A Boy Named Goo

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The cover of A Boy Named Goo

A Boy Named Goo is an album by Goo Goo Dolls, released in 1995 on Warner Bros.

  • Certified gold (500,000 copies sold) on 11/16/95
  • Certified platinum (1,000,000 copies sold) on 2/8/96
  • Certified double-platinum on 7/17/96

Label

Warner Brothers

Track listing

  1. "Long Way Down"
  2. "Burnin' Up"
  3. "Naked"
  4. "Flat Top"
  5. "Impersonality"
  6. "Name"
  7. "Only One"
  8. "Somethin' Bad"
  9. "Ain't That Unusual"*
  10. "So Long"
  11. "Eyes Wide Open"
  12. "Disconnected"
  13. "Slave Girl"

- "Stand Alone"*

"Stand Alone" was written by George Tutuska, and because Johnny Rzeznik didn't want to exploit George's efforts after his dismissal, the song was only included on a promo version of the album. On the wide-release version, it is replaced with "Disconnected" and "Slave Girl". On the same promo, "Ain't That Unusual" was labeled as "Someday".

The song "Name" is well-known as the Goo Goo Dolls' first hit; "Quite accidentally," says lead singer Johnny Rzeznik. He wrote it as a love ballad, reflecting his childhood as an orphan.

A remix of the song "Long Way Down" was featured on the soundtrack of the 1996 movie, Twister.

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