Toronto Mike

Linkin Park - Given Up


I'm submitting a song for SLS20 consideration.  I'm submitting "Given Up" by Linkin Park.

You're entitled to hate Linkin Park.  Really, it's okay.  It's an easy band to hate on and there's no way digging a band this mainstream is cool.  And being cool is very, very important.

As I age, I realize trying hard to be cool is very uncool.  The cool thing to do is not care if the tune you're digging is cool.  I've been digging "Given Up" since the first time I heard it many weeks ago, and I'm still enjoying the clapping intro and Chester's 17 second scream.

It's not from a band nobody's heard of and it's not even that fresh but it makes me happy and that's pretty damn cool.

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