We already know that “Numb”, the massive single from Linkin Park’s 2003 album Meteora, is one of the biggest rock songs of the past 20 years as well. It’s played in near-universal rotation on most rock radio stations, and “Numb” is also the band’s most-viewed video on Youtube as well. However, the video just reached another major milestone on Youtube earlier today, cementing its place in music history.
Chances are you pass through thousands of people each day, almost wherever you go. You never truly know the battles people are fighting, whether they’re a messy divorce, substance abuse issues, dire financial straits, or a combination of different maladies. These ailments can drive a person to take drastic measures to end their own life, but the power of music – and one Good Samaritan – can truly give someone the will to live.
With the tragic passing of vocalist Chester Bennington just over a year ago, and Mike Shinoda’s successful Post Traumatic album cycle kicking off earlier this year, one wonders what the future of Linkin Park will hold. After all, losing any member of a band so tragically is very difficult to overcome.
Linkin Park hit a major milestone within the last 48 hours. One of the band’s most iconic songs, Linkin Park’s 2003 hit “Numb” has entered an exclusive club, hitting 1 billion views on Youtube.
This is impressive not just because of the band’s massive influence in popular culture, but because there’s only 100 videos (as of the time of this writing) on Youtube that have exceeded 1 billion views, making “Numb” part of an exclusive club. Our friends at Linkin Park Live have some even more interesting info about the song, as the long-running rock band have traditionally dominated social media and streaming services in ways few rock bands ever have.