The Canada Day Playlist

Happy Canada Day Long Weekend everyone! I couldn't be a prouder Canadian. Born in Calgary, I used to vacation in BC every summer. I married a girl from Halifax and have driven every square inch of the Maritimes together. And since I was old enough to drive I have toured this country across this country from coast to coast many times over, eventually falling in love with Ontario and making a career in music here. My life is a love-letter to our fantastic country! Canada Day is a big deal for me as I really do take time to appreciate everything I love about this fantastic country of ours. OUR MUSIC is important! We have some of the greatest musicians and performers this world has ever seen and it is important to remember and celebrate them. According to legendary Scarborough-er Mike Myers, one things Canadians love to do is making lists. This blog is a testament to that! This week I set out to make the most Canadian list of all Canadian-lists with a list of my favourite 52 Canadian songs of the past 52 years, all the way back to our 1967 Centennial. You will be surprised how many songs you know and love! Rather than struggling to fill this list, I was surprised at how many of my favourite bands I was forced to omit ( Philosopher Kings, Moist, Bass Is Base, Age of Electric, I Mother Earth, The Watchmen...heck there wasn't even room for Justin Bieber! Also, you're welcome.) These are MY favourite 52 songs. Disagree? I'm sorry, eh? Why not make a list of your own! And when you do, please send it over. There is nothing more I would love than 52 more proudly Canadian songs to enjoy on this epic long weekend.


1967 Canada - Young Canada Singers 1968 Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf 1969 American Woman - Guess Who

1970 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

1971 If U Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

1972 Old Man - Neil Young

1973 Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders

1974 Let It Ride - BTO

1975 Roxy Roller - Sweeny Todd

1976 Tonite's a Wonderful Time - April Wine

1977 Here For A Good Time - Trooper

1978 My Own Way To Rock - Burton Cummings

1979 Under My Thumb - Streetheart

1980 Limelight - Rush

1981 Working For The Weekend - Loverboy

1982 Your Daddy Don't Know - Toronto

1983 Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams

1984 Sunglasses at Night - Corey Hart

1985 Don't Forget Me - Glass Tiger

1986 I Go Blind - 54-40

1987 Kids In The Hall Theme - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

1988 I'm An Adult Now - Pursuit of Happiness

1989 New Orleans is Sinking - Tragically Hip

1990 Til I Am Myself Again - Blue Rodeo

1991 Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane

1992 Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

1993 Heterosexual Man - The Odds

1994 Starseed - Our Lady Peace

1995 Any Man Of Mine - Shania Twain

1996 You Learn - Alanis Morissette

1997 When I'm Up - Great Big Sea

1998 Ice Cream - Sarah McLachlin

1999 Bobcaygeon - Tragically Hip

2000 Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

2001 The Other Man - Sloan

2002 We Will Still Need A Song - Hawksley Workman

2003 Brother Down - Sam Roberts

2004 Crabbuckit - KOS

2005 When The Night Feels My Song - Bedouin Soundclash

2006 Sing Me Spanish Techno - The New Pornographers

2007 1234- Feist

2008 Lies! (Rebellion) - Arcade Fire

2009 Gimme Sympathy - Metric

2010 Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble 2011 Northern Wind - City And Colour

2012 What I Wouldn't Do - Serena Ryder

2013 Closer - Tegan and Sara

2014 Marry Me Archie - Alvvays

2015 Tokyo Summer - Mounties

2016 Spirits - The Stumbellas

2017 Stiches - Shawn Mendes 2018 No Roots - Alice Merton 2019 Omerta - Drake -> RAPTORS WIN! HAPPY CANADA DAY, EH!!! ​​​