- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 1:30PM
Linkin Park's iconic "In The End" video has hit a billion views on YouTube, making it the band's second to join the coveted three comma club along with "Numb."
Though the Hybrid Theory single is one of Linkin Park's most successful songs, Chester Bennington revealed in an old interview that he didn't particularly like it at first.
"I was never a fan of ‘In The End’ and I didn’t even want it to be on the record, honestly,” he said. “How wrong could I have possibly been? I basically decided at that point I don’t know what the f**k I’m talking about, so I leave that to other people who are actually talented at somehow picking songs that people are going to like the most. It also gave me a good lesson, as an artist, that I don’t necessarily have to only make music, in my band, that I want to listen to. Now I love ‘In The End.’ I think it’s such a great song. I actually see how good of a song it is, it was just hard for me to see it at the time.”
Revisit the "In The End" video above.
Since quarantine began in March, three other rock bands have seen their YouTube numbers soar into the billions: The Cranberries' "Zombie" hit the milestone in April, and The Arctic Monkeys' "Do I Wanna Know" and Twenty One Pilots' "Ride" achieved the feat in June.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission