Shinoda 2005 VMA Score / Beats

March 1, 2010

Kinda random: in the past few months, a bunch of you were recently talking about the “score” I created for the 2005 MTV VMAs (I did a small selection of beats for the show, and scored it with Lil’ Jon, who contributed his own tracks.  We did not collaborate on any, FYI).

Some of you have already found the tracks on my soundcloud page, but I figured I’d post them here.  Enjoy!



  1. iluvcloudstrife on May 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

    All the tracks very great. I love it very much!!! Why you didn’t publish this score? I’m definitely will to buy this album =)

  2. gagemccormick on March 25, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Hive is 100 degrees

  3. sebzz447 on May 15, 2011 at 12:40 am

    i made lyrics for Catharsis and i sung and rap them aswell the rap isnt as good as yours but its not terrible.

  4. James on March 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    These are REALLY good! where can I download some of these? They could make some nice ring tones, especially “Saturday”

  5. Justin on March 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Mike, I made a mashup using Selector. I would REALLY appreciate you giving it a listen, and maybe even a post? It’s mixed with “Gold Digger” by Kanye West!

  6. horloo on March 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

    I SAY WOW WOW WOW COOL. YOU ARE SO ^~^ {@_^} guy

  7. Stati (Poland) on March 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Mike, I’d like to download this stuff. It’s incerdible.

  8. rhafy on March 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

    montreal and catharsis very incredible

  9. Caitlin on March 10, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I wanted to download a few of them, but found out you disabled them :/
    that’s a real pitty..

  10. Juan K. on March 9, 2010 at 4:09 am

    “Catharsis” is spectacular…

  11. JuliusJay on March 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Sounds So good Mike! Id like to download them. you should allow it to be downloadable somehow. Your an inspiration.

  12. shokri on March 7, 2010 at 2:58 am

    hello mike shinoda.ur music is very good. i love ur music very much.
    i am a iranian guy. in linkin iranian guy can not be sing up. if u can repear that to we be ur fans.
    i hope u be secces.
    take care.

  13. Carlos on March 6, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Gran trabajo Mike,Catharsis y Madison las que ams enganchan me encantan las sesiones remezcladas,piensa el sacar un disco…

  14. Farhan Khan on March 6, 2010 at 11:07 am

    A.15 FTW!!!!!
    if i were you , i would ve killed that track with some crazy rythms
    but anyways , you ve been always in one of my inspirations.

  15. nike91 on March 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    awesome stuff mike!!!

  16. Harry on March 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Awesome tracks Mike… They were all truly amazing!! Madison was my favorite… It seemed like the sound you would get if you combined Qwerty and No More Sorrow. But it had a really cool new vibe to it too that I haven’t heard on LP tracks. Good luck with the album, I know it’ll be great!

  17. Vitaly Kamensky (Russia) on March 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    You are responsible for all of us.. Cuz of your musik which guides us… Always

  18. Morinoajin on March 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Dope! 😀

  19. Aditya_the_warrior_within on March 4, 2010 at 4:56 am

    hey mike ! i have a question which is in the mind of many out here.
    it seems that the third track is missing and ‘hive’ is also known as ‘100 degrees’. is that true ? confusion still there because you didn’t mention it in the blog nor its there in your soundcloud account. thanks, Aditya from lpu, India

  20. Dan on March 4, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Mike where can we post are songs to for you hear them 🙂

  21. [Shini] on March 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Those melodies..inspired me (, really Mike ❤ !!!!
    Thank you!

    PD: I love catharsis xD

  22. TIFFTIFF33LP on March 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    YO mike,I love your beats there so awesome!!!!^_^You should really put some words to some of them like “madison” and”cathairsis”(whatever that means)LOL!!!!^_^*…..who is the next LPU chat gonna be with?^_^

  23. Siru Alexander Drawoh on March 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Hello Mike, my name is Siru Alexander Drawoh. I wasn’t sure of another way to maybe get your attention so I figured a blog comment was just as good an idea as any other. I created a orchestral cover of “Crawling” today on my computer and I got to thinking, “what if one of the guys from Linkin Park heard it?” So I got pretty inspired to get one of the guys from Linkin Park to hear this thing. I decided to contact you about it, having remembered your blog, and here I am now, hahaha. So I would like to know if you would like to hear it? Contact me if you read this and are interested. Nice beats too. Why more people can’t create stuff like you can is beyond me.

