Best Mike Shinoda Songs

The best songs of Mike Shinoda :) that he is the lead singer in.

The Top Ten

1 In the End

This is song is one of the best songs in the universe your my hero mike your the one that inspired me to become a rapper thanks man you are an awesome dude

Evergreen & cool song indeed. The best rapping part along with the chester's vocal made it sounds more awesome. The song through which Mike has been known to the whole world. I think this song should be placed just after the 'remember the name' & 'where had you go'. Mike rocks forever... God Bless Him Always.

One of best songs ever. This song should definitely be placed way higher than 13. Come on guys, VOTE FOR THIS! This song might be my favorite mike shinoda song next to remember the name. - jota6

Mike Shinoda said this about the song:

I remember putting this together in our rehearsal studio on Hollywood and Vine, working overnight in a room with no windows. I had no idea what time of day it was; I just slept when I was tired, and worked on this song until it took shape. The first guy to hear it was Rob, who told me (I’m paraphrasing) that this was ‘exactly the kind of song he wanted us to write.

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2 Remember the Name

It's just awesome! 100% Rap real! Love it like hell. The beat is the best and I love the music too. It should be on the top cause it's better then the song "Where'd You Go. " Just too awesome! Hell Yeah Mike Shinoda!

SO REMEMBER MIKE SHINODA if you havnt heard it yet LISTEN TO IT NOW...


LP, Dead By Sunrise and Fort Minor 4 Life!

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3 Bleed It Out

mikes the rapper in this one but its a real happy party kind a song to listen to anyway

The 1st bit of rapping is epic for the 100 time

Bleed it out take take it just throw it away just throw it away!
Cool song man! I love your song... When I listen your songs I go inside of it

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4 Where'd You Go

Very nice beat. It makes me workout harder

Very good awesome music can hear on for days

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5 Hands Held High

great song, touches on lots of things happenin out in the world today and is great to hear shinoda do a nice solo song

This song is amazing. Mike Shinoda is just so, so talented. I love him so much. He does completely amazing in this song. His voice. His tone. The melody. I cried the first time I heard this song! It's just so amazing!

In my opinion, this song is a top five song by the band, and this was almost nothing but Mike through the whole song until the end. - YoshiDragon240

also a sad but touching song

6 Iridescent

This song is from their new album "A Thousand Suns". Though many people don not like this album, this song, sung by Mike Shinoda, is really touching and inspirational - divyanshgupta95

Soft, sweet, simple and of course AWESOME... After all dude- this is mike Shinoda! He IS a Legend.

I love this song. It reminds me of my love for the best girl in the world that'll just never love me back. It fills my chest with light and hope and I let her go every time I listen to this song. Truly best LP song ever.

Linkin Park FOREVER... Best Alternative Band
Mike Shinoda FOREVER... Best Rapper
Chester Bennington FOREVER... Best Metal & Rock Vocalist - WillWords

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7 Faint

Laugh out loud it is very funny to see faint on 12th
Lightning fast rap and he is the best rapper ever
Faint, papercut, somewhere I belong are really so underrated - abhishekrajashekar

This song has a very relatable and aggressive rap, hard to think it'd be down here.

8 Somewhere I Belong

Overall, Mike Shinoda has an incredible flow. He is original and spiritual and is screaming out about his life, like in "Over Again" he mentions the pressure he encountered after Chester died. In this song, him and Chester sing about their own personal zones that they know aren't real but that's who they are. It's somewhere they belong. As a matter of fact, I can relate to plenty of Linkin Park songs like this one absolutely, and "Numb", "In The End", "What I've Done", even "Heavy". Although Mike is only a sixth of Linkin Park, Chester, Joe, Rob, Dave, and Brad would be nothing without him.

Even if shinoda has little part in this song I don't think this should ever be below top 10 hope this goes up real fast

Somewhere I Belong is 14?

9 Lost In the Echo

I think this is the only song that the first time I heard it I liked so much, I love it, I love mike and linkin park! :3

This is the best linkin park song. The repetitiveness is completely capturing. By the end you feel you're about to burst because of how amazing it is and unconventional. By far the best.

The best song I heard from Mike shinoda... It should be ranked in the top 10 list...


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10 A Place for My Head

It deserves to be in top 10. I watch how the moon sits in the sky in the dark night this is the best vote for it - Paree

Linkin park/Mike's hidden gem, great rapping by Mike, personally, to me it's one of his best songs.

This song is so underrated, just like Mike...

I'm so sick of the tension.sick of the hunger
Sick of you acting like I owe you this...

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The Newcomers

? Watching as I Fall

Out of the three new ones he released, this one would have to be my favorite - courier28

? Over Again

The Contenders

11 In Between

love this one good to listen to

Ah so calming (: he has a nice soft voice

12 Burn It Down

The rap in this song is DIVINE.
Just an epic beat, and some really cool lyrics.
LP at it's best.

