Practice What You Preach (Testament song)

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"Practice What You Preach"
Testament - Practice What You Preach (Single).jpg
Promotional single by Testament
from the album Practice What You Preach
Recorded1989 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
GenreThrash metal
LabelMegaforce, Atlantic
Songwriter(s)Chuck Billy, Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson
Producer(s)Alex Perialas

"Practice What You Preach" is a song by American thrash metal band Testament, taken from their 1989 album Practice What You Preach. It was released as a promotional single to support the album.[1] Due to being one of the band's most famous and popular songs, and for being one of the most frequently played songs at live concerts, "Practice What You Preach" can be considered Testament's signature song.

Live performances[edit]

"Practice What You Preach" is one of Testament's most played songs of all time,[2] first played a month prior to the album's release, on July 1, 1989 in São Paulo, Brazil. As of 2015, the song has been performed over 500 times[3] Live versions of "Practice What You Preach" appear on the albums Live at the Fillmore, Live in London and Dark Roots of Thrash.


"Practice What You Preach" received heavy rotation on MTV's Headbangers Ball.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Promotional vinyl 12"
1."Practice What You Preach" (LP Version)4:54



  1. ^ "Practice What You Preach by Testament (Single, Thrash Metal): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list". Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  2. ^ "Testament Tour Statistics". Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  3. ^ "Practice What You Preach by Testament Song Statistics". Retrieved 2014-10-05.
  4. ^ "Sunday Old School: Testament". 2011-07-31. Retrieved 2014-10-05.