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"Duck and Run" is a song by American rock band 3 Doors Down. It was released on January 15, 2001 as the third single from their debut album The Better Life. The song became the band's third consecutive number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, staying there for three weeks.[1][2] Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the song was placed on the list of post-9/11 inappropriate titles distributed by Clear Channel.

"Duck and Run"
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Single by 3 Doors Down
from the album The Better Life
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2001
LabelRepublic Records
Songwriter(s)Brad Arnold (lyrics)
3 Doors Down (music)
3 Doors Down singles chronology
"Duck and Run"
"Be Like That"


Live PerformancesEdit

"Duck and Run" was first performed live on March 12, 2000 at The Florida SpringFest in Pensacola, Florida. As of 1 April 2019, it has been performed 465 times, making it the third most performed song by 3 Doors Down.[3]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 10
US Billboard Alternative Songs 11
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1

Track listingsEdit

  • UK version
  1. "Duck and Run" (album version)
  2. "Better Life" (Live in Amsterdam, Holland) - 3:02
  3. "Life of My Own" (Live in Amsterdam, Holland)
  4. "So I Need You" (Live in Amsterdam, Holland)
  • German version
  1. "Duck and Run" (LP version) - 3:52
  2. "Better Life" (Live in Amsterdam, Holland) - 3:02


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 633.
  2. ^ Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart info Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Duck and Run by 3 Doors Down song statistics". Retrieved April 1, 2019.