For The Love Of Music- Day 7 – Numb

Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos anf looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.

Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.

At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.

Day 7 – Numb, Linkin’ Park 


Why This song?

This song is amazing and it is also one of my favourite Linkin’ Park songs by miles. I have listened to this song since I was 14 and I have always loved it – I adore the Chester Bennington’s voice in this song it is so powerful and so full of emotion that it really creates an impact. Even after all these years there are no other songs like this it is so stand alone that it is going to be one of those tracks that allow his legacy to live on.

Why do you love this song?

I have always loved this song because of the power of it – I love the build up to the chorus, it is so effective, it is so different to all the other songs on the second album and it ends the album wonderfully. I love the instrumental parts but the section I love the most is the build up to the chorus it is just amazing.

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