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

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