The Weight

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"The Weight"
Single by the Band
from the album Music from Big Pink
B-side"I Shall Be Released"
ReleasedAugust 8, 1968 (1968-08-08)
RecordedJanuary 1968
StudioA&R Recorders (studio A), New York City
GenreCountry rock,[1] roots rock,[2] folk rock[3]
Songwriter(s)Robbie Robertson
Producer(s)John Simon
The Band singles chronology
"The Weight"
"Up on Cripple Creek"

"The Weight" is a 1968 debut single by Canadian-American The Band and taken from their debut studio album Music from Big Pink. It went to number 63 in the United States, number 35 in Canada and number 21 in the United Kingdom. It is considered to be their best singles from the group. It was ranked #41 in the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It has been covered by numerous artists.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fontenot, Robert. "What is Country Rock?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  2. Bruce Pollock (August 26, 2005). Rock Song Index: The 7500 Most Important Songs for the Rock and Roll Era. Routledge. p. 398. ISBN 9780415970730.
  3. Valdez, Steve (2014). "Folk rock". In Henderson, Lol; Stacey, Lee (eds.). Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century. London: Routledge. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-135-92946-6.