|Single by Dashboard Confessional|
|from the album Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 2|
|Released||May 31, 2004|
Don Gilmore and Gil Norton
|Dashboard Confessional singles chronology|
"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.
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, inspired by and reflecting the theme of the film.
"I Need a Sure Thing" has since then been performed during the Dusk and Summer Tour but not thereafter.
"Vindicated" was released to radio on June 1, 2004. "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".
UK Maxi Single
- "Vindicated" 3:20
- "The Warmth of the Sand" 4:17
- "Hands Down" 3:07
- This version is the acoustic one from the So Impossible EP.
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.
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||23|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||2|
|U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream||32|
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- "Australian-charts.com – Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Charts.org.nz – Dashboard Confessional – Vindicated". Top 40 Singles.
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