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They also wrote Stacy's Mom. The song fits the band's general aesthetic--it's not a total sellout--but the chorus ("Stacy's mom has got it going on") is less nuanced than its best work. When Fountains of Wayne handed over the album to A.-and-R. man Steve Greenberg, who had previously signed Hanson and the Baha Men, he pushed them to make Stacy's Mom the lead single.
Collingwood is still worried about that decision. On the band's recent tour, opening for Matchbox Twenty, he says, "the hard-core fans were there, but there's a large contingent that just wants the single, or holds up the sign that says, I'M STACY'S MOM." He sighs. "I hope it doesn't haunt us." Schlesinger couldn't be happier. With the momentum from Stacy's Mom, the band has persuaded its label to do a video for its second single, Mexican Wine, in Brazil. There will be several yachts in the video and a helicopter too. "Actually, I think one of the yachts has a helipad on it," says Schlesinger. "Considering we really didn't expect anybody to pay any attention to a record by us this year, I'd say we're doing pretty well."