220px-Once_Soundtrack_CoverGlen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – “Falling Slowly” – (2007)

Folk music has never really been the mainstream genre… it sort of infiltrates and disappears throughout time. Folk rock is sort of popular right now but back in 2007 there was a movie called Once about two musicians – namely Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. It’s fictional, but the two stars wrote and performed all of the music, including this beautiful song that won an Oscar for Best Original Song. It was a top ten hit in Canada but only managed #61 in the U.S. (proving that it came out just a few years too early to really hit it big). 

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