Canadian Music Collection

Decades of GREAT songs!

This is a site dedicated to the recognition and promotion of some Great Canadian Music.
Each day, another song title will be added to this list.

The actual music files are not provided here. Any copyright and/or publishing rights owners of any of the material on this site (with proof of ownership), who want it removed, need only to ask via email.
Everyone is encouraged to find and listen to these songs. Then, please purchase the ones that you like from a legal source. (iTunes links are provided via the CMC-facebook page.)


Don "Don"t Worry"
by: Appleton

Released in 2003. "Don't Worry" was a Top 10 hit for the duo: Appleton. Natalie and Nicole Appleton were also members of the all-girl group: All Saints.

Africa Thundermug Africa Released in 1972. "Africa" was a Top 30 Hit, from London Ontario's Thundermug, off of their debut LP: Thundermug Strikes.
American Psycho Treble Charger American Psycho Released in 2000. "American Psycho" reached # 4 on Canada's Rock chart and was nominated for "Best Single" at the 2001 Juno Awards.
Angel Eyes Jeff Healey Angel Eyes Released in 1988. "Angel Eyes" from the Platinum selling LP: See The Light, was a huge hit for Jeff Healey. Reaching #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Any Man Of Mine Shania Twain Any Man Released in 1995. "Any Man Of Mine" was Shania Twain's first #1 hit, first crossover hit and was named 'Single Of The Year' twice in 1995 and twice in 1996.
April Fool Chalk Circle April Fool Released in 1986. "April Fool" was a Top 10 Hit for Chalk Circle, from their debut EP: The Great Lake.
Bad Girlfriend Theory Of A Deadman Bad Girlfriend Released in 2008. "Bad Girlfriend" was the most added song on rock radio when it was released, debuting at #89 on the Canadian Hot 100 and quickly became a #1 hit for Theory Of A Deadman.
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi Released in 1970. "Big Yellow Taxi" was a Top 20 Hit for Joni Mitchell, from her LP: Ladies of the Canyon. It was later recorded and a hit for the Counting Crows.
Black Velvet Alannah Myles Black Velvet Released in 1989, "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles became a #1 Hit and ASCAP's most played song on radio for 1989 and 1990.
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild Released in 1968. "Born to be Wild" is Steppenwolf's most famous hit, reaching # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Building A Mystery Sarah McLachlan Building A Mystery Released in 1998. "Building a Mystery" won Single Of The Year. Sarah McLachlan won Female Vocalist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year (along with Pierre Marchand), and Album Of The Year for Surfacing.
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepson Call Me Maybe Released in 2012. "Call Me Maybe" was named Song of the Year for 2012 by MTV. It was the #1 song in 15 countries and was the best-selling single worldwide!
Calling Occupants Klattu Calling Occupants Released in 1976. People mistakenly thought that Klaatu were the Beatles using a pseudonym.
Catwalker Diodes Catwalker Released in 1980. This historically important song signalled a new direction in the Canadian Music Scene.
Chest Fever The Band Chest Fever Released in 1968. From their debut LP: Music From The Big Pink, "Chest Fever" was the Band's opening song at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. It appears on most of their compilation and live LPs, and was also recorded by Three Dog Night.
Clap For The Wolfman Guess Who Clap For The Wolfman Released in 1974. "Clap For The Wolfman" features radio dj: Wolfman Jack. The song reached #4 in Canada and was #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Closer Tegan & Sara Closer Released in 2012. "Closer" was a 2x Platinum-selling # 1 Hit for Tegan & Sara and it won the Juno Award for 2014 Song Of The Year.
Closer To The Heart Rush Rush Released in 1977. From the LP: A Farewell To Kings, this was Rush's first hit single in the U.K..
Closer Together The Box Closer Together Released in 1987. This song is the title track and one of three hits from the Box's platinum selling LP: "Closer Together".
Clumsy Our Lady Peace Clumsy Released in 1997. "Clumsy" by Our Lady Peace reached #1 in Canada. It was the second single released from their Diamond selling second LP.
