“Numb” is Linkin Park’s third single from their second album Meteora. The song was written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Linkin Park.
The song became Linkin Park’s first number-one hit in the United States, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart in 2004, as well as the first Linkin Park song to appear on a Billboard airplay-only chart.
In 2003 Linkin Park had released their album, Meteora which peaked on number 1 on US billboard 200 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album in the year 2004. A part of this album was a song called “Numb”, which was also Linkin Park’s third single from the album.
In 2003 Linkin Park released their second studio album Meteora, which peaked on number 1 on US billboard 200 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album in the year 2004. A part of this album was a Linkin Park song called “Numb”.
According to Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, “Numb” is about being told what to do and not wanting to hear it anymore. It was also stated that the song was an angry Linkin Park as they were talking about people telling them what to do. In an interview with MTV News, Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda commented on Linkin Park’s song Numb: