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Fountains of Wayne is an American power pop/rock band, formed in 1995. The band name was taken from the name of a lawn-ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey, called "Fountains of Wayne".
Fountains of Wayne is comprised of band members Chris Collingwood (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Schlesinger (bass, backing vocals), Jody Porter (guitar, backing vocals) and Brian Young (drums). In 1996, Fountains of Wayne released their self-titled debut which spawned the singles "Radiation Vibe" and "Sink to the Bottom", which both received airplay. Coincidentally, at around the same time the title song for the film That Thing You Do!, which Schlesinger wrote, became a hit. "That Thing You Do!" also brought Schlesinger an Oscar nomination and an RIAA gold certification for the hit soundtrack. The band toured the world extensively behind the album, playing alongside bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins and The Lemonheads.
In 1999 Fountains of Wayne released their second album, Utopia Parkway, named after a road in Queens, New York. The album was something of a concept record that dealt with life in modern suburbia. Utopia Parkway was received well by critics, garnering many favorable reviews, and was album of the week in People magazine.
In 2003, the band signed with indie label S-Curve Records and released another acclaimed album, Welcome Interstate Managers. It spawned the hit single "Stacy's Mom", which was certified gold by the RIAA. The music video for the song featured Rachel Hunter as the object of the fantasies of the song's narrator. The album was a surprise international hit on the strength of the first single. The follow-up single, "Mexican Wine", fared less well, with a controversial video that showed young children singing the lyrics "think I'll have another glass of Mexican wine" and guitarist Jody Porter catching a drink on the bare stomach of a woman lying on a beach. The single was ultimately pulled by the record label. The third single, "Hey Julie", an acoustic song, received some airplay. Their song "All Kinds Of Time", depicting a young football player in a Zen-like state of mind during a crucial potentially game-winning pass, was used extensively for NFL commercial promotions during the 2005 season.
In late June 2005, Fountains of Wayne released Out of State Plates, a collection of B-sides as well as two new songs. The album was supported by the single "Maureen" and a limited US tour that included some acoustic-only sets, a set on PBS Soundstage, and American Songbook. Also included on the album is a cover of the Britney Spears hit, "...Baby One More Time". The song "Stacy's Mom" was featured in a Dr. Pepper commercial in which several adolescent boys stop playing in the park when a woman drives up in a minivan containing a cooler filled with Dr. Pepper. Fountains of Wayne released their latest album Traffic and Weather in April 2007.
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