Screaming Infidelities

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"Screaming Infidelities"
Single by Dashboard Confessional
from the album The Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
Released 2002
Genre Emo, indie rock, acoustic rock
Length 3:33 (original); 3:46 (reworked version)
Label Vagrant Records
Writer(s) Chris Carrabba
Producer(s) James Paul Wisner
Dashboard Confessional singles chronology
"Screaming Infidelities"
"Saints and Sailors"

"Screaming Infidelities" is the first single from Dashboard Confessional's 2001 album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most. The song was written by lead singer Chris Carrabba. It was originally recorded for the band's 2000 debut album, The Swiss Army Romance.

A live version of the song appears on the band's 2002 MTV Unplugged 2.0 album. The song was also featured in the 2002 MTV movie, Wasted.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

"Screaming Infidelities" is considered the band's breakout single.[2] The song peaked at #22 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in May 2002.

A music video for the song was released in 2002 and was directed by Maureen Egan and Matthew Barry.[3][4] The video won the MTV2 award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, beating out Norah Jones, The Strokes, Musiq Soulchild, The Hives, and Nappy Roots.[5] Carrabba said that winning the award ranked among his biggest accomplishments in a year marked by crowning achievements.[6]

Alternative Press said of the song: "CC's manifestation of honest emotion remains far more sincere than the sub-par mewling of wafer-heads currently wasting oxygen in independently owned coffeehouses."[7]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 22 [8]

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Dashboard Confessional Filmography. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (Eds.) (2004). In The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside Publishing. p. 213. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Google Book Search. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Dashboard Confessional - "Screaming Infidelities"". MTV. 5 February 2002. 
  4. ^ "Dashboard Confessional - "Screaming Infidelities"". Vimeo. 10 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Wilcha, Kristin (6 September 2002). "SuperMega/Palomar and FM Rocks Top MTV Awards". 
  6. ^ Carrabba talks new LP. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.
  7. ^ The List On AP: Classic Rock For The Year 2022. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.
  8. ^ Hot Modern Rock - "Screaming Infidelities". Retrieved on July 9, 2009.

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