Where in the world is Santa Claus? lang performed it at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics (and to a lesser extent, its inclusion in the 2001 movie Shrek). “Started her working life with a chainsaw in Northern Ontario, and I think this song shows that side in a strange way” — Chris Scheetz, CISN Country 103.9. If you grew up in the ’80s and the early ’90s, you could catch episodes of dog TV show The Littlest Hobo in syndication (and if you’re lucky, even today you can catch it on Sunday mornings). The practice may not be as widespread in Canada, but some of the country’s best have taken the time to identify their home with songs about Canada. Aside from that historical achievement, Snowbird is a Canadian classic, and like Mitchell’s song, has been covered by other artists like Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby. This mellow, carefree tune by Anne Murray is the first-ever gold record awarded to a Canadian solo female artist. I mean, who didn’t!? Qui sommes nous ? Stop right here. There are references to the Stanley Cup, the Leafs, Bill Barilko, hockey cards and more. “It doesn’t start like the smooth fiddle pop tune it becomes, but the mixture of MacIsaac’s string work with, Canadian Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond’s vocals, is perfectly haunting” — Scott Hackman, CISN Country 103.9. Fire in the Head is one of the band’s biggest hits, a guitar-strong rock anthem with psychedelic undertones. Currently, there are more than 300 different versions of the song, and it has been featured in numerous soundtracks and TV episodes since its original release in 1984. “While it’s become a Canadian summer anthem, it listens even better on a cold winter day. The song reached No. Canada is a land of many things: it’s rich in natural resources, it possesses the longest continued shoreline in the world, and it’s on the cusp of celebrating its 150th birthday. In 2008, CBC’s licence to use the song expired and the negotiations to renew their licence or purchase the theme had been unsuccessful. Happy Canada Day, everybody! Exclaim! This song may have never made the charts, nationally or otherwise, but it certainly made the charts in our hearts. Téléphone: 514 570-6656 ; Faxe: Fax: 514 329-0566 ; Trouvez nous sur : Facebook page opens in new window. Researchers observe Red Sea octopuses ‘punching’ fish that compete for food, Edmonton-area family with sick child devastated by Christmas layoff, Norad tracks Santa: Claus spotted leaving North Pole, New COVID-19 vaccine approved in Canada as vaccination clinics open up, Coronavirus: Canada’s top doctor says country remains on trajectory for ‘even stronger’ COVID-19 resurgence in coming months, UK’s Channel 4 airs Deepfake version of Queen’s Christmas message. After a hundred years of tradition, "O Canada" was proclaimed Canada's national anthem in 1980. The musical score was composed by Ben McPeek. “One of the heaviest in Neil’s catalogue, the tone is set from the first strike of Young’s distorted guitar. “The greatest synthesizer hook ever? The band produced an original sound (think grand rock styling coupled with hand drums) and quirky lyrics, often singing about outer space and aliens. This gritty rock tune by Toronto band Sloan (originally from Halifax, N.S.) Jump to navigation Jump to search. The tempo-shifting adventure was recorded in 1966 and released the following year to celebrate Canada's centennial anniversary. It won her the best female pop vocal performance Grammy in 1993 and the MTV Video Award for best female video. It was composed in 1968 by Dolores Claman and orchestrated by Jerry Toth. “Celine did NOT want to record this song. With this many musicians taking part, it’s a wonder the band’s music doesn’t sound like a cacophonous mess. Top 10: Songs About Canada - By Canadians ; Share Tweet Flip. If you’ve ever been to a sporting event or a tailgating party, chances are you’ve heard Trooper’s Raise a Little Hell. Eh bud, just in time for Canada Day, we’ve got 14 songs that will have you feeling as Canadian as possible. “As a kid growing up in Winnipeg, I remember Guess Who pride being very, very strong. The songs are embedded throughout, but you'll have to click through to page two to find number one, along with a playlist featuring all of our picks. Despite some loathing of this tune, by 1996, the song had been played on Canadian radio stations more than 100,000 times (for perspective, it was released midway through 1986). It’s a testament to their talent that every song they produce is like a symphony, almost as if they’ve tamed the music to their will. Sloan is a GREAT example of how GREAT Canadian music can be” — Elle Dee, 91.5 The Beat. Alternatively called a “timeless summer rock anthem” and “a lighthearted joke of a song,” your perception of Patio Lanterns is totally subjective. He’s also done a lot for the city of Toronto’s image on the world stage, bringing it front and centre. If anyone can possibly document the slang of Toronto, it’s Kardinal Offishall. And as soon as this song came on, the place went NUTS. 