Cousin Mary Fludd Cousin Mary Released in 1973. "Cousin Mary" was a Top 20 hit for Fludd. Some former Fludd members then formed or joined: Godo, Saga, Motherlode, or Trooper.
Devil's Deck Coney Hatch Devil's Deck Released in 1982. "Devil's Deck" was the first single off of their Internationally released debut LP.
Diana Paul Anka Diana Released in 1958. "Diana" is one of the best selling 45s in music history. Paul Anka was the first Canadian single artist to have a #1 Hit on the US Billboard charts, thanks to this song.
Do The Bearcat David Wilcox Do The Bearcat Re-released in 1982. The Hit song "Do The Bearcat" is from David Wilcox's gold selling debut LP: Out of the Woods, which was originally released in 1977.
Doesn't Really Matter Platinum Blonde Doesn't Really Matter Released in 1983. Chosen as the CMC's inaugural song.
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Doin' It Right Powder Blues Band Doin' It Right Released in 1980. "Doin' It Right" was a Top 40 Hit, from the Juno Award winning Powder Blues Band, from their Double Platinum selling debut LP: Uncut.
Don't It Make Ya Feel Headpins Don't It Make Ya Released in 1982. This Platinum selling song "Don't It Make Ya Feel", from the LP: Turn It Loud, topped the charts for over a month!
Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie
On The King Of Rock And Roll
Long John Baldry Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll Released in 1971. "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll" was a hit song from Long John Baldry's LP: It Ain't Easy, which was produced by Rod Stewart and Elton John.
Don't Walk Past Blue Peter Don't Walk Past Released in 1983. "Don't Walk Past" was Blue Peter's most successful single and it's video won an award for Best Video Of 1983.
Don"t Worry Appleton Don Released in 2003. "Don't Worry" was a Top 10 hit for the duo: Appleton. Natalie and Nicole Appleton were also members of the all-girl group: All Saints.
Drinking in L.A. Bran Van 3000 Drinking in L.A. Released in 1997. "Drinking in L.A." was a hit song by Bran Van 3000, reaching # 3 on the charts.
Echo Beach Martha & The Muffins Echo Beach Released in 1980. "Echo Beach" is a Gold-selling International hit that won the Juno Award for Single Of The Year.
Fantasy Aldo Nova Fantasy Released in 1982. This Aldo Nova debut song reached #3 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
Fat Lip Sum 41 Fat Lip Released in 2001. "Fat Lip" by Sum 41 reached #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains the band's most successful single to date.
Fits Ya Good Bryan Adams Fits Ya Good Released in 1981. "Fits Ya Good" was Byran Adams' debut Top 30 hit in Canada and it reached #15 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Flip Flop and Fly Downchild Blues Band Flip Flop and Fly Released in 1973. The very catchy "Flip, Flop And Fly" was the first Hit single released by Downchild Blues Band.
Hangover Max Webster Hangover Released in 1976. "Hangover" was a huge fan favorite from Max Webster's debut self-titled Gold-selling LP.
Heave Away Fables Heave Away Released in 1998. "Heave Away" is a great party tune and was a hit on the radio, by this band from Newfoundland.
Heaven Coming Down Tea Party Heaven Coming Down Released in 1999. "Heaven Coming Down" was a # 1 Hit for the Tea Party.
High School Confidential Rough Trade High School Released in 1980. Rough Trade hit the charts in a big way with "High School Confidential" and it's their most successful song.
Hockey Song Stompin' Tom Connors Hockey Released in 1973. The "Hockey Song" was a Top 30 Hit and is the #1 sing-a-long song for any hockey fan in Canada!
Home For A Rest Spirit Of The West Home For A Rest Released in 1990. "Home for a Rest" is a song by Spirit of the West, from their LP: Save This House. Although never officially released as a single, it's the band's signature song and is considered a classic of Canadian music.
How You Remind Me Nickelback How You Remind Me Released in 2001. "How You Remind Me" reached the top on the Canadian Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. Nickelback's LP: Silver Side Up, sold 6x Platinum in the USA and 8x Platinum in Canada.
