"I told her, 'I have a song about you already.' Obviously, there was no song.
But I thought it was smooth." He waited a year to write the song. "When I'm at the gym, it's playing; when I'm at the pool, it's playing," says Di Crescenzo, a Columbia University graduate and a steeplechase runner who's training for next year's Olympic trials.
"We always wrote acoustic songs, but that one just happened to really catch on," front man Tom Higgenson (pictured, third from left) told at our N. As an April Fool's gag, the band decided to open (as opposed to close out) the show with their Grammy-nominated hit single.
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A friend introduced Higgenson to his muse five years ago.
"I thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen," he says.
and once he wrote the song about her, Delilah went to see it performed while her boyfriend waited out in the car! Have you noticed how radio stations play decent music over and over until you are just sick of it?
Di Crescenzo went on "Today" in 2008 when this track was up for "Song of the Year" at the Grammys.
The lead singer of Plain White T's, Tom Higgenson, had written the song five years prior after being introduced to Di Crescenzo -- a runner who would go on to become an Olympic hopeful. It means something to everybody -- especially for anybody who ever yearned for someone."Andy Warhol was the manager of The Velvet Underground at the time they wrote "Femme Fatale" in the mid-'60s.
It's currently in the top five of Billboard's Hot 100 and i Tunes' Top Songs charts.
The band appears on MTV's TRL today and has a recurring role in ABC Family's upcoming Greek.