Goo Goo Dolls

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    • Their song "Black Balloon" was featured in the Season 5 episode of Cold Case entitled "That Woman".

    • The Goo Goo Dolls wrote and recorded the song "Before It's Too Late (Sam and Mikaela's Theme)" for the movie Transformers, releases in 2007.

    • The band has performed live on the TV show Charmed - Ex Libris (2000).

    • Johnny Rzeznik performed a duet with Avril Lavigne on the song "Iris" at New York's "Fashion Rocks!" concert. Lavigne, who credits "Iris" as her all-time favorite song, later had her first dance with husband Deryck Whibley to this song at their wedding on July 15, 2006.

    • Their song "Iris" stayed on the Billboard charts at number one for 18 weeks and was nominated for three Grammys in 1998.

    • A Boy Named Goo became the first album in the Metal Blade Label history to achieve double platinum status.

    • Their song "Fallin' Down" made it onto the soundtrack of Pauly Shore's hit film Son in Law.

    • Their song "I'm Awake Now" was recorded for the soundtrack of Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.

    • The album Superstar Car Wash is named after a real place in Buffalo, NY.

    • Their song "Amigone" from the album Dizzy Up the Girl is named after a funeral home chain in Buffalo.

    • "Two Days in February" was written for writer/photographer Allison Braun.

    • Their song "Long Way Down" was in the movie Twister.

    • Their song "Sympathy" was in the 2004 movie, A Cinderella Story.

    • Their song "Here Is Gone" was in the 2003 movie How To Deal.

    • John Rzeznik is a singer and the guitarist.

    • John Rzeznik and Robby Takac are the founding memebers.

    • The Goo Goo Dolls have had 20 singles, including "There You Are" (Hold Me Up), "We Are the Normal" (Superstar Car Wash), "Only One" (A Boy Named Goo), "Name" (A Boy Named Goo), "Flat Top" (A Boy Named Goo), "Naked" (A Boy Named Goo), "Long Way Down" (A Boy Named Goo), "Lazy Eye" ( Batman & Robin Original Soundtrack), "Slide" (Dizzy Up the Girl), "Iris" (Dizzy Up the Girl), "Dizzy" (Dizzy Up the Girl), "Black Balloon" (Dizzy Up the Girl), "Broadway" (Dizzy Up the Girl), "Here Is Gone" (Gutterflower), "Big Machine" (Gutterflower), Sympathy (Gutterflower, "Give a Little Bit" (Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004), "Better Days" (Let Love In), and "Let Love In" (Let Love In).

    • Jason Freese played backup on the Keyboards, Perussion, and Saxophone for the Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004 show.

    • George Tutuska was the drummer for the band from 1986 to New Year's Eve 1994. He was fired because he and lead singer/guitarist John Rzeznick could barely stand to be in the same room with each other. John quit the band, but Robby convinced him to rejoin, and fired George.

    • Discography: 1. Goo Goo Dolls (1987)
      2. Jed (1989)
      3. Hold Me Up (1990)
      4. Superstar Car Wash (1993)
      5. A Boy Named Goo (1995)
      6. Dizzy Up the Girl (1998)
      7. What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce (2001)
      8. Gutterflower (2002)
      9. Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004
      10. Let Love In (2006)

    • The band's original name was The Sex Maggots, until they later changed it to the Goo Goo Dolls because a local club owner would not let them play unless they changed their name. They chose the name out of an adverstisement in True Detective magazine.

    • The powerful and emotion-filled hit song "Better Days", from their newest album Let Love in, was adopted as an anthem for recovery efforts for a post-Katrina nation by CNN.

    • Their hit song "Iris" spent a record 18 weeks on the Hot 100 Airplay chart.

    • The Goo Goo Dolls were formed in 1986.

    • Their song "Sympathy" is on the A Cinderella Story movie soundtrack.

  • Quotes

    • Lyrics from their song Up Yours: Yeah, f*** your suicide, it's all bull**** cause I tried, and it really don't impress me all that much. Up yours!

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • These guys put heart and soul into their lyrics.

    10
    The Goo Goo Dolls have come a long way. Their first CD is nearly unrecognizable for a die-hard fan, never mind someone less well acquainted with their music. Personally, I've enjoyed every stage in their development. I don't know if they sound like other bands in their early CDs, as all the reviews say, but I do know that in every album (well, maybe not the first one :)) the guys, especially John, have written and do sing their songs with all of their being, and to me, that makes them the best band ever--one of the all-time greats. I hope the Goo Goo Dolls live forever and I hope I do, too, so I can listen to them as they evolve, but still remain their beautiful selves (and I'm not just talking about their soft ballads).moreless
  • I absolutely love them!!! :D

    10
    The Goo Goo Dolls is an incredibly talented band, and I don't hear too many bands quite like them. Their music is addicting and so beautiful, and when it's combined with their equally as beautiful lyrics you have one amazing song. I love almost every one of The Goo Goo Dolls' songs that I've heard. The lyrics tell a story, which is the whole purpose of music. The lyrics also make sense and aren't made up of a bunch of vulgar words, slang, or other crap that so many songs are. The Goo Goo Dolls are definately one of a kind, and they're one of my all-time favorite bands.moreless
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