Lit Up

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"Lit Up"
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Single by Buckcherry
from the album Buckcherry
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1999
Genre Hard rock
Label DreamWorks
Songwriter(s) Josh Todd, Keith Nelson
Buckcherry singles chronology
"Lit Up"
"For the Movies"

"Lit Up" is the debut single by American hard rock band Buckcherry, taken from their self-titled debut album. It was the band's first and only number one song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols played guitar on the song. The riff was taken from the intro riff to the KISS song, "Shock Me".



Singer Josh Todd said, "'Lit Up' is about the first time I did cocaine. I knew a couple of dealers in high school and had a lot of fun with that until it wasn't fun anymore - haha!" [1]


The song reached number one on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks and number 33 on the Modern Rock Tracks in mid-1999. It was ranked number 98 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs in January 2009. [2]

Music video

The music video for the song features the band playing in front of an audience. MTV censored the lines glorifying cocaine.

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