  24. Steffi on March 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Amazing stuff, I really like that!
    You’re the best!! 🙂

  25. Eva on March 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hi! Mike i have a question. Where your earnings?

  26. Luke Jones on March 3, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Mike, Don’t know if you’ll read this, but what software packages did you use to do this? I’m guessing Protools was involved somewhere…but I’m interested in knowing what you use for this kind of stuff.

    Thanks 😀

  27. Alexandra2960 on March 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Ilove this tracksmy favorites are the first three… Catharsis was used in the LPU9 right? That one is awesome… What do you think about put them in a album or fuse them with musics of LP or FM?
    Thanks for sharing…:D

  28. Zermi on March 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

    The riff of Madison is incredible! Hope to see it (or something similar) in a new LP song, maybe with a rap part and a strong part

  29. RONALD on March 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

    you should ready use some of this stuff in the new album

  30. ThE BlaCK HaWK on March 3, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Hi Mike, Pleaaaase read this:


  31. Xiaas on March 3, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Woow !!! o_O
    The whole is good but #3 Catharsis & #9 Madison are completely crazy !!!
    Amazing work, thanx Mike !!

  32. Dasika So-da on March 3, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Cool … I love them all.

  33. mariaLP4EVER on March 3, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Catharsis is the best…i love it….mike,you should put some lyrics on that because is great…

  34. Aditya_the_warrior_within on March 3, 2010 at 4:12 am

    awesomeness ! 😀
    well many of us already follow you since you’ve put this up 😀
    you are on the eye mike B-)

  35. katouche *didi* on March 3, 2010 at 4:07 am

    thanks Mike!!!I can’t stop listening to it!!! you’re the Best,Mike!!!

  36. Jo_o8 on March 3, 2010 at 2:44 am

    The third beat Catharsis has Linkin park written all over it. Was that the beat we could hear every time we logged out of our LP account?

  37. amir on March 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

    thank you mike……………

  38. cristinaw on March 2, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    hahaha i can’t stop listening to it!!! XD LOVE THE INTROOOOOO ^______________^

  39. Widya Rahayu on March 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Mike, thanks so much for posting this! It’s my first time listening to them. I like ’em all but my most fave score is “Teletronic”. Wish i could download them all. Just went to MFR site, hope we can do something more to help the earthquake & tsunami victims in Chile too. I saw the news on tv, the big damage & some chaos there. My prays with you, Valentina and ktacaceres …

  40. Gloria on March 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    The last time MTV actually had great scores for the VMAs was in 2005. I actually enjoyed listening for Mike’s scores as I was watching the award ceremony. Lately, MTV is… let’s just say forgetting what the letters M, T and V stand for. Anyway, I still enjoy listening to these scores, even 5 years later because of each score’s uniqueness to the award show that night.

  41. Sara (: on March 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Nice beats (:
    so this is probably a stupid question but is your name short for micheal or michael or however it’s spelled? Or is it just mike??

  42. Jessica on March 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Awsum, this just made my day. But im about to go to sleep so it made my night I guess lol

  43. Devin on March 2, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Hey mike i was looking in the store and i saw skate decks of your artwork in there, I dont skate but i snowboard and i was wondering if you have any snowboards out there, and if you dont you should get some. Sorry for being so random but just had to get the message out!!

  44. Ethan on March 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    does anyone know how i can download these???

  45. Andrew Leezan on March 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm



  46. the great mike shinoda fan ever on March 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    mike u r the Best !

  47. Jacob M. on March 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I didn’t listen to them all, but Chatharsis sounds really good!

  48. Andrew on March 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Five years too late, but great job with these scores / instrumentals. Great back then, only getting better and better.

  49. Marissa on March 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Awesome as ever Mike!!! 🙂 My fav would be Catharsis, awesome intro for LP!!! Could be an awesome gameplay for Halo too!;) Anyways Awesome job!

  50. Crispy on March 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Can someone please tell me the name of the song behind the intro to the new LPTV episodes? Tracks are awesome by the way, especially Madison and Catharis, the guitar elements in these songs are pretty old skool.

  51. SpikeMinoda on March 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    one of our user at did something really amazing with your VMA scores check it out here:

  52. Madison on March 2, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    ha ha my name is Madison, 😛 love ya mike! 😀

  53. OwnSummer on March 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    A friend and I did a cover from Madison. It could be done better, of course, but I record my vocals (rap and screams) with my laptop’s mic and my friend did his best to improve it. Here you got it. I hope you like it.