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13 Lying from You
14 Kenji

Kenji is his middle name... LITLARY anyway its an up building war song.

Tells a fantastic and inspiring story, and it's a solo. Easily one of his best songs.



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15 100 Degrees

Mike's rap in this song shows demonstrates his ability and the quality of his raps. What adds to this being a great song is the great piano riff and beat which is composed by Shinoda himself.

16 Dedicated


My preferred song from him, by far.

17 Believe Me

This song is one of the best song I have ever heard mike shinoda is my hero he the one that inspires me to keep writing my songs I'm a rapper because of him

this has the most coolest intro and then the rapping is even better

Believe Me Is Better That Hands Held High (Sure it is).
This And Kenji Should Be Right Up There in Top 10 - Paree

18 Crawling
19 Waiting for the End

Great rhythm and lyrics

Should be no. 1

20 Castle of Glass

Mike's part is AWESOME. Better than Chester's. Mike is at his best on this song. He is an inspiration to all people who love singing. In this song we get something that's not often, Shinoda without a rap. He is simply the BEST at this song.

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21 When They Come for Me

No. 21?!?!?!? You kidding me! Just listen to this song! The flow is awesome! The voice and pitch is hella dope! The lyrics are first class and it is the answer to the fans hating lp's new sound! It's the best mike song! Just listen this song! I give hundred percent guarentee that you will hella like this song! Come on guys vote! This should be at least in the top 5!

This song has one of the best raps of Mike Shinoda. Why is it in #21? Maybe because people hated ATS and didn't even bother to listen to this song which sounds like a mix between Meteora and MTM. Not to mention, this song is for all those haters who hates "new" LP.

22 Numb
23 Wretches and Kings
24 In Stereo

Killer Beats. I could hear it the while day without getting bored. - Paree

Though it's thematically just a banger about putting a CD in your stereo, this is one of Shinoda's best cuts of the FM record. Good rhyming, nice flow and of course... That BEAT!

25 High Road

Okay everyone who voted for the songs above this one are liars - This is the best.

This is the best one for sure...

26 High Voltage

The lyrics and flow plus the straight up vocabulary is amazing. One of the best mike made rymes

Come on guys. Every hip-hop head knows this is one of Shinoda's best. Great multis, lyrics and flow.

27 Nobody's Listening

this song reminds me of survivor the tv show IF U'VE EVER SEEN IT but cool song anyway

28 I Have Not Begun

In my opinion this is Mike's fastest rap and shows the haters that he can rap fast and still at high quality his skills are unmatched by most

So fast it's unreal!

29 Lies Greed Misery
30 Second to None

It is a single for the movie Transformers in 2007, Styles Of Beyond ft Mike Shinoda. It has great lyrics and has typical Mike Shinodas style and rhythm. Another classic from him and definitely he is SECOND TO NONE!

It is just awesome... For those who haven't listened... Just try... Just try

31 Step Up

Step up, exactly what mike was looking for I would say. The song that got me to start listening to Linkin Park and then following, fort minor. All I have to say is DOPELY SICK

Lyrically, one of Shinoda's dopest raps. calling out the fake rap rock bands who only used rapping as a gimmick unlike LP who were definitely inspired by hip-hop classics like Public Enemy, Rakim and Kool G Rap. Shinoda is definitely the best nu metal emcee to grace the mic.

32 It's Goin' Down

Lyrically Shinoda was at his best from 1997-2002 when it came to rapping. Complex multi-syllabic rhymes and a smooth flow. This is Shinoda at the top of his game.

Why isn't this on the list, its far better then all the above. It mikes greatest rap

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33 No Roads Left

One of the best songs of linkin park

34 Welcome

My Favorite FORT MINOR Song!
LOVE It, deserves to be in TOP 10
M/ - WillWords

35 Roads Untravelled

One of the best songs of Linkin Park so of the MIKE

36 A Line in the Sand

Awesome song by them

37 One Step Closer
38 The Catalyst

How is this song NOT on top?! This is the best song they have done!

39 Esaul

Just hear it and you'll know how fast a person can rap really awesome - Paree

40 Right Now

One of my favorite fort minor tracks. It is very touching and makes you wonder about what others are doing at the moment.

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41 The Untitled

In the end demo is so awesome.

42 Petrified
43 There They Go

But have you heard him in this song though

Feat sixx john
fast raping, a little dirty, but overall an amazing song by the best rapper of all time

44 Skin to Bone
45 Red to Black
46 The Hard Way

The song is meaningful in every sense. One can relate to it

47 Keys to the Kingdom
48 All for Nothing

I agree, this is Shinoda's best rap off the new album. That second verse is pure FIREEE!

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49 Rebellion
50 Wastelands

I personally believe that this song is underrated

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53 listings
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Iridescent
2. Hands Held High
3. Lost In the Echo
1. Lost In the Echo
2. A Place for My Head
3. Believe Me
1. Remember the Name
2. In the End
3. Bleed It Out

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