Superstar Car Wash

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Superstar Car Wash
Studio album by Goo Goo Dolls
Released February 23, 1993
Recorded August–October 1992 at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario; Trackmaster Recording Studios, Buffalo, New York; and Master Control Studios, Burbank, California
Length 44:25
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Gavin MacKillop
Goo Goo Dolls chronology
Hold Me Up
(1990)Hold Me Up1990
Superstar Car Wash
A Boy Named Goo
(1995)A Boy Named Goo1995
Singles from Superstar Car Wash
  1. "We Are the Normal"
    Released: April 22, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[2]

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.[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Length
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
6. "Domino" 2:37
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



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


  1. ^ "Superstar Car Wash - The Goo Goo Dolls". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ "Superstar Car Wash Review". Entertainment Weekly. February 12, 1993. 
  3. ^ 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 'Tallin' Down," "Lucky Star," and "Already There""