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Dizzy Up The Girl - Goo Goo Dolls

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Dizzy Up the Girl

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Dizzy Up the Girl
Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1998
GenreAlternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRob Cavallo, Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Dizzy Up The Girl
What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[4]
Melodic.net5/5 stars[5]
Q2/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau(neither)[7]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[8]
Dizzy Up the Girl is the sixth studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released on September 22, 1998 through Warner Bros. Records. The album is often noted for being the album which propelled The Goo Goo Dolls into success, although they already had success with "Name" in 1995.




In most parts of the world, Dizzy Up the Girl is the Goo Goo Dolls' most successful album to date, selling over 3 million copies (3x platinum certified). The success of Dizzy Up the Girl can arguably be attributed to the rock ballad "Iris", which was also included in the soundtrack album of the film City of Angels. "Iris" immediately reached #1 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart upon its release in March from the City of Angels soundtrack, and stayed on top for 18 weeks, setting a record that still stands as of September 2012. The song also reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and theMainstream Rock Tracks chart, along with several other charts in the U.S and U.K, and included 3 Grammy nominations.
In addition to the huge success of "Iris" (US #9), Dizzy Up the Girl featured three additional top forty singles, with the songs "Slide" (US #8), "Broadway" (US #24), and "Black Balloon" (US #16). The album also produced the moderately popular song "Dizzy" (US #108), which has since become a fan favorite. Along with top forty single status, music videos for all five singles reached VH1's Top 20 Music Videos chart upon release.


Dizzy Up the Girl is often noted as the best album from The Goo Goo Dolls. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave the album 4 stars and stated: "Like a less mannered and conflicted Let Your Dim Light Shine-era Soul Asylum, the trio balances hard rockers with ballads. The difference is, they enjoy the mainstreaming of their music and respond with one of their catchiest sets of songs. There's nothing new on the record apart from their willingness to polish their music so it reaches the widest audience. That will alienate whatever hardcore followers they have left, but that attitude will likely please anyone brought aboard with 'Name' and 'Iris'."'s review was the most positive, with a rating of 5 stars.

[edit]Track listing

All songs by John Rzeznik, except where noted.
  1. "Dizzy" – 2:41
  2. "Slide" – 3:33
  3. "Broadway" – 3:58
  4. "January Friend" (Robby Takac) – 2:44
  5. "Black Balloon" – 4:10
  6. "Bullet Proof" – 4:37
  7. "Amigone" (Takac) – 3:15
  8. "All Eyes on Me" (Rzeznik, Takac) – 3:57
  9. "Full Forever" (Takac) – 2:52
  10. "Acoustic #3" – 1:56
  11. "Iris" – 4:50
  12. "Extra Pale" (Takac) – 2:10
  13. ”Hate This Place" – 4:24
In some countries the album was released with a bonus track, e.g. in Japan ("Iris" - Acoustic version) and in Germany ("Name").


Goo Goo Dolls
Additional personnel
  • Rob Cavallo – producer
  • Jack Joseph Puig- mixing
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Greg Collins – assistant engineer
  • Steve Gerdes – art direction, design
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jamie Muhoberac – piano, keyboards, processing
  • Nick Paul – assistant engineer
  • Melanie Nissen – photography
  • Carmen Rizzo – programming
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Darrell Thorp – assistant engineer

[edit]Charts and Certifications

Chart (1998)Peak
US Billboard 200[9]15
US Canadian Albums (Billboard)[9]4
Chart (1999)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10]17
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11]20
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12]27
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13]38
German Albums (Media Control)[14]30
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[15]19
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16]35
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17]17
UK Albums (OCC)[18]47
Australia (ARIA)[19]Platinum70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[20]2× Platinum200,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[21]Gold7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[22]Silver60,000^
United States (RIAA)[23]3× Platinum3,000,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^[dead link]
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine"Dizzy Up the Girl - The Goo Goo Dolls"Allmusic.
  3. ^ David Browne (September 21, 1998). "Dizzy Up the Girl Review"Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ "Top Pop Albums"Los Angeles Times. December 3, 1998.
  5. ^ Johan Wippsson. "Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy up the girl"
  6. ^ Howard, Tom. "Review: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd) (July 1999): 115, 116.
  7. ^ "CG: goo goo dolls"Robert Christgau.
  8. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl (staff review)"Sputnikmusic.[dead link]
  9. a b "The Goo Goo Dolls – Awards: AllMusic"AllMusicRovi Corporation. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  10. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  11. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl" (In German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  12. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl" (In Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  13. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  14. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl". Media Control. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  15. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  16. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  17. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  18. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls | Artist | Official Charts"Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Albums"Australian Recording Industry Association.
  20. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl"Music Canada.
  21. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl"Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.
  22. ^ "British album certifications – Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl"British Phonographic Industry. Enter Dizzy Up the Girl in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the fieldBy Format. Click Go
  23. ^ "American album certifications – Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl"Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then clickSEARCH

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