Fountains Of Wayne

Fountains Of Wayne

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The idiosyncratic pop duo Adam Schlesinger (b. New Jersey, USA) and Chris Collingwood (b. Pennsylvania, USA) first met on the roof of their college dorm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the mid-80s. The idea to collaborate came after Collingwood showed Schlesinger the chords to an R.E.M. song. They were…more

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Bassist Adam Schlesinger is also a member of the band Ivy.

    • The video of their song "Someone to Love" features comedian Demetri Martin in the lead role.

    • Country singer Robbie Fulks released a single called "Fountains of Wayne Hotline", about a fictional hotline for struggling songwriters.

    • One of Fountains of Wayne's celebrity fans is Stephen King, who named their song "I Want an Alien for Christmas" one of his favorites of 2005.

    • Their song "Stacy's Mom" was featured in a Dr. Pepper commercial in which all the kids love Stacy's mom because she brings Dr. Pepper to soccer games/practice.

    • As of May 2007, Fountains of Wayne have made music videos for the following tracks:

      Radiation Vibe
      Sink to the Bottom
      Stacy's Mom
      All Kinds of Time
      Mexican Wine
      Someone to Love

    • Fountains of Wayne's cover of the Britney Spears song "...Baby One More Time" was considered for release as a single by label execs. But the band decided against it.

    • The song "Barbara H.", on the Fountains of Wayne LP, is named after singer/guitarist Chris Collingwood's wife.

    • Fountains of Wayne adopted their name from a statuary and garden furniture store in Wayne, NJ.

    • The Band's latest album "Traffic and Weather" was released on April 3, 2007.

    • Their second album, Utopia Parkway, takes its title from a road in Queens, New York.

    • The video for the song "Stacy's Mom", featuring model/actress Rachel Hunter, was a homage to the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    • Their song "That Thing You Do", featured in the 1996 movie of the same name, was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar.

    • The single "Stacy's Mom" reached #1 on iTunes' most downloaded list.

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  • I love this band!

    even though I hate most pop,this band is awesome! When I first heard of this band I thought it would've been dumb. But after I listened to "Stacy's mom" I just fell in love with this band! Stacy's mom was so funny! I adored the band a lot! so what I say is that this band is tottally cool!