Goo Goo Dolls
The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. Their biggest hit single, Iris, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. The group has released six albums since the early 1990s, including three in the 1990s and two in the early 2000s.
About Goo Goo Dolls in brief
The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York. The band’s original lineup included Johnny Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and George Tutuska. Their biggest hit single, Iris, spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. Other notable singles include \”Name\” and \”Naked\” from 1995’s A Boy Named Goo; \”Slide” from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl; \”Here Is Gone” from 2002’s Gutterflower; and \”Stay with You” from 2006’s Let Love In. The Goo Goo dolls have had 19 top ten singles on various charts, including four in the top ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. They have been in a legal battle with Metal Blade Records, claiming they earned any royalties from their album’s sales, which was attributed to a one-sided and unenforceable contract. The two sides reached a settlement which had the band signed to the Metal Blade’s label, Warner Bros. Records, under which the band released their sixth album, Dizzy up the Girl, in 1998. In October 2012, \”Iris\” was ranked #1 on Billboard’s \”Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012\” chart. The song was recorded for the soundtrack of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. In 1991, the song Superstar Car Wash, released in 1993, received significant media attention. The single \”We Are the Normal\” received a major push toward play on college and independent radio, and its video was displayed on MTV’s 120 Minutes program.
The single Fallin’ Down made it onto the 1993 soundtrack of Pauly Shore’s hit film Son in Law. In 1998, the band became the first in Metal Blade history to achieve double-platinum status, however, with the release of the album A Boy named Goo. The album became one of the most successful alternative rock albums of the mid-1990s. In 2010, the group released their seventh album, Something for the Rest of Us, which proved to be their most successful album to date. It was partially recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario, and was recorded at the same time as the band’s second album, Jed, in 1989. In 2012, the album was released under the label Warner Bros., which had signed the band to distribute the album under the Warner Bros label, under the name Warner Bros.-Grammy Award-winning label The Go-Goo Dolls. The group has released six albums since the early 1990s, including three in the 1990s and two in the early 2000s. Their last album, Hold Me Up, was released in 2010, and featured the lead vocalist on five tracks, including the single, “There You Are’s” The band has also released two live albums, including “Two Days in February” and “I’m Awake Now”.