Buffalo’s Goo Goo Dolls are set to top the UK single’s chart with the song “Iris” this weekend. ‘Iris’ is currently No. 1 on iTunes, with the band’s Greatest Hits album re-entering the charts No.18.
Iris has been a steady seller since it’s original release in 1998, clocking up over 433,000 UK sales, and has already had over 30 Million views on YouTube. It’s been in and out of the UK charts, but this will be it’s highest position. Last Sunday two finalists on the X Factor chose to sing the song– which has helped to put the band back into the consciousness of the British public.
Goo Goo Dolls released their Tim Palmer produced, ninth studio album, “SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US”, in August 2011, which reaffirmed their position as one of the US’s most popular rock bands when the album debuted at No.7 on the Billboard top 200 chart. The album’s first single “Home” extended the band’s record to14 top ten hits at the hot AC radio format in the US.
The band followed this by another sold out UK tour (which included London’s Brixton Academy) in November 2010.
“SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US” was the follow up to 2006’s Let Love In, which marked the Goo Goo Dolls’ 20th anniversary as a band. The album spawned several Top 10 singles, including “Better Days,” “Stay With You,” and the title track, which gave them their record-breaking twelfth Top 10 hit. Their thirteenth, “Before It’s Too Late,” appeared on the blockbuster Transformers soundtrack. Goo Goo Dolls have racked up four Grammy nominations and sold more than 10 million albums. Singer John Rzeznik has also been the recipient of the Hal David Starlight Songwriter Award.
The Goo Goo Dolls, which is singer/guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist Robby Takac, and drummer Mike Malinin, are currently on tour in the U.S.