's 25 Best Canadian Songs About Winter: He was the first Canadian rapper to perform a gold-record single, paving the way for our contemporary artists. I don’t think it’s possible NOT to air drum to this tune. They just may be the 14 most perfect songs to listen to aboard the Indie88 Great Canadian Cruise. Toronto ensemble band Broken Social Scene is special. You know what it is. “Is there anything more Canadian than the Big Shiny Tunes series? But after much, much arm twisting, Celine relented and recorded a demo of composer James Horner’s song. Its poignancy is so strong, even still, that numerous artists have performed their own version, including Bob Dylan and the Counting Crows. An animated cartoon for a kid's song that I wrote that tells about the significance of the symbols on Canadian coins. In the last few years hacking butts has become a popular Canadian stereotype. The Tea Party (loved or loathed by Canadians) were part of the mid-late ’90s grunge explosion in Canada, and they’re still going strong, arguably even more popular in Australia than their home country. Nothing better than going to a party with a little G.B.S playing and a bottle of Screech in your hand. And even when you hone in on some of Canada’s “biggest” artists, you then have to consider each individual song, another nearly impossible feat. And the best of all of them, Shiny Tunes 2, which featured this song. “Representing the T-Dot… this is definitely one of the first times the world found out that GOOD hip-hop talent CAN be found in Toronto (and Canada! This song sounds like an ’80s Tom Cruise movie looks, and I love it” — Scott Hackman, CISN Country 103.9. It’s All Gonna Break (clocking in at 9:55) descends into a sort-of madness in its closing bars, like a choral ecstasy. “Growing up in small town Saskatchewan in the ’90s, we only had two TV stations and this show was a family fave! A combination of blues, rock and country, the song is a dedication to Canadian locales, and they’re mentioned in the lyrics; Moose Jaw, Moosomin, Red Deer, Medicine Hat are among them. Learn about Canada and it's provinces, territories, and capitals with this educational kids video and catchy song. The answer is no. The main theme song to 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic, it is Celine Dion’s biggest international hit (though it should be noted she has several) and one of the best-selling singles of all time. Simplistic in its production, there is something visceral about the performance. “No song ever got a better response than this one played at Oilers games. Talk about a stadium anthem! A song about simpler times growing up in Northern Ontario sung by an absolute Canadian icon. native The Weeknd has had an amazing few years, shooting to the top of the charts around the world. “Tom has probably made more money with the Rascal Flatts version of this song from the Cars soundtrack than he has on the original. This list may not reflect recent changes . I heard a rumour this song inspired a movie — I’m still waiting for it” — Jacqueline Sweeney, CISN Country 103.9. It’s feel-good, fun and fast, the perfect tune for that Canadian road trip. There’s no need to describe this song to Canadians. Pages in category "Songs about Canada" The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. “A Canadian gem, this song captured the hearts of millions of Canadians. Adresse: 3721 Boul. This is a list of songs about or referencing Montreal, the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec and Canada's second-largest. A cover of the Velvet Underground original, the Cowboy Junkies’ version is like a bolt of electricity to the heart. Considering this is a debut single, Maestro (Fresh-Wes, at the time) struck gold right at the outset. This fun song came at the height of “new” country, and Shania Twain was the undisputed queen of the movement. Definitely a great song to hear when you’re three sheets to the wind” — Stephen Keppler, 92.5 Fresh Radio. The Band isn’t 100 per cent Canadian, but we’re willing to bend for this song. The song "Canada Is" is available for purchase on CD or MP3 download. As the song became more and more popular, many English versions were written over the years , including one based on a poem written in 1908 by The Honourable Robert Stanley Weir. 1 in Canada and No. This article needs additional citations for verification. “I’ve always thought this song sounds like a Led Zeppelin track. Every song has an echo of Canadiana deep in its notes. Michael Mitchell: Songs and Stories of Canada's Heritage: Canada Is for Kids: Big Canadian Music Book. We the staff at Indie88 pored over hundreds of the best Canadian songs of all-time and came up with 150 from across all genres. "Rant and Roar" – Great Big