Fountains of Wayne enter the Billboard Charts in light of Adam Schlesinger’s death

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It is heart breaking to say that we lost a very talented musician due to to complications from COVID-19 a couple of days ago.

Rest in peace Adam Schlesinger.

He was part of and co-founder of the iconic Punk Rock band ‘Fountains of Wayne’, and was most famous for co-writing ‘Stacey’s Mom‘, which is one of those tracks that EVERYONE knows and loves.

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In light of Adam’s death, Fountains of Wayne have appeared in the Billboard charts thanks to the increased downloads of their FULL discography. Some may consider F.O.W a one hit wonder, but their place in the Billboard charts have been well and truly earned thanks to all of their music. But saying that, Stacey’s Mom brought a staggering 184% increase in streams from the end of March, and was downloaded over 1.7 million times; which really is incredible.

Taken from Billboard: 

From April 1-4, the band’s music earned 3.5 million U.S. on-demand streams, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That marked a 400% increase over the previous four days (March 28-31), during which the group’s streams numbered 692,000.


We are sending our best wishes to Adam’s family and friends during these very testing times.

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