When the WB ruled the television of the teenagers, the soundtrack from those shows was ruling the radio. One of those shows was Dawson's Creek, with a future Mrs Tom Cruise in the cast as well as several young actors who continue to be a presence in television and movies today, told the tale of high school kids from Cape Cod and their journey to maturity. The theme song was from a bright new talent on the singer/songwriter front, Paula Cole. She was best known for her moody acoustic folk, with an atmospheric quality. The show debuted in 1998, A year after Cole had her first hit on the radio, Where Have All The Cowboys Gone.
From 1998 to 2003, Cole scored the credits for Dawson's Creek, her haunting vocals underscoring the teen longing that was the basis for the show. The song was I Don't Want To Wait.
Cole has released four studio albums, the small label Harbinger in 1994, 1996's This Fire, featuring the above hits, and Amen in 1999. In 1998, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Cole took time away from the industry, to have and raise her daughter. She moved to the Columbia label, and released Courage in 2007, and there is rumored to new album this year. For more on Paula Cole, check out her official website here.