The Goo Goo Dolls: Top 5 Songs of All Time Ranked

Top 5 Tracks of The Goo Goo Dolls

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All about The Goo Goo Dolls 

Who are The Goo Goo Dolls: Guitarist/vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska formed the American rock band, Goo Goo Dolls. Upon the release of their breakthrough single, “Name”, the Goo Goo Dolls soared to mainstream success. “Iris”, the band’s biggest hit, was released in 1998. Over the course of 18 weeks, the song remained at the top of the Billboard charts for nearly 12 consecutive months. Billboard’s “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, and “Broadway” from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl, “Here Is Gone” from 2002’s Gutterflower; and “Better Days”, “Give a Little Bit”, and “Stay with You” from 2006’s Let Love In were some of the band’s chart-topping tracks.

Origin: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Genres: Alternative rock – Pop rock – Post-grunge – Punk rock

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Their name comes from an ad for a toy called a Goo Goo Doll in a True Detective episode. The band was originally called “The Sex Maggots”. 
John Rzeznik and Robby Takac founded the band in the ’80s in Buffalo, New York. Due to his shyness, Rzeznik would not sing at first.
The popular song “Iris” was written for the movie “City of Angels.”

We freaking love music here at Unwrapped, and we adore The Goo Goo Dolls. In our humble opinion, here are the BEST FIVE SONGS by the legendary The Goo Goo Dolls (most liked, listened and downloaded songs) across the web!!!

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Five All-Time Best Songs of The Goo Goo Dolls

        1. Iris
        2. Slide
        3. Name
        4. Sympathy
        5. Black Balloon

Iris

Length: 4:49

Release: 2010

Opening Lyrics:

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t want to go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later, it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight
And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

Slide

Length: 3:32

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Could you whisper in my ear
The things you wanna feel?
I’d give you anything
To feel it comin’
Do you wake up on your own
And wonder where you are?
You live with all your faults
I wanna wake up where you are
I won’t say anything at all
So why don’t you slide?
Yeah, I’m gonna let it slide
Don’t you love the life you killed?
The priest is on the phone
Your father hit the wall

Name

Length: 4:30

Release: 2013

Opening Lyrics:

And even though the moment passed me by
I still can’t turn away
‘Cause all the dreams you never thought you’d lose
Got tossed along the way
And letters that you never meant to send
Get lost or thrown away
And now we’re grown up orphans
That never knew their names
We don’t belong to no one
That’s a shame
You could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ’em your name

Sympathy

Length: 2:58

Release: 2010

Opening Lyrics:

Stranger than your sympathy
And this is my apology
I killed myself from the inside out
And all my fears have pushed you out
And I wished for things that I don’t need
(All I wanted)
And what I chased won’t set me free
(It’s all I wanted)
And I get scared but I’m not crawlin’ on my knees
Oh, yeah
Every thing’s all wrong, yeah
Every thing’s all wrong, yeah
Where the hell did I think I was?

Black Balloon

Length: 4:09

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

Baby’s black balloon makes her fly
I almost fell into that hole in your life
And you’re not thinking about tomorrow
‘Cause you were the same as me
But on your knees
A thousand other boys could never reach you
How could I have been the one
I saw the world spin beneath you
And scatter like ice from the spoon
That was your womb
Comin’ down the world turned over
And angels fall without you there
And I go on as you get colder
Or are you someone’s prayer

The Goo Goo Dolls : A Song List Worth Listening

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