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Readers’ Poll: The Best Linkin Park Songs

Your picks include ‘Crawling,’ ‘Faint’ and ‘Papercut’

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Last week, Linkin Park released their fifth studio album, Living Things. It's their third LP co-produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, and it also signals a return to form of sorts. After breaking out with 2000's Hybrid Theory and following that with 2003's Meteora, the rap-rockers have lately veered into more experimental territory. We asked you to name your favorite songs from Linkin Park's entire catalog, and it's safe to say you strongly favored the band's earlier material. Click through to see your Top 10 picks, and listen to our Spotify playlist below.

By Dan Hyman

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3. ‘Papercut’

This track's hip-hop beat signals the opening of Hybrid Theory, before giving way to 4-bit-infused alt-rock heaviness. Bennington has stated on several occasions that "Papercut," the second single from the band's debut, is one of his favorite songs in the band's wide-ranging repertoire.

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2. ‘Numb’

This Meteora cut is one of the band's most successful to date. It is also a record-setter: "Numb" is the only song to top the Hot Modern Rock charts during consecutive-week spans in two separate years. Its continued success over the years is due in large part to its fusion with Jay-Z’s "Encore" to form "Numb/Encore," the Grammy-winning single from Collision Course.

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1. ‘In the End’

Inarguably the band's most successful and well-recognized song to date, this Hybrid Theory single, energized by a classic Shinoda vocal firestorm and Bennington's howl-to-the-heavens yelp, catapulted Linkin Park to superstardom. It also remains the band's highest-charting song to date, hitting Number Two on the Hot 100 in 2001.

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