P.O.D.'s "Testify" is 10 Years-Old


10 years ago, Christian rock band P.O.D. released Testify, their sixth album. This was P.O.D.'s first major-label album not produced by Howard Benson. Th. It was also their last album withJason Truby on guitar, before he left the band in December 2006. 

Testify became the No. 1 selling Christian album on Billboard for several weeks. It opened at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with 58,000 scans and has sold over 210,000 copies in the US and over 500,000 copies worldwide. This album was also available in the Testify (Limited Edition) version with a bonus CD featuring commentary by the band on every song on the album, as well as four bonus songs and a remix that didn't make the album.

The album's first single, "Goodbye for Now," went on to become the No. 1 music video on MTV's TRL and became P.O.D.'s unprecedented 4th No. 1 video. The song also enjoyed heavy play on the radio.  "Goodbye for Now" received considerable radio play and was used in promotional videos for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

It is the band's most successful single since 2002's "Youth of the Nation" and reached No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 31, 2006 (making it their third Hot 100 entry and Top 50 hit), No. 41 on the Billboard Pop 100, No. 25 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, and No. 17 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song's music video also reached the No. 1 spot on MTV's TRL and became P.O.D.'s fourth No. 1 video.


Bassist Traa Daniels stated "This album defines who we are musically as a foursome more than any other album that we've ever done." He added, "What we tried to do on this album. . . was to take people on a journey musically. . . I think we have a lot of different elements." Sonny Sandoval also noted, "We have one of the heaviest songs we ever wrote and one of the softest songs we ever wrote." 

Track listing

All songs written and composed by P.O.D., except where noted. 

1. "Roots in Stereo" (featuring Matisyahu) 4:42

2. "Lights Out"   2:47

3. "If You Could See Me Now"   3:07

4. "Goodbye for Now"   4:34

5. "Sounds Like War"   3:53

6. "On the Grind" (featuring Sick Jacken) 4:25

7. "This Time"   4:41

8. "Mistakes & Glories"   3:38

9. "Let You Down"   4:15

10. "Teachers"   4:21

11. "Strength of My Life" (featuring Matisyahu) 3:37

12. "Say Hello"   2:32

13. "Mark My Words" (featuring Sick Jacken) 3:43

Bonus tracks

14. "Not Your Kind" (Japan bonus track) 2:37

15. "Your Eyes" (Wal-Mart exclusive bonus track) 4:23 

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