"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — also known simply as "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — is a song written by Jim Weatherly, and produced by Don Law.It was first recorded in 1973 by Ray Price from his album You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me.The song enjoyed two runs of popularity, each by an artist in a different genre. 6:02 AM PDT 4/2/2020 "Doo Wop (That Thing)" is the debut solo single from American recording artist Lauryn Hill. While most of the band enjoys their taste of fame, Jimmy is itching to get back in the studio. "Adam has been hospitalized with COVID-19. One had a ballad titled "With These Hands" (b/w "Please Don't Cry"; Bamboo 523) that was played by KCRG in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the fall of 1962. [5][6] Hanks also composed Guy's jazzy signature drum solo, "I Am Spartacus.". They eventually honed their performance to the point where extras on the set thought they were actually playing the songs, when in reality they were miming along to recordings by professional musicians. Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good for You: All About Staying Healthy (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Hardcover – Picture Book, July 24, 2001 by Tish Rabe (Author) › Visit Amazon's Tish Rabe Page. Kepnes came up with the character of Joe while in a coffee shop. That carousel ride with the Chantrellines? [16], Emanuel Levy of Variety called it "A top-notch production, exuberant period music and Hanks the actor in an important role cunningly disguise a rather slight and inconsequential narrative. [8], The other Wonders had a regional hit record called "Say There" (b/w "Marilyn"; Colpix 699), released by Colpix Records in August 1963. : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Amazon.com. That Thing You Do! Not THOSE mop-tops! In the extended version of the film, the act "Paul Pope's Primitive Primates," which is only briefly mentioned in the theatrical cut, portrays four chimpanzees dressed up in suits and wigs, along with British accents, instruments, and the similar name "The Chimples" to mimic The Beatles. It also suggests that the character portrayed by Tom Hanks (Mr. White) is not only gay but in a relationship with a man played by former NFL defensive lineman Howie Long.[20]. More camera time is also devoted to the tryst between the bass player and one of the singers of the Chantrellines. "With 'That Thing You Do!,' Adam Schlesinger Wrote One of the Best 'Fake' Songs in Film History", "That Tune You Do: Writing The Music For THAT THING YOU DO", "That Thing You Do! songwriter Adam Schlesinger in the latter category. Phil gets the song on Pennsylvania radio and books the band at a rock & roll showcase concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kepnes also wrote "You Got Me Babe," the eighth episode of "You." It included the featurette "The Making of That Thing You Do!," and two music videos. Guy is now the only remaining Wonder. Local talent promoter Phil Horace takes notice of the band and promises to get their record played on the radio within 10 days. ", a song written as a wistful ballad but which becomes an uptempo rocker during the band's first performance at a talent show. MIKE VIOLA WAS UPSET OVER THE LACK OF CREDIT GIVEN FOR SINGING THE SONG. Mr. White has provided new material for Jimmy and Guy to record, but Jimmy wants to do his original songs. That Thing You Do! as a springboard to launch the actual Playtone Records label, through which the soundtracks of all his subsequent films, and other films like Bring It On and television programs like The Sopranos, were released as albums. Guy is hungover; Jimmy is throwing up due to nerves; Lenny is preoccupied with his new girlfriend. The film debuted at No. by You just take the vowels out [and it's T.B.] The movie features original music by Tom Hanks, Adam Schlesinger, Rick Elias, Scott Rogness, Mike Piccirillo, Gary Goetzman and Howard Shore. Privacy Policy | The soundtrack album (released under the Play-Tone name in conjunction with Epic Records) was also a hit, peaking at #21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The Blu-ray includes the Theatrical and Extended cuts as well as all of the bonus features found on the 2-Disc DVD. [1] Hanks later used the success of That Thing You Do! Dave Freeman, an advertising agency executive who co-wrote "100 Things to Do Before You Die," an adventure-seeking and often unconventional travel … Tom Hanks's debut as a writer and director is a lively, affectionate account of the shooting-star career of a forgotten (fictional) '60s pop-rock band called The Wonders- … (Live at the Hollywood Television Showcase)", Kennya Ramsey, Julie Harkness, and Darlene Dillinger as The Chantrellines, Eddie Lineberry, (Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles), appears as security guard in concert scene, Elizabeth Hanks, Hanks' daughter with his first wife, appears as "Bored Girl in Dress Shop.". 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray on April 2, 2013. [10] (There is a scene in the film in which a disc jockey at WCOL is seen playing "That Thing You Do!")[11]. Here he is with Mike Viola (the actual singer of the song) performing the title track. Tom Hanks on Wednesday night shared his heartbreak over the death of songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who died due to coronavirus complications earlier in the day at the age of 52. When television captions introduce the members of the band, Jimmy's caption reads "Careful, girls, he's engaged!". The song has since been recorded by The Knack and Bubblegum Lemonade. And although many fans remembered the music he made with his band Fountains of Wayne or his songs for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, just as many wanted to celebrate the title track he wrote … played Mr. White, a rep from Playtone Records, who signs an Erie, Pennsylvania band (first called the One-ders, and then changed to the Wonders) after they create a chart-topping hit in the summer of 1964. TWITTER The bassist is nowhere to be found (having snuck off to Disneyland to enjoy himself before starting his tour of duty in the military), so Mr. White replaces him with an older, experienced session bassist known as "Wolfman". [9] Little is known about these Wonders, except that they were probably from Ohio or Pennsylvania; "Say There" hit the Top 20 at WCOL in Columbus, Ohio, and made the Top 30 at KQV in Pittsburgh. 