Adam Schlesinger, bass player for Fountains Of Wayne, wrote this song. In a 2011 Songfacts interview with Schlesinger
, he revealed how the track made its way into the movie: "That was a very long time ago. That was 1995 I think I first heard about it, or '96, and I was just starting out. I had a publishing deal as a writer and they told me about this movie - they said that they were looking for something that sounds like early Beatles. And they knew that that was an era that I liked a lot. So I just took a shot at it and got very lucky and they used the song."
Schlesinger said he found he was more known for this song than Fountains of Wayne's hit single "Stacy's Mom