This Band Reimagined "Stacy's Mom" in Honour of Hot Dads Everywhere

Sub-Radio's rendition of the Fountains of Wayne classic has got us down bad

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 4, 2022

Although Chris Collingwood may regret it, a cultural moment like Fountains of Wayne's 2003 opus "Stacy's Mom" only comes every once in a blue moon. Those two words have the power to conjure not only the entirety of the song itself to our memories, but transport us back to the relative innocence of the early aughts.

That being said, there's always room for improvement on even the best nostalgic jams. We only got one side of the story initially — sure, Stacy's mom has got it going on, but what about Stacy's dad? (Unless Stacy's family deviates from the nuclear norm, of course).

Fear not, dear friends: in a viral TikTok, this band reimagined the song as "Stacy's Dad" in tribute to all the hot dads of the world.

In a very 2022 twist on the classic, Washington, D.C.'s Sub-Radio are here to proclaim that Stacy's dad has, in fact, got them "down bad." (For those uninformed, the top-rated Urban Dictionary entry defines "down bad" as: "When someone is depressingly horny.") 

The six-piece indie pop outfit perform a minute-long soundtrack to their wildest fantasies about Stacy's dad, complete with synchronized choreography.

Watch the video below, and join us with having this stuck in your head for the foreseeable future.
@subradioband send this to your favorite dad #fypp #indieband #alternativeband ♬ original sound - Sub-Radio
 Tragically, Fountains of Wayne bandleader Adam Schlesinger died from coronavirus back in 2020.

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