13. makes up in charm what it lacks in complexity". Every successful person you read about - Warren Buffett, Bill Gates - they all say pretty much the same thing. The film is recognized by the American Film Institute in this list: That Thing You Do! [14], On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 93% based on reviews from 58 critics, with an average rating of 7.22/10. was stacked with a couple of “newbies,” a hit soundtrack — and Tom Hanks. The Oneders' performance at the talent show earns them a paying gig at Villapiano's, a local pizza place. makes up in charm what it lacks in complexity. On May 8, 2007, Tom Hanks' Extended Edition was released on DVD. The next day, at a scheduled recording session, the original bassist is still missing and so is Lenny (who has run off to marry his new girlfriend). Embry later provided his own take on the character's real name: "I just said my name was Tobias, because he’s "such" a Tobias. Adam Schlesinger, the bassist of Fountains of Wayne, penned the title song in response to a contest being held by the studio. Hanks, who wrote, directed and starred in That Thing You Do! "Thank you for the outpouring of love for Adam and his family," Schlesinger's family wrote in a statement announcing the singer's treatment. The track was nominated for a 1996 Golden Globe Award as well as a 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song. According to Tom Hanks, the film grew out of the idea of the Beatles' breakthrough after Pete Best's firing. Written and composed by Adam Schlesinger, bassist for Fountains of Wayne and Ivy. Lost him to Covid-19. I know I … "That Thing You Do" garners national radio airplay and the band's popularity soars. The Wonders are also seen playing the song "Little Wild One." In the film, the title song is referenced with "All My Only Dreams" as the B-side. - … She said she was partially inspired by being glared at as she used social media. Terribly sad today. Hanks, who wrote, directed and starred in That Thing You Do! The CD artwork is a replica of the fictional Play-Tone label used in the movie, and the liner notes are done in a mockumentary style, as if the Wonders had been a real group and the events of the film had actually happened. The only thing you can do is to remain authentic, improve and provide value every day, and know that the growing number of “haters” means that you are doing important things. Each day presents an opportunity to find delight, whether in your surroundings, your work, your relationships, your insights, or your actions. Mike Viola of The Candy Butchers provided the lead vocals for the Wonders. Faye breaks up with him. 4 years ago In 1964, an Stimulus Outro band named “The One-ders” (later known as The Wonders) goes from a college talent show to climbing up the Hero thanks to the song “That Thing You Do”. [15] On Metacritic the film has a score of 71 out of 100 based on reviews from 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". After the performance, Jimmy lashes out at Faye in the dressing room, insinuating that she was responsible for the "engaged" caption (although White implies that it was his doing). During the tour, The Wonders meet other acts, learn about the business, and become better performers. That Thing You Do! This song is a send-up of Ray Conniff, Mitch Miller, and other practitioners of the "beautiful music" or proto-Muzak formats that were a staple of adult radio during the early '60s such as on KPOL (AM) 1540 in Los Angeles. "[17] played Mr. White, a rep from Playtone Records, who signs an Erie, Pennsylvania band (first called the … Guy tells Faye he plans to stay in L.A., while she says she will go back to Erie. At the talent show, Guy launches into a faster tempo than Jimmy intended for his original song, "That Thing You Do". In the movie, The Wonders rise to brief stardom on the strength of "That Thing You Do", a song written as a wistful ballad but which becomes an uptempo rocker during the band's first performance at a talent show. If it comes to your house, you don't want to be there. "[citation needed], There were at least two real bands named the Wonders who made the record charts at various radio stations in the early 1960s. The "Careful girls, he's engaged" caption under Mattingly's name is a reference to the "Sorry girls, he's married" caption under, Faye is mistaken for a fan and is prevented by the police from following the band. [7][better source needed], The movie was written at a time when Hanks was dealing with his own issues with increasing successes in his career. ", Waiting for the nationally televised presentation of the group, former drummer Chad wonders about how many viewers would be watching and Guy's father answers asking him how many people saw the Beatles on, At the fictitious west-coast television broadcast the. In 1964, Guy Patterson, an aspiring jazz drummer, is working in his family's appliance store when he is asked by acquaintances Jimmy Mattingly and Lenny Haise to sit in with their new pop-rock band at a local talent show after their regular drummer is injured. After DIVX failed, the film was released onto DVD on June 5, 2001. The song is taken from her debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.Written and produced by Hill, the song was released as the album's lead single in July 1998. 20th anniversary: The Wonders look back", "That Thing You Do: Various Artists: Music", "45cat - The Wonders [Colpix] - Say There / Marilyn - Colpix - USA - CP 699", Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=That_Thing_You_Do!