Superstar Car Wash

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Superstar Car Wash
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 23, 1993
RecordedAugust–October 1992 at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario; Trackmaster Recording Studios, Buffalo, New York; and Master Control Studios, Burbank, California
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerGavin MacKillop
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Hold Me Up
Superstar Car Wash
A Boy Named Goo
Singles from Superstar Car Wash
  1. "We Are the Normal"
    Released: April 22, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly(A)[3]

Superstar Car Wash is the fourth studio album by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls, released in February, 1993 on Warner Bros. John Rzeznik wrote the song "We Are the Normal" with his idol, The Replacements' singer Paul Westerberg. The two corresponded by mail but never sat in a studio together. The song "Fallin' Down" was featured in the 1993 Pauly Shore movie Son In Law. Also, the song "So Far Away" was originally written and recorded with the title "Dancing In Your Blood"; the song had the same basic structure, but different lyrics, more minimal instrumentation, and a slightly different melody.

Superstar Car Wash was an actual car washing business on William Street just outside the downtown region of Buffalo, the hometown of the band.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by The Goo Goo Dolls (Johnny Rzeznik, Robby Takac and George Tutuska) except when noted.

1."Fallin' Down" (Rzeznik)3:18
2."Lucky Star"3:06
3."Cuz You're Gone" (Rzeznik)3:31
4."Don't Worry"2:25
5."Girl Right Next to Me" (Rzeznik)3:44
7."We Are the Normal" (Rzeznik, Takac, Tutuska, Paul Westerberg)3:38
8."String of Lies"3:08
9."Another Second Time Around"3:01
10."Stop the World" (Rzeznik)3:32
11."Already There"2:45
12."On the Lie" (Rzeznik)3:18
13."Close Your Eyes"2:25
14."So Far Away"3:57




Chart Peak
Billboard Heatseekers Albums 35


Year Title Peak position
US Billboard
Modern Rock Tracks
1993 "We Are the Normal" 5


  1. ^ Lindsay, Cam (December 17, 2015). "Rank Your Records: John Rzeznik Plays Favorites with the Goo Goo Dolls Records". Vice. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Superstar Car Wash - The Goo Goo Dolls". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Superstar Car Wash Review". Entertainment Weekly. February 12, 1993.
  4. ^ Billboard -Vol. 105, No. 10 - 6 Mar 1993 - Page 54 GOO GOO DOLLS Superstar Car Wash PRODUCER: Gavin MacKillop Warner Bros. ... The Normal," was co-authored by band's longtime idol Paul Westerberg; other choice items include 'Fallin' Down," "Lucky Star," and "Already There""