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A criminally underrated alternative band from Buffalo, New York. Formed in 1987, the band consisted of John Rzeznik (lead guitar, became lead vocals later on), Robby Takac (bass guitar, was lead vocalist), and George Tutuska (drums; later replaced by Mike Malinin). They spent the next 10 years climbing up through the underground scene and, later, the charts.

Their breakout hit came ten years later in 1997 when Iris, off the City of Angels soundtrack, became one of the most popular ballads of all time and made the Goos a household name overnight. Before this, they had been prominent figures in the Buffalo rock scene and had also released a fairly popular album, A Boy Named Goo, in 1995. The album contained Name, which was, until Iris's release, their most well-known song.

Their early musical style has been compared to the 80s alternative, 'garage' sound of bands such as The Replacements. Later on, around the time of Name and Iris, they came more to resemble hard rock with some lingering 'Mats influences.

Recently, they have become insulted and spat upon by the 'cool' kids who listen to Nickelback and Linkin Park, as well as the indie kids who think that their music is 'insignificant' (when ironically they're a lot more listenable than Kid A). The only ones that seem to linger are their fangirls. You know, the ones that only listen to, you guessed it, Name and Iris. However, those who actually shut up and listen will find a great rock band whose songs contain deep, awesome lyrics.
Idiot: Goo Goo Dolls are a crappy girly band. LINKIN PARK IS THE GREATEST BAND EVER! SO MUCH MEANING TO THE LYRICS

Goo fan: Linkin Park's songs have no meaning except for I HATE EVERYTHING I'M DONE WITH THIS WAHHH I HATE YOU. GGD's lyrics are so much more mature. I don't know what you're on.

Idiot: Oh yeah? I FUCKED YOUR MOM

Goo Fan: Um, ok?

Indie kid: *fake british accent* Goo Goo Dolls suck arse! Radiohead actually has meaning behind their music!

Goo fan: Ok, whatever. I actually like Radiohead... well, their first three albums, anyways. After that, they got weird.

Indie kid: HERESY ALL THEIR ALBUMS ARE BETTER THAN THE GOO GOO DOLLS *listens to Kid A*

Goo fangirl: OMGWTFBBQ JOHNNY IRIS

Goo fan: I have no words.
by TheAI July 01, 2009
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greatest band ever....slightly mainstream, but low-key enough that only 1 in 20 people will have heard the name, and only 1 in 150 will probably know any of the music.
vocalist/guitarist John Rzeznik fronts the band, with amazing lyrics and wonderful, inspirational, sentimental, and completely unique songs.
bassist robby takac sometimes writes songs and lyrics, but are usually never half as good as Rzeznik's.
drummer rotates every once in awhile (don't get too attached)
most famous song, "Iris," appeared in the film City of Angels
best albums to date are Dizzy Up the Girl, Gutterflower, and Live in Buffalo
superfans tend to be completely oblivious of anything else when the goo goo dolls are mentioned, and are way in love with Goo's music and spirit.

some semi-well-known songs (besides Iris):
Broadway
Slide
Dizzy
I'm Still Here (from Treasure Planet soundtrack)
Here is Gone
Sympathy
Name

my personal favorite song of theirs at the moment is Name.
fuck, the Goo Goo Dolls are the shit. Goo has some intense emotion piled up in their music.
by Apple May 02, 2005
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The greatest rock band ever and way underated. Most well known songs, Iris, Name, Slide, Better Days. Highly underated songs Black Baloon, Sympathy, Acoustic #3. Check out Match box twenty if you like them
"The goo goo dolls are awsome!!!!!"
by GGDRocks July 14, 2006
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A band from Buffalo, New York, led by John Rzeznik. Most poular song being Iris (in the film City of Angles), a few songs by them are:
Slide
Black Balloon
Better Days
I'm Still Here
Name
Here is Gone
Sympathy
...
and many others. Not having heard of the Goo Goo Dolls often signifies being musically deprived. Not liking the Goo Goo Dolls is a common side effect of bad music taste. Someone who enjoys listening to the Goo Goo Dolls often boasts good taste. Someone who is obsessed with the Goo Goo Dolls is a rabid fan-girl/boy; running away and screaming in terror is advised.
Hey, man, did you hear about the Goo Goo Dolls hater? He was cutting their music down and got hot coffee splashed in his face by a fangirl!
by LadyLollipopBaka December 07, 2008
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An alternative rock band from Buffalo, New York. Some of their better songs include Iris, Name, Slide, Here Is Gone and Big Machine. Despite what other definitions say, they are quite mainstream and MORE than 1/20 people will know who they are, unless you're Amish or summin.
Guy 1: Hey Man, have you read that idiot's definition who said that only 1 outta 20 people know the goo goo dolls?

Guy 2: Yeah, what a fucking knob.
by RHCP270 August 30, 2008
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What a woman feels like after having sex. The wet, dripping, oozy goozy feeling between a woman's legs right after intercourse.
Scarlett telephoned Maggie Saturday morning to go to the gym, "Ready to go the gym?" Maggie reluctantly replied, "No girl. I gotta take a shower. Roy just left and I feel like a goo goo doll."
by GiddyUpGirlFL January 26, 2009
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the worst band to come out of Buffalo, NY
the goo goo dolls suck major ass.
by googoodollssuck October 07, 2006
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