"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.
|Single by the Band|
|from the album Music from Big Pink|
|B-side||"I Shall Be Released"|
|Released||August 8, 1968|
|Studio||A&R Recorders (studio A), New York City|
|Genre||Country rock, roots rock, folk rock|
|The Band singles chronology|
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