Complete List Of Goo Goo Dolls Albums And Discography

Goo Goo Dolls Albums

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This Complete List Of Goo Goo Dolls Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Goo Goo Dolls studio albums. This complete Goo Goo Dolls album discography also includes every single Goo Goo Dolls live album. Founded in 1986 by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska, the band initially faced several years of struggle, both commercially and artistically. However, their perseverance and evolving musical style eventually led them to mainstream success, notably marked by hits like “Iris,” “Name,” and “Slide.”

GOO GOO DOLLS STUDIO ALBUMS

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls Albums

Released 1987

Goo Goo Dolls’ self-titled debut album was released in 1987. The album is a raw, punk-influenced record and is generally not reflective of the band’s later sound, which veered more towards pop-rock and alternative. The album was not a commercial success but is considered a starting point for the band’s later achievements. The album featured John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and George Tutuska on drums. The album was produced by Goo Goo Dolls. It was released on Mercenary Records. The album was recorded at Trackmaster Audio in Buffalo, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Torn Apart” – 2:56
  2. “Messed Up” – 3:20
  3. “Livin in a Hut” – 2:47
  4. “I’m Addicted” – 2:23
  5. “Sunshine of Your Love” – 3:07
  6. “Hardsores” – 1:59
  7. “Hammerin’ Eggs” – 2:27
  8. “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – 4:02
  9. “Beat Me” – 2:10
  10. “Scream” – 2:18
  11. “Slaughterhouse” – 3:39
  12. “Different Light” – 1:35
  13. “Come On” – 2:12
  14. “Don’t Beat My Ass (With a Baseball Bat)” – 2:21

Jed

Released 1989

Jed, released two years after their debut, showed the Goo Goo Dolls still finding their sound. Though it still has traces of their punk roots, it leans more towards alternative rock. This album also didn’t make significant commercial impacts but it helped the band in crafting their future style. The album featured John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and George Tutuska on drums. Jed was produced by Armand John Petri and was released on Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in Buffalo, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Out of Sight” – 2:43
  2. “Up Yours” – 2:41
  3. “No Way Out” – 2:51
  4. “7th of Last Month” – 2:45
  5. “Love Dolls” – 2:30
  6. “Sex Maggot” – 2:38
  7. “Down On The Corner” – 1:52
  8. “Had Enough” – 3:19
  9. “Road To Salinas” – 2:44
  10. “Em Elbmuh” – 3:03
  11. “Misfortune” – 2:05
  12. “Artie” – 2:23
  13. “Gimme Shelter” – 3:11

Hold Me Up

Released 1990

Hold Me Up marks the Goo Goo Dolls’ transition into a more polished and radio-friendly sound. It was this album that began to garner them more attention, although they hadn’t yet reached the mainstream success that would come later. The album featured John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and George Tutuska on drums. The album was produced by Armand John Petri. It was released on Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in Buffalo, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Laughing” – 3:00
  2. “Just the Way You Are” – 3:14
  3. “So Outta Line” – 2:06
  4. “There You Are” – 3:02
  5. “You Know What I Mean” – 3:05
  6. “Out of the Red” – 2:08
  7. “Never Take the Place of Your Man” – 3:28
  8. “Hey” – 2:14
  9. “On Your Side” – 3:02
  10. “22 Seconds” – 1:02
  11. “Kevin’s Song” – 1:42
  12. “Know My Name” – 3:12
  13. “Million Miles Away” – 2:38
  14. “Two Days in February” – 1:55

Superstar Car Wash

Released 1993

Superstar Car Wash is significant for being the Goo Goo Dolls’ first commercially successful album, setting the stage for the breakthrough they would achieve with their next album, “A Boy Named Goo”. It features a more mature sound compared to their previous records. The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin who replaced George Tutuska on drums. The album was produced by Gavin Mackillop and was released on Warner Bros. Records. The album was recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fallin’ Down” – 2:53
  2. “Lucky Star” – 3:09
  3. “Cuz You’re Gone” – 4:05
  4. “Don’t Worry” – 3:36
  5. “Girl Right Next to Me” – 3:43
  6. “Domino” – 2:45
  7. “We Are the Normal” – 3:38
  8. “String of Lies” – 3:29
  9. “Another Second Time Around” – 3:05
  10. “Stop the World” – 2:38
  11. “Already There” – 3:22
  12. “On the Lie” – 2:31
  13. “Close Your Eyes” – 3:43
  14. “So Far Away” – 2:33

