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Goo Goo Dolls

A blast from the past to end the week!

Back in the day when cable and MTV first came to India in the early 1990’s, one of the first songs I remember hearing on the US Top 20 countdown was Name by Goo Goo Dolls.

I loved the melancholic acoustic sound of the song along with what I thought were some of the most wistful lyrics at the time, sample:

And even though the moment passed me by I still can’t turn away
I saw the dreams you never thought you’d lose tossed along the way
Letters that you never meant to send lost or thrown away

Name was the breakthrough song for the band driving their 1995 album A Boy Named Goo to double platinum status in the States in 1996. While most people regard Iris as their best song, Name remains an all time favorite of mine. Enjoy it below…