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I know we already have a thread for Living Things and another one for all the released material, but I made this list to include all the titles from studio boards and titles mentioned during interviews.
Suggestions about the list format are welcome.

RED = Working title is unknown | BLUE = Working title that stuck | GREEN = Final title

LINKIN PARK

1996-1998 (Xero)
Xero
  • Rhinestone
  • Reading My Eyes
  • Fuse
  • Stick N Move

Rapology

  • Closing
  • Drop
  • Fiends

LP Underground

  • Coal
  • Pods

Other

  • Dialate
  • Esaul
  • Pictureboard

Unreleased

  • Carousel
  • Deftest
  • Dreamer
  • Slip
  • Step Up
  • Weight

1999-2000 (Hybrid Theory)

Hybrid Theory EP
  • Carousel
  • Rendezvo [Technique (Short)]
  • Step Up
  • And One
  • Siamo [High Voltage]
  • Chair [Part Of Me]

Hybrid Theory

  • Papercut / Paper Cut
  • Plaster / One Step Closer (aka "Plaster") [One Step Closer]
  • Dust Brothers / Now I See [With You]
  • Points Of Authority / Points And Authority
  • Sky [Crawling]
  • Runaway
  • Super Xero / Super Zero [By Myself]
  • Untitled / Untitled (It Doesn't Matter) [In The End]
  • Esaul / Esaùl / A Place For My Head (Esaul) [A Place For My Head]
  • Rhinestone [Forgotten]
  • Mr. Hahn / The Cure / The Cure For Mr. Hahn's Itch / Mr. Hahn's Itch [Cure For The Itch]
  • Harmonic Song [Pushing Me Away]

LP Underground

  • Blue [part of it was reworked into Crawling]
  • Kids [Dedicated]
  • Grr
  • Hurry
  • Oh No [part of it was reworked into Points Of Authority]
  • Sad [part of it was reworked into By Myself]
  • Slip
  • So Far Away [part of it was reworked into Soundtrack]
  • Stick And Move [part of it was reworked into Runaway]

Other

  • Could Have Been
  • My December
  • Emo [She Couldn't]
  • Pictureboard
  • Stick N Move

Unreleased

  • AL_Intro
  • Ashes
  • Beatbits
  • Drum
  • Flower [part of it was reworked into She Couldn't]
  • Goop
  • Krak
  • LA
  • Mic
  • Midnight
  • Qua
  • Return
  • Swish
  • Tuff
  • Turn To Grey
  • Ugh

2001-2003 (Meteora)

Meteora
  • Foreword
  • Sick [Don't Stay]
  • Pretty Birdie / Pretty Birdy [Somewhere I Belong]
  • Cuidado [Lying From You]
  • Hit The Floor
  • Easier To Run
  • Faint
  • Figure.09
  • Drawing [Breaking The Habit]
  • From The Inside
  • Nobody's Listening
  • Session
  • Numb

LP Underground

  • A-Six / A.06
  • Attached
  • Broken Foot
  • Cumulus
  • Halo
  • Ominous
  • Pepper
  • Program
  • Rhinocerous
  • Soundtrack
  • Standing In The Middle
  • Unfortunate

Other

  • It's Goin' Down
  • Unreleased

Unreleased

  • Nocturnal
  • Nursery [or possibly Hearsay]
  • Plaster II
  • Resolution
  • Serpent [or possibly Quotient]
  • Shifter
  • The Wizard Song

2004-2007 (Minutes To Midnight)

Minutes To Midnight
  • WAKE Album Intro Idea [Wake]
  • 21 Stitches [Given Up]
  • Fear / When My Time Comes [Leave Out All The Rest]
  • Accident [bleed It Out]
  • Shadow Of The Day
  • Bang Three [What I've Done]
  • Song Q [Hands Held High]
  • Ebow Idea / Ebow [No More Sorrow]
  • Valentine's Day
  • In Between
  • Pictures [In Pieces]
  • Drum Song [The Little Things Give You Away]

LP Underground

  • After Canada
  • Announcement Service Public
  • Asbestos
  • Basquiat
  • Bunker
  • Chance Of Rain / Voices
  • Clarity
  • Debris [worked on during A Thousand Suns sessions]
  • Divided
  • Heartburn
  • Homecoming
  • Japan [Across The Line]
  • Pale
  • Qwerty
  • Sold My Soul To Yo Mama
  • Universe [Resurrection]
  • What We Don't Know
  • Yo (Unsolved Mysteries.Taxi) / Brad's Yo [YO]

