Songs You May Have Missed #184


The Weepies: “Can’t Go Back Now” (2008)


Duo (and couple) Deb Talan and Steve Tannen,  otherwise known as The Weepies, create gentle indie folk pop that has steadily gained a wider audience since their formation in 2001, despite limited live performances since the birth of their son a few years ago.

In a pop world dominated by Rihannas, Lady Gagas and their like, the last two Weepies albums actually climbed into the thirties on the Billboard Top 200 album charts and their most recent, 2010’s Be My Thrill, reached #3 on the Top Folk album chart, where it remained for 9 weeks. (Did you even know there was a Top Folk album chart?)

The Weepies’ music has appeared in several movies (Sex in the City, Adam, Morning Glory, Prom) and received wide exposure on TV (Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Gossip Girl, The Riches, Life Unexpected, Kyle XY). This in addition to appearances on TV commercial ads and even a campaign ad for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

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