• Remembering Adam Schlesinger: 17 Best ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songs

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    The entertainment world lost one of its sharpest, funniest pens when Adam Schlesinger died from coronavirus complication on Wednesday. Although best known as the bassist/songwriter for Fountains of Wayne, he was also an Oscar-nominated and three-time Emmy-winning songwriter. And like the pitch-perfect, tongue-in-cheek “Stacy's Mom” his band was best known for, the songs he created for various TV and film projects managed to recreate the studio atmospherics of many a bygone era while simultaneously standing on their own as delectable pop treats. Plus, he did something few are capable of: He...
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  • Adam Schlesinger's Chart History, From ‘That Thing You Do!' to Fountains of Wayne's ‘Stacy's Mom' & Beyond

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Adam Schlesinger - who died Wednesday due to coronavirus complications - left a quirky and impressive imprint on Billboard 's charts through the years, as both a member of the band Fountains of Wayne and a songwriter.
    Before Fountains of Wayne hit the charts in late 1996, Schlesinger actually notched a hit as a writer, but for another band - and a fictional band, no less.
    Schlesinger wrote the title track of the Tom Hanks-directed film That Thing You Do! , which was released in October 1996 and depicted the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s pop band called The Wonders. The song “That...
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  • Fountains of Wayne's ‘Stacy's Mom': 10 Awesome Facts About Adam Schlesinger's Biggest Hit

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Adam Schlesinger tragically passed away at the age of 52 on Wednesday due to coronavirus complications, and the pop world has lost one of its most accomplished songwriters. Along with appearing in multiple musical projects, penning songs for other stars and his film and TV work, Schlesinger was a founding member of the band Fountains of Wayne - and when you mention Fountains of Wayne to a casual fan, they're likely going to think of two words.
    “Stacy's Mom,” a single told from the perspective of a young boy who has to tell his friend Stacy that he's actually attracted to her mother instead...
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  • Adam Schlesinger's 15 Greatest Songs: Fountains of Wayne, ‘That Thing You Do!,' ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend' & More

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Adam Schlesinger didn't just understand what made a perfect pop song tick; he could map its genome and replicate it like a mad scientist. From his early hits with Fountains of Wayne to his work in TV and film and for outside artists, he had a chameleon-like ability to apply his musical understanding to any context.
    “On an artistic level, the only people that you really have to fight with are the people in your own band,” Schlesinger, who died at 52 Wednesday morning of coronavirus complications, told Pop Matters in 2010. “If you're working on a movie or a TV show or something, you're...
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  • Adam Schlesinger Remembered by His Longtime A&R Exec: ‘His Talent Speaks for Itself'

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    For more than 20 years, veteran A&R exec Steve Yegelwel worked with Adam Schlesinger, who died Wednesday from complications of the coronavirus. He served as the A&R rep for Ivy, Schlesinger's band on Atlantic Records' imprint Seed, in the mid-‘90s, then signed and A&R'd Fountains of Wayne for Atlantic Records and later S-Curve Records. He worked with Fountains of Wayne on 2003's Welcome Interstate Managers, which included the Grammy-nominated power pop classic “Stacy's Mom.” He also signed and A&R'd Tinted Windows, a supergroup featuring Schlesinger, Taylor Hanson of Hanson, James Iha of...
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  • Adam Schlesinger, Secret-Weapon Pop Songwriter, Dies At 52 From Coronavirus Complications

    2 monthes ago - By MTV

    Adam Schlesinger, a secret-weapon pop songwriter who penned power-pop hit 'Stacy's Mom' with his band Fountains of Wayne, has died of coronavirus complications at 52. He also wrote for Jonas Brothers and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' among dozens of others.
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  • Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder Adam Schlesinger Dies From Coronavirus Complications

    2 monthes ago - By Pop Crush

    The musician was 52.
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  • Adam Schlesinger's Death Mourned by Famous Friends & Fans

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter known best as a member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy and for his Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated work in TV and film, died from coronavirus complications at age 52 on Wednesday morning.
    The star was undoubtedly a massive influence on the lives of fans and fellow entertainers alike, and was cherished for his work which included Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, That Thing You Do , and of course, “Stacy's Mom.”
    A number of celebrities have taken to social media to mourn the loss of the prolific writer, including Kathy Griffin, John Gallagher Jr. and more.
    Oh god. Adam...
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  • Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19

    Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19

    2 monthes ago - By NPR

    Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday. (Image credit: Jason Merritt/TERM/FilmMagic for Superfly Presents)
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  • Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dead From Coronavirus

    Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dead From Coronavirus

    2 monthes ago - By Stereogum

    Adam Schlesinger, the longtime Fountains Of Wayne frontman who also composed countless ridiculously catchy songs for movies and TV, has died of complications from coronavirus. Variety reports that he passed away Wednesday morning after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and put on a ventilator last week. He was only 52. More »
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  • Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dead at 52 From COVID-19

    2 monthes ago - By Pitchfork

    The singer-songwriter noted for his film and TV work was suffering from the coronavirus
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  • Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies at 52 Due to Coronavirus

    2 monthes ago - By Billboard

    Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter known best as a member of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy and for his Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated work in TV and film, died from coronavirus complications on Wednesday morning , Billboard has confirmed. He was 52 years old.
    The star had been receiving medical care for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, and his condition was most recently said to be “improving.”
    Schlesinger had three Emmys and a Grammy, plus an Oscar nomination for “That Thing That You Do,” the title track from the 1996 Tom Hanks-directed film. Fountains of Wayne had their biggest...
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  • Adam Schlesinger, Songwriter for Rock, Film and the Stage, Dies at 52

    2 monthes ago - By NY Times

    He made suburban characters shine in Fountains of Wayne songs and brought pop-rock perfection to the Tom Hanks film “That Thing You Do!”
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  • Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Co-Founder, Dies From Coronavirus

    2 monthes ago - By Consequence of Sound

    Fountains of Wayne founding member Adam Schlesinger has died due to complications from the coronavirus.
    Schlesinger's attorney, Josh Grier, confirmed news of his passing to The New York Times .
    In addition to his work in Fountains of Wayne, Schlesinger is a multiple time Emmy and Grammy Award winner, and has also received Oscar, Golden Globe, and Tony Award nominations for his soundtrack work. Notably, he wrote the title track to Tom Hanks' 1997 film That Thing You Do. He also served as the music producer on The CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , for which he's wrote upwards of 150 songs...
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