What I Got

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"What I Got"
Single by Sublime
from the album Sublime
ReleasedAugust 27, 1996
Recorded1996
GenreAlternative rock, alternative hip hop, ska punk
Length2:51
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Bud Gaugh, Bradley Nowell, Half Pint, Eric Wilson
Sublime singles chronology
"Date Rape"
(1991)
"What I Got"
(1996)
"Santeria"
(1997)
"Date Rape"
(1991)
"What I Got"
(1996)
"Santeria"
(1997)

"What I Got" is the first single off American ska punk band Sublime's third and final studio album Sublime. The song was released on August 27, 1996.

It is the band's biggest radio hit and was one of the most popular singles of 1997 in the United States. When the song was released, it was able to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and was also a mainstream Top 40 hit, reaching #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay.[1] The song was ranked #83 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time".[2]

The song was featured in the 2010 video game Rock Band 3,[3] the 2011 video game Saints Row: The Third,[4] the 2000 video game Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX,[5] and the 2009 video game Guitar Hero 5.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Ed 2000, by Joel Whitburn. p. 611
  2. "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  3. "What I Got by Sublime". Rock Band. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  4. "Saints Row: The Third - Official Soundtrack". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  5. "Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX Soundtrack". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
  6. "Guitar Hero 5 full setlist sports Nirvana, Queen, Crue". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-29.