The Canada Day Playlist

***We love Canada and are so proud of our music that we made a list of our TOP 50 SONGS->

Happy Canada Day everyone! I couldn't be a prouder Canadian and love every square inch of this fine country from coast to friendly coast. I have an incredibly broad Canadian perspective, being born in Calgary, visiting my grandparents' farms near the wide prairies of Medicine Hat and the badlands of Drumheller. We used to vacation in BC every summer, enjoying the lakes of the Shushwapp and Okanogan on our way to visit family in Delta and Saanich on Vancouver Island. After subsequent tours with my band from coast to coast, I relocated to Toronto where I met and married a girl from Halifax, doing road-trips with our girls through Quebec and the Maritimes many times over. From camping and canoeing the mosquito filled lakes of Manitoba in the summer to enjoying the light show at Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations past, I couldn't have more love for our nature loving nation. My life has been 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. Especially through the trying times of 2020, I couldn't be more grateful for a Country that continues to do its best to create a society that we are all proud to be a part of. MOST OF ALL I LOVE OUR MUSIC. Canada has a unique and important folk-based perspective that we often don't spend long enough truly appreciating. We have some of the greatest musicians and performers this world has ever seen and it is important to remember and celebrate them. From Joni Mitchell to Bryan Adams to Hawksley Workman to Feist, it is well worth your time to remember some of your favourites today too! 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 50 Canadian songs of the past 50 years. 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 50 more proudly Canadian songs to enjoy on this epic long weekend.

The CANADA DAY Countdown - 1970 to 2020

1970 Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell 1971 Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot 1972 Old Man - Neil Young

1973 Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders

1974 Let It Ride - Bachman Turner Overdrive

1975 Roxy Roller - Sweeny Todd

1976 Tonite's a Wonderful Time- April Wine

1977 Here For A Good Time - Trooper

1978 My Own Way Rok - 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 Lovers In A Dangerous Time - Bruce Cockburn

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 Superman Song - Crash Test Dummies

1992 Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies

1993 Heterosexual Man - The Odds

1994 All Uncovered - The Watchmen

1995 Funkmobile - Bass is Base

1996 One More Astronaut - I Mother Earth

1997 I Am The Man - The Philosopher Kings

1998 Remote Control - The Age of Electric

1999 The Messenger - The Tea Party

2000 Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk

2001 If It Feels Good Do It - Sloan

2002 Lovercall - Danko Jones

2003 We Will Still Need A Song - Hawksley Workman

2004 Lies! (Rebellion) - Arcade Fire

2005 When The Night Feels My Song - Bedouin Soundclash

2006 Sing Me Spanish Techno - The New Pornographers

2007 1234- Feist

2008 Them Kids - Sam Roberts Band

2009 Gimme Sympathy - Metric

2010 Change of Seasons - Sweet Thing 2011 Make A New Dance Up - Hey Ocean! 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 I Don't Care - Justin Bieber HAPPY CANADA DAY, EH!