|Single by Goo Goo Dolls|
|from the album Dizzy Up the Girl|
|Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology|
"Broadway" is a song recorded by the Goo Goo Dolls. The song was released in 2000 as the last single from their sixth studio album, Dizzy Up the Girl (1998). Although not as popular as the albums previous singles "Iris" and "Slide", the song still managed to hit number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 84 on the Billboard year-end Hot 100 singles of 2000. The single also peaked number 7 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart and number 6 on the Icelandic Singles Chart.
The song refers to the street on which many popular young-adult hangouts were located in a previous generation in Buffalo, New York. The young culture migrated to other parts of the city, leaving the "old man's bars".
The lyrics "Broadway is dark tonight | See the young man sitting in the old man's bar | Waiting for his turn to die," may loosely allude to Broadway theaters in New York City dimming their house lights. This has, historically, been done in honor of recently deceased, respected individuals in the industry. The tradition began when actress Gertrude Lawrence died in September 1952.