Fountains of Wayne is an American power pop band that formed in New York City in 1996. The members are Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter and Brian Young. The band is best known for their 2003 Grammy-nominated single "Stacy's Mom".
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:
Sink to the Bottom
All Kinds of Time
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.