|Goo Goo Dolls|
|Hometown||Buffalo, New York|
|Appearance(s)||11 Week 4: Acoustic Music / Double-Scoring Week|
Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.
The band are renowned for their commercially successful 1998 singles "Iris" and "Slide". Other notable singles include "Name" and "Naked" from 1995's A Boy Named Goo; "Black Balloon", "Dizzy", and "Broadway" from 1998's Dizzy Up the Girl; "Here Is Gone" from 2002's Gutterflower, "Better Days", "Give a Little Bit", and "Stay with You" from 2006's Let Love In, and "Home" from 2010's Something for the Rest of Us. The band have had nineteen top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than twelve million albums worldwide.
In October 2012, "Iris" was ranked #1 on Billboard's "Top 100 Pop Songs 1992–2012" chart, which also featured "Slide" (ranking at #9) and "Name" (ranking at #24). The song spent nearly twelve straight months on the Billboard charts, and held the number one position on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for eighteen weeks. "Home" extended the band's record to fourteen top ten hits at the Hot AC radio format (more than any other artist in the history of that format).