  54. Matthew on March 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Why is one called montreal??? I always wanted to know that

  55. Giovanni on March 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    cool blog man…this is the first time I
    post something here…greetings for everybody overthere

  56. MailO on March 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Like, always – thats brilliant ! You are M-m-m-m-miiiiike Shinoda ) (The Knack – My Sharona).

  57. ktacaceres on March 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I agree with Valentina,I don’t wanna change the topic but the situation in my country makes me change it. I’m working as a volunteer in a Student organization, we are collecting food, clothes and we are rebuilding Chile too. We need some help because the government can’t face the problem by itself. yesterday I read an article in the Washington post and some part of this article looked like a fairy tale…the chilean army and police can’t face this problem, the vandalism in the tragedy zone is bad and the people aren’t as good as we want. This weekend, chilean channels will do a telethon. So, we need your help, not only the band…we need the help of all the fans.

  58. Jordan on March 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    These are all amazing!

  59. Exia_7 on March 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    cool they sound great!

  60. melon1992 on March 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Mike! Great sounds. Anyway, I have one question:
    Where’s third track? Do you publish it?

    Greetings, melon1992

  61. Nathan on March 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Hey mike, could you make these tracks downloadable or put a zip of them up for us?


  62. dylan thomas on March 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I recond that track 3,6,9 are the best… there even good enough to be on an album with vocals or even mabye not… Pretty good mike…..:)

  63. adam on March 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Wow, would’ve loved to see them as full songs. Simply great!

  64. x_girl_racer_x on March 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Mike ur a musical genius!!! xx how do u do it?!?!?!?!? xx

  65. xxspuckxsorrisxx on March 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    how do you download?

  66. SOUNEIK on March 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Ooh, I almost forgot, is there somewhere I can listen/buy the instrumental for “Never Let me Down”? Don’t get me wrong I love the song, but I wanna bump the beat. So………..When are you going to make one with me? ;C) I’m going to be in the IE area. …and don’t tell no one but I’m so psyched for a battle. …What about you? You can go disguised as someone else..shiit I’d do that. Rock some dope mask. OH! A robot head. Rock a robot head and battle. Ha!

  67. rockermeg on March 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    How do you do that?!
    I love ‘Madison’ but they’re all mindblowingly amazing.
    You have a gift

  68. Brittney on March 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I love every single one of these tracks.

  69. GunSam on March 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Man, they’re awesome!

  70. Jay on March 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    These are mindblowingly awesome. Is there any place that we can download them?

  71. CHris on March 2, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Thanks for the inspiration. I found a lot of confidence in making beats and music since I am follower of your blog. Also awesome to hear you use the Nord Electro 3.

  72. Valentina on March 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I know that is a differente subject but i’m calling to you charity and hearts
    CHILE a country from south america has being hitten by a huge earthquake 500 worse than haiti, form VALPARAISO to Concepcion the damage is BIG, the people are hungry, need watter and the rains an the cold are presents,the situation is critical, in the south concepcion the caos and fear is something never seen before, tsunamis hits the shore of small towns from concepcion, someones have dissapear, buldings crashed, the roads are break, the comunication from curico to concepcion doesn’t exist, we need your HELP! SOON AS POSIBLE

  73. TheGlueLpFan on March 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Those would make amazing ringtones…my fav are Hive,Catharsis and Saturday:)Thank you so much for sharing!We’ve been waiting for those:)Anyway I found this :
    I guess you already know about it but still.

  74. KATHYxx on March 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

    *pokes* I coulda swore you said there were 10 of them.

    Hive is still missing. What’cha got there is 100 Degrees mistagged as Hive.

  75. dronnington on March 2, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love that! My favorits: Hive – amazing piano-play, Madison – very heavy(eee!),Catharsis – it’s so profound stile. Awesome work Mike!

  76. davidkyoku on March 2, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Me and a friend made lyrics for madison and we recorded it…I hope you like it.

  77. keinplan on March 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

    omg awesome!!!

  78. ZAHRA on March 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

    there just sooo awesome!!! i find them inspiring …..X) thanx4 the post 🙂

    take care mike hope u have a gr8 day

  79. Yulia on March 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Mike, you are doing amazing things! These tracks are no exception! ❤
    Thank you very much for enjoy!!!

