- Breakthrough Black Sheep Hit: "Name" was quite different from the band's normal sound when it became a hit. Hell, Robby still sang on half the album "Name" is on!
- Breakaway Pop Hit: "Iris" is far more remembered than City of Angels, the film it was originally written for.
- Creator Breakdown: Gutterflower, the album following Dizzy Up The Girl, was written and recorded after years of touring and fame breaking the band down physically and John's divorce from his ex-wife; while his songs have always been darker and moodier than Robby's, they became much more so on Gutterflower, and the album is a fan favorite.
- The Pete Best: George Tutuska. He was the drummer on their first four albums but it was only after he left that the band finally achieved some commercial success.
- Promoted Fanboy: Mike Malinin was a fan of the band before becoming their drummer.
- John co-wrote "We Are the Normal" off Superstar Car Wash with his idol, Paul Westerberg of The Replacements.
Goo Goo Dolls
aka: The Goo Goo Dolls