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From ‘In the End’ to ‘Talking to Myself,’ Linkin Park Storms Hot Rock Songs Chart

Following the death of Chester Bennington, the band lands 11 entries on the ranking spanning its 17-year discography.

Following the July 20 death of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park lands 11 entries on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart dated Aug. 5, led by 2002’s “In the End,” which debuts at No. 5.

On Hot Rock Songs, which began in 2009, older songs are eligible to re-enter (or debut) if ranking in the top 25 with multi-metric gains and a newfound reason to appear on the tally.


Linkin Park’s Hot Rock Songs haul features songs from throughout its catalog, including latest single “Talking to Myself,” new at No. 27; its official video was released hours before Bennington’s death was reported.

“End” is followed in the top 10 by “Numb” (No. 6) and latest album One More Light lead single “Heavy,” featuring Kiiara (No. 8). Of the 11 songs on the survey, three each are from 2000’s Hybrid Theory, 2003’s Meteora and this year’s Light, while the other two (“What I’ve Done” and “Numb/Encore”) are from 2007’s Minutes to Midnight and 2004’s collaborative EP with JAY-Z, Collision Course, respectively.

The band also charts seven songs each on Rock Digital Song Sales and Alternative Digital Song Sales, along with 10 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales (all those charts are 25 positions deep), also led by “End,” which re-enters at No. 1 (12,000 downloads sold, up 948 percent, according to Nielsen Music).


Linkin Park additionally charts more than one title on the Rock Streaming Songs chart for the first time: “In the End” at No. 4 (5.6 million U.S. streams, up 91 percent), “Numb” at No. 7 (5.4 million, up 96 percent) and “Heavy” at No. 24 (3.1 million, up 65 percent).

Meanwhile, as on the all-genre Billboard 200, four Linkin Park sets dot Top Rock Albums, led by Light at No. 3 with 23,000 equivalent album units.