Friday, February 12, 2021

Canadian Songs: Top 100

First posted 2/4/2021; updated 2/14/2021.

Canada:

Top 100 Songs

These are the top songs by Canadian artists, as determined by an aggregate of 19 best-of lists. Songs which were only considered which were by artists born in Canada or groups which originated in Canada.

Note: click here to see other genre-specific song lists. You can also check out the DMDB’s rating of Canada’s Biggest #1 Songs, most of which are not actually by Canadian artists.

1. Neil Young “Heart of Gold” (1972)
2. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin’ Care of Business” (1974)
3. Bryan Adams “Summer of ‘69” (1984)
4. The Guess Who “American Woman” (1970)
5. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (1995)
6. The Band “The Weight” (1968)
7. Loverboy “Working for the Weekend” (1981)
8. Tom Cochrane “Life Is a Highway” (1992)
9. Gordon Lightfoot “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970)
10. Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” (1984)

11. Celine Dion “My Heart Will Go On” (1997)
12. Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970)
13. Corey Hart “Sunglasses at Night” (1984)
14. Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (2001)
15. Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” (2011)
16. Bachman-Turner Overdrive “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” (1974)
17. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)
18. Barenaked Ladies “If I Had a $1,000,000” (1992)
19. Gordon Lightfoot “Sundown” (1974)
20. Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (1998)

21. The Tragically Hip “Bobcaygeon” (1998)
22. Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968)
23. Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance” (1982)
24. Alanis Morissette “Ironic” (1995)
25. The Guess Who “No Sugar Tonight” (1970)
26. Paul Anka “Diana” (1957)
27. Bryan Adams “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991)
28. k.d. lang “Constant Craving” (1992)
29. Avril Lavigne “Complicated” (2002)
30. Allanah Myles “Black Velvet” (1989)

31. Anne Murray “Snowbird” (1970)
32. Neil Young “Rockin’ in the Free World” (1989)
33. Trooper “Raise a Little Hell” (1978)
34. Gordon Lightfoot “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976)
35. Spirit of the West “Home for a Rest” (1990)
36. Rush “The Spirit of Radio” (1980)
37. The Guess Who “These Eyes” (1969)
38. Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone” (1986)
39. Steppenwolf “Magic Carpet Ride” (1968)
40. Justin Bieber “Sorry” (2015)

41. Andy Kim “Rock Me Gently” (1974)
42. Terry Jacks “Seasons in the Sun” (1974)
43. Bryan Adams “Heaven” (1984)
44. The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face” (2015)
45. Daniel Powter “Bad Day” (2005)
46. Neil Young “Old Man” (1972)
47. Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” (2015)
48. Arcade Fire “Wake Up” (2004)
49. Bruce Cockburn “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” (1984)
50. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider “Big League” (1988)

51. Rush “Closer to the Heart” (1977)
52. Five Man Electrical Band “Signs” (1971)
53. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
54. The Weeknd with Daft Punk “Starboy” (2016)
55. Bryan Adams “Run to You” (1984)
56. Snow “Informer” (1993)
57. Celine Dion “The Power of Love” (1993)
58. The Tragically Hip “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)” (1992)
59. The Weeknd “The Hills” (2015)
60. Martha & the Muffins “Echo Beach” (1980)

61. The Tragically Hip “New Orleans Is Sinking” (1989)
62. Nelly Furtado with Timbaland “Promiscuous” (2006)
63. Blue Rodeo “Lost Together” (1992)
64. Shania Twain “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” (1997)
65. Drake with Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance” (4/5/2016)
66. Magic! “Rude” (2013)
67. Nick Gilder “Hot Child in the City” (1978)
68. Nelly Furtado “Say It Right” (2006)
69. Sheriff “When I’m with You” (1983)
70. The Guess Who “Share the Land” (1970)

71. Paul Anka with Odia Coates “You’re Having My Baby” (1974)
72. Neil Young “My My Hey Hey (Into the Black)” (1979)
73. Joni Mitchell “Both Sides Now” (1969)
74. Ian & Sylvia “Four Strong Winds” (1963)
75. Barenaked Ladies “Brian Wilson” (1992)
76. Bryan Adams “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” (1995)
77. Neil Young “Cinnamon Girl” (1969)
78. Anne Murray “You Needed Me” (1978)
79. Bryan Adams with Sting & Rod Stewart “All for Love” (1993)
80. Crash Test Dummies “Superman’s Song” (1991)

81. The Crew-Cuts “Sh-Boom” (1954)
82. Nickelback “Photograph” (2005)
83. Drake “In My Feelings” (2018)
84. Justin Bieber “What Do You Mean?” (2015)
85. The Tragically Hip “Wheat Kings” (1992)
86. Shania Twain “You’re Still the One” (1997)
87. Red Rider “Lunatic Fringe” (1981)
88. The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” (2019)
89. Avril Lavigne “Girlfriend” (2007)
90. Shania Twain “That Don’t Impress Me Much” (1997)

91. The Guess Who “No Time” (1969)
92. Sarah McLachlan “Angel” (1997)
93. The Tragically Hip “Ahead by a Century” (1996)
94. Drake “Hotline Bling” (2015)
95. Drake “Nice for What” (2018)
96. Finger Eleven “Paralyzer” (2007)
97. Jeff Healey Band “Angel Eyes” (1988)
98. Celine Dion “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” (1996)
99. Neil Young with Crosby, Stills & Nash “Ohio” (1970)
100. Payola$ “Eyes of a Stranger” (1982)


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