Other

  • Blackbirds
  • Little Boxes [Malvina Reynolds song]
  • Patients / No Roads Left But One [No Roads Left]
  • Rock And Roll (Could Never Have A Hip-Hop Like This) Part 2

Unreleased

  • Armada (Send To Rob)
  • Arpeggio Idea-Mike
  • BFDFTFG
  • Brad Idea
  • Brad Interlude
  • Canaries
  • Candy (Short)
  • Charade
  • Chunky Munky
  • Clever Name (New Chaz)
  • Electric Uvula
  • Episodes (LP)
  • Fire In The City [part of it was reworked into Given Up]
  • Get What I Deserve
  • Grecian
  • Guitarz
  • Hemophiliac
  • Howitzer PX
  • Metal Detector
  • Midnight M-1.4
  • Nashville
  • Permanent
  • Resident Turdface B1
  • Sansei
  • Song A
  • Song B
  • Song C - You Don't Know
  • Song D
  • Song E (Jar Jar Binks)
  • Song F
  • Song G
  • Song H
  • Song I
  • Song J
  • Song K
  • Song L
  • Song M
  • Song N
  • Song O
  • Song P
  • Song R
  • Song S
  • Song T
  • Song U
  • Song V
  • Song W
  • Song X
  • Song Y
  • Song Z
  • Song Number 72
  • State Of Emergency-New
  • Sterile Poon
  • Stun
  • The Date Live Drums V2 A
  • The New Song.B
  • The Vanishing (Ver. At Mikes)
  • The Wrath
  • Thump Thump
  • Unfair Unjust Unmerciful
  • Warhol (Canaries_Canneries)

2008-2010 (A Thousand Suns)

MMM...Cookies - Sweet Hamster Like Jewels From America!
  • You Ain't Gotsta Gotsta
  • Bubbles
  • No Laundry
  • Da Bloos
  • PB N' Jellyfish
  • 26 Lettaz In Da Alphabet

A Thousand Suns

  • The Requiem
  • The Radiance [originally a part of Burning In The Skies]
  • Burning In The Skies
  • Empty Spaces
  • Dingleberry [When They Come For Me]
  • Robot Boy
  • Jornada Del Muerto
  • Meadowlands [Waiting For The End]
  • Pac-Manny [Blackout]
  • Rygar [Wretches And Kings]
  • Wisdom, Justice, And Love [originally a part of Iridescent]
  • Iridescent New [Iridescent]
  • Fallout
  • Underbite [The Catalyst]
  • The Messenger

LP Underground

  • Aubrey One
  • Basil
  • Berlin One, Version C
  • Blanka
  • Consequence / Quense
  • Daves Beat feat. Joe
  • Froctagon
  • Grudgematch / Grudge
  • I Have Not Begun
  • Lies Greed Misery
  • Melathion+Tritonus
  • Pretend To Be
  • Primo [i'll Be Gone]
  • Symphonies Of Light Reprise
  • TooLeGit

Other

  • Lockjaw
  • Megatron [New Divide]
  • Not Alone [worked on during Minutes To Midnight sessions]
  • We Made It

Unreleased

  • Alphabet Block
  • Archbishop
  • Argonauts / Naut
  • Arest
  • Atari
  • Bumblebee
  • Casino
  • Chicken Basket
  • Cracker
  • Fucking Awesome
  • GBSong
  • GMajor
  • Insect
  • Iridescent
  • Kerosena
  • Keyz
  • Kingdom
  • Labrat
  • Left Right
  • Leopard
  • Lorax
  • Mikespiano
  • MJ
  • Monday Meeting / Monday
  • Optimus
  • Pablo
  • Please Don't Eat My Cow
  • Rick 808
  • Ronwinter
  • Rygar
  • Sakura
  • Seahorse
  • Shoeboxer
  • Song Idea N# 62
  • Sono
  • Sqratch
  • Starscream
  • Stonewood / Stone
  • Superflat
  • Voyage
  • What You Have

2011-2012 (Living Things)

