One Step Closer
"One Step Closer" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released as the first single and second track off the band's first album, Hybrid Theory.
|"One Step Closer"|
|Song by Linkin Park|
|from the album Hybrid Theory|
|Released||August 25, 2000|
|Linkin Park singles chronology|
All songs are written by Linkin Park except for "High Voltage", which is written by Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Joe Hahn; and "My December", which is also written by Shinoda.
- One Step Closer
- My December
- High Voltage
- One Step Closer (Video)
- One Step Closer (Album Version)
- One Step Closer (Rock Mix)
- "One Step Closer"
- "My December"
The video starts out with a group of teenage friends hanging out around a dark alley. Two of them follow a strange man wearing a black hooded robe into a door which leads them to an underground room where the band is playing. Strange figures are around doing martial-arts moves. Midway through the song, they knock over a box, and run away when the martial arts people notice them. Towards the end of the song, lead singer Chester Bennington is upside-down.
Joe Hahn, the band's DJ, made the story of the video. Since bassist Dave Farrell has not returned to the band yet, Scott Koziol plays the bass. Gregory Dark directed the video.
"One Step Closer" is the ending song the band's concerts until 2007, where the song was always performed first. In 2008, the band's concerts ended with either the song or "Bleed It Out". From 2003 to 2007, the performances of the song has the verse of Jonathan Davis from his remix of the song in Reanimation. In their recent concert tour, A Thousand Suns World Tour, the song is either the final song of the concert or the final song of the main set.
|Billboard Hot 100||75|
|Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||68|
|Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||4|
|Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||5|
|Australian Singles Chart||4|
|Austrian Singles Chart||38|
|Germany Singles Chart||32|
|Italian Singles Chart||46|
|Dutch Singles Chart||57|
|Swedish Singles Chart||46|
|Swiss Singles Chart||42|
|UK Singles Chart||24|
- ↑ Green, Chris. "Linkin Park have launched a venture capital brand, but can such a company ever be rock n' roll?". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2018-01-21. Retrieved 2018-07-19. (June 25, 2015). Retrieved on October 11, 2015
- ↑ Diver, Mike (September 6, 2009). "Top Ten - Nu-Metal Anthems". Clash. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
- One Step Closer, My December and High Voltage lyrics Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine