Lit is a post-grunge band, based in Fullerton, California, United States. They had several hits singles in the 1990s and early 2000s including My Own Worst Enemy, Miserable, Zip-Lock, Over My Head, Lipstick and Bruises, Addicted, Looks Like They Were Right and Times Like This.
The band was formed in 1990 as a metal-oriented band, under the name “Razzle”, and gained a large following. A few years later, the group changed its name to “Stain”, but due to another band owning the name, it changed its name to “Lit” in 1996. The group shot to stardom with the platinum album A Place In The Sun in 1999. A Place In The Sun yielded the smash single “My Own Worst Enemy,” which held the number one position for three months, and received a Billboard Music Award for the biggest Modern Rock Song of 1999. It was followed by “Zip-Lock” (which featured Blink-182) and “Miserable”, the latter of which was among the top ten most played songs of 2000 and famously featured Pamela Anderson in the video. The band performed over 286 shows and toured worldwide in support of A Place in the Sun. In addition to the Vans Warped Tour and a coveted slot on Woodstock 1999, the band toured with The Offspring, Garbage, and No Doubt.
Lit followed up A Place in the Sun with the 2001 release of Atomic which gave the band another Top 10 hit with “Lipstick And Bruises”; the album wasn’t as successful as “A Place In The Sun”.