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New Years Update to Top Canadian Songs

Over Christmas break, I updated my list of the top 100 Canadian songs to take into consideration all the feedback I have had over the past year. I think it is much improved. It goes far beyond 100 songs now, which was always much too short a list.

The page now receives over 1000 visits per month, except for this past September when Bob Mersereau released a book with the same name and concept, and Google visits reached over 1000 per day. On Canada Day weekend, the list received over 250 visits from fellow patriots.

I actually put a fair bit of work and research into the update and I think the list of 400+ songs is quite comprehensive.

Comment or offer helpful suggestions on the revised list, below.

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  1. tim burritt
    March 28th, 2011 at 00:09 | #1

    While I must say this was a fun list, the omission of “Wildflower” by Skylark in the top region makes it incomplete. Nice to see the Poppy Family there. Thanks, from the USA

  2. Darryl
    April 16th, 2011 at 16:45 | #2

    I would like to see K’s Choice or Furnaceface on the list as well. Yes, obscure, but still part of our heritage. Great list!

  3. Rob
    July 1st, 2011 at 07:09 | #3

    without any parameterswhatsoever….the greatest Canadian song of all time is ” The Canadian Railroad Trilogy”

  4. Chris
    October 2nd, 2011 at 06:38 | #4

    Alias, more Frozen Ghost, Honeymoon Suite

  5. Bob Forward
    October 9th, 2011 at 01:22 | #5

    Here are three sonds I think should be in the top 500 (and I confess I did not search the list that diligently): Sylvia Tyson’s “You Were on my Mind”, Stan Rogers’ “Mary Ellen Carter”, and Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain”

  6. Don Smith
    December 21st, 2011 at 06:43 | #6

    hard to believe there is nothing by the Rankin family in the top 500

  7. craig slack
    September 13th, 2012 at 03:41 | #7

    I love Tom Sawyer, but most Rush fans I know consider Limelight to be the true gem from Moving Pictures, and I believe Toronto radio play over the years reflects that. Not that you couldnt have both on the list, but if I had to choose……Same with Cockburns Rocket Launcher. Lovers in a Dangerous Time is from the same album, Stealing Fire, but Lovers still gets strong radio play, where as Rocket out almost completely out of rotation. Ask Bono which song is better…….actually, better not get him started.

  8. Gerry Riley
    July 15th, 2013 at 22:04 | #8

    Nothing by K.D. Lang? Shocking. Constant Craving, Hallelujah…serious omissions.

  9. Mike
    May 4th, 2015 at 02:27 | #9

    @Rob
    I absolutely agree with you Rob. Canadian Railroad Trilogy is a historic masterpiece by Gordon Lightfoot.
    Tim Burritt you are right on about Wildflower by Skylark. A one hit wonder to say the least with the likes of David Foster no less.
    And Yes Stan Roger’s Mary Ellen Carter is a inspirational masterpiece.
    Over-all I rate the list a 4 out of 10.

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