Living Things
  • Holding Company [Lost In The Echo]
  • One Forty [In My Remains]
  • Buried At Sea [Burn It Down]
  • Piledriver [Lies Greed Misery]
  • Primo [i'll Be Gone] [worked on during A Thousand Suns sessions]
  • Castle Of Glass
  • Battle Axe [Victimized]
  • Roads Untraveled
  • Skin To Bone
  • Apaches [Until It Breaks]
  • Tinfoil [originally a part of Powerless]
  • Tinfoil [Powerless] [worked on during A Thousand Suns sessions]

LP Underground

  • Animals
  • Apaches [reworked into Until It Breaks]
  • Burberry [Space Station]
  • Foot Patrol [reworked into Until It Breaks]
  • Hemispheres
  • Three Band Terror [reworked into Until It Breaks]

Other

  • Bruiser
  • Complimentary
  • Issho Ni

Unreleased

  • 12.2.09
  • 11.24.10
  • 8 Bit 80s Rock
  • 808er
  • Aerial
  • Airbone
  • Amethyst
  • Andes
  • Attendant
  • Auckland2013
  • Bitty Loop
  • Bottles
  • Bowser Meat
  • Chocolate
  • Chorizo
  • Cloverleaf
  • Confetti
  • Cookie Monster
  • Cool EFX
  • Croissant
  • Dance Rock
  • Denver
  • Digi Folk
  • Doodie
  • Dubby
  • Fois Gras
  • Fugitive [worked on during A Thousand Suns sessions]
  • Gadd9 [part of it was reworked into World's On Fire]
  • Gamma Ray
  • Glitchy
  • Gnarly Tribal
  • Gyoza [part of it was reworked into World's On Fire]
  • Hamburger Hill
  • Headbutt
  • Humanoid
  • Invader
  • Jackboot
  • Jackboot Stone Cyn
  • JoBurg
  • Jungle Gym
  • Killing Fields
  • Laser Shorts
  • Lil Swing
  • Lille
  • Maschine MS Test 1
  • Maschine MS Test 2
  • MSDFCB
  • Mirrors
  • Panko
  • PaperWeight
  • PizzaBeatz
  • Pizzaria
  • Recharge Theme 1
  • Recharged
  • Regalia
  • Ride Or Die
  • Robotech
  • Rollers
  • Ryu
  • Saron
  • Sendai
  • Shinkansen
  • Slammie
  • Slippy
  • Spirals [worked on in 2014]
  • Swingy One
  • Thumper
  • Tick Tock
  • Tourniquet
  • Turtles
  • Victory March
  • Vinyl Kit
  • Water Taxi

2013-2014 (The Hunting Party)

LP Recharge - Wastelands
  • Human / Main Screen 7
  • Search
  • Charge
  • Change
  • Lost
  • Hope
  • Dawn / Help Screen
  • Intro Strings
  • Susp. 1
  • Fallout [not the song from A Thousand Suns]
  • Fuel
  • Wide Fields / Main Screen 3
  • Main Screen 1
  • Splash Screen 1

The Hunting Party

  1. Coffee [Keys To The Kingdom]
  2. True Chainz [All For Nothing]
  3. Blinky [Guilty All The Same]
  4. The Summoning
  5. Warrior [War]
  6. Artillery / The Wastelands / Wastelands Of Today [Wastelands]
  7. Thanksgiving [until It's Gone]
  8. Rebellion
  9. Plato [Mark The Graves]
  10. Drawbar
  11. Drawbar [Final Masquerade]
  12. Odyssey [A Line In The Sand] [worked on during A Thousand Suns sessions]

Mall

  1. White Noise
  2. Jeff Walks
  3. Enter Mall Wireframes [Mall Blueprint]
  4. Jeff Makes Observations
  5. Buttermilk / Milk / Malc RX7 [Mal RX7]
  6. Barry's Story
  7. Changing Room Tease
  8. Perv in Police Car - Malc Gears Up [Danny In Police Car - Mal Gears Up]
  9. Malc Gives Barry Second Chance - Malc Unloads [Mal Gives Barry Second Chance - Mal Unloads]
  10. Mall Carnage - Malc Stalked [Mall Carnage - Mal Stalked]
  11. Luna [it Goes Through] [worked on during Living Things sessions]
  12. Cops Arrive
  13. Perv Lucky Day [Danny's Lucky Day]
  14. Jeff Philosophises to Milf [Jeff Philosophies to Donna]
  15. Milf Kiss [Jeff and Donna Connect]
  16. Jeff Trips In The Mirror
  17. Adele Rapes Perv [Adele and Danny in the Backseat]
  18. Malc vs. Helicopter [Mal vs. Helicopter]
  19. Warm Spell [Devil's Drop] [worked on during Living Things sessions]
  20. Porn Comes to Life - Malc and Jeff [TV Comes To Life - Mal and Jeff]
  21. Ammosick / The Last Line [worked on during Minutes To Midnight and A Thousand Suns sessions]
  22. Jeff and Perv Go Home [Danny Goes Home]
  23. Dancer

