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Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl

Goo Goo Dolls, Dizzy Up the Girl

Dizzy Up the Girl

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Dizzy Up the Girl
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Studio album by 
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1998
LabelWarner Bros.
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Dizzy Up the Girl
What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
Singles from Dizzy Up the Girl
  1. "Iris"
    Released: April 7, 1998
  2. "Slide"
    Released: September 17, 1998
  3. "Dizzy"
    Released: January 19, 1999
  4. "Black Balloon"
    Released: June 8, 1999
  5. "Broadway"
    Released: February 11, 2000
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 enjoyed some recognition with the downbeat track "Name" in 1995. Dizzy features more upbeat compositions than they had previously recorded.



Dizzy Up the Girl is the Goo Goo Dolls' most successful album to date, selling over 4 million copies (4x platinum certified).[3] The success of Dizzy Up the Girl can largely 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 Angelssoundtrack, and stayed on top for 18 weeks, setting a record that still stands as of June 2017. The song also reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, the Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40 chart, along with several other charts in the U.S and U.K, and included 3 Grammy nominations. "Iris" and "Slide" were the 2 most successful singles from the album being the 2 songs that sold the album very well and the other 3 singles achieved modest success.
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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Boston Phoenix2.5/4 stars[5]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music5/5 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[7]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[8]
Q2/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[10]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[11]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[12]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic 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'."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Johnny Rzeznik, except where noted.
1."Dizzy" 2:43
2."Slide" 3:34
3."Broadway" 4:00
4."January Friend"Robby Takac2:46
5."Black Balloon" 4:11
6."Bullet Proof" 4:39
8."All Eyes on Me"Rzeznik, Takac, Mike Malinin3:59
9."Full Forever"Takac2:53
10."Acoustic #3" 1:58
11."Iris" 4:51
12."Extra Pale"Takac2:12
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
  • Richard Ash - assistant engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]



YearTitlePeak Chart Positions (1998-2014)
Australia (ARIA)Belgium (Ultratop 50Flanders)Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)Canadian (Alternative 30)Ireland (IRMA)UK Singles ChartU.S. BillboardHot 100U.S. Billboard Hot 100 AirplayU.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock TracksU.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary
Black Balloon--38--161813-


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