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In honor of the release of Linkin Park’s newest album “The Hunting Party” today. I thought I’d make a list of my favorite songs by them because I just let them have one week to talk about them, I must have a second week. Since I’ve already published this week’s Tune Tuesday post as well, I’ve had to make this a separate post which is perfectly fine with me.
- Papercut – I literally use to listen to this song just because of the introduction. The “creepy” sounds of it just made me so happy when I was just getting into them. When I go to watch the music video for it though, I instantly return back to my junior year of high school, being in my Short Stories class reading about the story called The Yellow Wall Paper. Just remembering it and watching the video at the same time, it was like they were using it as a reference. I can never forget that story because of that music video.
- Numb – I have always liked “Numb” and “In The End.” It’s those first songs of both albums that you remember hearing from your friends and they’ve just became your favorites because you can relate to them in more ways than one. When I was a senior in high school, I actually wanted to do a slow, piano version of the song as my senior solo in my choir class, but unfortunately my teacher told me that he didn’t like when girls sang guys songs. I was sad but I understood.
- No More Sorrow – I love this song, it’s another good introduction song too. Just how the guitars sound at the very beginning, it’s got that very big rock sound that we didn’t really hear from them yet at that time. I love Chester’s screams and it’s a good song to handbang.
- Victimized – It’s a short freaking song, but it’s a pretty powerful one though! If you’ve been a big LP fan for a long time and you like the two albums MTM then you REALLY missed Mike’s raps. That’s why everybody was pissed that it wasn’t longer, my problem about it was I really liked the sound in general. The drums and guitars just sounded so damn intense that I wanted to be longer than two minutes. You always like the shortest songs the most and wish they never end though.
- Points Of Authority/99 Problems/One Step Closer – I have to add one of the LP/Jay-Z mash ups from 2004. When we got that album, we only got it for my dad because he was obsessed with “Numb/Encore” and you can’t blame me because sadly I wasn’t into them fully yet. When I discovered them back in 2009 though, I became obsessed with this track and so did my mother. She was mainly addicted to Mike’s raps. I’m pretty proud of how much LP lyrics she knows.
- Valentine’s Day – I love this song. It is one of those depressing songs that you just can’t help but listen to on Valentine’s Day and everybody that is a hardcore fan of LP knows YOU have to play it even if you’re having a good day. If you don’t, well then you’re not a fan. I’m just kidding!
- Waiting For The End – This is another song that my mom and I were addicted to when it first came out. I am still addicted to it honestly. I still use it as my ringtone. I just love the sound of the guitars and of course Chester slow words. The fact that all of the members contributed vocals on that song, makes things that much better too!
- New Divide – Yes, I was VERY sad to find out that LP was not going to be featured on the new Transformers movie but I do like Imagine Dragons take on it though. When ND came out, we hadn’t heard from them in a while and everybody was SO excited to hear new music from them.
- Not Alone – For some odd reason, when I changed over to my new iPod majority of my favorite LP songs didn’t quite make it. This one included and this song has a powerful meaning since it was released after the wake of the Haiti tragedy. I love Chester’s soft lyrics as well as the nice melody of the drums too. So sweet and nice.
- Across The Line – This song does not exist on any of the CDs but I think it was on one of the LPU special released demos. I love the lyrics of different topics from drugs and military. It’s very edgy and the guitars in the middle is just amazing awesome!