LP Underground

  • Can't Hurt Me

Other

  • Victorious [A Light That Never Comes]

Unreleased

  • Ape
  • Control
  • Lifejacket / Spotify
  • The Glistening

2015-2017 (One More Light)

One More Light

  • Nobody Can Save Me J Green 2 [Nobody Can Save Me]
  • Good Goodbye
  • Talking To Myself
  • Battle Symphony
  • Invisible - MS w Justin Parker [invisible]
  • Heavy
  • Sorry For Now
  • Halfway Right
  • One More Light
  • Sharp Edges

LP Underground

  • Air Force One
  • Dark Crystal

Other

  • Horizons [Darker Than Blood] [worked on from 2013 to 2015]
  • What Are You Worth

Unreleased

  • All Our Days [worked on in 2014]
  • Can We Go Back
  • Can We Go Back II/The Future
  • Corin-District 108
  • El Chopo
  • Fire Escape
  • Friendly Fire
  • Hands & Knees
  • Hands Itch [worked on in 2014]
  • Keep Saying I'm Sorry
  • Locked Outside
  • Lost My Horizon
  • Lost My Moment
  • Out Of Reach
  • Painted Me Wrong
  • Ricochet
  • Rival I Can't Outrun
  • Sleepwalking
  • Spiderweb
  • Staring Back
  • This Sin Is My Home
  • Tidal Wave
  • Till The Walls Come Down

Unknown Year (Stagelight)

Linkin Park Blundle

  • 3A
  • Axis
  • Blacklight
  • Clock
  • Compton
  • Cup Bendy
  • DBY
  • Drano
  • Florida
  • Grey Sky
  • Heretic
  • Hyper
  • Numbers
  • Paper Shark
  • Plastic
  • Ribeye
  • River
  • Rooster
  • Sandmine
  • Sentinel
  • Shortcut
  • Splinter
  • Sputnik
  • Stone
  • TJ
  • Trinity
  • Turnaround
  • Twister
  • West

Linkin Park Bundle II

  • Asteroids
  • Aub
  • Brazil
  • Canyon
  • Empire
  • Plague
  • Quazar
  • Quick
  • Spot
  • Sushi
  • Threat
  • Young

FORT MINOR

  • 100 Degrees
  • Cover + Duck [Cover & Duck]
  • Diamonds
  • Episodes
  • Last Straw [Welcome]
  • Most Kings
  • Neo [Catharsis]
  • Never Lies [The Instrumental]
  • Player
  • Organized
  • Rising Tied Introduction [introduction]
  • The Hard Way
  • Traffic
  • Watch Their Mouth (feat. Tak)
  • YO
  • Zion

DEAD BY SUNRISE

Out Of Ashes
  • Fire
  • Crawl Back In
  • Too Late
  • Inside Of Me
  • Let Down
  • Give Me Your Name
  • My Suffering
  • Condemned
  • N2U [into You]
  • End Of The World
  • Walking In Circles
  • Darkness [in The Darkness]
  • Morning After

Unreleased

  • 20 OOs [20 Eyes]
  • Evil Twin
  • Hard Life
  • Instrumental
  • Introutro
  • Split Personality
  • Wall Of Sound
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There are more for the Meteora songs, check the Meteora song board in a thread in here.

There are 2 titles people couldn't figure out.

http://lplive.net/forum/index.php?showtopi...st&p=207566

 

Blue of LPU11 is missing

I know "Blue" is labeled as "1998 Unreleased Hybrid Theory Demo" but it's impossible this date is right because Chester joined the band in 1999, so I put it under "1999-2000" along with "So Far Away", "Slip" and "She Couldn't" (which were labeled as being from 1998 as well).
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How do you know all HT EP tracks have working titles that stuck? I think working titles for those songs are unknown

I don't. I just assumed it because that's how they are on demo CDs, but I think you might be right. Changed it.

 

I think Points Of Authority's demo title is Vertical Limit too.

Mike said POA is a working title that stuck.

