Long Way Down (Goo Goo Dolls song)

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"Long Way Down"
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Single by Goo Goo Dolls
from the album A Boy Named Goo and Twister
ReleasedMarch 1996
FormatCD single
GenrePop punk[1]
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)John Rzeznik
Producer(s)Lou Giordano
Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology
"Long Way Down"
"Lazy Eye"

"Long Way Down" is the fifth single by the Goo Goo Dolls from their breakthrough album, 1995's A Boy Named Goo. This song is often overshadowed by the low-key ballad "Name", which launched the band to household names. Although it could not match the chart-topping success of "Name" on the rock and pop charts, "Long Way Down" reached No. 7 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, but only made it halfway up the Modern Rock Tracks chart (#25). It did not reach the pop charts. "Long Way Down" was also part of the soundtrack for the 1996 film Twister. The band performed Long Way Down on the May 22, 1996 episode of "Beverly Hills 90210".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Long Way Down" - 3:28
  2. "Don't Change" (Live)
  3. "Name" (Live)

Germany release[edit]

  1. "Long Way Down (Tom Lord-Alge remix)" - 3:31
  2. "Don't Change (Live)" - 3:48
  3. "Name (Live)" - 3:53

Use by other artists[edit]

"Long Way Down" was covered by metalcore band Haste the Day as the final track on their album When Everything Falls, released in 2005 on Solid State Records.

In 2009, rapper Charles Hamilton sampled "Long Way Down" on a song titled "Something" for his mixtape My Brain Is Alive.

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Long Way Down" features the three band members playing in a darkened room, with quick and dizzying camera angles.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[2] 25
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[3] 7


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo". Allmusic. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "The Goo Goo Dolls Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.

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