  80. MAKKA on March 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Hi MIKE! cool, I liked it!

  81. keineahnung on March 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww great to hear them again!!!! love them!!! 🙂 had montreal as a ringtone back in 05 🙂 …*sighs* so many memories…good old times (a.k.a. makes me think of whole nights spent on the fmmb, going crazy over the mixtape and the trip to hamburg to see your show 🙂 )…lol…maybe I’ll put montreal back up on my mobile…hm… 😉

  82. SWE_Linnea on March 2, 2010 at 10:17 am

    This give’s me the creeps!

  83. Chin on March 2, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I just love it! Merci beaucoup, Mike

  84. Alexandra Nofi on March 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

    You got me into soundcloud Mr. Mike! It’s all your fault! I dunno if you read comments on there from us, but, I like Montreal the most. Teletronic is sweet. I a going to put up my stuff on there when I get it back from the person I gave it to (as a gift). I am not a professional musician, and I am not impressive. Just overly creative and sometimes way to bored.

  85. todraw on March 2, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Hi mike the tracks are amazing i wrote some lyrics over the hive instrumental pls check it out:

  86. Tina on March 2, 2010 at 9:47 am

    wohhh xD AMAZING mike ^^

  87. RV on March 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

    [[MIKE, “Montreal” should have been an LP song 😦 ]]

  88. Paul aka Eddie on March 2, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Thank you so much Mike!!!! 🙂 “Catharsis” and “Madison” are my favorites!!!

  89. Janni on March 2, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Hive, Hype and Catharsis are my faves, if I had to pick some. 😛 But they are all so different and has their own special thing going on.. Love them!

  90. dolly on March 2, 2010 at 8:10 am

    2005? wow ! alot of time ago !!

  91. Lokkia on March 2, 2010 at 7:52 am

    GREAT JOB! Love the beats! 🙂

  92. Kimi on March 2, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I love love love it- It’s all I can say. ^___^

  93. Stephanie on March 2, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Mike! , thanks 🙂

    me gustaron todas *-*

  94. Darrick on March 2, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Your the best Mike.

  95. mariya on March 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Hello Mike!It’s cool!I enjoy each track.Mike you the expert!
    I from you in admiration!The best!!!!

  96. Whitney on March 2, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Dude, wish I could get these on disk so I could listen to them whenever. I love how layered your stuff is; every time I listen to it I notice something new. That’s one of the things I’ve always loved about your/LP’s stuff. That and it’s angsty.

  97. Ailina on March 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

    thanks mike.u are amazing at making killer beats.

  98. Nessa on March 2, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Sounds awesome. But I already knew Montreal. I even have it on my computer, I just don’t remember where I got it from…but anyway, all those beats are awesome!

  99. Eva on March 2, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Hi Mike! It’s AMAZING!!!

  100. Mark Travis on March 2, 2010 at 6:50 am

    1.Hive – classic,dramatic
    2.Teletronic – catchy,makes me wanna jump
    3.Catharsis – it would`ve turned out as a great LP song 🙂
    4.Saturday – one of my personal the beat + guitar riff combo
    5.Montreal – really really gangsta.
    6.Selector – Saturday remix?Very good though 🙂
    7.A.15 – another LP-ish thingy.classic
    8.Hype – another gangsta beat.another personal fav
    9.MADDISON – the best of them.i knew it,but without the guitar riff intro…and a much more shorter version

    great instrumental-ep overall.this is what you meant with `releasing music more often`?taking 5 year old beats off the shelve,some of them known by the public and putting them out?If so..IT WAS A GREAT IDEA!:)

  101. LoveMike1 on March 2, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Cool 😀
    Heh …

  102. YANA on March 2, 2010 at 6:27 am

    It’s cool! Montreal is my favorite.

  103. EvoOba_ on March 2, 2010 at 6:15 am

    They’re freaking awesome!!!! 😀 “Catharsis” and “Madison” are my fave tho 😉 Thx for sharing^^

  104. Dave on March 2, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Hey Mike, I checked out the tracks and I noticed that you did say that if anyone were to rap and/or sing over ’em that they should let you know. Well, I guess the download limit is about or around 100 so needless to say, there’s no way for me or any other person from this point to get them on their computer cleanly. Maybe you could raise the limit or reupload them or something of the sort. Thanks man.

