Out of Control (Hoobastank song)

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"Out of Control"
Hoobastank Out of Control.jpg
Single by Hoobastank featuring Ian Watkins and Jamie Oliver
from the album The Reason
Released November 4, 2003
Format CD
Length 2:44
Label Island
Writer(s) Dan Estrin, Chris Hesse, Markku Lappalainen, Doug Robb
Hoobastank featuring Ian Watkins and Jamie Oliver singles chronology
"Running Away"
(2002)
"Out of Control"
(2003)
"The Reason"
(2004)
Music video
"Out Of Control" on YouTube

"Out of Control" is the first single released by the American rock band Hoobastank from their highly successful album The Reason. It charted at No. 16 on the US Mainstream rock charts and at No. 9 on the US Modern rock charts.

The song describes the singer, a person who is out of control after following someone's orders blindly, losing that persons trust, and not knowing what to do or who to trust, looking for answers to his pain and sadness.

The song also features backing vocals by Ian Watkins and Jamie Oliver of the Welsh alternative metal band Lostprophets.

Music video[edit]

The music video was made, directed by Nathan Cox where the group goes into a club and performs while getting dizzy as crowds are cheering on them.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks 9
U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 16

In popular culture[edit]

The song was a part of the soundtrack for the movie Torque and the soundtrack for the video games Backyard Wrestling 2, MX Unleashed and Test Drive: Eve of Destruction.

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