Dizzy Up the Girl

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Dizzy Up the Girl
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Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
Released September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre
Length 45:27
Label Warner Bros.
Producer
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

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, exciting compositions than they had previously recorded.

History[edit]

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 Angels soundtrack, 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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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]
Spin6/10[1]
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.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
7."Amigone"Takac3:17
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").

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
  • Richard Ash - assistant engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Title Peak Chart Positions (1998-2014)
Australia (ARIA) Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) Canadian (Alternative 30) Ireland (IRMA) UK Singles Chart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary
1998 Iris 1 3 1 2 5 3 9 1 1 22
Slide 29 - 1 5 - 36 8 1 1 -
1999 Dizzy 50 - 28 14 - - 108 - - -
Black Balloon - - 3 8 - - 16 18 13 -
2000 Broadway - - 7 9 - - 24 24 15 -

Certifications[edit]

Year released Title Certification
1998 Iris Platinum
Slide Gold

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Ashare, Matt (October 1, 1998). "Goo Goo Dolls: Dizzy Up the Girl (Warner Bros.)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  7. ^ Browne, David (September 21, 1998). "Dizzy Up the Girl". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Top Pop Albums". Los Angeles Times. December 3, 1998. Retrieved May 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ Howard, Tom (July 1999). "Goo Goo Dolls: Dizzy Up the Girl". Q (154): 115–16. 
  10. ^ Kot, Greg (September 17, 1998). "Goo Goo Dolls: Dizzy Up The Girl". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 9, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
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