Stacy's Mom

Album: Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)
Charted: 11 21


  • This song tells the story of a kid who has developed a huge crush on his friend's super-hot mom. Adam Schlesinger, songwriter and bassist for Fountains of Wayne, revealed in our interview that the track was actually inspired by a friend who was, curiously, attracted to Adam's grandmother: "Well, one of my best friends told me that he thought my grandmother was really hot, that added a little bit to the song. That's a true story. And my grandmother was pretty hot."
  • Schlesinger told us he had Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" in the back of his mind when he penned "Stacy's Mom": "It was a contrast of that story against a track that sounded like '80s new wave, like The Cars or something."

    The Cars' influence is obvious - just compare the intro of their track, "Just What I Needed," to the intro of "Stacy's Mom" to hear for yourself.
  • This song was a commercial success and reached #1 on iTunes' Most Downloaded Songs chart. In 2004, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Vocal Pop Performance. Adam Schlesinger told us "Stacy's Mom" "is definitely the biggest of my own band stuff." Schlesinger added to that he does not think Fountains of Wayne will achieve the same level of success they did with "Stacy's Mom" ever again: "I think 'Stacy's Mom' was a fluke thing where it was the right song and the right video, and you kind of had the novelty factor, and all that stuff. And you can't really make that happen again."
  • Actress and model, Rachel Hunter, portrayed Stacy's mom in the song's official video - directed by Chris Applebaum. Parts of the video bear a striking resemblance to the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. At one point in the movie, a character named Brad is in a bathroom fantasizing about his sister's friend and the friend walks in on him. His sister's name, coincidentally, is Stacy. . >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jared - Valdosta, GA
  • The song featured in a commercial for the Cadillac SRX, which shows a woman picking up her daughter from school. As she does so, men gaze longingly at her "beautifully practical and practically beautiful" …car.

Comments: 19

  • Joel from West Hollywood, CaEr...They never play this song anymore on the radio. I've got the cd and the single on my iPod.
  • Harold from San Bernadino, CaWonder why the first 2 albums aren't mentioned or any tracks available from those. this is just my opinion, but i think the first 2 albums are even better than Interstate Managers------truly an amazing and talented band.
  • Jack from Elmira, NyThe man who plays the Massaur plays Kurt Cobain in Last Days.
  • Reed from New Ulm, MnWhat in the world ever became of these guys?...their albums, not only interstate; but their first 3 albums were just great! Very underated band to say the least.
  • Jessie from Cobourg, Demike you live in cobourg too? huh small world.
  • James Freeman from Cincinnati, OhI've always thought this song came out as a result of the movie, American Pie, referencing Stifler's Mom. It's not a long shot from that to Stacy's Mom.
  • Leah from Humboldt, Iabut, wouldn't it be weird to be stacy?
  • Dakota from Perris, CaI honestly like the song
  • Stephen from Portland, OrThis song is by far the weakest track on the incredible album Welcome Interstate Managers. Combined with incessant air play, I skip it every time it plays on the CD.
  • Emily from Lv, Nji think its kind of stupid that the music video is about a kid who has a crush on his friends mom. but its even grosser that a band memeber had a crush on his friends grandmother. i like the song tho. like the way it sounds and stuff and i like to sing it even tho it is kind of stupid.
  • Fyodor from Denver, CoI grew up in Wayne, NJ. The band takes its name from a business at the southern end of the town near the well traveled "Willowbrook Interchange" (named for the nearby Willowbrook Mall) where Interstate 80 and US Highways 23 and 46 all converge. I think it is from Route 46 that the sign for Fountains of Wayne is seen.
  • Caitlin from Upper Township, NjThis song is seriously overplayed. I really liked it when it first came out, but now it is just annoying!
  • Mike from Cobourg, CanadaFountains of Wayne were also known as "The Wonders". They performed the song "That Thing You Do" from the movie, "The Wonders"
  • John from Lumberton, TxHe had a crush on his friends grandma!? I used to make fun of this song by going I know it might be wrong but im in love with stacys grandma!
  • Veronica from I Forget. . ., Dei love this song so much! on MTV2 they have a show called video mods and they did this song as if the sims2 were singing it.
  • Brian from Lisbon, Portugalcan someone tell me why the card one the door just at the end of the video is in portuguese?(ocupado)
  • Dave from East Greenwich, RiThe first person's name written under "This "alblum is dedicated to" is, u guessed it, Stacy
  • George from Salisbury, CtThis songs solo rocks!
  • Caitlin from Cape Town, South AfricaI got this video on my PC. And I can't stop watching it whilst singing along! :D hehe
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