YMMV: The Goo Goo Dolls

  • Contemptible Cover: Averted as they changed their name. If they kept "The Sex Maggots", many of their albums wouldn't be sold inside record shops.
  • Covered Up: Younger fans of the band or casual listeners to pop radio might not realize that "Give a Little Bit" was originally by Supertramp.
    • Their less-known cover, "Slave Girl", was originally by the Lime Spiders.
  • Ear Worm: Many people have gotten "Iris" stuck in their heads just because the song was so overplayed.
    • Let Love In can be described as a 42-minute Ear Worm, the title track especially.
    • "Slide", "Name", "Rebel Beat" and "Sympathy" are also Ear Worms.
  • Face of the Band: John Rzeznik was this in the 90s, but now that the band has slowly become less popular, most people would have a hard time recognizing even him. He's still much better known in most circles than Robby or Mike.
  • Magnum Opus: Dizzy Up The Girl is widely considered their best album for its cinematic production and having some of their best songs.
  • Signature Song: If you don't recognize "Iris", you were probably hiding under a rock in the late 90s. "Name" and "Slide" apply to a lesser extent.
  • Tear Jerker: "Iris"
    • "Come to Me", in a more heartwarming context.
    • "Already There". A song about childhood and learning everything is changing when getting older.
    • "Acoustic #3"
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: During the early punk rock period. Rzeznik and Takac have admitted they were so drunk and high during the recording of the first album that they hardly remember recording it.