Goo Goo Dolls Songs Ranked

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band’s drummer from December 1994 until December 27, 2013. The band is renowned for its biggest hit single “Iris”. Other notable singles include “Name” and “Naked” from 1995’s A Boy Named Goo; “Slide”, “Black Balloon”, “Dizzy”, and “Broadway” from 1998’s Dizzy Up the Girl; “Here Is Gone” from 2002’s Gutterflower, “Better Days”, “Give a Little Bit”, and “Stay with You” from 2006’s Let Love In, and “Home” from 2010’s Something for the Rest of Us. The band has had 19 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.
In October 2012, “Iris” was ranked #1 on Billboard‘s “Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012” chart, which also featured “Slide” (ranking at #9) and “Name” (ranking at #24). The song spent nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 18 weeks. “Home” extended the band’s record to 14 top ten hits at the Hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format) Here are all of the Goo Goo Dolls songs ranked..

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20. So Alive (Boxes, 2016)

“It’s a shame how underrated this is. The singer’s voice actually sounds so sincere. The production is great to with the backing drums and piano twinkle. But where this song really shines is the lyrics. This isn’t some generic empowerment anthem. It’s a story alternating it’s view going from a tone of I once did this, to now you do the same. It’s two completely different stories meant to actually empower you.”

19. All Eyes on Me (Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998)

“The Goo Goo Dolls did an awesome job creating this song. I think that it has powerful lyrics. I would give it a 10:10. Awesome job. God bless you all.”

18. When the World Breaks Your Heart (Magnetic, 2013)

“This is a great song, that in my opinion is the epitome of the talents of John Rzeznik in the areas of lyrical skill, musical rhythm, and instrumental composition”

17. Big Machine (Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998)

“Just plug in your earphones, close your eyes and listen to this masterpiece, I know it sounds cheesy but it’s genuinely magical”

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16. Keep the Car Running (Magnetic, 2013)

“This song should be in the top ten I mean it is one of those songs that when you listen to it, it feels like you were born with it already implanted into your head I just love this song!”

15. Only One (Only One, 1995)

“Has to be up there! Just love the part where the chorus breaks off… I dunno why but this song just stuck with me… Must give it a listen guys!”

14. Rebel Beat (Magnetic, 2013)

“Great song, awesome riff, Goo goo dolls at their best. Keeps me motivated, makes me feel wild and free with my friends.

13. I’m Still Here (Treasure Planet , 2002)

“My favorite song of all time! Extremely profound. Great lyrical progression. Best rhythm and best instrumentals ever. Simply an amazing song. Thank you “Treasure Planet” for introducing me to this epic song.”

12. We are the Normal (Superstar Car Wash, 1993)

“Very underrated song by goo goo dolls! It has a amazing vocals lyrics and the violin added in just makes it better! “We are the normal, we live and we die with no reason why” Such good lyrics, and a beautiful background instrumental.”

11. All that You Are (Transformers: Dark of the Moon – The Album, 2011)

“Heard it in Transformers 3. Loving it since then. Amazing lyrics. Great Song… Can’t stop listening this… Amazing guitar playing. So heart touching.. Really awesome”

10. Let Love In (Let Love In, 2006)

“Great melody and guitar riff. The song’s theme has a great meaning that should be paid more attention to. When I first heard it, I thought, where have I been living all this time. It may not be as good as the rest, but I think it deserves to be on the list.”

9. Sympathy (Gutterflower, 2002)

“The guitar sounds so amazing, and the lyrics make so much sense, and have so much meaning behind them. This is on of those songs that people always forget when listing great Goo songs!”

8. Naked (A Boy Named Goo, 1995)

“Not quite as good as Iris, but the guitar riff at the beginning is AMAZING and the lyrics are perfect. Great song. One of the best song by Goo Good Dolls; truly inspiring”

7. Better Days (Let Love In, 2006)

“It makes you hopeful, because there’s always going to be a tomorrow that’s better than today. It may not be today’s tomorrow, but there will be tomorrow. And it’s a message for all of us. Beautiful song.”

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6. Long Way Down (A Boy Named Goo, 1995)

“Classic Goo Goo Dolls 90’s alternative rock, much better than the new slow albums that are essentially alternative rock ballads. Really good vocals for a rock song and altogether sounds very clean. It is by far my favorite song by them.”

5. Here is Gone (Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998)

“This song liberates me every time I hear it. Some how I feel invisible, I feel free. This song is my inspiration for life. For this song I live to plan every adventure I set my self to do. For no one can ever hold me back. This song has to be the best.”

4. Black Balloon (A Boy Named Goo, 1995)

“The most amazing song I have have heard! I lay in the backyard and star at the stars while listening to this. Such a mesmerizing voice that just makes you happy. I’m glad they changed from their roots.”

3. Slide (Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998)

“Every time I hear this song, I don’t know how but I just feel good.I mean, how could you not like a song that starts with “could you whisper in my ear, the things you wanna feel…I’ll give you anything”.Goo Goo Dolls is one the best underrated bands of all time. A “slide” is one of their masterpieces.”

2. Name (A Boy Named Goo, 1995)

“A great composition where the ‘feel’ of the song matches the delivery of insightful lyrics – taking the listener to a reflective place where they can just think about anything and appreciate what is important to them. Amazing guitar riff and some of the best lyrics I have ever heard in a song! “

1. Iris (Dizzy Up the Girl, 1998)

“Beautiful song. Best song they did. I don’t know why but I am starting to see sadness. He’d give up forever to touch us because he knows that we feel him somehow. We’re the closest ones to heaven because god is with us but not him because he hides away. He doesn’t want to go home from his hiding. All he can taste is this moment he sings this. He is breathing the smell of us living. Sooner or later his hiding or not possible his life is over. He is trying not to miss his family that night. He doesn’t want the world to see him because he thinks that they’d never understand.”