I can still remember the first time I heard this song by Plain White T’s. It was the soundtrack for a life insurance TV commercial which demonstrated the song’s story.
Now, HeyThere Delilah is a love song written by love struck Tom Higgenson, the lead singer of Plain White T’s, to Delilah DiCrescenzo, an American 3000 meter steeplechase runner. In short, a friend introduced Tom to Delilah. He fell in love with her immediately but suffered from unrequited love because she had a boyfriend. He promised to write a song about her.
According to Today.com, he wrote the song long before it became famous. Plain White T’s performed it in clubs before it was introduced into mainstream music where it steadily climbed the charts. In 2007 Hey There Delilah reach number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Song of the Year Award.