100 Best Canadian Songs Ever Canadian artists have long hit above their weight class in the global music business, from Paul Anka becoming a teen idol in the '50s to Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Guess Who emerging as icons of the '60s and '70s while Bryan Adams and Corey Hart ruled the '80s.
Then Alanis, Celine, Sarah and Shania took over the world in the '90s and Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo and Sloan became homeland heroes. This is more true today than ever before with Canadian artists like Drake, Arcade Fire, Feist, Michael Buble, Deadmau5 and, yes, Bieber and Nickelback at or near the top of nearly every genre. Still, we thought it would be easier to come up with a best Canadian songs. We had planned on 50, then expanded to 75 and finally called it at 100 and restricted ourselves to one song per act and from the 1950s onward. Really, we could have done a list ten times this size and still had to cut. While you rayban gafas may or may not agree with all the songs or their placements, we're pretty sure everyone can agree that the diversity and quality of music coming from Canada is something worth celebrating. So please add more songs in the comments if we didn't include your favourites and be proud to live in a country that has such an incredible musical history. Frustrated by the poor treatment that Canada's hip hop scene was receiving at raybans for sale home, Vancouver rap group The Rascalz assembled a superstar team of fellow Canadian artists to celebrate the talent and resilience of the domestic scene. The resulting track, 1998's "Northern Touch," was successful both as a rallying cry and a single. It helped establish Canadian hip hop as a creative and commercial force and it became the country's most successful hip hop single since The Dream Warrior's "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" in 1991. If imitation is, indeed, the best form of flattery, then The Rolling Stones flattered the crap out of Lang and "Constant Craving" with their 2007 song, "Anybody Seen My Baby?" The Stones later gave her and her songwriting partner a writing credit for the tune. First there's that sample n scratch bolstered breakbeat, which places the song ray ban aviator rb3025 in its historical era long before Maestro proclaims that "it's ray ban original sunglasses 89 y'all, not Beethoven's 5th." Yet it sounds as fresh today as it did a quarter century ago, and can just as quickly fill a dancefloor. Then there are the rhymes, a tough yet erudite demonstration that not only was Maestro "a hip hop tic tac tician" but that he was "not American.
" That may seem like an obvious line now, but back then Canadian rappers were loathe to admit such on wax in hopes of crossing over down south. Maestro stayed true to his northern roots, broke into the US top 40 anyway, and held the best selling Canadian hip hop single title for two decades. Yes, it's still a throw down.
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