and its unique instrumental. One of the critics even referred to the track as "daring art".

    (7) When They Come for Me: For fairness' sake (towards the other albums), WTCFM should've been higher. Don't let the number order fool you though: WTCFM is one hell of a track which (surprisingly for me) is disliked by quite a lot of fans. What is there to hate? It's got Mike's incredible verses, bass-breaking tribal drums, more swagger than Mick Jagger and a Middle-Eastern sounding chorus which not only succeeds in breaking radio-song tradition, but also succeeds in keeping consistent with the apocalyptic, war themes of the whole album.

    (8) Lost in the Echo: A solid track from their most recent album, LITE combines all of the best elements from their previous work which results in a track that not only plucks the strings of nostalgia, but also rouses the crowd and draws the tears out of fans (upon hearing Chester rage-screaming).

    (9) Papercut: The place where it all started for some, Papercut is a heavy classic that showcased the talents of the band to the world. No one (if anyone) really found success with the rap/rock combination until*
    Mike and Chester spat out the lines of paranoia to get beneath the skin of newly infected fans and casual listeners alike.

    (10) Leave Out All the Rest: Claimed to have been finished in the first few recordings, LOATR proved that the band not only had great compositional skill, but really knew how to evoke emotion from the listener. At least, they managed to extract a lot from me personally during a time where everything went wrong.

    (11) Iridescent: Another from the ATS highlights reel, Iridescent gets praise for its hauntingly beautiful instrumental, its emotional build-up and the crowd-rousing ending that provides hope for a journey so bleak at times. Also contains one of my all-favourite lines from the band, "Remember all the sadness and frustration, and let it go."

    (12) In Pieces: An exciting, exhilarating race to the album finisher, In Pieces strategically builds up a whole heap of layers before letting Brad loose with a killer guitar solo that leaves another ear-gasmed fan biting the dust (or in this case, in pieces).

    (13) Castle of Glass: I'm standing on a crack in this castle of opinions, especially with its placing, but upon repeated listenings Castle of Glass fell sharply for me. That said, it's still a killer track - the unique percussion, the industrial feel and some great lyrics make it one of the better Linkin Park songs.

    (14) Krwlng: The original mix was an emotional piece that had potential, and this remix unleashed that potential. Beautiful instrumentals (that violin!), a slow-paced charge and strong guitars really helped make Krwlng the song Crawling wanted to be.

    (15) Numb: Initially I preferred Easier to Run over this, but repeated listenings confirmed this to be the better track. The representation of LP's entire nu-metal era, Numb was supported by wailing guitars, great percussion and Chester's always incredible voice. Its nu-metal perfection managed to help it sneak into my Top 15 list.

    Honourable Mentions

    (HM1) A Place for My Head: Almost got in with Chester's all-out bonkers screaming ("You try to take the best from me, go away!").

    (HM2) 1stp Klosr: Just missed out due to the unnecessary lengthening of a tight and compact track.

    (HM3) Session: Gets a mention for being the best instrumental-only track compared to the others.

    (Guilty Mention) Lies Greed Misery: Yeeeeeah! F*** you!!!! :p
  7. Doris The Spider

    Doris The Spider Who-ligan

    Mar 15, 2011
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    1. Waiting For The End
    2. P5hng Me A*Wy
    3. New Divide
    4. Blackout
    5. Figure.09
    6. Easier To Run
    7. Given Up
    8. By_Myslf
    9. Wth>You
    10. Lies Green Misery
    11. When They Come For Me
    12. Iridescent
    14. Lost In The Echo
    15. In My Remains

    I don't know if this is the EXACT order but it's close.
  8. peterilo

    peterilo will we burn inside the fires of A THOUSAND SUNS?

    Aug 2, 2010
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    1.-The Catalyst
    2.-The Little Things Give You Away
    5.-The Requiem/The Radiance/Burning In The Skies (I just can't listen to these songs separately)
    7.-Pushing Me Away
    9.-Shadow Of The Day
    12.-In The End
    14.-Lying From You
    15.-Hands Held High
  9. cstebila

    cstebila an emerging paradigm

    Apr 3, 2010
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    Some favorites:

    A Place For My Head
    Pushing Me Away
    Breaking The Habit
    Hit The Floor
  10. Atticus

    Atticus Bullets lance the bravest lungs

    Jul 27, 2010
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    After listening to every album the last week and giving each track an honest review, here's my finalized list as of now.

