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Linkin Park’s ‘In The End’ Reaches One Billion Views On YouTube

Linkin Park’s video for ‘In The End’ just became the second video to pass the one billion mark on YouTube for the band. ‘Numb’ had previously achieved this in November of 2018.

‘In The End’ was the second single to be-released from their debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’, but the video was not put on YouTube until October of 2009. Almost 10 years after the song was-released.

In an interview back in 2012 with VMusic, Chester Bennington said that he originally didn’t care for the song, saying  “I was never a fan of ‘In The End’ and I didn’t even want it to be on the record, honestly,” he continued, “How wrong could I have possibly been? I basically decided at that point I don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about, so I leave that to other people who are actually talented at somehow picking songs that people are going to like the most. It also gave me a good lesson, as an artist, that I don’t necessarily have to only make music, in my band, that I want to listen to. More often than not, something that I like, very few other people like, and something that those people like is something that I kind of like, or don’t like at all. And that’s cool, it gives me a new appreciation for the songs. But, you know, now I love ‘In The End’ and I think it’s such a great song. I actually see how good of a song it is, it was just hard for me to see it at the time.”

Mike Shinoda had an interview with Linkin Park Web, where he discussed how they created ‘In The End’, saying “I came up with the piano and the chorus music and chorus lyrics. Then Brad [Delson, guitar] came up with the guitar in the verse and we worked on the bassline and composition. From there, I think everybody in the band began chipping in and adding their parts and critiquing each other’s parts. And right before we went into the studio to record it, we scrapped the beat I had originally written for the verse, and had Rob [Bourdon, drums] do a new one, which is the one that we recorded.”

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