My Own Worst Enemy
by Lit

Album: A Place in the Sun (1999)
Charted: 16 51
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Songfacts®:

  • This was the biggest hit for the Orange County, California alternative rock band Lit. It was written by the Popoff brothers - singer A. Jay and guitarist Jeremy - and held the #1 position on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for 12 weeks. The track received a Billboard Music Award as the biggest Modern Rock song of 1999.
  • The song's narrator is recounting his regrets at getting wasted and making a complete idiot of himself.
  • The song featured in the TV show Parks and Recreation where some of the characters are seen playing the tune on Rock Band 2.
  • This was used in the 2016 action comedy Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. It was also featured in American Reunion (2012), the fourth installment of the American Pie comedy movies.
  • Popoff told Spin Magazine that he sang this in the studio naked.
  • Popoff explains the music video, which was shot by Gavin Bowden in a Los Angeles bowling alley, is "[the film] Kingpin meets a gangster flick that takes place in the '50s." The band is shown bowling and playing on stage in the lounge.

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