In the End" is a nu metal, rap metal song written by Linkin Park from their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000). Its lyrics are mainly based on one person's failure. It is considered symbolic of an ending relationship. However, it can also represent broken trust in a once long-lasting friendship.
"In the End" is Linkin Park's most well known and successful song, appearing in the top ten in most charts it appeared in, reaching as high as #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number one on the Z100 Top 100 songs of 2002 countdown. This song also ranked at #121 in Blender magazine's The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born. The song is Billboard's 2nd most played rock song of the decade.