Although there are tons of music out there, every so often, a band emerges that strikes just the right chord, echoing through generations and resonating deep within the heart of its listeners.

Yes, I am talking about the iconic Goo Goo Dolls.

The Goo Goo Dolls, with their unmistakable blend of rock and melodic licks, have carved out a niche that’s as enduring as it is passionate.

They have come out with so many hit songs that it is difficult to narrow it down to one small list but here are the best 20 songs that we have ranked.




1. Iris

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Date Released: April 1998

Ah, “Iris”. A track that feels like the heartbeat of a music lover’s soul, with melodies that weave in and out of your thoughts like a catchy riff. It’s no surprise that this anthem of yearning became the soundtrack for countless memories. A rhythmic testament to love, it’s as if the Goo Goo Dolls bottled up raw emotion and let it explode in this track.


2. Slide

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Date Released: September 1998

Slide right into a world of raw vulnerability and vibrant musical energy. The Goo Goo Dolls struck a chord with this track, making listeners sway to its intoxicating mix of upbeat rhythm and heartfelt lyrics. Every play feels like the first time, reminding us of the magical space where love and music meet.

3. Black Balloon

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Date Released: June 1999

Dive deep into the vast soundscape painted by the Goo Goo Dolls with “Black Balloon”. This song floats and rises, filled with a certain melancholic beauty. It’s a poignant musical journey, echoing sentiments of love and loss, like a vinyl record’s soft hum in a quiet room.


4. Name

Album: A Boy Named Goo

Date Released: September 1995

“Name” is that kind of song that tugs at your heartstrings. It’s like discovering a forgotten mixtape from your youth. The Goo Goo Dolls serve up a platter of nostalgia and introspection with this track, making you reflect, remember, and relive moments, all set to a timeless tune.


5. Broadway

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Date Released: May 2000

Take a musical stroll down “Broadway” and find yourself engrossed in the tale spun by the Goo Goo Dolls. With a beat that’s both catchy and contemplative, this song is like a concert in your headphones. It resonates with the ups and downs of life, reminding us that the world is a stage and every song, a story.


6. Here Is Gone

Album: Gutterflower

Date Released: March 2002

Ever felt like the world is spinning and you’re just looking for a foothold? “Here Is Gone” captures that sentiment perfectly. It’s a melody filled with haunting introspection, and the Goo Goo Dolls masterfully blend their signature sound with lyrical depth. It’s like an encore that leaves you wanting more, reflecting on fleeting moments.


7. Sympathy

Album: Gutterflower

Date Released: June 2002

Delving into the realms of emotion, “Sympathy” is an ode to those moments we all crave understanding. The Goo Goo Dolls, with their inimitable style, spin a track that resonates deeply, like a comforting rhythm in the midst of chaos. It’s as if someone handed you a mixtape to comfort your soul.


8. Stay with You

Album: Let Love In

Date Released: April 2006

A declaration of unwavering commitment, “Stay with You” feels like a promise set to music. This song, with its robust beats and passionate lyrics, makes you believe in the power of staying true. It’s a melodic commitment, a vow wrapped up in guitar strings and musical notes.


9. Long Way Down

Album: A Boy Named Goo

Date Released: September 1995

Fasten your seatbelt for this one. “Long Way Down” is a musical roller-coaster, full of the Goo Goo Dolls’ signature energy and dynamism. It’s a song that captures the thrills of life’s journey, with all its unexpected turns, making every listen feel like a backstage pass to life’s biggest gig.


10. Rebel Beat

Album: Magnetic

Date Released: February 2013

Embrace the rebel inside with “Rebel Beat”. It’s a foot-tapping, heart-pounding anthem that screams freedom and celebration. The Goo Goo Dolls serve up a beat that’s infectious, making listeners groove and lose themselves in its spirited rhythm. Think of it as the perfect track to spin during life’s most rebellious moments.


