"Somewhere I Belong" is a song by American rock band Linkin Park. It was released as the first single from their second studio album Meteora and entered the top ten on the majority of the charts on which it appeared.
"Somewhere I Belong" was officially released to U.S. radio on March 18, 2003. The song reached the top thirty on the Hot 100 Airplay, and the following week it debuted on the Hot 100, the official U.S. chart. The song peaked at number thirty-two in its fifteenth week and remained on the chart until its twentieth week. The song entered the top ten on the majority of the Billboard charts on which it appeared. While it proved to be highly popular on modern rock radio, it reached number one on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and on the Modern Rock Tracks chart as well. It was listed at #24 in the alternative songs decade end chart.
In Canada "Somewhere I Belong" was officially released to radio in March 2003. The song reached the top five on the Canadian Singles Chart where it peaked at #3. "Somewhere I Belong" is one of the highest charted Linkin Park songs in Canada.
The song was released in Australia, Europe and New Zealand in May 2003. "Somewhere I Belong" peaked at number ten in the UK Singles Chart. Although Linkin Park reached number one in New Zealand and the top ten in the Ireland, Japan and Canada, it was a moderate top twenty success in Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherland, Sweden and Australia. "Somewhere I Belong" reached the top thirty in France and Belgium in early 2003.
The video was directed by the band's turntablist, Joseph Hahn. It presents the band playing the song in front of a fire, with occasional shots of Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda in front of a waterfall with what appears to be monks around them. The doors in what is supposedly Bennington's room has the Chinese characters for fire and water, which possibly represent the waterfall and burning fire behind Shinoda while rapping.
During the video, on a dresser sits several props, most notably figures of Sazabi from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Wing Zero Custom from Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, and RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Vernian "Zephyranthes" from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory. At the last time they sing the chorus, the bed sets on fire, and forms the Hybrid Theory Soldier. Near the ending of the video, tall, long-legged, tusked creatures that were on a painting behind Chester's bed march past, even at one point the creature paintings seemed to move before stopping again. It was awarded as Best Rock Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, and was the first music video broadcast on Fuse TV. MTV's James Montgomery named the video as Linkin Park's fifth best, saying that while the video is "massive", he said "it's the minimal touches that make it one of their all-time best", and called the end result a "stirring, powerful piece". File Hashes
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