Sublime

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Sublime
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
GenresSka punk
Third-wave ska
Reggae
Alternative rock
Punk rock
Pop punk
Pop rock
Reggae rock
Reggae fusion
Years active1988–1996
LabelsMCA, Skunk
Past member(s)Bradley Nowell
Eric Wilson
Bud Gaugh

Sublime was a popular punk/ska rock band. The band was formed in 1988 in Long Beach, California. They have released popular hit singles like "Date Rape", "Doin' Time", "Santeria" and "What I Got".

Sublime broke up 1996, because singer, guitarist and songwriter Bradley Nowell died. He died in a hotel room in San Francisco, California on May 25th of the same year from a heroin overdose. He was 28 years old. Their third and final album Sublime was released two months after Nowell's death. The album's song "What I Got" was what made Sublime famous.

Sublime has sold over 8 million albums around the world.[1]

Cultural references[change | change source]

A few of Sublimes songs have been used in video games. "Santeria" was included in Guitar Hero World Tour.[2] The song "Seed" was included in Tony Hawk's Underground and the song "What I Got" was included in Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Released Album Notes
1992 40 Oz. to Freedom Certified 2x Platinum by RIAA;[3] peaked at #15 at Top Heatseekers in 1995 and #140 in Billboard 200 in 1996[4]
1994 Robbin' the Hood Certified Gold by RIAA[3]
1996 Sublime Certified 5x Multi Platinum by RIAA;[3] peaked at #13 on Billboard 200[4]

Compilations and live albums[change | change source]

Released Album Notes
1995 Badfish (EP)
1997 What I Got (EP) Peaked at #169 on Billboard 200[4]
1997 Doin' Time (EP) [4]
1997 Second-hand Smoke Certified platinum by RIAA;[3] peaked at #28 on Billboard 200[4]
1998 Stand by Your Van Peaked at #49 on Billboard 200[4]
1998 Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends Peaked at #107 on Billboard 200[4]
1999 Greatest Hits Certified gold by RIAA;[3] peaked at #114 on Billboard 200[4]
2002 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sublime Certified gold by RIAA;[3] peaked at #190 on Billboard 200[4]
2005 Gold Certified gold by RIAA;[3] peaked at #165 on Billboard 200[4]
2006 Everything Under the Sun Four disc box set

Singles[change | change source]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock Adult Top 40 UK US Hot 100 Airplay
1995 "Date Rape" - - - - - - 40 oz. to Freedom
1996 "What I Got" - #1 #11 #39 #71 #29 Sublime
1997 "Santeria" - #3 - #38 - #43 Sublime
1997 "Wrong Way" - #3 - - - #47 Sublime
1997 "Doin' Time" #87 #28 - - - - Sublime

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