Thrive (Newsboys album)

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Studio album by
Released26 March 2002
GenreChristian rock,[1] Christian pop, praise and worship,[1] power pop[1]
ProducerSteve Taylor, Peter Furler, Joe Baldridge
Newsboys chronology
Shine: The Hits
Newsboys Remixed
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Cross Rhythms10/10 stars [2]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[3]

Thrive is the ninth studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in 2002. It features the singles "It Is You," "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)," and "Lord (I Don't Know)." Thrive debuted at No. 38 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 37,000 units. In 2005, the album was re-released as Thrive – Special Edition which bundled the album with the previously released concert DVD From The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. When it was pre-ordered it came with the exclusive It Is You EP.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
1."Giving It Over"Peter Furler, Steve Taylor3:47
2."Live In Stereo"Furler, Taylor3:06
3."Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)"Furler, Taylor4:14
4."Thrive"Furler, Taylor3:53
5."Rescue"Furler, Phil Joel, Taylor4:22
6."It Is You"Furler4:22
7."Cornelius"Furler, Taylor3:31
8."The Fad of the Land"Furler, Taylor3:18
9."John Woo"Furler, Taylor3:09
10."Lord (I Don't Know)"Furler, Taylor3:46
Total length:37:28

Music Videos[edit]

  • "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Care Goodbye)"

Radio singles[edit]

  • "It Is You"
  • "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)"
  • "The Fad of the Land"
  • "John Woo"

Thrive: From The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

Thrive: From The Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame was released to DVD 18 June 2002. It was available in Thrive Limited Edition in 2005.


According to Mediabase, the songs that have received the most spins on airplay (as of August 2007) are as follows, from greatest to least: "It Is You" (38,963 spins), "Million Pieces (Kissin' Your Cares Goodbye)" (28,815 spins), "Lord (I Don't Know)" (141 spins), "John Woo" (78 spins), "Cornelius" (43 spins), "Live in Stereo" (7 spins), "Rescue" (6 spins), "The Fad of the Land" (5 spins), "Giving It Over" (5 spins), and "Thrive" (2 spins).

"Live in Stereo" was featured in the console version of Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure.



  1. ^ a b c d Losey, Steve. AllMusic: Newsboys Thrive at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Review: Thrive - Newsboys". Cross Rhythms. 1 May 2002. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Newsboys, "Thrive" Review". 26 March 2002. Retrieved 14 July 2012.

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