Welcome Interstate Managers

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Welcome Interstate Managers
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Studio album by Fountains of Wayne
Released June 10, 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio Stratosphere Sound, New York City
Length 55:08
Label S-Curve
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 studio album by the American rock band Fountains of Wayne. It was released by S-Curve Records on June 10, 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 songs written and composed by Chris 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



  1. ^ "Reviews for Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne - Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  2. ^ Mark Vanderhoff (2003-06-10). "Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains of Wayne | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Welcome Interstate Managers - EW.com". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: fountains of wayne". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  6. ^ Archived January 14, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Thetunemusic.com". Thetunemusic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  8. ^ "Reviews for Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne - Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Fountains of Wayne.us". Fountainsofwayne.us. Retrieved 2015-07-03. 
  10. ^ "Fountains of Wayne Tickets - Premium Rock /Pop Tickets". ShowTimeTickets.com. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  11. ^ Peter Gerstenzang (2011-06-17). "Fountains of Wayne Talk Dark New Disc | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  12. ^ "The Blog • The Wonder Years - Hey Julie (Fountains Of Wayne". Makeup For The Silence. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

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