VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz has been going strong all week long as musicians, J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, Fall Out Boy and TLC have brought their talents and high spirits to boroughs all over New York. The energy has been palpable and day five of our epic concert series was no different. Buffalo natives, the Goo Goo Dolls stormed Staten Island and brought the crowd to their feet for the entire 12-song jam session.
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Yep, it’s no walk in the park molding the next hit song, and it’s even harder shortening that stellar tune into a 60-second cohesive piece of brilliance. But somehow, someway, VH1′s Stop/Watch artists manage to do just that, and we’ve got a hot selection including the Goo Goo Dolls‘ very own John Rzeznik throwing down the croon-worthy “Come To Me” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive… it did.
But the Goo Goo Dolls frontman isn’t the only singer stepping up to the plate. Diane Birch reworked “Superstars” and Lucius restructured the delightfulness that is “Turn It Around”. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our video gallery to see if they can all beat the clock.
Sure, creating a hit song is hard, but try shortening that hit into 60-seconds of earwormy genius and you’ve got VH1′s Stop/Watch which has artists like Sara Bareilles throwing down her Billboard 100 track “Brave” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive.
Our You Oughta Know alumna isn’t the only singer stepping up to our music challenge. Goo Goo Dolls reworked “Rebel Beat” while YOK alums JOHNNYSWIM and fan-picked Russell Taylor bravely served up abridged versions of “Don’t Let It Get You Down” and “War of Hearts,” respectively. Check out our video gallery to see if they all beat the clock.
You gotta hand it to The Goo Goo Dolls. If you were to take a time machine back to the year 1992 and predict an alternative rock act that would still be commercially viable 20 years from now, few would’ve selected Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac. Yet here we are in the fall of 2013 and the Goos are still going strong.
Nearly 30 years after first forming, the Goo Goo Dolls are still churning out new material. Magnetic, due out in June, will be the band’s 10th studio album, and the band’s legacy as one of the enduring icons of the “alternative” music explosion is secure. VH1 is excited to exclusively premiere the video for “Rebel Beat” tonight, the first single from that album.