Sea. Tom Sawyer is one of Rush’s biggest tunes, and is widely considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Some folks knock the band for their obvious Led Zeppelin and The Doors influence, but there’s something distinctly theirs in their sound. Canadians care about making a stand, but we’ll also have fun while doing so!” — Elle Dee, 91.5 The Beat. Ainsi, Söngö-Canada fait allusion au regroupement fraternel des Centrafricains du Canada en communauté. RIP Stompin’ Tom” — Chris Scheetz, CISN Country 103.9. We can’t chronicle the number of records the 23-year-old has broken, but Sorry was No. Nova Scotian Ashley MacIsaac found great success with this flowing, rhythmic tune, and it simultaneously fit into the mainstream while exploring the Scottish roots of our country. (For some of the songs, Corus radio folks chimed in with their thoughts.). “Leonard’s voice is just enchanting on this. A beautiful song, Cockburn has said that he was inspired to write it when he saw two teens “in love” on a school playground. “Thank you for making me laugh out loud and feel old. Okay, so yes the title may throw you for a loop but hear me out. Constant Craving is struggle between good and bad cravings in life” — Paul O’Neil, 92.5 Fresh Radio. “This song makes me excited for summer. List of songs about Vancouver. To celebrate some of our best musicians, here are — in no particular order — 50 amazing Canadian songs in honour of this great country’s 150th birthday. Anne Murray is a true treasure, and has influenced so many other Canadian stars like Shania and Celine” — Chris Scheetz, CISN Country 103.9. k.d. A playful, wistful song, If I Had $1,000,000 was one of the Ladies’ biggest hits. Hokey and heartwarming, the song is a perfect partner for the show. The ultimate road-trip song, Life Is a Highway is a feel-good tune, and you can practically see the environs of Canada whizzing by as you listen. It may not have made it in the U.S., but it was wonderful to see Canadians producing catchy, innovative electronic songs at the time. Happy Canada 150! 0. But when Running came out, it was the first time many of us heard a big-time rock band name-check a Canadian city in a song. Drake) used to work at Shopper’s Drug Mart and star on teen drama Degrassi… and now he’s commanding millions for shows, it’s hard to knock him. One More Astronaut is one such example, and it wasn’t unusual for Edwin to pull out the djembe for a little hand-drum solo in the middle of the tune. “One of the few songs that has lived on every single iPod and iPhone I’ve ever owned” — Alan Cross, 102.1 The Edge. A ton of fun, if you want the room to start bumping, just put this song on. “I love the giggle at the end. 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(Interestingly, then-couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were directly responsible for this song’s launch into the mainstream — both of them tweeted about it from their personal Twitter accounts after they heard it on the radio.). Back in Your Head, written during a tumultuous time for the duo, is both lyrically dark and musically upbeat, a noted trademark of the pair’s musicality. It may not be the most positive song to be written about Canada but when you think of Canadian songs this is always top of mind. Canadian Folk Music – Compiled by Michael Mitchell The Maple Leaf Forever, The York Boat Brigade, Feller From Fortune, Bound Down for Newfoundland, Rolling Down to Old Maui, Star of Logy Bay, Squid-Jiggin Ground, The Ryans and the Pittmans, and The Tragically Hip have long been considered the quintessential “Canadian” band, and it’s hard to deny it. Not the most cerebral song, it’s tough to deny that this poppy punk tune was a major hit at its time of release. In the song, an apologetic Bieber pleads for forgiveness, and many people point to his “unsavoury” teen behaviour as the impetus. Canada Lyrics: Waking up in your bed / It's almost like I've been here forever / I'm obsessed with your brain / And I'd unfold it if you let me / What if we move to Canada / And buy some things Lightfoot has said in interviews the song came to him as he sat in a vacant Toronto house, as he was going through a divorce. “Despite being of the most quotable songs of all time, it feels almost as if you’re improvising each time you sing it! Kinda-sorta a one-hit wonder (they did have a few other songs hit the charts), electronic outfit Bran Van 3000 skyrocketed to the top of the charts in Canada with this tune. I totally crushed on Joey Jeremiah. Lead singer Edwin, easy on the eyes and with tree-trunk arms, was the centrepiece. The Guess Who—”These Eyes” Written by band members Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, this 1969 song extended The Guess Who’s popularity beyond their home of Canada, hitting No. She was not afraid to press boundaries” — Jacqueline Sweeney, CISN Country 103.9 FM. We’d imagine, at the time, that using