Points of Authority

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"Points of Authority"
Promotional single by Linkin Park
from the album Hybrid Theory
  • October 24, 2000 (Album release)
  • 2001 (Promo release)[1]
Format CD
Genre Nu metal[2]
Length 3:22
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Linkin Park
Producer(s) Don Gilmore

"Points of Authority" is a song by Linkin Park as the fourth track taken from their first studio album, Hybrid Theory. Mike Shinoda's verses originally had different lyrics, and Chester Bennington's parts became no different from the Hybrid Theory version. The song was released in 2001 as a promo release.

The song's remix "Pts.OF.Athrty" was released as the only single taken from remix album Reanimation (2002) while another remix, by The Crystal Method, was released on LP Underground 2.0. The song is one from the seven Linkin Park's songs that appeared in the mash-up EP Collision Course with American rapper Jay-Z. If the Linkin Park package is downloaded on DJ Hero 2, then players (as DJs) can play with a scratched version of "Pts.OF.Athrty". The song was used in the 2000 Adam Sandler film Little Nicky.

Live info[edit]

Between 2007 and 2009, it was performed at the beginning and the end with an intro/outro rap from another song; for example, "Petrified" and "Dolla" by Fort Minor; "It's Goin' Down" by The X-Ecutioners; and "Reading My Eyes", "High Voltage" and "Dedicated" by Linkin Park. One example appears on the band's DVD Road to Revolution: Live at Milton Keynes, as Shinoda performs "Petrified" in the beginning, and "There They Go" at the end.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox, and it was released in the DVD Frat Party at the Pankake Festival. It shows live presentations by Linkin Park during their tour in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

EU Promo CD
No. Title Length
1. "Points of Authority" 3:22

In other media[edit]


  1. ^ "Linkin Park - Points of Authority (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Chesler, Josh (May 18, 2015). "10 Nu-metal Songs That Actually Don't Suck". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 

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