Not Alone

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"Not Alone"
Single by Linkin Park
from the album Download To Donate For Haiti
Recorded 2006-2010
Released January 19, 2010
Format Digital
Length 04:12
Writer(s) Linkin Park
Producer(s) Enrique Iglesias, Mike Shinoda
Label Warner Bros., Machine Shop
Linkin Park singles chronology

New Divide (2009) Not Alone (2010) The Catalyst (2010)

Download To Donate For Haiti track listing
  1. Linkin Park - Not Alone
  2. Slash - Mother Maria (feat. Beth Hart)
  3. Kenna - Never Let Me Down
  4. Peter Gabriel - Heroes
  5. Alanis Morissette - Still (Acoustic, Vancouver Sessions)
  6. Lupe Fiasco and Kenna - Resurrection
  7. Hoobastank - We Are One
  8. The All-American Rejects - The Wind Blows (Skrillex Remix)
  9. Enrique Iglesias - It Must Be Love
  10. Dave Matthews Band - Typical Situation (Live)
  11. Peter Gabriel - Make Tomorrow Today
  12. The Crystal Method - Slipstream (Slimmed Down Mix) (feat. Jason Lytle)
  13. Metric - Gold Guns Girls (Mike Shinoda Remix)
  14. Jack Johnson - Times Like These (Live from Red Rocks)
  15. Weezer - Butterfly (feat. Allison Allport)
  16. Dinosaur Jr. - Gargoyle (Live)
  17. Mickey Hart - Look Away
  18. Guster - Jonah

"Not Alone" is the first track on the compilation album Download To Donate For Haiti.

Background

"Not Alone" is one of the thirty "close to final form" songs from the Minutes To Midnight album sessions. However, it wasn't completed until they worked on it in January 2010. "Not Alone" was taken from its demo form and finished, complete with rewritten lyrics, in less than one day.

In an interview with MTV on January 19, 2010, Mike said, "We had a demo [for 'Not Alone'] — the music was laid out, we had done the song a little while ago ... we just never used it because we never thought it was done. [After the tragedy in Haiti], we listened to the demo again, essentially scrapped all the words, rewrote the words ... when you've got that idea and emotional charge in you and you put that in the lyrics, for me it does make better lyrics. There's an authenticity and a passion that you can hear in Chester's voice on this track; we literally wrote [the new lyrics] via e-mail, before he had flown out from Arizona to L.A. [to record them]."

On Loveline on January 28, 2010, Brad said, "This was a track that we originally worked on with Rick Rubin during the Minutes To Midnight sessions, and one of our favorites, and it unfortunately didn't make it on the album, but fortunately we had it on a semi-finished form and Mike and Chester really were burning midnight oil. They rewrote the lyrics to kind of express their emotions about what happened to Haiti and remixed the song, got it ready for this compilation in about 24 hours and I think it's actually better... I'm actually sure it's better than the early version. We're really really proud of it."

The song was released on January 19, 2010 as the first song on the Download To Donate For Haiti album.

Tracklist

Digital Single

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Not Alone Linkin Park 4:12

Music Video

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Not Alone Download To Donate For Haiti

Not Alone

4:12 2006-2010 January 19, 2010
  • The song was created during the Minutes To Midnight sessions but had its lyrics rewritten and was re-mixed in about 24 hours for the compilation.

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