Vindicated (song)

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"Vindicated"
Single by Dashboard Confessional
from the album Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2/Dusk and Summer
Released May 31, 2004
Format CDS
Digital download
Recorded 2003/2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:21
Label Vagrant/Interscope
Writer(s) Chris Carrabba
Producer(s) Don Gilmore and Gil Norton
Dashboard Confessional singles chronology
"Rapid Hope Loss"
(2004)
"Vindicated"
(2004)
"Don't Wait"
(2006)

"Vindicated" is a song by Dashboard Confessional released on the 2004 soundtrack for the film Spider-Man 2 as well as on Dashboard Confessional's 2006 album, Dusk and Summer, as a bonus track on some pressings and on deluxe edition versions. Played over the film's end credits, "Vindicated" is the theme for the film.

History[edit]

Initially, a song titled "I Need a Sure Thing" was to be used on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack; but, after having received a special screening of the film, Carrabba penned "Vindicated" in 10 minutes,[1][2][3] inspired by and reflecting the theme of the film.[4]

"I Need a Sure Thing" has since then been performed during the Dusk and Summer Tour but not thereafter.

Reception[edit]

"Vindicated" received significant airplay on U.S. alternative rock radio stations in late 2004, peaking at #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart held off by the #1 spot from Three Days Grace's "Just Like You".

Track listing[edit]

UK Maxi Single

  1. "Vindicated" 3:20
  2. "The Warmth of the Sand" 4:17
  3. "Hands Down" 3:07
    • This version is the acoustic one from the So Impossible EP.

Music video[edit]

Directed by Nigel Dick, the music video, through the view of an individual reading a comic book, features the band performing the song in Doctor Octopus' hideout interspersed with scenes from the film.[5]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 23
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 32

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