A Boy Named Goo

Released 1995

“A Boy Named Goo” is the fifth studio album by the Goo Goo Dolls and is considered their breakthrough album, thanks largely to the single “Name.” This album marked a departure from their more abrasive early work, leaning into the alternative rock and pop-rock genres.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Lou Giordano and was released on Metal Blade Records. It was recorded at Trackmaster Audio in Buffalo, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Long Way Down” – 3:28
  2. “Burnin’ Up” – 2:27
  3. “Naked” – 3:42
  4. “Flat Top” – 4:30
  5. “Impersonality” – 2:52
  6. “Name” – 4:30
  7. “Only One” – 3:18
  8. “Somethin’ Bad” – 2:33
  9. “Ain’t That Unusual” – 3:19
  10. “So Long” – 2:34
  11. “Eyes Wide Open” – 3:56
  12. “Disconnected” – 3:00
  13. “Slave Girl” – 2:15

Dizzy Up the Girl

Released 1998

“Dizzy Up The Girl” is perhaps one of the Goo Goo Dolls’ most famous albums, primarily because it includes the hit single “Iris.” The album represents the Goo Goo Dolls at their commercial peak and is a staple of late-’90s alternative rock.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Rob Cavallo and was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded at various studios, including Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dizzy” – 2:40
  2. “Slide” – 3:32
  3. “Broadway” – 3:57
  4. “January Friend” – 2:44
  5. “Black Balloon” – 4:10
  6. “Bullet Proof” – 4:37
  7. “Amigone” – 3:15
  8. “All Eyes on Me” – 3:57
  9. “Full Forever” – 2:52
  10. “Acoustic #3” – 1:56
  11. “Iris” – 4:51
  12. “Extra Pale” – 2:10
  13. “Hate This Place” – 4:24

Gutterflower

Released 2002

“Gutterflower” followed the massive success of “Dizzy Up the Girl” and showcased a more mature sound. While it didn’t match the commercial heights of its predecessor, it was well-received critically and spawned some radio hits like “Here Is Gone.” The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Rob Cavallo and the Goo Goo Dolls and was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded at various locations, including Bearsville Studios in Bearsville, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Big Machine” – 3:10
  2. “Think About Me” – 3:01
  3. “Here Is Gone” – 3:58
  4. “You Never Know” – 3:32
  5. “What a Scene” – 3:37
  6. “Up, Up, Up” – 3:54
  7. “It’s Over” – 3:37
  8. “Sympathy” – 2:58
  9. “What Do You Need?” – 3:07
  10. “Smash” – 2:10
  11. “Tucked Away” – 3:01
  12. “Truth Is a Whisper” – 3:46

Let Love In

Released 2006

“Let Love In” includes some of the band’s most popular songs, including “Better Days” and “Stay With You.” The album is characterized by its focus on melody and its more polished production, compared to their earlier works. The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Glen Ballard and was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Stay with You” – 3:56
  2. “Let Love In” – 5:01
  3. “Feel the Silence” – 3:22
  4. “Better Days” – 3:25
  5. “Without You Here” – 3:49
  6. “Listen” – 3:42
  7. “Give a Little Bit” – 3:35
  8. “Can’t Let It Go” – 3:48
  9. “We’ll Be Here (When You’re Gone)” – 3:30
  10. “Strange Love” – 3:30
  11. “Become” – 3:44

Something for the Rest of Us

Released 2010

“Something for the Rest of Us” showcases the Goo Goo Dolls’ familiar melodic rock while exploring themes such as despair and uncertainty, often reflected in the more somber tone of the music. The album received generally positive reviews and included tracks that were warmly received by fans.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Tim Palmer and was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded at various locations, including Buffalo, New York and Los Angeles, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sweetest Lie” – 3:24
  2. “As I Am” – 3:52
  3. “Home” – 4:56
  4. “Notbroken” – 4:11
  5. “One Night” – 3:36
  6. “Nothing Is Real” – 3:19
  7. “Now I Hear” – 3:16
  8. “Still Your Song” – 3:22
  9. “Something for the Rest of Us” – 4:36
  10. “Say You’re Free” – 3:34
  11. “Hey Ya” – 3:02
  12. “Soldier” – 4:14

Magnetic

Released 2013

“Magnetic” marked a significant shift in the Goo Goo Dolls’ sound, incorporating elements of pop and electronic music. The album received mixed reviews but also spawned the hit single “Rebel Beat.”

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was produced by Gregg Wattenberg, John Shanks, and Rob Cavallo, and was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in New York and Los Angeles.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rebel Beat” – 3:48
  2. “When the World Breaks Your Heart” – 3:25
  3. “Slow It Down” – 3:11
  4. “Caught in the Storm” – 3:25
  5. “Come to Me” – 3:43
  6. “Bringing on the Light” – 3:38
  7. “More of You” – 3:28
  8. “Bulletproof Angel” – 3:43
  9. “Last Hot Night” – 3:21
  10. “Happiest of Days” – 3:04
  11. “Keep the Car Running” – 3:01

