The American rock band Linkin Park is one of the most famous rock bands around the globe. This band of six has many best rated songs and albums to their credit, particularly in the genre of alternative rock and light metal.
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Hybrid theory, their debut album, broke all records and remained at the top of the charts for several weeks in a row. Though each of Linkin Park songs is a unique and outstanding combination of electronic sounds and beats, here is a zealous attempt at listing some of the most soothing and mesmerizing tracks by the band released over the recent years.
Top Songs Of Linkin Park
1. One Step Closer
This was the first ever released song by the band “Linkin Park” and an obvious choice as one of their best. It topped the charts as soon as it was released and occupied the top position for several weeks. It has a soothing feel to it and electronic sounds have been very well merged with soft metal and rock music. The background vocals are auto-tuned combined with natural vocals and the lyrics are meaningful and deep. As some of the lines in the lyrics go:
“All these words they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Less I hear the less you’ll say
You’ll find that out anyway”
2. In the End
It is overwhelming to see how famous this particular track is among the masses. This soft rock number incorporates rap music as well as high quality vocals. In spite of following the alternative rock genre, it is rather melodious to listen. The best lines of the lyrics are something like this:
“Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it countdown ‘till the end of the day
The clock ticks life away”
People are in love with this song not because of how melodious and soothing it is which it undoubtedly is, but for the fact that it portrays the misery and tribulations of life so perfectly portrays through its lyrics. It is one of those songs that people can connect to as soon as they listen to it for the first time. Everything right from the background music to the rap part is just perfect and Linkin Park has found one of the best lead vocalists in Chester Bennington.
4. Easier to run
This song has an interesting mix of instruments playing in the background. The lyrics have been superbly written and along with the soothing vocals having heavy metal undertones to it, it is one of the finest songs released by the bad. No doubt it remained on top of the music charts worldwide following its release. Few of the best lines from the lyrics are:
“If I could change I would
Take back the pain I would..
If I could stand up and take the blame I would
I would take all my shame to the grave”
Faint is different from rest of the Linkin park songs, and this is what brings it to this list. It was released in the album Meteora in 2003 (buy this album now) and went on to top the charts for several weeks right away. The instrumental part of the music is rather cheerful and fast-paced. The vocal part is a thorough mix of rap as well as melody. On the wholesome, the song is more of a heavy rock/ heavy metal genre.
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6. New Divide
One of the band’s best songs ever, it is far more appreciable when played at loud volume. Everything about this song right from the instrumentals, vocals to the background effect is superb and mind-blowing. Though it is an old song, it remains an evergreen hit. You can connect to the lyrics so well that takes you by surprise.
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