Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers Covered the Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Iris’ Thanks to the Internet


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Social media is a powerful thing. Late Thursday night, singer/songwriter  Phoebe Bridgers premiered a cover of “Iris,” the smash-hit single from the Goo Goo Dolls that was a BIG DEAL (in all caps) in the late 1990s. Accompanying Bridgers on the song was Maggie Rogers, lending her services for this worthy endeavor.

The track is available on Bandcamp for just one day — Friday, Nov. 13 — and proceeds will benefit Fair Fight.

Here’s the song, followed by how it came about:

On Election Night, Nov. 3, Bridgers sent this tweet:

The internet, specifically the faction of dedicated Phoebe Bridgers fans (of which there are many, and they’re quite vocal), anticipation built regarding this potential cover.

There was also this reply, from Maggie Rogers. Was a collaboration in the works?

A week later, there was no cover … yet. The Goo Goo Dolls themselves were growing impatient:

The feverish anticipation of this cover inspired this inspired an imitation Bridgers’ future cover from this guy, who pretty much nailed it:

All this led to the final version, which is really a wonderful rendition of one of the ’90s most enduring pop/rock anthems, not to mention one of the Goo Goo Dolls’ most beloved hits.

After Bridgers shared the new cover, this also popped up:

The internet: It CAN be used for good sometimes!


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