Atomic (album)

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Studio album by Lit
Released October 16, 2001
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk
Length 44:45
Label RCA
Producer Lit, Don Gilmore, Glen Ballard
Lit chronology
A Place in the Sun
Platinum & Gold Collection
Singles from Atomic
  1. "Over My Head"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Lipstick and Bruises"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Addicted"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (61/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Spin (5/10)[1]

Atomic is Lit's third album, released on October 16, 2001. It peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200.

"Happy in the Meantime" is located on the soundtrack for Mr. Deeds and is played as the credits roll.

"Over My Head" was originally featured in the soundtrack for the 2000 animated Science Fiction film Titan AE.

"Lipstick and Bruises" was featured in the soundtrack for the 2001 cult comedy film Out Cold.

"The Last Time Again" was featured in the final credits of the 2001 film American Pie 2, but is mistakenly listed as "Last Time Again."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Something to Someone"   A. Jay Popoff, Jeremy Popoff 4:49
2. "The Last Time Again"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff, Butch Walker 3:17
3. "Addicted"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 2:56
4. "Lipstick and Bruises"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:00
5. "Everything's Cool"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:13
6. "Happy in the Meantime"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff, Danny Walker 2:49
7. "Drop D"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:27
8. "Sunny Weather"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff, B. Walker 3:13
9. "Next Time Around"   Kevin Baldes, A. Popoff, J. Popoff, D. Walker 3:04
10. "Slip"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 4:00
11. "She Comes"   Glen Ballard, A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:56
12. "Live for This"   Baldes, A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:21
13. "Over My Head"   A. Popoff, J. Popoff 3:40
Total length:

Tracks released as non-LP B-sides

  1. "The Party's Over"
  2. "Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin)" (added as a bonus track in the European edition)
  3. "I Wanna Rock (Twisted Sister)"
  4. "Father Christmas (The Kinks)"
  5. "Happy in the Meantime (Remix)"


  • A. Jay Popoff – lead vocals
  • Jeremy Popoff – guitar, backing vocals
  • Kevin Baldes – bass
  • Allen Shellenberger – drums, percussion
  • David Campbell — string arrangements

Bonus CD[edit]

There was a limited edition release of Atomic that came with a bonus disc containing three tracks featuring bands from Lit's Dirty Martini label.

  1. Lit - "Down (Acoustic)" – 3:46
  2. Handsome Devil - "Makin' Money" (clean version) (Walker) – 3:30
  3. The Color Red - "Sore Throat" (demo version) (Meyer, Schartoff, The Color Red, Verloop, J. Zamora, M. Zamora) – 5:52


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