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A major player throughout the post-grunge boom of the late '90s, Lit featured the combined talents of frontman A. Jay Popoff, his guitar-playing brother Jeremy, bassist Kevin Baldes, and drummer Allen Shellenberger. The group formed in 1990 in Orange County, California, where it initially performed metal-influenced music under the name Razzle. After changing their name, Lit began embracing a spunky brand of punk-pop that helped attract a local following in California. The group sold out local venues (including Club 369 in Fullerton) and issued two recordings: an EP, Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit; and the full-length Tripping the Light Fantastic, which arrived during the spring of 1997 and became a college radio hit. Lit then landed a contract with RCA Records, which released the follow-up effort A Place in the Sun two years later. This proved to be Lit's breakthrough record, as the catchy rock riffs of "My Own Worst Enemy," "Zip-Lock," and "Miserable" all paved the way for platinum sales. With "My Own Worst Enemy" topping the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, Lit toured the country alongside groups like the Offspring, No Doubt, and Garbage. Furthermore, they performed a set at Woodstock 1999 and earned a spot on the 2000 Vans Warped Tour. A third album, Atomic, was released in fall 2001, spawning several singles including "Lipstick and Bruises." A self-titled album arrived in 2004, marking Lit's fourth full-length effort (as well as their first release on the Nitrus label). In 2008, drummer Shellenberger was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He died on August 13, 2009 at the age of 39. Nathan Walker was added as the band's drummer and Lit began work on new material. In 2012, Lit released their fifth studio album, the Butch Walker-produced The View from the Bottom. They dedicated the album to Shellenberger. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   My Own Worst Enemy
  3.   Miserable
  4.   C'Mon
  5.   Right This Time
  6.   Over My Head
  7.   You Tonight
  8.   Same Shit, Different Drink
  9.   Here's to Us
  10.   Perfect One
  11.   Partner in Crime
  12.   The Best Is Yet to Come Undone
  13.   A Place in the Sun
  14.   Miss You Gone
  15.   She Comes
  16.   Four
  17.   Bulletproof
  18.   Pictures of You
  19.   All or Nothing
  20.   Hard to Find
  21.   Lullaby
  22.   Moonshine
  23.   Forever Begins Right Now
  24.   Throwaway
  25.   Times Like This
  26.   Needle & Thread
  27.   Looks Like They Were Right
  28.   Too Fast for a U-Turn
  29.   Happy in the Meantime
  30.   Lipstick and Bruises
  31.   Something to Someone
  32.   Quicksand
  33.   Zip-Lock
  34.   Down
  35.   Happy
  36.   Next Time Around
  37.   No Big Thing
  38.   Nothing's Free
  39.   Slip
  40.   Everything's Cool
  41.   I Wanna Rock
  42.   For
  43.   The Wall
  44.   You Did It
  45.   The Party's Over
  46.   Live for This
  47.   Sunny Weather
  48.   Drop D
  49.   Lovely Day
  50.   The Last Time Again
  51.   She Don't Know
  52.   Addicted
  53.   The Broken
  54.   Money

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