Released in 2001, Linkin Park’s “In the End” is one of the popular rock videos of this generation. Many could easily relate with the lyrics and the music, even people who are not fond of rock songs. It was one of the band’s most successful and popular songs.
I bet many of you love the song – because I do!
But have you ever imagined how “In the End” would have been if it was not Linkin Park who sang it but artists like Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Guns n’ Roses, the Beatles, Enya, Bob Marley, Boyz II Men, the Backstreet Boys, or Led Zeppelin? After all, these artists have their own unique style of singing.
Well, wonder no more because you’ll find the answer in this video by Ten Second Songs who, by the way, loves to create mash-ups like this one where he splits a song into several versions to show us just how the song would have sounded if some other artist sang it, not the original singer.
Check out this cool video:
Facts and Figures for “In the End”
Recorded in 2000 but only released on October 9, 2001, “In the End” is considered to be one of Linkin Park’s best songs. It achieved mainstream popularity (meaning it was liked not just by rock fans but even by non-rock fans) and was a commercial success.
Although the song did not reach #1 on the US’ Hot 100 Billboard, it peaked at number 2. Maybe it was not meant to top that chart but it peaked at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks and spent 44 weeks on the chart, breaking a previous record held by their first longest track on the charts, “One Step Closer” which stayed at 39 weeks.
The song, “In the End”, was also popular across the world, topping several billboards and remaining in the chart for several weeks.