Vindicated (song)

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"Vindicated"
DC-Vindicated.jpg
Single by Dashboard Confessional
from the album Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2
Released May 31, 2004
Format CDS
Digital download
Recorded 2003/2004
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 3:21
Label Vagrant/Interscope
Songwriter(s) Chris Carrabba
Producer(s)

Don Gilmore and Gil Norton

Dashboard Confessional singles chronology
"Rapid Hope Loss"
(2004)
"Vindicated"
(2004)
"Don't Wait"
(2006)
"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" was released to radio on June 1, 2004.[5] "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.[6]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 46
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 23
U.S. Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 2
U.S. Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valmero A. (2010.) Chris Carrabba shares stories behind Dashboard Confessional's music Archived 2011-12-17 at the Wayback Machine., loQal.ph
  2. ^ Richardson S. (2004.) Vindication: Emo superhero Chris Carrabba puts a new spin on Spider-Man Archived 2013-04-02 at the Wayback Machine., The Boston Phoenix, 18–24 June.
  3. ^ Segovia J.-A. Q. (2010.) Chris Carrabba knows how to be funny Archived 2013-12-09 at the Wayback Machine., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 May.
  4. ^ Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated on YouTube
  5. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Dashboard Confessional - "Vindicated" on YouTube
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated". Top 40 Singles.
  9. ^ "Dashboard Confessional Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  10. ^ "Dashboard Confessional Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 

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