Goo Goo Dolls Reach Dizzying Heights With 'Dizzy Up The Girl' One Million Radio Spins and Counting

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goo Goo Dolls, one of the most impressive musical success stories of the decade, has achieved one of the rarest feats of any musical era; logging one million radio plays from a single album. Warner Bros. Records will mark this historic achievement with a special ceremony tonight at the Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles when the group will be presented with a special commemorative plaque. The occasion will also mark the triple platinum certification of the group's smash Warner Bros., Records release, "Dizzy Up The Girl," signifying sales in excess of three million units.

Since its release in September of 1998, "Dizzy Up The Girl," the group's third album on Warner Bros. Records, has racked up four smash singles -- "Iris," "Slide," "Black Balloon" and "Dizzy." According to Broadcast Data Systems, a nationwide service that tallies radio play in major markets, the songs have together accumulated over a million plays, since "Iris" was initially heard on the Warner Bros. Records soundtrack album to the film "City of Angels."

One million plays for songs from a single album is a remarkable achievement from any number of perspectives. For example, the single "Iris" alone accounts for over 527,124 radio plays to date. Compare that to the spins of such smash hits as Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (298,000), Ricky Martin's "La Vida Loca" (239,000) or TLC's "No Scrubs" (265,939) and the scope of the Goo Goo Doll's accomplishment becomes clear.

Put another way, and again using "Iris" as an example, with a running time of 3:37 and spins to date of 527,124, the total accumulated time the song has been on the airwaves as of this writing is over 3 1/2 years. For "Slide," at a running time of 3:33 and 440,245 spins, total time on the air comes to nearly three years. "Black Balloon" at 4:09 and 129,353 spins equals a total air time of a little over one year. "Dizzy" with 34,932 spins at 2:41 each makes for a total air time of nearly 13 weeks.

Add the total air time of all four songs and the music of "Dizzy Up The Girl" has been playing on radio for well over seven straight years in the United States alone. That, by any definition, is a hit...