Boxes

Released 2016

“Boxes” shows a continuation of the Goo Goo Dolls’ shift into pop territory, and it was generally well-received by critics. The album includes contributions from multiple songwriters and producers, including Gregg Wattenberg and Drew Pearson.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals and Robby Takac on bass and vocals. The album was released on Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in various locations, including Rzeznik’s home studio.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Over and Over” – 3:35
  2. “Souls in the Machine” – 3:52
  3. “Flood” (featuring Sydney Sierota) – 4:12
  4. “The Pin” – 3:51
  5. “Boxes” – 3:11
  6. “Free of Me” – 3:38
  7. “Reverse” – 4:11
  8. “Lucky One” – 3:24
  9. “So Alive” – 3:15
  10. “Prayer in My Pocket” – 3:44
  11. “Long Way Home” – 3:37

Miracle Pill

Released 2019

“Miracle Pill” is a polished pop-rock album that delves into themes of connection and the human condition. Despite its mixed critical reception, fans praised the album for its emotional depth and catchy tunes.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals and Robby Takac on bass and vocals. The album was produced by John Rzeznik and was released on Warner Records. The album was recorded in various locations.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Indestructible” – 3:34
  2. “Fearless” – 3:39
  3. “Miracle Pill” – 3:18
  4. “Money, Fame & Fortune” – 3:16
  5. “Step in Line” – 3:36
  6. “Over You” – 2:51
  7. “Lights” – 3:28
  8. “Lost” – 3:41
  9. “Life’s a Message” – 2:59
  10. “Autumn Leaves” – 3:14
  11. “Think It Over” – 2:59

It’s Christmas All Over

Released 2020

“It’s Christmas All Over” is the Goo Goo Dolls’ first Christmas album. The record is a mix of holiday classics and two original songs. The band takes a fresh approach to some timeless classics, infusing them with their signature rock style.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals and Robby Takac on bass and vocals. The album was produced by Brad Fernquist and was released on Warner Records. It was recorded at various locations.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Christmas All Over Again” – 3:02
  2. “Shake Hands with Santa Claus” – 2:25
  3. “This Is Christmas” – 3:16
  4. “Christmas Don’t Be Late” – 2:52
  5. “Better Days” – 2:34
  6. “You Ain’t Getting Nothin'” – 2:59
  7. “Let It Snow” – 2:58
  8. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – 2:37
  9. “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” – 2:33
  10. “The First Noel” – 3:32

Chaos in Bloom

Released August 12, 2022

CD Track Listings:

1. Yeah, I Like You
2. War
3. Save Me From Myself
4. Let the Sun
5. Loving Life
6. Going Crazy
7. Day After Day
8. Past Mistakes
9. You Are the Answer
10. Superstar

GOO GOO DOLLS LIVE ALBUMS

Released 2001

“Music in High Places: Live in Alaska” is part of the “Music in High Places” series that features bands performing in unique locations. The Goo Goo Dolls chose to perform in Alaska, delivering acoustic versions of their hits. The album provides a more intimate experience for listeners and shows the band’s versatility.

The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was released by Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded in various scenic locations in Alaska.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Black Balloon” – 4:09
  2. “Naked” – 3:56
  3. “Name” – 4:30
  4. “Cuz You’re Gone” – 3:49
  5. “Here Is Gone” – 3:58
  6. “Sympathy” – 2:59
  7. “Dizzy” – 2:41
  8. “Slide” – 3:32
  9. “January Friend” – 2:50
  10. “Big Machine” – 3:09
  11. “What a Scene” – 3:33

Live in Buffalo: July 4th, 2004

Released 2004

“Live in Buffalo: July 4th, 2004” captures the Goo Goo Dolls in a homecoming performance in Buffalo, New York. The album includes many of the band’s hits and shows the Goo Goo Dolls in their element: a live setting where their energy shines through. The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was released by Warner Bros. Records. It was recorded on July 4, 2004, in Buffalo, New York.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Big Machine” – 3:40
  2. “Naked” – 3:48
  3. “Slide” – 3:28
  4. “Think About Me” – 3:05
  5. “Smash” – 2:41
  6. “Tucked Away” – 3:03
  7. “Black Balloon” – 4:11
  8. “Dizzy” – 2:42
  9. “Name” – 4:03
  10. “Cuz You’re Gone” – 3:50
  11. “Sympathy” – 3:02
  12. “January Friend” – 2:51
  13. “Here Is Gone” – 3:56
  14. “What a Scene” – 3:31
  15. “Acoustic #3” – 1:47
  16. “Broadway” – 3:57
  17. “Iris” – 4:50

Live and Intimate

Released 2008

“Live and Intimate” is an exclusive release that encapsulates the band’s signature blend of rock and melodic pop. The band consisted of John Rzeznik on guitar and vocals, Robby Takac on bass and vocals, and Mike Malinin on drums. The album was an exclusive release and was not widely distributed.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Stay with You” – 4:11
  2. “Before It’s Too Late” – 3:22
  3. “Feel the Silence” – 3:32
  4. “Let Love In” – 4:05
  5. “Better Days” – 3:36
  6. “Iris” – 4:21

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