Hurts To Love You Philosopher Kings Hurts To Love You Released in 1997. From the Philosopher Kings platinum selling LP: Famous, Rich and Beautiful, "Hurts To Love You" reached #8 on the charts!
I Don't Know Sheepdogs I Don't Know Released in 2011. "I Don't Know" is a single from The Sheepdogs' LP: Learn & Burn. It reached #1 on the Canada Rock chart and won the 2012 Juno Award for Single of the Year.
I'm An Adult Now The Pursuit Of Happiness I'm An Adult Now Released in 1988. "I'm an Adult Now" was a Top 10 Hit from the Platinum selling LP: Love Junk, but was originally released by The Pursuit of Happiness as an indie single in 1986, which sold out.
I'm Just A Kid Simple Plan I'm Just A Kid Released in 1982. On the film soundtracks for: Cheaper By The Dozen, Grind, and The New Guy, "I'm Just a Kid" was the debut single from Simple Plan's 2x Platinum selling LP: No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls.
I'm Moving On Hank Snow I'm Moving On Released in 1950. "I'm Moving On" was a # 1 Hit for 21 weeks by Hank Snow, from Nova Scotia. It was later recorded by at least 34 other artists.
If I Had $1,000,000. Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1,000,000. Released in 1992 and 1996. "If I Had $1,000,000." was a huge hit for the Barenaked Ladies, from their LP: Gordon.
Janie You're Wrong Models Janie You're Wrong Released in 1979. Formed in Edmonton, the Models had an Alberta Top 40 Hit with "Janie, You're Wrong".
Just For You Streetheart Just For You Released in 1978. From their first LP: "Meanwhile Back In Paris", this rockin' fan favorite was never released as a single.
Life Is A Highway Tom Cochrane Life Is A Highway Released in 1991. This song reached #1 in Canada and #6 in the USA, and was recorded by Rascal Flatts in 2006.
Little Bones Tragically Hip Little Bones Released in 1991. "Little Bones" was the first single from The Tragically Hip's diamond selling LP: Road Apples, and was their first #1 hit.
Little Darlin' The Diamonds Little Darlin' Released in 1957. The Diamonds' version of "Little Darlin' " held the #2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 8 weeks.
Lovin' You Ain't Easy Michel Pagliaro Lovin' You Ain't Easy Released in 1971. "Lovin' You Ain't Easy" was a hit song by Michel Pagliaro, who was the first Canadian artist to have Top 40 Hits on both the English and French pop charts in Canada.
Magic Power Triumph Magic Power Released in 1981. "Magic Power" was a Top 10 Hit by Triumph, off of their LP: Allied Forces, which reached #23 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart.
(Make Me Do) Anything You Want A Foot In Coldwater Make Me Do Released in 1972. "(Make Me Do) Anything You Want" was a Top 25 Hit by 'A Foot In Coldwater', from their debut LP. It was also on the charts again in 1974, and was recorded by 'Helix' in 1984.
Mama Let Him Play Doucette Mama Let Him Play Released in 1977. "Mama Let Him Play" by Doucette is a Platinum selling Hit song in Canada and also charted in the USA on the Billboard Top 100.
Metal Queen Lee Aaron Metal Queen Released in 1984. Rock's undisputed Metal Queen is also an amazing jazz singer.
My Girl Chilliwack My Girl Released in 1981. Chilliwack's "My Girl" spent 28 weeks on the charts and was a hit in Australia and the USA, while reaching #1 in Canada.
My Own Way To Rock Burton Cummings My Own Way To Rock Released in 1977. "My Own Way To Rock" was a Hit single for Burton Cummings, from the 2x Platinum selling LP of the same name.
New Girl Now Honeymoon Suite New Girl Now Released in 1984. Honeymoon Suite's first single: "New Girl Now" is certified as Gold, from their Platinum selling self titled debut LP.
