Only a handful of nu-metal songs have reached the 500 million spin milestone on Spotify. Shockingly, only a few nu-metal bands have achieved the milestone – Papa Roach, System Of A Down, and Linkin Park. The latter has by far the most on this list with 6, including “In The End”, “Numb/Encore”, “What I’ve Done”, “One Step Closer”, and “Numb”. Now a Meteora-era hit has joined those five songs in reaching the aforementioned milestone.
As you can probably infer by the title, “Faint” is now the sixth Linkin Park song to reach 500 million streams on Spotify. Buoyed by renewed interest in the band after their 20th anniversary of Meteora was released earlier this year, the track was a massive hit for the band in 2003. One of their highest-charting songs around the world, it reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its opening intro and guitar riff are both instantly recognizable to just about everyone.