Album of the Day
Dizzy Up the Girl
By 1998, Buffalo, NY trio Goo Goo Dolls had already made a “Name” for themselves as alternative rockers to watch. Then they came up with a little song called “Iris” for the City Of Angels soundtrack and found themselves on top of the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart for a record 18 weeks. That Grammy-nominated track was featured on the band's sixth studio album, DIZZY UP THE GIRL, but it wasn't the only hit there; the set's 13 originals also include the successful singles “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” “Broadway” and “Dizzy.” Produced by Rob Cavallo, the polished, hook-filled collection demonstrated that strong melodies and tough rock textures were not incompatible, and DIZZY UP THE GIRL went triple platinum to become Goo Goo Dolls' breakthrough album.