Ocean Pearl 54-40 Ocean Pearl Released in 1994. "Ocean Pearl" reached #22 on the RPM Top Singles Chart. It's from 54-40's Platinum selling LP: Smilin' Buddha Cabaret.
Oh What A Feeling Crowbar Oh What A Feeling Released in 1971. "Oh What a Feeling" was a Top 10 Hit in Canada by: Crowbar, from Hamilton Ontario.
One Dance Drake FM Released in 2016. "One Dance" from Drake's 4x Platinum-selling LP: Views, was the # 1 song in 15 countries, and has been streamed online over 1 billion times!
One Thing Finger Eleven One Thing Released in 2003. "One Thing" was Finger Eleven's first placing on the US Hot 100 Chart, at #16. Their self titled LP reached Gold status in the USA and Platinum in Canada.
Oowatanite April Wine Oowatanite Released in 1975. "Oowatanite" is from the Double Platinum selling LP: Stand Back, and is a huge fan favorite!
Phasors On Stun FM FM Released in 1979. This Gold record became a top 20 hit in both Canada and the USA.
Poor Poor Pitiful Me Terri Clark Poor Poor Pitiful Me Released in 1996. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" reached #1 in Canada and was a Top 10 Hit in the USA for Terri Clark.
Promiscuous Nelly Furtado Promiscuous Released in 2006. "Promiscuous" won Best Pop Single Of The Year, was #1 in the USA and an International Hit!
Raise A Little Hell Trooper Raise Released in 1978. Trooper certainly did "Raise A Little Hell" with this hit song in Canada and the USA.
Red Hands Walk Off The Earth Red Hands Released in 2012. "Red Hands" was a 2x Platinum-selling Top 10 hit for Walk Off The Earth, from their LP: R.E.V.O.
Roxy Roller Sweeney Todd Roxy Roller Released in 1975. Sweeney Todd topped the charts for three weeks with "Roxy Roller".
Safety Dance Men Without Hats Safety Dance Released in 1983. Men Without Hats struck gold with "Safety Dance". It was #1 on Billboard Dance Chart and spent 24 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun Released in 1973. "Seasons In The Sun" was a huge hit for Terry Jacks, reaching the # 1 position on 17 different Music Charts around the world.
Sh-Boom Crew Cuts Sh-Boom Released in 1954. The Crew Cuts version of "Sh-Boom" was # 1 on the Billboard charts for 9 weeks of it's 20 week chart run.
She Ain't Pretty Northern Pikes She Ain't Released in 1990. "She Ain't Pretty" was a hit single from Northern Pikes' Snow In June LP. It was nominated for a Juno Award for Single Of The Year.
She's So High Tal Bachman She's So High Released in 1999. "She's So High" was a # 1 hit song, winning a BMI Award and also a Juno Award for Best Producer.
Signs Five Man Electrical Band Signs Released in 1971. "Signs" reached #4 on the charts in Canada and #3 in the USA. It was later covered by Tesla in 1990, reaching #8 on the Pop charts
Sitting On A
Poor Man's Throne
Copperpenny Poor Man's Throne Released in 1973. Formed in Kitchener Ontario, Copperpenny had a huge hit with the song: "Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne".
Sk8er Boi Avril Lavigne Sk8er Boi Released in 2002. "Sk8er Boi" reached the Top 10 in more than ten countries and was voted one of the best music videos of the decade.
Snortin' Whiskey Pat Travers Band Too Bad Released in 1980. "Snortin' Whiskey" was the most requested song when it was released and an instant hit for Pat Travers, from his Top 20 LP: Crash and Burn.
Somethin' On My Mind Teenage Head Somethin' Released in 1980. Teenage Head scored a RPM Top 30 hit with this song from their Platinum selling LP: 'Frantic City'.
Spaceman (remix) Bif Naked Spaceman Released in 1998. "Spaceman" is the most played Canadian independent song in history.
Spaceship Superstar Prism Spaceship Released in 1977. "Spaceship Superstar" helped to send Prism's self-titled first album soaring to Platinum status!
