90s at 9 'Doin Time' Eventually Became a Hit

It took 2 years but "Doin Time" finally became a hit, unfortunately lead singer Brad Nowell wasn't around to see it.

"Doin Time" is the last song on Sublime's third album. It was recorded in 1996, but didn't become a hit until 2 years later shortly after lead singer Brad Nowell died of a drug overdose. After which the band broke up.

"Doin Time" is about a cheating girlfriend, whose infidelities and poor treatment of her boyfriend makes him feel like he is in prison. 

The song reached #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #28 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts.