The Linkin Park song “Numb” is one of the most popular songs of the early 2000s. If you grew up as a kid or teenager watching MTV, you more than very likely caught the music video for this banger. “Numb” is part of the band’s second studio album, Meteora.
On Spotify, “Numb” has hit 1 billion plays. It’s the second Linkin Park song to pull this off, with the first being “In The End.” The music video for “Numb” has 1.7 billion plays on it as well.
The Linkin Park song “Numb” is one of the most widely known songs among the band’s collection. The track received a remix down the road titled “Numb/Encore,” which featured a collaboration between Linkin Park and rapper Jay-Z. This collaboration would land Linkin Park a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Along with their debut studio album Hybrid Theory, Meteroa did incredibly well for Linkin Park. The record features other big singles from the band, such as “Somewhere I Belong,” “Faint,” and “Breaking the Habit.” Meteroa is one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century and has been certified 7x Platinum.
What are your thoughts on “Numb”? Do you remember the first time you heard the song? Or the first time you saw the music video on TV?
Last week we talked about some old 1999 footage of Linkin Park performing a demo of “A Place for My Head.” The video features a young Chester Bennington screaming and singing in a small room with the rest of the band. You can check out that 1999 footage of Chester and the band playing the Linkin Park song “A Place for My Head” by clicking the link below.
Linkin Park would become an essential component to a new wave of metal and rock during the early 2000s. At the time of this writing, the band have released seven studio albums; their most recent release is that of 2017’s One More Light.
Words by: Michael Pementel