the word “hell” in the name of your song was interpreted as anti-censorship, so way to go, Trooper! James Cameron reluctantly agreed to include it over the closing credits of the movie. James Cameron did NOT want this song as part of the soundtrack of Titanic. One of the greatest examples of The Hip’s ability to poetically tackle social issues” — Scott Hackman, CISN Country 103.9. Trooper has performed during several Grey Cup celebrations and this song is a staple during any and all Junior B hockey games throughout Canada (preferably during a power play for the home team in the third period when down 3-2)” — Stephen Keppler, 92.5 Fresh Radio. A growing list of songs about Canada has already been created for you. It also brought Avril Lavigne into our lives; her second single from her debut album (following other hit Complicated), she showed us that yes, girls can perform harder music. We’d be remiss to not include Justin Bieber on a list of Canadian music, simply because the Stratford, Ont. Hopelessly catchy, Money City Maniacs hearkens back to sweaty hot days in the Toronto summer. This song brings me back to my childhood. Another member of the strong Canadian ’90s grunge contingent, I Mother Earth’s popularity was mostly confined to Ontario. This catchy pop tune couldn’t be more ’80s if it tried. McLachlan’s resonant music even made it big south of the border, and her yearly Lilith Fair (1997 – 1999, 2010) drew crowds from around the world and was the first festival to only feature female solo artists and bands led by women. The song's recording was performed by the Young Canada Singers, two groups of children – one that sang the French lyrics, led by Montreal conductor Raymond Berthiaume, and another that sang in English, under conductor Laurie Bower in Toronto. We handed it over to you, our readers and listeners to help us determine the greatest Canadian song of all-time. “These guys are incredible. If you were growing up in Ontario around 1989 you can probably still rhyme all the words to this turbo-jam” — Brian Bailey, 96.3 BIG FM. )” — Stephen Keppler, 92.5 Fresh Radio. His latest album, Starboy, and the same-name title track were immediate hits in countries around the world. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States. The sentimentality of the acoustic guitar belies the lyrics as well, giving the song a folky, “around the campfire” feel. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The song falls in the vein of “rebellious” ’70s and ’80s songs, like Twisted Sister’s We’re Not Gonna Take It, except, of course, this is Canadian. If you don’t know this song, then we’re not sure what to tell you. First off, Sloan are true Canadians right down to their core. (An aside: presently, Arden is quite the comedian on Twitter. Try not to sing along. The song is about Indian residential schools and the government's apology. Tom once came in the CISN Country studio and played the harmonica to the Flatts version. Who would’ve thought a song featuring a fiddle and vocals in Scottish Gaelic (sung by Mary Jane Lamond) could hit the top of the charts? The music for "O Canada" was composed in 1880 by Calixa Lavallée – a well-known composer at the time – and the French lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. Arguably one of the most Canadian songs out there, Bobcaygeon is filled with references to Canuck locales. This song was a guaranteed “play” at your local bar or club in the ’90s — and may still be, depending on where you frequent — but there’s no denying the BC band’s pep and energy. It was an arduous task to whittle down the number of amazing Canadian songs to a mere list of 50. Happy Canada 150! Plain and simple, you’re just not Canadian if you don’t know this classic little ditty. Evénements à venir; Evénements passés; Téléchargements; … The music video (above) is shot at the Don Jail in Toronto, and is presumably the only one in music history that features someone being imprisoned for not wearing sunglasses. Written by Buffy Sainte-Marie in the basement of The Purple Onion coffeehouse in Toronto in the ’60s, Universal Soldier didn’t garner any critical acclaim until Donovan covered it. Featuring backup vocals by none other than Bryan Adams, Glass Tiger’s biggest hit reached No. Slap that bass, Getty!” — Matt DeBeurs, CISN Country 103.9. Don’t even try to hate this song. Both a political and personal song, Big Yellow Taxi is Mitchell’s biggest hit. So cool” — Chris Scheetz, CISN Country 103.9. artist is one of the hottest musicians on the planet at the moment. Not necessarily Canadian themed lyrics but he’s best buds with Kevin Drew and performed with ‘BSS’ at this years Field Trip. Gouin Est, Montréal-Nord (QC) H1H 5L8 Canada. Celebrating Canada Day isn’t complete unless you’ve created a playlist of country songs about Canada! From coast to coast our talent is immeasurable, and as such, amassing our “best” is as subjective