    01. The Little Things Give You Away
    02. Blackout
    03. Lost In The Echo
    04. Tinfoil/Powerless
    05. The Catalyst
    06. Victimized
    07. In Pieces
    08. Roads Untraveled
    09. Iridescent
    10. Waiting For The End
    11. Faint
    12. A Place For My Head
    13. No More Sorrow
    14. In My Remains
    15. When They Come For Me
  11. StaticOnTheWay

    StaticOnTheWay Makin' you all say "woah"

    Sep 8, 2010
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    1. When They Come For Me
    2. Nobody's Listening
    3. Castle of Glass
    4. Faint
    5. In Pieces
    6. Waiting for the End
    7. Pushing Me Away
    8. High Voltage
    9. Bleed It Out
    10. Lying From You
    11. Until It Breaks
    12. Lost in the Echo
    13. Wretches and Kings (Beat is dope)
    14. Breaking the Habit
    15. TLTGYA
  12. Filip

    Filip god break down the door LPA Contributor

    May 23, 2012
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    Nah, you're 5 years off there.
  13. Melis

    Melis when you're feeling empty, keep me in your memory LPA Super Member

    Jun 21, 2012
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    My TOP 15 is:

    2)Breaking The Habit
    3)Waiting For The End
    4)Roads Untraveled
    5)Pushing Me Away
    9)The Catalyst
    10)Lying From You
    12)In The End
    13)When They Come For Me
    14)With You
    15)Points Pf Authority

    But actually EVERY song is awesome !
  14. Suffered

    Suffered All we need is faith

    Jun 29, 2012
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    1. The Catalyst
    2. In Pieces
    3. Papercut
    4. Esaúl
    5. Bleed It Out
    6. In My Remains
    7. Rhinestone
    8. With You
    9. Leave Out All The Rest
    10. Roads Untraveled
    11. No Roads Left
    12. Jornada Del Muerto/Waiting For The End
    13. Until It Breaks
    14. When They Come From Me
    15. Skin to Bone
  15. DaMU

    DaMU Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2010
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    Perhaps. Perhaps not. We'll see who's right in the end.
  16. Maemi

    Maemi Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2012
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    1. My December
    2. Faint
    3. A Place For My Head
    4. In the End
    5. Breaking the Habit
    6. And One
    7. She Couldn´t
    8. Across the Line
    9. Pretend To Be
    10. Castle of Glass
    11. Lost in the Echo
    12. Roads Untraveled
    13. Blue
    14. Don´t Stay
    15. Papercut
  17. Ignite

    Ignite Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2012
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    Top 5 (no order)
    1. Waiting for the End
    2. Leave Out All the Rest
    3. Points of Authority
    4. Papercut
    5. New Divide

    6. In the End
    7. Breaking the Habit
    8. Iridescent
    9. The Catalyst
    10. In Pieces
    11. Numb
    12. Powerless
    13. Shadow of the Day
    14. Valentine's Day
    15. Given Up

    Living Things tracks are still growing on me, but so far:

    HT: 3
    Meteora: 2
    MTM: 5
    ATS: 3
    LT: 1
    Other single: 1

    I never noticed, but I actually liked MTM the most? :dafuq:
  18. John Smith

    John Smith Member

    Jun 24, 2012
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    1. My<Dsmbr
    2. Wth>You
    3. P5hng Me A*wy
    4. Krwlng
    5. Ppr:Kut
    6. When They Come for Me
    7. Robot Boy
    8. Lost in the Echo
    9. Victimized
    10. Roads Untraveled
    11. High Voltage
    12. By Myself
    13. Leave Out All the Rest
    14. The Little Things Give You Away
    15. Shadow of the Day
  19. Delicious Dave

    Delicious Dave I'm gonna drive you into your own anus.

    May 25, 2012
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    1. Iridescent
    2. Roads Untraveled
    3. Waiting For The End
    4. Burning in the Skies
    5. The Little Things Give You Away
    6. Castle of Glass
    7. Robot Boy
    8. The Catalyst
    9. Powerless
    10. Blackout
    11. When They Come for Me
    12. The Messenger
    13. Shadow of the Day
    14. Skin to Bone
    15. Wretches and Kings
  20. linkinloch

    linkinloch Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2012
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    1. Numb
    2. In The End
    3. Breaking The Habit
    4. Lost In The Echo
    5. Crawling
    6. Papercut
    7. The Catalyst
    8. Faint
    9. From The Inside
    10. Somewhere I Belong
    11. Blackout
    12. One Step Closer
    13. Pushing Me Away
    14. Powerless
    15. Castle Of Glass

    Sorry Points Of Authority, New Divide, When They Come for Me, A Place For My Head... and many others :)

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