#20 – Goo Goo Dolls – “Name” – (1995)

The Goo Goo Dolls’ first hit ended up at #5 on the Hot 100. There are probably 10 songs that I really wish I’d stuck in the top 5 of this list and this is one of those songs. 1995 stands as a pivotal year in music (for me) and a good portion of that has to do with this – so yeah, it’s got more to do with nostalgia than anything else. But you can’t tell me that it’s not any good.

#66 – Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” – (1998)

This song was featured in the film City of Angels – a movie that has been responsible for multiple songs on this list. It was also released on Dizzy up the Girl, which itself is responsible for three songs on this list. The music on this track is beautiful with its mandolin, violins and cellos. It’s the Goo Goo Dolls’ most popular song and one of the best slow-dance songs of the decade.

#78 – Goo Goo Dolls – “Slide” – (1998)

“Slide” was a big hit on both the Adult Top 40 and Modern Rock charts (actually it was a number one on both). It only hit number 8 on the Hot 100, but it help solidify Dizzy Up The Girl as one of the best albums of the 1990s – and the Goo Goo Dolls as masters of alternative pop music. The only big single from this album that didn’t make this list was “Broadway.”

#180 – Goo Goo Dolls – “Black Balloon” – (1998)

Dizzy Up The Girl is one of the definitive pop-rock albums of the 90s. This is just the first single from the album to make this list. Johnny Rzeznik says the song is about heroin addiction. I associate it with Meet Joe Black for some reason.