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Our Top 7 Linkin Park Videos Of All Time

James Wachira Update on 19-05-2018
Our Top 7 Linkin Park Videos Of All Time

Yesterday, we heard the sad news that Chester Bennington - frontman of Linkin Park - passed away. It's another sad day for the rock community, as we say goodbye to one of the most iconic voices of the early 2000's, and beyond. 

As a tribute to Bennington, we'll take a look at some of the top Linkin Park videos of all time. RIP Chester!

In the End 

'In The End' is probably one of Linkin Park's most recognizable songs. Directed by Joe Hahn and Nathan "Karma" Cox, the video makes great use of both CGI and footage of the band's live performances at various stops along the 2001 Ozzfest tour. 

 

Somewhere I Belong

In an article for MTV, James Montgomery describes the video as "a stirring, powerful piece — one that matches the punch of the song — proof that sometimes the smallest things also pack the biggest wallop." With this in mind, it's not difficult to see why 'Somewhere I Belong' was awarded as Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.


One Step Closer

The band's DJ and sampler Joe Hahn actually came up with the concept for the video for 'One Step Closer', which was shot 60 feet underground in an abandoned subway tunnel in LA.  This was Linkin Park's debut single, and is is the only Linkin Park music video to be filmed with SD cameras.


Numb 

The narrative of this video is relatable and compelling; following the story of an unpopular female student as she struggles with domestic and social problems. With over 565 million views, 'Numb' is the most viewed video of Linkin Park on Youtube. 


What I've done 

Released in April 2007, the video for 'What I've Done' was featured and won on MTV's Battle of the Videos. It was also the Linkin Park video to snag the number one spot on MTV's TRL. 

 

Breaking The Habit

The music video for 'Breaking The Habit' was directed by Joe Hahn and animated by Studio Gonzo. It's distinctive in the way that it uses Anime stylization, and proved to be a viewer favorite as it won the 2004 MTV VMA Viewer's Choice Award.

 

Crawling

The video for 'Crawling' is full of symbolism - depicting a woman (played by model Katelyn Rosaasen - who also featured in the video for 'Want You Bad' by The Offspring) who is isolated from the world due to suffering in an abusive relationship. This is represented by the crystals that form around her, which then recede by the end of the video, supposedly symbolising her success in overcoming the abuse. The video was nominated for Best Rock video on MTV's Video Music Awards, but missed out against 'Rollin'' by Limp Bizkit. 

 

There are, of course, plenty more Linkin Park music videos that could have made this list. Let us know your favorite Linkin Park video (or song) in the comments. 

 

 

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