The Weeklings head into the new year with news that the title track of their album "3" was voted as the #1 Coolest Song In The World by Little Steven's Underground Garage. The band has previously had two songs finish in the Top Ten Coolest Songs of the Year (in 2016 and 2018) but this is their first time topping the prestigious year end list.
The band includes some of the most recognizable musicians from the New Jersey rock scene over the last few decades including Glen Burtnick (Lefty Weekling) on bass and vocals, Bob Burger (Zeek Weekling) on rhythm guitar and vocals, John Merjave (Rocky Weekling) on lead guitar and vocals, and Joe Bellia (Smokestack Weekling) on drums and vocals.
While The Weeklings originally became known for bringing rare songs from The Beatles' catalog to life, they have also created numerous original songs such as "3", "Little Elvis" and "In The Moment" (the latter two being previous top ten finishers for The Coolest Songs of the Year. Their takes on Beatles classics like "Paperback Writer", "Baby You're A Rich Man" and "The Word" have earned airplay throughout the world, including many Beatles-related shows.
While based in New Jersey, The Weeklings have performed throughout the United States. The band is annually featured at premier Beatles festival events like Abbey Road on The River in Jefferson, IN and The Fest for Beatles Fans in Jersey City, NJ and Chicago, IL. They have performed at venues like the New Hope Winery; The City Wineries in NYC, Washington DC, Boston and Philadelphia; the Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown; the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe; Steel Stacks, Bethlehem; The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY; Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville; The Space at Westbury; The Cutting Room, NYC;Penn Community Bank Amphitheater, Bensalem; The World Cafe, Philadelphia; The Sands, Bethlehem; Daryl's House, Pauling; and many others.
Locally they have performed at numerous clubs and theaters including the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University; The Count Basie Theater, Red Bank; Mcloones Supper Club, Asbury Park; Hard Rock Cafe, Atlantic City; Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair; the Grunin Center, Toms River; Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park; State Theatre, New Brunswick; Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown; and more.
During the pandemic, The Weeklings released great videos recorded in various locations and brought together with perfectly synched timing. Some of the videos include covers of "Get Together" by The Youngbloods, "That Thing You Do" from the film, and a spectacular version of "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles which features the band joined by Dana Marchioni, Linda Heffentrager, Mark Bassett, Dan Martinho, Max Morden, Amanda Morden, and John Martin.
Here is the complete Top Ten Coolest Songs In The World list.
1. “3” - The Weeklings
2. “Oh Yeah!” - Green Day
3. “41 Miles To Roscoe” - The Midnight Callers
4. “Wild Man” - The Shadows of Knight
5. “Fake Friends” - L7 Official
6. “Got A New Thing” - Brian Ray
7. “Make Me Hot” - The Dollyrots
8. “Anarchy In The UK” - Michael Des Barres
9. “Don’t Let Your Guard Down” - Nils Lofgren
10. “What Do All The People Know” - Cherie Currie