The Weight


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Genres: Folk Rock, Roots Rock

"The Weight" is a 1968 song by The Band. The song appeared originally on The Band's first album, ''Music from Big Pink''. "The Weight" is one of the group's best known songs and among the most popular songs of the late 1960s counterculture. However, the song was not a significant mainstream hit for The Band in the U.S., peaking at only #63. The Band's record fared much better in Canada and the UK – in those countries, the single was a top 40 hit, peaking at #35 in Canada and #21 in the UK in 1968. Three cover versions of "The Weight" charted higher on the US pop charts in 1968/69 than The Band's original recording: *1968: Jackie DeShannon took the song to #55 US, #35 Canada. *1969: The ... Continue Bio >>


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