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

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