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This “extra” Song of the Week is to recognize the passing of Adam Schlesinger, of the US power pop band Fountains of Wayne, due to COVID-19 complications. He was 52.
Schlesinger co-wrote and played bass on the band’s biggest hit – “Stacy’s Mom” (2003).
“Stacy’s Mom” was accompanied by a terrific video starring model Rachel Hunter, which depicts a young boy’s lust for his girlfriend’s mother. It’s not as sophisticated as “Mrs. Robinson”, but it is a lot more innocent and fun. It’s a power-pop classic!
Schlesinger also wrote the Oscar nominated title track for the 1997 Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do!. Interesting, then, that Hanks also tested positive for Coronavirus, although he has recovered.
Stay home, listen to more music, stay safe.
Enjoy… until Saturday.