Fountains of Wayne discography

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Fountains of Wayne discography
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 1
Singles 17
Video albums 1
Music videos 6
Other appearances 2

The discography of Fountains of Wayne contains five studio albums, one compilation album, sixteen singles, one DVD, six music videos and two other appearances.

Fountains of Wayne were formed in 1995 by bassist Adam Schlesinger and guitarist Chris Collingwood. They were joined by Jody Porter and Brian Young and recorded a demo.

The demo fell into the hands of Atlantic Records and in 1996, the band released their debut self-titled album. Two singles were released from it but it was the song "That Thing You Do", written by Schlesinger, that gained popularity through its use as the title song for the Tom Hanks' film of the same name. The track gained Schlesinger an Oscar[1] nomination and the soundtrack gained RIAA gold certification.

The release of their second album, Utopia Parkway, in 1999 gained them mixed reviews[2][3][4] and produced three singles. However, frustrations between the band and the label resulted in them being dropped by Atlantic Records. The band went into a hiatus, with all the members pursuing alternative musical paths. It wasn't until 2001 that the band resurfaced with a cover of The Kinks' "Better Things".[5]

Welcome Interstate Managers, the third album, was released in 2003 on S-Curve Records. The single "Stacy's Mom" became an instant success earning a gold certification by the RIAA. The two follow up singles, "Mexican Wine" and "Hey Julie" were not as popular however the track "All Kinds of Time" received commercial airtime through NFL promotions throughout the 2005 season.[6] The success, particularly of "Stacy's Mom", led to the band being nominated for two Grammys; Best New Artist[7] and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Stacy's Mom".[8]

A compilation of B-sides was released in June 2005 entitled Out-of-State Plates. Two years later, in April 2007, a new album was released called Traffic and Weather. The track "I-95" from the album was named in Rolling Stone '​s Top 50 Songs of 2007.[9]

The band's first DVD, No Better Place: Live in Chicago was released March 3, 2009. In 2011, the band released Sky Full of Holes under Yep Roc Records.[10]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
US
Alt

[12]
US
Heat

[13][14]
US
Indie

[15]
US
Rock

[16]
NL
[17]
UK
[18]
UK
Indie
Fountains of Wayne 20 83 67
Utopia Parkway
  • Release date: April 6, 1999
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Formats: CD, LP
23 115
Welcome Interstate Managers 115 1 160
Traffic and Weather
  • Release date: April 3, 2007
  • Label: S-Curve/Virgin Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
97 172
Sky Full of Holes 37 4 3 6 102 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions
US
[11]
Out-of-State Plates
  • Release date: June 28, 2005
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
168

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Album
US
[19]
US
Adult

[20]
US
Alt

[21]
US
Pop

[22]
AUS
[23]
CAN
[24]
NL
[25]
NOR
[26]
NZL
[27]
UK
[18]
1996 "Radiation Vibe" 14 95 32 Fountains of Wayne
1997 "Sink to the Bottom" 7 42
"Survival Car" 53
"Barbara H." 119
1998 "Leave the Biker"
1999 "Denise" 34 57 Utopia Parkway
"Red Dragon Tattoo" 61 79
"Troubled Times" 134
2000 "The Valley of Malls"
2003 "Stacy's Mom" 21 20 31 3 14 13 99 35 11 Welcome Interstate Managers
2004 "Mexican Wine"
"Hey Julie" 57
2005 "Maureen" Out-of-State Plates
2007 "Someone to Love" Traffic and Weather
"'92 Subaru"
2011 "Richie and Ruben" Sky Full of Holes
"Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[18]
1997 "I Want an Alien for Christmas" 36 Non-album song
1998 "I Want an Alien for Christmas" (re-entry) 91

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
2009 No Better Place: Live in Chicago[29]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1996 "Radiation Vibe"[30] Clark Eddy
1997 "Sink to the Bottom"
1999 "Denise"
2003 "Stacy's Mom"[31] Chris Applebaum
2004 "Mexican Wine"[32]
2007 "Someone to Love"[33] Adam Neustadter

Other appearances[edit]

Year Release details Track(s)
2000 Scary Movie: Music That Inspired the Soundtrack
  • Released: July 4, 2000
  • Label: TVT Records
  • Format: CD, music download
  • "Too Cool for School"
2002 This Is Where I Belong – The Songs of Ray Davies & The Kinks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Academy Awards, USA, imdb.com, March 24, 1997
  2. ^ Album Reviews: Fountains of Wayne: Utopia Parkway. Pitchfork (1999-04-06). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen. (1999-04-06) Utopia Parkway – Fountains of Wayne. AllMusic. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  4. ^ Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway < PopMatters. Popmatters.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  5. ^ Information Not Found. Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  6. ^ NFL Network "He Has All Kinds of Time". YouTube. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  7. ^ Grammy Awards Nominees, Lawrence Journal-World – Feb 6, 2004
  8. ^ 46th Annual Grammy Awards – 2004. Rock On The Net (2004-02-08). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  9. ^ Rolling Stone Magazine The 100 Best Songs Of 2007. Popcrunch.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  10. ^ Blog Archive » Fountains of Wayne announce U.S. tour, new album. Rock it Out! Blog (2010-09-16). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  11. ^ a b "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Fountains of Wayne > Fountains of Wayne > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Dutch charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c Peak positions for releases charting in the United Kingdom:
  19. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Album & Song Chart History - Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  23. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Fountains of Wayne > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  25. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Dutch charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  26. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 
  27. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  28. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - January 23, 2011: Fountains of Wayne certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 23, 2011. 
  29. ^ Fountains of Wayne: Live in Chicago – No Better Place (Video 2009), imdb.com
  30. ^ Radiation Vibe | Fountains of Wayne | Music Video. MTV (1996-10-01). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  31. ^ Stacy's Mom | Fountains of Wayne | Music Video. MTV (2007-03-12). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  32. ^ Mexican Wine by Fountains Of Wayne Music Video on Yahoo! Music. New.music.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-04.
  33. ^ Someone to Love | Fountains of Wayne | Music Video. MTV (2007-05-15). Retrieved on 2011-01-04.

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