|"Slide", by Goo Goo Dolls|
The song reached number one on both the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart and the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number eight on the Hot 100 chart in late 1998 and early 1999. The song also debuted at #1 on Canada's Singles chart, and stayed on the chart for 70 more weeks. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on August 18, 2008.
Speculation as to the song's meaning has persisted for quite some time, but Rzeznik himself, in a 2002 performance on VH1 Storytellers, has stated definitively that the song refers to a teenage girl in a strict Catholic environment who has become pregnant. She and her boyfriend are debating as to the possibility of abortion or marriage. The ending verse of the song suggests the young couple finally opts for an abortion.