Stacy's Mom

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"Stacy's Mom"
Single by Fountains of Wayne
from the album Welcome Interstate Managers
B-side"Trains and Boats and Planes"
ReleasedMay 2003 (2003-05)
  • Schlesinger
  • Collingwood
  • Mike Denneen
Fountains of Wayne singles chronology
"The Valley of Malls"
"Stacy's Mom"
"Mexican Wine"

"Stacy's Mom" is a pop rock song by the American rock band Fountains of Wayne. It was on their third studio album, Welcome Interstate Managers. "Stacy's Mom" was released on the radio on May 20, 2003.[1] The song was released as the main single from Welcome Interstate Managers on September 29, 2003. The album was released through S-Curve Records and Virgin Records. "Stacy's Mom" was written by bassist Adam Schlesinger and vocalist Chris Collingwood. Both of them created the song alongside Mike Denneen. The song was inspired by Schlesinger's friend when he was young, who had a crush on his grandmother.

Background[change | change source]

"Stacy's Mom" was written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger. It is a power pop song.[2][3] it is 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 of her.

Chart performance[change | change source]

"Stacy's Mom" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 11, 2003, at number 59. It was their first song to appear on that chart.[4] It peaked at number 21 the week of November 21, 2003. It stayed there for two weeks. It stayed on the chart for seventeen weeks.[5]

Formats and track listing[change | change source]

Europe 7"

A. "Stacy's Mom" – 3:17
B. "Trains and Boats and Planes" – 3:02

UK CD (Enhanced)

1. "Stacy's Mom" – 3:16
2. "Elevator Up" – 4:02
3. "Trains and Boats and Planes" – 3:02
4. "Stacy's Mom" (Video) – 3:16

US CD (Promo)

1. "Stacy's Mom" – 3:18

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Release history[change | change source]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States September 29, 2003 Digital download
  • S-Curve
  • Virgin
United Kingdom October 7, 2003 [20]
United Kingdom March 8, 2004 7" single [21]

References[change | change source]

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  16. "End of Year Charts: 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  17. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2004 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  18. "British single certifications – Fountains of Wayne – Stacy's Mom". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Stacy's Mom in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  19. "American single certifications – Fountains of Wayne – Stacy's Mom". Recording Industry Association of America.
  20. "Music – Stacy's Mom – Single by Fountains of Wayne". iTunes Store (GB). January 2004. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  21. "45Cat – Fountains of Wayne – Stacy's Mom / Trains And Boats And Planes". 45Cat. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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