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The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

Ok, it's just some dude from here who's putting out a book but i like lists so here it is:

1. The Guess Who — American Woman

2. Neil Young — Heart Of Gold

3. The Band — The Weight

4. Bryan Adams — Summer of '69

5. Leonard Cohen — Hallelujah

6. Steppenwolf — Born to Be Wild

7. Gordon Lightfoot — If You Could Read My Mind

8. Bachman Turner Overdrive — Takin' Care Of Business

9. Ian and Sylvia — Four Strong Winds

10. Anne Murray — Snowbird

11. Joni Mitchell — Big Yellow Taxi/Woodstock

12. Rush — Tom Sawyer

13. Blue Rodeo — Try

14. Tragically Hip — New Orleans Is Sinking

15. Gordon Lightfoot — The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

16. Leonard Cohen — Suzanne

17. Tom Cochrane — Life Is A Highway

18. Guess Who — These Eyes

19. Gordon Lightfoot — Sundown

20. Sloan — Underwhelmed

21. The Band — Up On Cripple Creek/The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

22. Maestro Fresh Wes — Let Your Backbone Slide

23. The Diodes — Tired of Waking Up Tired

25. Rush — The Spirit of Radio

25. Crowbar — Oh What A Feeling

26. Rough Trade — High School Confidential

27. Martha and the Muffins — Echo Beach

28. Stampeders — Sweet City Woman

29. Arcade Fire — Wake Up

30. Barenaked Ladies — If I Had $1,000,000

31. Robert Charlebois — Lindberg

32. The Pursuit Of Happiness — I'm an Adult Now

33. Ugly Ducklings — Nothin'

34. Sloan — Coax Me

35. Rush — Closer To The Heart

36. Teenage Head — Picture My Face

37. Guess Who — Shakin' All Over

38. Five Man Electrical Band — Signs

39. Blue Rodeo — Lost Together

40. Ron Hynes — Sonny's Dream

41. Men Without Hats — The Safety Dance

42. Rheostatics — Claire

43. Lighthouse — One Fine Morning

44. A Foot In Coldwater — (Make Me Do) Anything You Want

45. Corey Hart — Sunglasses At Night

46. Loverboy — Working For The Weekend

47. Trooper — Raise A Little Hell

48. Parachute Club — Rise Up

49. Alannah Myles — Black Velvet

50. Terry Jacks — Seasons In The Sun

51. Malajube — Montreal —40C

52. Neil Young — Cinnamon Girl

53. Alanis Morissette — You Oughta Know

54. Feist — 1234

55. Arcade Fire — Rebellion (Lies)

56. k.d. lang — Constant Craving

57. Neil Young — Rockin' In The Free World

58. Michel Pagliaro — Lovin' You Ain't Easy

59. Bruce Cockburn — Lovers In A Dangerous Time

60. Tragically Hip — Bobcaygeon

61. Joni Mitchell — A Case of You/California

62. The Demics — New York City

63. Bryan Adams — (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

64. Tragically Hip — Ahead By A Century

65. Blue Rodeo — Five Days In May

66. Hank Snow — I'm Moving On

67. Harmonium — Pour un instant

68. Steppenwolf — Magic Carpet Ride

69. Sloan — Money City Maniacs

70. Celine Dion — My Heart Will Go On

71. k—os — Crabbuckit

72. The Kings —This Beat Goes on/Switchin' To Glide

73. Neil Young — Old Man/Needle and the Damage Done

74. Jean Leloup — 1990

75. Payola$ — Eyes Of A Stranger

76. Blue Rodeo — Hasn't Hit Me Yet

77. Bachman Turner Overdrive — You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

78. Bruce Cockburn — Wondering Where The Lions Are

79. April Wine — You Could Have Been A Lady

80. Teenage Head — Let's Shake/Somethin' On My Mind

81. Joni Mitchell — Help Me

82. Trooper — We're Here For A Good Time

83. Lighthouse — Sunny Days

84. Jean—Pierre Ferland — Le petit roi

85. Bryan Adams — Cuts Like A Knife

86. Stompin' Tom Connors — The Hockey Song

87. Tragically Hip — Wheat Kings

88. Gilles Vigneault — Mon pays

89. Spirit of The West — Home For A Rest

90. New Pornographers — Letter From An Occupant

91. Guess Who — No Time

92. Mashmakhan — As The Years Go By

93. Neil Young — Hey Hey My My

94. Paul Anka — Diana

95. Daniel Lanois — The Maker

96. The Spoons — Nova Heart

97. Beau Dommage — La complainte du phoque en Alaska

98. Ron Sexsmith — Secret Heart

99. Bryan Adams — Run To You

100. Wintersleep — Weighty Ghost
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

no 1-2-5?

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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

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no 1-2-5?

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Embarrassed to say i hadn't heard that before. That's fucking great
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Only three Rush songs? Blasphemy!

to Summer of '69. Love that song.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

I'd add a few Tegan & Sara songs.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

Only this song deserves to be #1:
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

Summer of '69 is ranked far too high considering the rest of the competition. What . . . no Prism?
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No Spirit of the west?

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So my theory is true - every Canadian chronically overrates The Tragically Hip. Any band that says their band name in one of their own songs should GTFO.
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The whoe top 10 should be Neil Young and Anne Murray needs to not even be on this list.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

Plenty of changes I'd make on that list. Seems like this list is geared more towards the hit songs as opposed to the best songs.

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 is way too high on the list (I wouldn't even have it on a top 100).

BTO, Men Without Hats, Cory Hart, Maestro Fresh Wes ? ugh

Blue Rodeo - shouldn't be on the list, nevermind being ahead of their much better "Lost Together"

Much better Tom Cochrane songs than "Life is a Highway". ie. White Hot.

The list is missing Saga:

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Embarrassed to say i hadn't heard that before. That's fucking great
yeah I was kind of surprised because the Ugly Ducklings- Nothin' somehow got on there. I was almost expecting the Haunted- 1-2-5 to be on there but it wasn't and I think it's easily a better song.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

Definitely need to include at least ONE Joel Plaskett song.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

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17. Tom Cochrane — Life Is A Highway
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52. Neil Young — Cinnamon Girl

73. Neil Young — Old Man/Needle and the Damage Done
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So my theory is true - every Canadian chronically overrates The Tragically Hip. Any band that says their band name in one of their own songs should GTFO.
Wilco
The Clash

Kinda:

Queen
The Who
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For me personally the biggest omission is Matthew Good(Band). I woulda thought "Apparitions","Everything is Automatic" or maybe "The Future is X-Rated" would certainly be in any Canadian top songs list. Certainly would be on mine.

Happy to see Sloan on there a few times though

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That reminds me of this classic, which used to run every night when stations went off air:




As for the list, it's one person's opinion, and I personally don't think much of it.
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Re: The Top 100 Canadian Songs of all-time

They left this out:



I thought Sarah McLachlan would have been on there too.

Well, at least they didn't include:
Spoiler:
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How can you all forget Robin Sparkles:
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Almost every Tegan & Sara song is better than 1234. I never take lists seriously, but that they didn't even get one song on the list shows how criminally underappreciated they are.
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Triumph?
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Wilco
The Clash

Kinda:

Queen
The Who
Wilco are definitely among the most overrated bands in history.

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