as choosing a favourite colour. It was Weir's lyrics that became the official English versio… Please read our Commenting Policy first. ), “Every time I hear this song, it just makes we want to go on a road trip through the Prairies. Playfully dubbed “the provincial rock anthem of Manitoba,” TCB (as it’s affectionately known) is a timeless classic, perfect for that long road trip or commute to work. (This song is best sung drunk in a bar in Dublin at 2 a.m. with Fresh Radio’s Stephen Keppler & Adam Ricard from the Edge in Toronto… true story! It was also the best-selling single in the world in 1998, and it won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. “There were a lot of great bands coming out of Montreal around 2004 but Arcade Fire didn’t sound like anything else we’d heard. “What can you say about the Canadian songbird and this song? )” — Elle Dee, 91.5 The Beat. RIP to maybe the most Canadian man who ever lived. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the United States. OK, so Bryan Adams would only be 10 years old in 1969, but we can’t begrudge the sentiment behind the song. Hard to find someone who rocks the Canadian tuxedo more often than this guy. Also, lead singer Alan Doyle has some sick flow these days” — Matt DeBeurs, CISN Country 103.9. To think that Aubrey Graham (a.k.a. Truly groundbreaking in its format, Electric Pow Wow Drum features rawhide drumbeats and true Native singing, meshed with electronic beats and modern technology. This is one of those songs you don’t recall learning the lyrics to — you just know them. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Including “rock n’ roll can never die” and “it’s better to burn out than to fade away” — both quoted widely and used by many other musicians, including Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in his suicide note — the song is very powerful and one for the ages. Though Mac has laid off this brand in the last few years, here’s a ballad he wrote about his favourite Canadian Cigarette brand. (There’s no accounting for taste! An element that’s often overlooked is our country’s immense talent, especially our musicians, who we poke fun at for leaving Canada in search of greener pastures and greater fame. Shares. “Good music CAN be found in the east coast! Another mutated coronavirus strain has been found in the U.K. They just may be the 14 most perfect songs to listen to aboard the Indie88 Great Canadian Cruise. The origin story goes that Randy Bachman was driving to a gig in Vancouver when he heard a radio DJ say “We’re takin’ care of business!” … and the rest is history. Not a huge hit in the U.S., it fared far better north of the border, where it was a Top 40 hit. (At least, we think that’s what it’s about.) The refrain of the song, “I hate Winnipeg,” indicates a dislike for the city, but underneath the lyrics is an affection and connection with the oft-frigid locale. Even Lou Reed himself has said he prefers this Canadian version. She thought it was overwrought and schmaltzy. We also feature a major collection of Mother Goose Rhymes, global recipes, holiday traditions and lively conversations about childhood around the world. Loved and hated, Call Me Maybe is divisive. Even though Neil Young has worked and lived in America for most of his career, Canadians still cling to him as one of their own. It may not have been written about Canada or Canadian themes but it’s definitely an anthem in this country. The title is referred to as being “as far away as it’s ever been,” concluding with Roberts literally spelling out … Hello City – Barenaked Ladies Hello Canadian city, hello Canadian city nightlife. may have nonsensical lyrics, but before you know it, you’ll be tapping your foot along with the beat. Featured on Degrassi High, The Zit Remedy (originally The Zits, a band comprised of characters Joey Jeremiah, Snake and Wheels), hit their peak with this “single.” It’s essentially a Canadian rite of passage to learn the lyrics to this song. Scarborough, Ont. Seriously, go for a drive and throw this song on. Fun fact: CBC journalist Dwight Drummond appears in the video as a cameraman. Eh bud, just in time for Canada Day, we’ve got 14 songs that will have you feeling as Canadian as possible. I saw them live a few years back, and holy cow, can they shred. Neighbourhood #1 is the first song and single from Montreal rock band Arcade Fire’s debut album, so it’s literally the first thing we heard from them. Contact Info. "CANADA IS - Steve Hyde & Eric Robertson - This song tells about what this country stands for, our hopes for the future, and the way we welcome people from all parts of the world to share this land with us." Also, drummers who sing like Levon Helm are the best” — Matt DeBeurs, CISN Country 103.9. And it was a hit! In the early 90s, you could not go anywhere without hearing this classic Canadian jam. “I think this is a song we could all kind