Plain White T’s, “Hey There Delilah”
The pop-punk band’s whimsical acoustic breakthrough was inspired by a real-life Delilah - Delilah DiCrescenzo, a Columbia University steeplechase runner lead singer Tom Higginson had a crush on. By the time he finished writing “Hey There Delilah,” his muse was long-gone, but thanks to the song’s popularity, she had plenty of chances to hear it. “When I’m at the gym, it’s playing; when I’m at the pool, it’s playing,” DiCrescenzo told USA Today. “Part of me wants to scream at the top of my lungs that it’s about me. Another part of me wants to cower and say it’s not.” —Jeff Royer
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