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

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