11. Better Days

Album: Let Love In

Date Released: September 2005

Hope. It’s what “Better Days” is all about. This track shines bright, like that first concert light after the encore, painting a picture of optimism and better tomorrows. The Goo Goo Dolls serve up a harmony that’s both uplifting and tender, making it the ideal tune for those introspective, look-out-the-window kind of days.


12. Give a Little Bit

Album: Let Love In

Date Released: July 2006

While originally by Supertramp, when the Goo Goo Dolls took on “Give a Little Bit”, they injected it with a fresh, revitalized beat. This version feels like a jam session combined with a warm hug, reminding us of the simple joys and the power of giving, even if it’s just a little bit.


13. Notbroken

Album: Something for the Rest of Us

Date Released: October 2010

In “Notbroken”, resilience takes center stage. It’s a powerful ballad, echoing tales of undying love and perseverance. The Goo Goo Dolls, with their melodic storytelling, make you believe in the strength within, like finding an old vinyl that still plays perfectly, reminding us of the undying spirit of love.


14. Home


Album: Something for the Rest of Us

Date Released: August 2010

This is a song that’s all about finding that one place where your heart truly belongs. This track has a comforting rhythm, the kind that wraps around you like a cozy blanket on a chilly evening. The Goo Goo Dolls hit all the right notes, creating a tune that feels like coming home after a long tour.


15. Dizzy

Album: Dizzy Up the Girl

Date Released: September 1998

“Dizzy” is a whirlwind of emotion, the kind that makes your heart race and your world spin. This track by the Goo Goo Dolls is a musical embodiment of life’s wild rides, full of twists and unexpected turns. It’s like that unforgettable guitar solo that leaves you, well, dizzy with excitement.


16. Let Love In

Album: Let Love In

Date Released: April 2006

Ah, the sweet serenade of “Let Love In”. This track feels like an open invitation to embrace life’s most profound emotion. With its heartwarming beats and profound lyrics, the Goo Goo Dolls beckon listeners to open their hearts, like turning the volume up and letting the rhythm flow in.


17. Before It’s Too Late

Album: Goo Goo Dolls: Greatest Hits Volume One: The Singles

Date Released: June 2007

“Before It’s Too Late” is a heartfelt reminder to seize the moment. This song, drenched in emotion and urgency, is like a wake-up call set to music. The Goo Goo Dolls deliver a poignant message, urging listeners to act, feel, and love before the final note fades.


18. All That You Are

Album: Transformers: Dark of the Moon – The Album

Date Released: June 2011

A track that feels larger than life, “All That You Are” is a tribute to the vastness of human emotion. With an epic soundscape that matches the grandeur of its cinematic origins, this Goo Goo Dolls track feels like a powerful chorus that fills vast arenas, reminding us of the vastness within ourselves.


19. Come to Me

Album: Magnetic

Date Released: July 2013

“Come to Me” is like a love letter penned in musical notes. Tender, inviting, and full of promise, this track by the Goo Goo Dolls wraps around listeners like a gentle embrace. It’s the kind of tune that draws you in, urging you to come closer, reminding you of warm summer concerts under a starry sky.


20. Big Machine

Album: Gutterflower

Date Released: April 2002

With a beat that’s both infectious and invigorating, “Big Machine” propels listeners into the heart of the Goo Goo Dolls’ musical dynamism. The track feels like a high-octane ride through the band’s universe of sound, reminiscent of those gigs where the crowd’s energy is palpable, and the music reverberates with life. It’s a song that reminds us of the vast machinery of emotions, experiences, and the stories that shape us.


Concluding Notes on the Goo Goo Dolls’ Harmonious Legacy

Through the years, the Goo Goo Dolls have not just produced songs; they’ve crafted anthems of emotion, love, and resilience. Their tracks resonate like a well-strung guitar, echoing moments that transcend time. As we round off this list, it’s clear that the Goo Goo Dolls’ legacy isn’t just in their chart-toppers but in the hearts they’ve touched and the memories they’ve soundtracked. Here’s to the music, the moments, and the magic of a band that continues to inspire.