 

Demo title of Crawling is Under Attack

On all the demo CDs we have it was called "Crawling". I don't think it was ever called "Under Attack".
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Ok time for unnecesary speculation: I wonder what the song titles with dates meant, like 6.14.1997. Funny coincidence that the preview video for Guilty All The Same had the pad with "The Hunger Party 6.14" in it, but I doubt there is any connection.

"6.14.1997" was a joke. Chester was just making fun of Joe's demos all being titled based on the date they were created.

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Does anybody knows when the Stagelight demos were created?

 

"6.14.1997" was a joke. Chester was just making fun of Joe's demos all being titled based on the date they were created.

Ok. It's out.

 

Song C - You Don't Know

Is it possible that this was the demo of "What We Don't Know"? Edited by lpliveusername
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Does anybody knows when the Stagelight demos were created?

 

Is it possible that this was the demo of "What We Don't Know"?

Bruiser and Space Station were likely done in between ATS and Living Things. Bruiser uses some of the guitar MPC samples that were recorded by Mike and Brad when they did Wretches and Kings (they really milked that sample bank for studio work, parts of it wound up in Wretches, Bruiser, and Victimized). Bruiser was originally bundled with the Open Labs software that came with the Dell Linkin Park Edition PC in mid-2012, and I'd assume Space Station was part of that as well. The Loop Jams are just composed of existing samples from other tracks. Complementary was done a little later, when Stagelight was released.

 

Song C/WWDK is a possibility, but no way of really knowing that for sure.

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Added "Complementary". Moved "Bruiser" and "Space Station".

Were "Violent Lullaby" and "The Fog" actual titles from the A Thousand Suns sessions?

 

Edit:

Where should I leave "Ammosick" (from MTM and ATS sessions) and "Mikespiano" (from ATS and LT sessions)?

I'm leaving "Debris" under "2004-2007" because on LPU 12 it says "Minutes To Midnight Demo".

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Were "Violent Lullaby" and "The Fog" actual titles from the A Thousand Suns sessions?

 

Edit:

Where should I leave "Ammosick" (from MTM and ATS sessions) and "Mikespiano" (from ATS and LT sessions)?

No. "The Fog" was attributed to BITS because there's a point on Meeting of A Thousand Suns where Mike says something like "Let's listen to the five and see what we think," referring to a batch of five songs that the band was working on at that point. The song played immediately after that was BITS. Somebody misheard "the five" as "the fog," and we've had a non-existent working title floating around for 3 and a half years.

 

"Violent Lullaby" comes from the "Chester's Lullaby" LPTV episode, where him and Mike are throwing around ideas for lyrical revisions to The Catalyst. Chester comes up with the phrase "violent lullaby," and Mike proposes the idea of "If the last two words of the song are violent lullaby, and the song title is Violent Lullaby..." basically saying that he thinks they should use that phrase in the lyrics because he thinks it'd be a good title for the song. Chester counters that with "If you're forcing words into the song just for the sake of a good song title, you're writing for the wrong reasons." LP fans being LP fans (taking everything literally, not understanding the concept of "context," etc...), people assumed that "Violent Lullaby" was the song's working title based on this. The lyric was never used in the song, the "song title" conversation was entirely hypothetical, and the song was never called Violent Lullaby.

 

"Mikespiano" was a demo for both ATS and Living Things? I don't recall seeing that one mentioned more than once.

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"I don't know the name of" by Xero lol (from the LPUTV episode - Perth Jam 1, Xero Reborn).

This should be added actually because it seems the band all remembers the song, just not the title. Reminds me a little of the part of Fuse that starts at 2:22, could it be it and maybe Phoenix just wasn't playing it perfectly? We need Astat.

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"I don't know the name of" by Xero lol (from the LPUTV episode - Perth Jam 1, Xero Reborn).

I can't list things we don't know the name. lol

 

This should be added actually because it seems the band all remembers the song, just not the title. Reminds me a little of the part of Fuse that starts at 2:22, could it be it and maybe Phoenix just wasn't playing it perfectly? We need Astat.

Is it really "Fuse"? (I haven't watched the video)
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Yeah I know, the point of the thread is the names, I was just joking.

 

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What is the source of Fuse and RME under 1999-2000?

You did bring up an interesting topic. The video is on YouTube, but I can't post it here because LPU videos are not allowed. Fuse & RME are from the Xero tape in 1997, not sure..

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