Fountains of Wayne Members tried to talk Schlesinger out of Stacy's Mom


Adam Schlesinger was the lead singer of Fountains of Wayne, best known for their song, "Stacy's Mom." Schlesinger passed away in March after complications with coronavirus. Now his former bandmates are hoping he's not just remembered for that one song.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, FoW member Chris Collingwood even admitted he didn't want to record the song.

“I tried to talk [Schlesinger] out of ‘Stacy’s Mom,'” Collingwood toldRolling Stone. “I could see exactly what was going to happen, and when it started happening in slow motion it just felt inevitable. He was too good a writer to have that be his calling card, and the success of a novelty song means that’s just what you are to the public, from that moment on forever.”

He added that Schlesinger “deserves to be remembered for more than a punch line”, saying: “It’s sad to me that people reading his obituary will all know that song, and only a very tiny percentage of them will ever hear ‘I-95’ or ‘The Girl I Can’t Forget.'”

Collingwood added that he was reluctant to even record "Stacy's Mom."


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