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"Hands Down"
File:Dashboard confessional hands down.jpg
Single by Dashboard Confessional
from the album A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar
Released August 12, 2003
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 3:06
Label Vagrant Records
Writer(s) Chris Carrabba

"Hands Down" is a song by Dashboard Confessional that was originally recorded for the acoustic So Impossible EP in 2001, which told the story of a date that Chris Carrabba had in his late teens/early twenties. It was re-recorded for the LP A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar in 2003 with a full band. Carrabba has said that this song is about the best date that he's ever had, and introduces it as such at concerts.

Track listingEdit

UK Maxi Single

  1. "Hands Down" 3:07
  2. "I Do" 3:12
  3. "Saints and Sailors" (MTV Unplugged Version) 2:33
  4. "Hands Down" (Video CD-ROM)

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
[Billboard] Modern Rock Tracks 8

Uses in Popular CultureEdit

  • The song was heard playing on the Pilot episode of One Tree Hill.
  • The song is available as downloadable content for the music video game series Rock Band.his
  • The song is in the music video game Band Hero
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