Dizzy Up the Girl

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Dizzy Up the Girl
Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
Released September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 45:13
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Rob Cavallo, Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Bang!
(1997)
Dizzy Up the Girl
(1998)
What I Learned About Ego, Opinion, Art & Commerce
(2001)
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: September 11, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (93%)[1]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[4]
Melodic.net 5/5 stars[5]
Q 2/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (neither)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[9]

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.

History[edit]

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 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 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, 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.

Reception[edit]

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'." Melodic.net's review was the most positive, with a rating of 5 stars.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Johnny Rzeznik except when noted.

No. Title Length
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").

Personnel[edit]

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

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  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". Melodic.net. 
  6. ^ Howard, Tom (July 1999). "Review: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl". Q (EMAP Metro Ltd): 115, 116. 
  7. ^ "CG: goo goo dolls". Robert Christgau. 
  8. ^ "What's New Archive - September '98". Musicfanclubs.org. 1998-09-05. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  9. ^ Andrew H. (January 16, 2005). "Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl (album review 4)". Sputnikmusic. 
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