Hump Up the Volume: The Band’s ‘The Shape I’m In’

Hump Day is once again upon the young Toronto professional.

And depending on the week, that hump can look like a wall or a waterslide. But what better way to clear the B-side than by grooving to the A-side of the finest musical talent this city has ever produced. Hump up the volume and cue the weekend soundtrack early with today’s killer Toronto tune: The Band’s The Shape I’m In.

Having been inducted into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1989) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and having received the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, it doesn’t get much bigger, better, or classic than Toronto’s The Band. Not only did they have a star-studded start – first backing up Ronnie Hawkins and then being hired to tour with Bob Dylan – but they also boast one of the most famous ends, with the final show of their final tour filmed by Martin Scorsese and released as The Last Waltz. As one of the first few songs on that famous film and one of the most covered songs the group ever released, this track about the anxieties of big city life is not only one of the most appropriate for hump day, it’s one of The Band’s best.

YP, we do know the shape you’re in. Which is why we want you to crank up this tune, sing along, and start the countdown – the weekend is just over this hump day. 



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