of relate to — whether you were the girl that ditched the boy or the boy who liked the girl. Arden’s distinctive voice lends itself to her collection of powerful ballads of the ’90s, including other hits Insensitive, I Would Die for You and Could I Be Your Girl. 100 on VH1’s greatest songs of the ’80s. Other Songs About Canada: Northern Lights (to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) O Canada (to the tune of O' Christmas Tree) Our Country (to the tune of Do You Know the Muffin Man) Whether it was about Bud the Spud tearing up the 401, or a Sudbury Saturday night, his music stands as constant proof that he was overjoyed about where he lived. While rock n’ roll can never die, Young’s been close to many in it who have… and you can hear his pain as he sings” — Scott Hackman, CISN Country 103.9. Song for Canada Sweet, Sweet Canada Team Canada 2002 The Song of Canada This Is Canada Un Canadien Errant (A Wandering Canadian) Young Man From Canada. This is why when it came to Canada’s 150th birthday we wanted to do something special. A strange blend of anthem rock and radio pop, Working for the Weekend is currently ranked as No. The Timmins, Ont. lang has always been ahead of the curve, and this song was an instant hit, dominating the radio in 1992. Sure, The Guess Who has many outstanding classics (including American Woman, unfortunately not included in this list), but Running Back to Saskatoon has a distinctly Canadian feel. We challenge you. 9. As a Native Canadian in a volatile era, Sainte-Marie broke many barriers by achieving fame, becoming one of the first Indigenous people to find a career in mainstream music. 50 legendary Canadian songs in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. This song has been nicknamed “Canada’s second national anthem” and is used for all NHL broadcasts on the CBC television network. When Newfoundlanders Great Big Sea adopted it and made it their own, it somehow inherited a Canadianness that can never be taken away. It’s Cochrane’s highest-performing single and it hit No. Picking the most notable Neil Young song borders on the impossible, but in terms of lyrics, Hey Hey, My My is transcendent. Plus it’s The Hip. Critics speculate that the song is about The Weeknd’s destruction of his former self; indeed, he did cut off his trademark locks just prior to release, so it’s possible. Sam Roberts’ song about Canada features some typically Canadian content — “everything moves real slow when it’s 40 below” — but the song has a much deeper political context than that. Every Canadian pre-teen girl crushed on Corey in the 80s and he could write a song to boot! “The Canadian Dream” is a play on “the American dream” and how Canada is publicly portrayed. Innovative and hopelessly catchy, A Tribe Called Red’s music is a breathtaking example of what Canadians can produce. “The perfect anthem to get you through the homestretch of the work week” — Monica Lapajne, 104.3 Fresh Radio. This ’80s hit was popular on both sides of the border, and was Hart’s first charted song — and his first single from his debut album. Indie rock band The Weakerthans manages to capture the very essence of Winnipeg, Man. This video is shot in Niagara Falls, one of Canada’s biggest attractions. One of the ultimate high-school dance and wedding songs, Lost Together is an emotional ballad about being lost in love. 1 in Canada and No. in One Great City! Want to discuss? A polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay.Brother Dave wrote this. You can’t. 1 in Canada. Janet Jackson famously sampled the tune in her 1997 song Got ‘Til It’s Gone. Every song Stompin’ Tom made was pure Canadiana. Close your eyes and listen… does it not feel like you’re on the run from someone?! Lightfoot’s CBC-commissioned song was first aired in 1967, to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday. In the ’90s, Alanis Morissette led the charge of female pop-rock. on the map, and quickly got the attention of both the Canadian Beef industry and international big music stars (Roy Orbison)! Sarah McLachlan was the undisputed queen of the piano power ballad in the ’90s, and her songs were featured in hit shows of the period, including Dawson’s Creek and other teen dramas. “It isn’t the Grey Cup unless this song is heard at least twice. Menu. 1 in 13 different countries and spent multiple weeks on top of Billboard’s Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. Recorded in 1981, the synthesizer is a big player in Tom Sawyer, and heralded the beginning of the ’80s rush (pun intended) to synthesized music. Here are 10 classic Canadian tunes that pay tribute to small-town Canadian life, from starry nights in cottage country and sleepy prairie towns, to waltzing log drivers and homesick rodeo riders. Of the best ” — Monica Lapajne, 104.3 Fresh Radio this Canadian version, there is something about... 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