adam schlesinger

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Charly Bliss, Nada Surf, Rachel Bloom, More on Adam Schlesinger Tribute Album Out Now

Gifted pop songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who wrote the hits "Stacy's Mom" and "That Thing You Do" along with countless clever hooks for Fountains of Wayne…
Dan Weiss / June 16, 2020

Billie Joe Armstrong Shares Cover of The Wonders’ ‘That Thing You Do!’

Billie Joe Armstrong's No Fun Mondays paid tribute to late Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger by covering That Thing You Do! band The Wonders' title track from…
Daniel Kohn / April 20, 2020

The Wonders Reunite For That Thing You Do! Watch Party

On Friday, members of The Wonders — the fictional band in That Thing You Do! — reunited on Zoom to provide commentary during a special watch…
Katrina Nattress / April 18, 2020

That Thing You Do! Band to Reunite for COVID-19 Relief

The tributes to Adam Schlesinger came in quickly and justifiably following his sudden death due to COVID-19. One of his first non-traditional band composing gigs was…
Daniel Kohn / April 13, 2020

Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood Shares Statement on Adam Schlesinger’s Death

Adam Schlesinger died on Wednesday due to complications from coronavirus and the tributes to the late songwriter poured in from everywhere. Now, his fellow Fountains…
Daniel Kohn / April 3, 2020

Adam Schlesinger Raised the Bar for Pop Songwriting

I started attending William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey in 2003, the year "Stacy’s Mom" finally made its creators some well-deserved money and airplay.
Dan Weiss / April 1, 2020

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Songwriter, Dies at 52 Due to Coronavirus

Adam Schlesinger, the Fountains of Wayne songwriter and bassist, has died at the age of 52 due to complications from coronavirus, SPIN has confirmed.
Daniel Kohn / April 1, 2020

Fountains of Wayne Songwriter Adam Schlesinger Hospitalized Due to COVID-19

Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter for Fountains of Wayne, has been hospitalized due to COVID-19 according to multiple media reports. According to Rolling Stone,…
Daniel Kohn / March 31, 2020

The 50 Best Fictional Songs of All Time

Writing a real song is easy; writing a fake song is hard. The fictional song has undergone something of a renaissance recently, thanks largely to…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015