How ‘Kiss Me’ became the theme song to She’s All That

How ‘Kiss Me’ became the theme song to <em>She’s All That</em>

Tuesday marks the twentieth anniversary of She’s All That, the rom-com in which Laney Boggs (Rachel Leigh Cook dinner) is remodeled from a solitary art scholar into a promenade queen candidate with the support of preferred jock Zach Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.). That suggests it is been two many years due to the fact the tune “Kiss Me” was employed to spotlight Laney’s transformation, launching Sixpence None the Richer into the mainstream spotlight.

But prior to it was the soundtrack to Laney’s metamorphosis, “Kiss Me” was a draft of a music composed in a Netherlands motel.

“We experienced been in the rooms for maybe an hour when my partner in Sixpence, Matt Slocum, named me like, ‘Hey wanna arrive down right here? I have acquired a new music,’” singer Leigh Nash remembers. “We ended up on tour about there, and we had a present that evening at Flevo Competition. We carried out it that night! I went down into his area and acquired it. It was an immediate strike with lovers, but it was nevertheless like a 12 months and a fifty percent before we recorded it.”

“Kiss Me” had a considerably cheerier, poppier seem than considerably of the band’s prior work (while Nash states early drafts had a little edgier lyrics, with “cigarettes” glowing instead than the “silver moon”). As a end result, the band was actually hesitant to include things like it on their 1997 self-titled album until finally their producer persuaded them in any other case.

The song ended up staying a excellent healthy for the 1999 romantic comedy. As Nash says, “It was so light-weight and innocent, and particular elements of that movie were definitely sweet. It was pretty much like tailor-built for that stroll down the stairs.”

These times, Nash is a singer-songwriter who writes and documents her have materials, but even so, she can’t escape the pull of “Kiss Me.” On leading of continue to hearing it in public locations like grocery stores, Nash recorded a solo include of “Kiss Me” for an EP last 12 months that was bought only at her reveals. She’s now functioning on a new solo album, thanks for release this spring (followers can locate updates about that at her site). 

“I play it stay in my sets now. It’s truly wild because I’m like a singer-songwriter type man or woman now, but back again then I did not compose songs,” Nash claims. “So it is strange to appear up and play these seriously deep tunes and then split up the established with ‘Kiss Me’ and ‘There She Goes.’ It’s fun and bizarre. Revisiting that cover was exciting. I was astonished at how equivalent my voice seems. I guess there’s a little bit extra depth to it. I think fans have been appreciating it as very well. I like the way my voice appears now far better. I commenced singing in Sixpence in ‘92 or anything, when I was fifteen. I listen to that voice and believe, wow why would any person want to hear that? But I’m grateful they did.”

Relevant information:

  • She’s All That stars Rachel Leigh Prepare dinner, Freddie Prinze Jr. share reunion photo
  • Lainey tries to avoid a She’s All That moment in Schooled special clip

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