In celebrating Canada Day in 2020, By George is producing a Top-10 List of Canadian Songs through the modern times.
For this list By George consulted the following: CBC Music, Strong Words, Billboard’s 100 Canadian #1s, Zoomer Magazine and Indie 8. Ultimately, however the By George braintrust selected and ranked the top ten list.
Here are Honourable Mentions:
Stompin’ Tom Connors – The Hockey Song, Paul Anka – Diana, Ian Tyson – Four Strong Winds, Rita MacNeil – She’s Called Nova Scotia, The Band – The Weight, Gordon Lightfoot – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown, The Guess Who – These Eyes, Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now, Anne Murray – Could I Have This Dance, Sarah McLachlan – Angel, Jann Arden – Insensitive, Jann Arden – Good Mother, Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69, Tom Cochrane – Life is a Highway, The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon, Alanis Morissette – Ironic, Justin Bieber – Despacito, Drake –God’s Plan, and Bill Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road.
The By George Top-10 List of Canadian Songs
10. Bryan Adams – Everything I Do I Do It For You
9. Avril Lavigne – Complicated
8. Blue Rodeo – Try
7. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
6. Paul Anka – My Way
5. Neil Young – Heart of Gold
4. Bachman Turner Overdrive – Takin’ Care of Business
3. The Guess Who – American Woman
2. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
1. Anne Murray – Snowbird
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