&oldid=1001573716, Films about percussion and percussionists, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2015, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles lacking reliable references from July 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from October 2020, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, David Gibbs, Steve Hurley, Phil Hurley, Fred Elringham, "That Thing You Do! The movie was released shortly after their first album. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave it 3 out of 4 and wrote: "The movie may be inconsequential, but in some ways that's a strength. Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn and Ethan Embry will unite on Friday after beloved dad-of-two Schlesinger — who wrote the iconic Oscar-nominated song “That Thing You … [3], For the purpose of being able to convincingly perform The Wonders' songs on-camera, Scott, Schaech, Zahn and Embry took several weeks of individual lessons, followed by daily practice as a group. That Thing You Do! It tells the story of the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s one-hit wonder pop band, and it also stars Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn and Ethan Embry. By Jordan Runtagh | California Privacy Rights 13. Adam Schlesinger, bass player for Fountains Of Wayne, wrote this song. Still, the Wonders manage to pull it together for their high-profile television appearance. A similar incident happened to. was first released in mid-1997 on VHS. They added, "He is receiving excellent care, his condition is improving and we are cautiously optimistic. 3. Lenny convinces the band to sign with Phil. | EU Privacy Preferences. He was a One-der. The Wonders' bassist (played by Ethan Embry) is unnamed in the film; in the end credits, he is credited as "T.B. He’s on a ventilator and has been sedated to facilitate his recovery." Both bands lost their original bass player and replaced their original drummer (in the Beatles' case, The song "That Thing You Do" is portrayed as a. Their song won, being used in the movie. As the Tom Hanks film That Thing You Do turns 20, PEOPLE spoke to composer Adam Schlesinger about penning hit theme song. "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" is a single by Stevie Wonder from his 1973 album Innervisions.It reached number 16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, number 10 on the Cash Box chart, and number 2 on the R&B chart. At the end of the Extended Edition, rather than becoming a studio drummer on the recommendation of Del Paxton, Guy becomes a disc jockey for the jazz station KJZZ and records a documentary series of interviews with legendary jazz musicians. Makers of a hit record - visitors from the east....oops, hold on girls. In the theatrical cut, this romance was depicted mainly as an unrequited crush on the part of the bass player; in the extended cut it is clearly shown that his efforts were successful. His family appreciates all of the love and support.". This is short for "The Bass Player", and is a joke based on the perception that bass players are often unknown and unappreciated. The title song was written by Adam Schlesinger, the bassist for Fountains of Wayne, before Fountains of Wayne took off (the movie was released right before their first album). Jimmy spends time with a chanteuse while the bassist falls for a member of a girl group, The Chantrellines. The actual DVD appears to be the original 2001 disc, with the featurette and music videos. A tastefully steamy look at Guy's "make-out" session with Tina at his apartment is included. Product description. The film's theatrical cut and an extended cut with 39 additional minutes of deleted scenes are included. Jimmy is upset, but Guy's version wins them the talent show. Mr. White re-spells the band's name as "The Wonders," offers them advice on style and presentation (including insisting that Guy should always wear sunglasses), asks them to join the Play-Tone tour of Midwestern state fairs, and suggests that Jimmy's girlfriend Faye join the tour as their "costume mistress." Sitemap | And his last name actually was Player, because he was a player, dude! Many of the deleted scenes are devoted to character development. When the band are guests on radio station KMPC Los Angeles, the DJ, as part of his introduction, says "But hey! Sadly, we must count Fountains of Wayne member and That Thing You Do! "There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! The site's consensus reads, "A light, sweet, and thoroughly entertaining debut for director Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do! I'm probably wouldn't do anything differently if I had to do it again. The film grossed $25,857,416 domestically and $8,728,000 internationally for a total worldwide gross of $34,585,416. Schlesinger was the co-founder of the 2000s pop-rock band Fountains of Wayne and a songwriter on The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. During his appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, Hanks said he told the studio, "I'm a big honkin' star and you have to let me do what I want to do," to which the studio replied, "You're absolutely right. The actual 45 RPM single, released to record stores in North America, features "Dance With Me Tonight" as its B-side. This journal will guide you to look inside and outside yourself to discover and appreciate what makes you happiest. | Do Not Sell My Personal Information The film starred Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn and Ethan Embry. (The movie credits list this song as being from 'The Heardsmen'.). [4], The song that plays during the film's opening credits, "Lovin' You Lots and Lots," is credited to the fictitious Norm Wooster Singers and was actually written by Hanks. Written by guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Mattingly II, it was originally crafted as a ballad. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for That Thing You Do! The Oscar-winning actor, who is recovering from the virus along with wife Rita Wilson, said his 1996 comedy, That Thing You Do!, would have never happened had Schlesinger not written the hit title song for the film. 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