“Slide” is a song by American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in 1995 as the third single from their third album, A Boy Named Goo. The song reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
The song’s lyrics are about a man who is tired of the ordinary and wants to escape. He sings about how he wants to “slide” away from his problems and find a new place where he can start over. The song is a powerful anthem about the need for change and the importance of following your dreams.
The song’s music is also very catchy and upbeat. The guitar riff is simple but effective, and the drums and bass provide a solid foundation for the vocals. The song’s overall sound is very reminiscent of the alternative rock scene of the 1990s.
John Rzeznik, the lead singer and guitarist, wrote the song in just five minutes for the movie “Clueless”, while sitting on his couch (but it was not used in the final cut of the film). Rzeznik has said that he didn’t think much of the song at the time and almost didn’t bring it to the band, but they ended up loving it and it went on to become one of their biggest hits.
About the Band
Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band that was formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1986. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist and vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska (though Tutuska left the band in 1995). The band started out as a punk rock outfit but eventually transitioned to a more pop-oriented sound, and have since become one of the most successful rock bands of the past few decades.
Over the course of their career, Goo Goo Dolls have released 12 studio albums, sold over 10 million records worldwide, and scored numerous hits, including “Iris”, “Slide”, and “Black Balloon”. Their music has been praised for its catchy melodies, emotive lyrics, and timeless appeal, and they continue to be one of the most beloved and respected bands in the history of rock music.