  105. Prithaj on March 2, 2010 at 5:15 am

    the track “madison” really rocks!!!!!!!oh! when is the 8-bit rebellion coming out, i dying to hear out a new Lp song.

  106. Xandro Pontillas on March 2, 2010 at 5:07 am

    Its extremely awesome!!!!

  107. eefiera on March 2, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Totally wasn’t expecting “teletronic” to be a beat from you. But whatever, your beats are sick! Now I’m itching to go into the studio and create something. Lol!

  108. chester7890 on March 2, 2010 at 5:04 am

    the thrid one is the song at the beginning when you log into the lpu!!!!i heard theses about 2 weeks ago on linkingabos youtube channel!

  109. miles on March 2, 2010 at 4:35 am

    How do i download them to my iphone?

  110. GreekLegend on March 2, 2010 at 4:30 am

    I like Catharsis the most, then Hive. This is some talent 🙂

  111. Lera =) on March 2, 2010 at 4:29 am

    It is cool!!!
    It is pleasant to me!!!

  112. Conner on March 2, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Love these, Mike! I missed the 05 VMA’s, though. I hope you know that you are a musical genius. I’ve tried writing my own stuff, and I don’t see how you make this kind of stuff so easily. Well, I just wanted to tell you that you’re the one that’s inspired me to make music, and I want to thank you for that, Mike.

  113. SlimQ on March 2, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Hey, Mike it would be awesome if you made a firefox persona

  114. Fatima on March 2, 2010 at 3:56 am

    this is awesome! I love all tracks! ♥
    Thank you, Mike! =]

  115. smile225 on March 2, 2010 at 3:51 am

    so mike, what’s your one fav of this? =)

  116. orion wong on March 2, 2010 at 3:32 am


  117. Ellen on March 2, 2010 at 3:30 am

    awesome !but where can i download this ?

  118. alfred on March 2, 2010 at 3:16 am

    awesome ! where can i download this ?

  119. Maurice Loeff on March 2, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Hey Mike,

    All of these beats are real nice! Oh and when will you be rapping like a madman on “Madison”. That would be really sick!!!

    Grtz and good luck!!!

  120. Deidre on March 2, 2010 at 2:47 am

    dig itttt.

  121. Valery on March 2, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Oo.. It’s cool, Mike=) I like that=)
    “Madison”… Amazing…=)

  122. Nikki A on March 2, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Love this Mike!!! I love how you definitely have your own style but everything doesn’t sound the same!! Now how would French horn sound in something like this? Challenge?

  123. Neka on March 2, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Thank you, listen! liked …. go on in the same spirit!!! XD .. I admire you …^______^.. PS: is it possible to register it on your blog ???)))))))….

  124. Julian on March 2, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Mike the songs are beasts!

  125. axamlp on March 2, 2010 at 1:43 am

    nice to hear it 😀

  126. Byeol on March 2, 2010 at 1:24 am

    thank U!
    I’m happy to hear these sounds. so fantastic!

  127. coralie on March 2, 2010 at 1:22 am


    my favorites tracks are 3 and 9 but the ohers are greats too…

    thanks for my ears !

  128. Lukas on March 2, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Mike. Wasnt there 10 of them?

  129. kristenality on March 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    loved these back in 2005 during the vmas. thanks for posting the whole score.

  130. Kalista on March 2, 2010 at 12:06 am

    it would be so great if we can download these beats and also your mixtapes before

  131. lpfmfan on March 1, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Awesome thanks Mike!

  132. linkindude on March 1, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    mike where is “Hive” because i think Hive here is the real 100 degree.

  133. Maria on March 1, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Hi! Check out DJ Flowwolf on youtube. goa/psytrance music

  134. Janhavi on March 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hey Mike~!
    I really like ur tracks; i’ve even commented on them on soundcloud.
    I’ve made a really cool track recently; Its me rapping to Session (Meteora). I wrote the lyrics myself :)Nobody helped me make this track (except u, by providing all the inspiration) 😀
    I can’t post the link here since it’ll make my comment ‘wait for moderation’. So my souncloud id is janv1310. PLEASE check it out! i’ve even mentioned ur name in the lyrics 🙂
    Talinda checked it out yesterday & she liked it 🙂 hope u do too!
    Thanks for everything~!

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