"Face Down" is the first single from the album, Don't You Fake It by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. The song is believed to be written about lead singer Ronnie's mother who was abused by his father (as stated in an Alternative Press article). It has currently reached as high as #26 on the U.S. Hot 100, #16 on the U.S. Pop 100, #3 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, and #20 on the U.S. Hot Digital Tracks. It is notable for being one of the few songs in recent times to include screaming and reach the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100 (though later versions with the screaming removed were released). The song also reached #1 on the New Zealand Singles Chart. In the song, Ronnie Winters is the main vocalist, Elias Reidy is the backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jon Wilkes is the drummer, Joey Westwood is the bassist, and Duke Kitchens is the lead guitarist. There are 4 different versions of this song including the acoustic version. A segment of the song plays on the radio in the movie Georgia Rule. It's also played very faintly in the background exactly an hour into Employee of the Month with Dane Cook. It still landed on the soundtrack.
An acoustic version of "Face Down" was released after the album version. The lyrics are unchanged, however a completely previously unheard guitar part supplements the song. This version is available on iTunes and the "deluxe edition" of Don't You Fake It. The version on the single is the same as on Don't You Fake It. There is also a heavier version of the song that appears on the album. The lyrics are unchanged but the chorus is in a different spot. The most notable difference is how the lyrics are screamed, and it sounds very distinctive in comparison to the later radio version with the screaming removed. On iTunes, there is a fourth version under the album of "AOL Sessions Undercover - EP." This is technically a live version of the song.
|2006||U.S. Modern Rock Tracks||3|
|2006||U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks||38|
|2007||Billboard Hot 100||24|
|2007||Billboard Pop 100||15|
|2007||U.S. Hot Digital Tracks||18|
|2007||Top 40 Mainstream||10|
|2007||Pop 100 Airplay||13|
|2007||Canada BDS Airplay||84|
|2007||New Zealand RIANZ||4|