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The song is performed by the fictional s band The Wonders, who are the focus of the film. During the performance at the talent show, drummer Guy Patterson produces a much more up-tempo beat and the rest of the band follow suit, turning the song into an upbeat, Beatles -esque rock number. The song is a hit with the audience, and they win the talent show. From there, the band is picked up by a local manager who helps them get more shows in the area, and eventually the song receives radio airplay.
The band is then signed to Play-Tone Records, under Mr. White's guidance, and the song climbs up the Billboard Hotstarting at 93, then 71, 49, and However, Jimmy walks out on the band before they can produce another record, so they eventually become one-hit wonders.
Early in the film, when Jimmy and Lenny are asking Guy to join them at the talent competition at the college, Jimmy mentions they'll perform a song he wrote. Lenny takes offense to that by slapping Jimmy on the arm. Jimmy begrudgingly corrects himself by saying, " We wrote. Player" on bass and backing vocals as a running gag, the bass player in the film is unnamedand Guy "Shades" Patterson on drums.
Player on bass and backing vocals. In the fictitious "mockumentary" liner notes from the soundtrack CD, "That Thing You Do" peaked at 2 on the Billboard Hot during the summer of The song was written by Adam Schlesingerthe bassist of the alternative rock group Fountains of Wayne.
Schlesinger did not expect his song to be chosen, but tried as "a personal exercise. The song was released as a single, and although not as successful as was depicted in the film, the track still did moderately well in the US, peaking at 41 on the Billboard Hot Player" —performed the song live during a surprise appearance at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
After Ralph Carter - Get It Right hesitation on Scott's part, Meyers managed to persuade him with help from The After Jam producer Jason Gallagher, who happened to be Scott's brother-in-law. The other actors soon followed suit, with Gallagher helping them learn how to play the instruments.
Steve Zahn Lenny Haise was unable to participate due to living in Kentucky; comedian Jeremiah Watkins took his place on lead guitar while wearing a cut-out mask of Zahn's face.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film that featured this song, see That Thing That Thing You Do!
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