Wrong Way

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"Wrong Way"
Single by Sublime
from the album Sublime
ReleasedMay 25, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreSka punk
Length2:16
LabelMCA
Writer(s)Bud Gaugh/Bradley Nowell/
Eric Wilson
ProducerPaul Leary & David Kahne
Sublime singles chronology
"Santeria"
(1997)
"Wrong Way"
(1997)
"Doin' Time"
(1997)
 
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"Wrong Way"
Single by Sublime
from the album Sublime
ReleasedMay 25, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreSka punk
Length2:16
LabelMCA
Writer(s)Bud Gaugh/Bradley Nowell/
Eric Wilson
ProducerPaul Leary & David Kahne
Sublime singles chronology
"Santeria"
(1997)
"Wrong Way"
(1997)
"Doin' Time"
(1997)

"Wrong Way" is a 1997 single from Sublime's 1996 self-titled third album that fits squarely within the punk rock-inspired third wave ska movement of the 1990s. The song spent 26 weeks on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, peaking at number 3.[1]

The lyrical content of the song refers to the life of a girl, named Annie, who was forced into prostitution by her family of "seven horny brothers" and her "drunk-ass dad." She is soon rescued from a life of prostitution by the narrator of the song; an ironic twist is added in the lyrical references hinting that the narrator saved her and then regretted mistreating her himself. A video was made starring Bijou Phillips, soon after the band's lead singer, Bradley Nowell, died. The video also features a cameo by Mike Watt of the bands Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and many others. Mike Watt was one of the biggest influences on bass player Eric Wilson.

The song was featured in the video game Aggressive Inline.

The trombone solo in Wrong Way contains an interpolation of the theme from George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".[citation needed]

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