Crawling (song)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song by Linkin Park
from the album Hybrid Theory
ReleasedOctober 24, 2000
Recorded1996 - 1999
GenreNu metal, rap metal, rap rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Linkin Park
Producer(s)Don Gilmore

"Crawling" is the second single off of American rock band Linkin Park's first studio album Hybrid Theory. The song was released on October 24, 2000.

The song was able to make it to #3 on the Mainstream Rock, #5 on the Alternative Airplay, and #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[1][2][3] The song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4] The song won Best Hard Rock Performance at the 44th Grammy Awards.[5]

Vocalist Chester Bennington said that he wrote the song about his battle with drug addiction, saying that "Crawling is about feeling like I had no control over myself in terms of drugs and alcohol, hence the line "These wounds they will not heal..." He also said that the song is one of the hardest for him to sing live.[6]

A music video for the song was released. In the video, a woman in an abusive relationship looks in a mirror at the bruises on her body as blood drips into the sink. The man enters the bathroom and it cut to the band playing while surrounded by crystals. The woman has her hands over her head and is scared. Different scenes of her life are shown. A woman looks at her worried and she cries alone in the shower. At the end, she smiles and touches her reflection in the mirror.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Linkin Park - Mainstream Rock Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  2. "Linkin Park - Alternative Airplay Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  3. "Linkin Park - Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  4. "Linkin Park – Numb". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  5. "44th Annual Grammy Awards: Winners & Nominees". Grammy Awards. Retrieved September 29, 2023.
  6. "Linkin Park's Bennington Discusses His Drug Addiction". Spin. Retrieved September 29, 2023.

Other websites[change | change source]