Listen to Ryan Bingham’s ‘The Weary Kind’ from ‘Crazy Heart’

Posted by · 7:34 am · November 23rd, 2009

Ryan BinghamOne of the first things I mentioned when I stumbled out of that dark theater on the Fox lot a few weeks ago, following a screening of Scott Cooper’s last minute awards entry “Crazy Heart,” was that I couldn’t get the final song, “The Weary Kind,” out of my head.  Today I’m happy to offer it up for your listening pleasure.

The song is prime material for the Best Original Song category because of its implementation in the film.  (MILD SPOILERS) Jeff Bridges’s newly sober Bad Blake character, reflecting on his ups and downs and finally sitting down to pen a new tune, rattles through the chords and comes up with a powerful ditty for his former protege, Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell).  Finally we get the full number in a concert sequence that leads into the closing credits.

In my opinion, this is the frontrunner of the category.  There are a pair of “Nine” songs on its heels, however, and who knows what turf the tracks from “The Princess and the Frog” will claim, but this stand-out from a wonderful soundtrack is sure to prove instantly moving for many.  Have a listen below (in an official version performed by Ryan Bingham, who co-wrote the song with T Bone Burnett).

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  • 1 11-23-2009 at 7:44 am

    Jordan Raup said...

    Ryan Bingham? That’s odd that Clooney’s character has the same name in Up In The Air.

  • 2 11-23-2009 at 8:06 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I know, right? :)

  • 3 11-23-2009 at 9:09 am

    Marlowe said...

    Ha, I noticed that too. For a second I thought it was a Freudian slip borne out of frustration at “Help Yourself” being disqualified.

  • 4 11-23-2009 at 10:52 am

    bostonbean said...

    This guy is 28?? Wow….excellent song. I couldn’t get it out of my mind since hearing the snippet in the trailer.

  • 5 11-23-2009 at 12:04 pm

    The Other Ryan said...

    Love it. Like the trailer, the song is reminiscent of “The Wrestler.” No complaints here, though.

  • 6 11-23-2009 at 12:15 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Wow. Clooney, you have competition!

  • 7 11-23-2009 at 12:30 pm

    Stew said...

    Where can I buy this song?

  • 8 11-23-2009 at 1:31 pm

    Erik L. said...

    Couldn’t find it on iTunes but thanks for putting it here. I’ve listened to it about 10 times today.

  • 9 11-23-2009 at 2:21 pm

    David said...

    Beautiful!!!!

  • 10 11-23-2009 at 2:33 pm

    Danny K. said...

    Thanks for getting this up, I’ve been dying to hear the whole thing. Such a beautiful tune.

  • 11 11-24-2009 at 3:14 pm

    david said...

    I’m surprised more isn’t being made of all the wonderful songs on the Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack.

  • 12 11-24-2009 at 3:20 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    We’re getting to them slowly but surely. Others have priority, I’d say.

  • 13 11-25-2009 at 11:11 am

    Jason said...

    Ryan Bingham is the best. Good Texas music, believe you me, there is many more great songs by Bingham, look around and take a listen, you won’t be disapointed.

  • 14 11-27-2009 at 5:05 pm

    Maggy said...

    Ryan Bingham is great! Like you said…good Texas Country that we are blessed to know about. Should be able to find his music on lonestarmusic.com

  • 15 12-03-2009 at 12:27 pm

    Jason said...

    Not sure where you folks are from, but Ryan Bingham is HUGE in TEXAS!! Check out all of his music. Songs like “Southside of Heaven” and “Bread and Water” will blow your mind. This guy is young but has the soul our grandparents. Check him out and other Texas country artists. It’s not gay Nashville country and I promise you won’t be dissapointed…..

  • 16 1-07-2010 at 10:37 am

    Ayers said...

    Best song of the year…

  • 17 1-11-2010 at 9:48 pm

    chrystaltears said...

    Just saw him on Letterman. I stopped everything else when he started playing and singing.

  • 18 1-12-2010 at 9:38 pm

    Jack said...

    I am from California, been to Texas maybe once. Never was much of a country fan. Regardless, Bingham is flat out the best singer/songwriter out there right now- he turned me on to country. If you don’t own Mescalito or Roadhouse Sun, buy now! Most addicting records. So much soul!

  • 19 2-17-2010 at 8:52 am

    doug mcayliffe said...

    weary kind is the best song I have hurd in a long time, funny thing is I dont listen to country music, if ever this could happen I would love to sing this song with him

  • 20 2-17-2010 at 8:56 am

    doug mcayliffe said...

    I play this song over and over it might just be the best song ever it has so much heart plus binghams voice carried it perfect

  • 21 2-17-2010 at 9:03 am

    doug mcayliffe said...

    what would you have to loose you would be shocked on how well i can sing this song