20 years ago this October, Linkin Park released their groundbreaking debut full-length, Hybrid Theory. An album where pretty much every song could’ve been a single, we already know the kind of impact the record has had on popular culture, so we’ll try not to rehash old news on that note. “In The End”, “Crawling”, and “One Step Closer” were massive radio hits so inescapable and popular, they’re still rock radio staples to this day. While it’s generally known that Hybrid Theory sold a ridiculous amount of albums, it now ranks as one of the highest-selling albums of all time, too.
Off the top of your head, who do you think the highest-selling musicians of all-time are? A few names come to mind. Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Whitney Houston, The Beatles, and Metallica all ring a few bells, and there’s definitely hundreds more that we don’t have the space to talk about. Sad!
What’s not sad, however, is we’ve found a stellar new 10-minute video that essentially details the highest-selling musicians since 1969 – quarter by quarter. Most of the visualizer isn’t too much of a surprise if you know your music history, generally speaking.
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.