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Throwback Thursday: ‘Slide’ by the Goo Goo Dolls (1998)

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Goo Goo Dolls had a good year in 1998. Coming off the success of their contribution to the City of Angels soundtrack, “Iris,” they released their first official single from their album, Dizzy Up The Girl. That first single was, “Slide,”

Goo Goo Dolls is made up of members John Rzeznik, Robby Takac, and Mike Malinin.

“Slide” did very well on the charts, it went to #1 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40, Modern Rock Tracks, and Mainstream Top 40 chart, however it only made it to #8 on the Hot 100.”Slide” is one of those sneaky deep songs. You just hear it and think, “It’s got a great beat and I can dance to it,” but it really is about some substantial stuff.

On VH1’s Storytellers, Goo Goo Dolls had this to say about “Slide”

the song refers to a teenage girl in a strict Catholicenvironment who has become pregnant. She and her boyfriend are debating as to the possibility of abortion or marriage.

Side note: I totally still have this CD and in 8th grade my Math teacher, Mr. Wingert, asked to borrow it so he could burn it. He went a step further and even copied the liner notes and the CD artwork. He was very fancy.

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