Sad to hear of the passing of Adam Schlesinger from the 90’s pop-punk band, Fountains of Wayne. He passed away yesterday at the age of 52 due to complications from COVID-19. Outside of his work with his band, he also composed for television and for the silver screen including the main theme to That Thing You Do.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t know much about Adam or FOW beyond Stacy’s Mom, their 2003 hit until a friend of mine recommended I give them a closer listen. I won’t lie and say they became my favorite band, but I did grow to truly enjoy his clever lyrics set to the band’s easy pop melodies. Gotta love their shout out to Pittsburgh in the song, Radiation Vibe. And their song Hackensack found its way into one of my favorite holiday season movies, Just Friends.
The world has lost a true talent. My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans. And as we say in the Jewish tradition, may his memory forever be a blessing.