Welcome Interstate Managers

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Welcome Interstate Managers
Studio album by Fountains of Wayne
Released June 10, 2003
Recorded 2003, Stratosphere Sound
Genre Power pop, alternative rock
Length 55:08
Label S-Curve
Producer Adam Schlesinger, Chris Collingwood, Mike Denneen
Fountains of Wayne chronology
Utopia Parkway
Welcome Interstate Managers
Out-of-State Plates
Singles from Welcome Interstate Managers
  1. "Stacy's Mom"
    Released: September 29, 2003
  2. "Mexican Wine"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Hey Julie"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (86/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (A−)[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (A-)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
The Tune (B+)[7]

Welcome Interstate Managers is the third album by power pop band, Fountains of Wayne. It was released on S-Curve in 2003.


The album's title was taken from a hotel marquee sign.[citation needed]


The album was met with commercial success and favorable reviews. Review aggregating website Metacritic reports a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on 24 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[8]


The song, "All Kinds of Time", was used by the NFL in a promotional video that first aired during the 2005 season,[9] and was also used in an episode of Scrubs and One Tree Hill. The song, "Hey Julie", was also used in another episode of Scrubs. "Valley Winter Song" was used in an L.L.Bean commercial, and "Stacy's Mom" was used in a Dr. Pepper commercial.[10] "Bright Future in Sales" was used in a 2003 episode of Malcolm in the Middle.


In 2009, Katy Perry performed a cover of "Hackensack" on MTV Unplugged.[11]

In 2011, the band, The Wonder Years, performed a cover of "Hey Julie" for the charity compilation album, Vs. The Earthquake. [12]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger, all music composed by Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger.

No. Title Length
1. "Mexican Wine"   3:23
2. "Bright Future in Sales"   3:06
3. "Stacy's Mom"   3:18
4. "Hackensack"   3:00
5. "No Better Place"   4:06
6. "Valley Winter Song"   3:35
7. "All Kinds of Time"   4:22
8. "Little Red Light"   3:35
9. "Hey Julie"   2:37
10. "Halley's Waitress"   3:35
11. "Hung Up on You"   3:59
12. "Fire Island"   2:57
13. "Peace and Love"   3:26
14. "Bought for a Song"   4:02
15. "Supercollider"   5:05
16. "Yours and Mine"   1:04
17. "Elevator Up" (Japan/iTunes bonus track) 4:02
18. "Adam's Mom" (Japan bonus track) 3:18



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