"One Step Closer" is the debut single by the nu metal band Linkin Park released in 2000 and the second track of their debut album, Hybrid Theory. It is also the song that catapulted the band to stardom, especially towards the rock audience, as well as one of the band's well-known songs. The song reached number 79 on the Hot 100 on February 20, 2001.
The track was firstly known as 'Plaster', a supposed "demo" version of One Step Closer. This early version featured Bennington screaming "shut up" in the beginning of the song, as well as during the bridge.
The song can be found as the 1st track in the 00's venue from the game Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.
|Songs of Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades|
|Crushcrushcrush - Dirty Little Secret - The Pretender - Ready, Set, Go! - Tarantula - Take Over, The Break's Over|
|Can't Stop - I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Middle - One Step Closer - Remedy|
|Are You Gonna Go My Way - Buddy Holly - Down - No Rain - Volcano Girls|
|Any Way You Want It - I Can't Drive 55 - La Bamba - The One I Love- You Give Love a Bad Name|
|All Right Now - Free Ride - One Way or Another - Rock and Roll Band - Sweet Home Alabama|
|Satch Boogie - Smooth Criminal - We Are the Champions|