Stompa Serena Ryder Stompa Released in 2012. "Stompa" is a 3x Platinum selling song from Serena Ryder's LP: Harmony. It reached #8 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard U.S. Adult Alternative chart.
Strange Animal Gowan Strange Animal Released in 1985. This Canadian Top 20 hit was nominated for a Best Video award and Gowan was nominated for: Male Vocalist of the Year.
Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart Sunglasses At Night Released in 1984. This debut single from Corey Hart reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sweet Things In Life Harlequin Sweet Things In Life Released in 1979. Harlequin formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1975.
Tell No Lies Spoons Tell No Lies Released in 1984. "Tell No Lies" won a Casby Award for Best Single, and it's also on the soundtrack for the movie: Listen To The City.
This Beat Goes On/
Switchin' To Glide
Kings This Beat Released in 1980. This Platinum selling combination of "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide" spent over 6 months on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
Too Bad Doug and the Slugs Too Bad Released in 1980. This first 45 single "Too Bad" became a top 10 hit on the Canadian Hit Parade.
Try Blue Rodeo Try Released in 1987. "Try" reached #1, #3 & #6 on various RPM charts and won the 1989 Juno Award for: Song of the Year!
Turn The Lights On Big Sugar Turn The Lights On Released in 1999. "Turn The Lights On" reached # 8 on the RPM Rock Chart for 'Big Sugar' and is a huge fan favorite.
(The) Unicorn Irish Rovers Unicorn Released in 1967. "The Unicorn" was the title track from the LP of the same name, and a huge hit for the Irish Rovers.
Wavin' Flag K'Naan Wavin' Flag Released in 2009. "Wavin' Flag" reached # 2 on the Canadian Hot 100, by K'Naan. The 'Young Artists For Haiti' version reached # 1, and it became a global hit as the promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
When I'm With You Sheriff When I'm With You Released in 1982. "When I'm With You" hit #8 in Canada and #61 in the USA. Six years later it was re-released and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1989.
When Something Stands For Nothing Headstones When Something Released in 1993. One of the Headstones' signature songs, Platinum selling "When Something Stands for Nothing" was the first single from their debut LP, Picture of Health.
Where No One Knows Me Jann Arden Where No One Knows Me Released in 2005. "Where No One Knows Me" is a song from Jann Arden's gold-selling self-titled LP, which entered the Canadian Album Sales Chart at # 3, during the first week of it's release.
Wild Eyes Stampeders Wild Eyes Released in 1972. "Wild Eyes" was a #2 hit in Canada. Then, in 2015, it won a SOCAN Classic Award.
Wind Him Up Saga Wind Him Up Released in 1981. "Wind Him Up" was the first Top 30 Hit single from Saga, from their Platinum-selling LP: Worlds Apart.
Wonderin' Neil Young Wonderin' Released in 1983. The video for this Neil Young song was nominated for the first ever MTV Video Music Award for Most Experimental Video, in 1984.
Working For The Weekend Loverboy Working For The Weekend Released in 1981. "Working for the Weekend" reached #29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and #2 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in January 1982.
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Released in 1974. This song reached #1 and so did it's album "Not Fragile".
You Needed Me Anne Murray You Needed Me Released in 1978. "You Needed Me" was a # 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, RPM Country, RPM Adult Contemporary, & RPM Top Singles charts, as well as winning Song Of The Year.
You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know Released in 1995. "You Oughta Know" with it's *explicit lyrics* was a # 1 hit on the Modern Rock and Billboard Alternative Songs charts. It won the award for Best Rock Song and Alanis Morissette won the award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
Your Daddy Don't Know Toronto Your Daddy Released in 1982. "Your Daddy Don't Know", a charted Top 5 Hit, was the first single from Toronto's 'Get It On Credit' LP.
Your Man Down With Webster DWW Released in January 2010. Only three months after it's release, this song became certified as Platinum.
Youth Without Youth Metric Youth Without Youth Released in 2012. "Youth Without Youth" by Metric debuted at and remained the # 1 song on the Canadian Alternative Rock Chart for a record 16 consecutive weeks.

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