We love Canadian music. In fact, we spend a fair bit our days here at Indie88 listening to Canadian bands, working with Canadian artists, and searching for the next big Canadian thing. We the staff at Indie88 pored over hundreds of the best Canadian songs of all-time and came up with from across all genres. We handed it over to you, our readers and listeners to help us determine the greatest Canadian song of all-time. The write-ups accompanying the songs were not in all cases written by the people who selected them. To sum up this song in one word: Iconic. The video, the lyrics, and the artist behind it all. The melodic six-string lines sparkle all the way throughout, diving in and out of left-of-the-dial pop that bounces along with jangly tambourine.
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So many Canadian artists to celebrate
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. It was an arduous task to whittle down the number of amazing Canadian songs to a mere list of For some of the songs, Corus radio folks chimed in with their thoughts. At every Spirit of the West concert, Home for a Rest was always the final song to be played save for encores. Arguably one of the most Canadian songs out there, Bobcaygeon is filled with references to Canuck locales. Every song has an echo of Canadiana deep in its notes. Its poignancy is so strong, even still, that numerous artists have performed their own version, including Bob Dylan and the Counting Crows. This mellow, carefree tune by Anne Murray is the first-ever gold record awarded to a Canadian solo female artist.
The CBC recently unveiled a list of the Top most played songs on Canadian radio from January 1, to the present. All things considered, however, a list like this still works if seen more loosely as a review of some of the biggest Canadian hits of the millennium. Perhaps of greater value is that the list reminds us of some of the hits prior to the debut of the Billboard Canadian Hot in mid when the Canadian Singles chart, based on scanty sales of CD singles, made little sense. It may thrill those who have forgotten about acts like Wave, Shaye, Default, and Mobile. The CBC points out that Drake scored only one and there is quite a lack of rap representation. This confirms our belief that rap music in general, including stars like Drake, is much more popular south of the border than in Canada and Britain. Justin Bieber did not make the Top It is possible that he has had so many hits 47 made the Billboard Hot that they had higher turnover rates on radio. One song from the 80s made the list and five from the 90s. Shania, Nelly, and Avril combined have 15 of the songs.