5 times the Goo Goo Dolls epitomized the '90s
They are forever tied to the ’90s for me (because, let me be clear, the ’90s lived on into 2000 and 2001, you see) and here is just a brief celebration of their best (and therefore, most ’90s) moments:
Arguably the most ’90s thing about the Goo Goo Dolls — besides being a popular ’90s band — is that they had a hit song, “Iris” written for the Meg Ryan movie, City of Angels.
I remember watching many interviews about this song, obsessing over the music video and bawling my eyes out during movie. The year was 1998 and it was very good year.
2. Johhny’s Hair/His Whole Being
I mean, if you close your eyes and imagine a ’90s lead singer of a band, you conjure Johnny Rzeznik immediately. There’s no other option. The chain bead necklace, the long-sleeve shirt underneath a short-sleeve shirt, the chunky, frosted hair. So very ’90s.
I can’t even handle this gif from “Slide.”
3. That time they were on Beverly Hills, 90210
I got into 90210 late which means the height of my interest in the show converged nicely with the start of my intense Goo Goo Dolls love. They played at Steve’s birthday which is the height of Cool Stuff Rich People on TV Can Make Happen and I love it. (They also appeared on the series finale of the 90210 reboot which is equally amazing but not something I ever saw.)
4. And also on Charmed