The song “Burn It Down” is taken from American rock band Linkin Park’s fifth studio album “Living Things”. The song was released on 16 April, 2012 by Warner Bros. Records. It was produced by Rick Rubin and Mike Shinoda, and was written by Linkin Park. The official music video was released on 24 May, 2012, and was directed by Joe Hahn. The music video has been nominated for MTV Video Music Awards for Best Visual Effects and for the Best Rock Video.
Nick Catucci of “Rolling Stone” describes the song “as best singles from Linkin Park and prettiest ever”. Bill Lamb commented that “instruments are playing great but lyrics are not understandable”.
“Burn It Down” peaked at number 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, at number 17 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs, at number 24 on the Billboard Pop Songs, at number 1 on the Billboard Rock Songs, at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, at number 1 on the UK Rock Singles chart, at number 27 on the UK Singles chart, at number 1 on the Polish Airplay Top 5 chart, at number 50 on the Billboard Mexican Airplay chart, at number 7 on the Japan Hot 100, at number 1 on the Luxembourg Digital Songs, at number 33 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and at number 10 on the Austrian Top 40 chart.