Slide (song)

Slide (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Slide


Artist = Goo Goo Dolls
from Album = Dizzy Up the Girl
Released = November 17, 1998
Format = Audio CD
Genre = Alternative rock
Length = 3:32
Label = Festival Records
Writer = Johnny Rzeznik
Chart position =
* #8 (USA, Hot 100)
Last single = "Iris" (1998)
This single = "Slide" (1998)
Next single = "Dizzy" (1998)

"Slide" is a song by The Goo Goo Dolls. It was the first commercial single release [The song "Iris" was the first song from "Dizzy Up the Girl" to be played on the radio; however, there was no commercial release until after "Slide."] from their sixth studio album, "Dizzy Up the Girl".

The song reached number one on the "Billboard" Adult Top 40 chart, number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number eight on the Hot 100 chart in 1998-1999.

Track listing

#"Slide" - 3:32
#"Acoustic #3" - 1:56
#"Nothing Can Change You" - 3:14

Meaning

Speculation as to the song's meaning has persisted for quite some time [http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=1235&offset=0&page=1#comments] , but Rzeznik himself, in a 2002 performance on VH1 Storytellers, has stated definitively that the song refers to a teenage girl in a Catholic environment who has become pregnant. She and her boyfriend are debating as to the possibility of abortion or marriage. [Rzeznik: "...the song is actually about these two teenage kids, and the girlfriend gets pregnant and... they're trying to decide whether she should get an abortion, or they should get married or what should go on..." (VH1 Storytellers: The Goo Goo Dolls, directly before they perform Slide)]

Alternative version

*An alternative version/parody called "Pride" has been recorded with Elmo from Sesame Street providing additional vocals. It uses the same music, but has different lyrics.

Chart positions

Notes


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