THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
972-Fountains of Wayne-Stacy’s Mom.
2003-Number 11 single.
Best Bit-At 1.41.Have you noticed, Stacy’s Mom is the spitting image of Rod Stewart’s ex missus.
The Fountains of Wayne were formed in 1995 in New York City, U.S., by Chris Collingwood, and Adam Schlesinger, they were soon joined by Jody Porter, and Brian Young, they were active until 2013, recording five studio Albums. The band took their name from a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey, that is no longer in business.
Stacy’s Mom tells the tale of an adolescent boy who has developed a huge crush on his friend’s very attractive mother. One of the songs co-writers Adam Schlesinger has said that he was inspired to write the song after a friend of his was curiously attracted to his grandmother,’ Well one of my best friends told me my grandmother was really hot. That’s a true story, and my grandmother was pretty hot.’
The song is also a tribute to the American Rock group ‘The Cars,’ with the songs intro being almost note for note identical to The Cars song ‘Just What I Needed.’ The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek (1944-2019) thought that the intro had been taken directly from that track, but Schlesinger says they performed it in the studio, and just, ‘Got it right.’
‘I know it might be wrong, but I’m in love with Stacey’s mom.’
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