Hey There Delilah

"Hey There Delilah" is a song by American pop rock band Plain White T's, released on May 9, 2006, as an EP from their third studio album, All That We Needed (2005).


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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEO! Thanks to my work colleague and lunch-time Chicalele, Christy O'Quinn, for introducing me to this song.

"Hey There Delilah" was later released in 2007 as a single from their fourth studio album, Every Second Counts (2006), with added string instrumentation. The song received radio play and became a sleeper hit, eventually reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2007. The song was written by frontman Tom Higgenson after meeting Delilah DiCrescenzo, a nationally ranked American steeplechase and cross country runner, through a mutual friend around 2002. Higgenson stated: "I thought she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen, I told her, 'I have a song about you already.' Obviously, there was no song. But I thought it was smooth." DiCrescenzo turned him down, as she was dating somebody else at the time, but kept in touch with Higgenson.  It was notably nominated at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008 for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Delilah DiCrescenzo attended the gala that year as the guest of Higgenson.

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