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Take Off Bob and Doug McKenzie take off Released in 1981. "Take Off" by Bob & Doug McKenzie (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas) with special guest vocalist Geddy Lee from Rush, was a # 1, 3x Platinum-selling hit single, from their Juno Award winning LP: Great White North.
Taking Care Of Business D.O.A. Taking Care Of Business Released in 2009. D.O.A. punks out covering B.T.O.'s "Taking Care Of Business", from their LP: Kings Of Punk, Hockey And Beer. There's a music video, too.
Teenland Northern Pikes Teenland Released in 1987. The Northern Pikes' first Top 30 hit song was "Teenland", from their LP: Big Blue Sky.
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.
Ten Pound Note Steel River ten pound note Released in 1970. Their first single was a Top Ten hit for Steel River! Reaching # 5 on the charts, was the song: "Ten Pound Note", written by non-band member: Jay Telfer.
That Hypnotizin Boogie David Wilcox That Hypnotizin Boogie Released in 1982. "That Hypnotizin Boogie" was a big Hit song by David Wilcox, from his Gold-selling LP: Out Of The Woods, which was originally released in 1977.
The Homecoming Haygood Hardy The Homecoming Released in 1975. "The Homecoming" by Juno Award winner Haygood Hardy, was originally composed as a commercial jingle in 1972, but as a revised recording in 1975, it went on to become an International Hit.
The Shape I'm In Band (The) shape i'm in Released in 1970. "The Shape I'm In" by The Band, from their LP: Stage Fright, was actually released as a "B" side of a single, but then became more popular than the "A" side, a huge hit and one of their best known songs.
The Spirit Of The Radio Rush spirit of the radio Released in 1980. "The Spirit Of The Radio" is a song from their LP: Permanent Waves, and was a huge it for Rush. It was also their first Top 20 hit in the UK, and is inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Theme From
A Summer Place
Percy Faith Theme From<BR>A Summer Place Released in 1959. Percy Faith's Grammy Award winning version of "Theme From A Summer Place" was the # 1 Song For 1960 and remains the longest-running #1 instrumental hit in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
There's Nothing
Holding Me Back
Shawn Mendes there's nothing holding me back Released in 2017. The multi-Platinum selling "There's Nothing Holding Me Back" by Shawn Mendes, was an International # 1 hit song. It won MTV Europe's Best Song award, and the Juno Award for Single Of The Year.
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.
Tin Soldier Streetheart Tin Soldier Released in 1981. Streetheart's hit song: "Tin Soldier" from their Platinum-selling LP: Drugstore Dancer, was a cover of the song by The Faces.
Together
(The New Wedding Song)
Joey Gregorish together new wedding song Released in 1987. Joey Gregorish, a 1972 Juno Award winner from Winnipeg Manitoba, had another Top 10 hit in 1987 with "Together (The New Wedding Song)".
Tom Sawyer Rush Tom Sawyer Released in 1981. From Rush's 4x Platinum-selling LP: Moving Pictures, "Tom Sawyer" was named one of the 20 greatest hard rock song of all time, and it was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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.
Total Love Teenage Head Total Love Released in 1980. "Total Love" is a song by Hamilton Ontario's Teenage Head, from their Platinum-selling LP: Frantic City.
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!
Try Honesty Billy Talent try honesty Released in 2003. "Try Honesty" by Billy Talent, was the first single released from their self-titled LP.
Turn Me Loose Loverboy turn me loose Released in 1980. "Turn Me Loose" was the first single released by Loverboy, from their debut self-titled LP, and it was a Top 10 hit in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Australia.
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.
Under My Thumb Streetheart Under My Thumb Released in 1979. Their cover version of the Rolling Stones' song "Under My Thumb" became a Gold-selling hit song for Streetheart.
Unicorn, (The) 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.
Up On Cripple Creek The Band Up On Cripple Creek Released in 1969. "Up On Cripple Creek" was a Top 10 hit, from the Band's self titled second LP, and is sung by Levon Helm.
Up Where
We Belong
Buffy Sainte Marie up where <BR>we belong Released in 1982. The Golden Globe Award and Academy Award winning # 1 hit "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, was written by Buffy Sainte Marie, Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings.
Voodoo Thing Colin James voodoo thing Released in 1988. "Voodoo Thing" was a big hit song, from his debut self-titled LP, which won Colin James the Juno Award for Most Promising Artist.
Wastin' Gas Dallas Smith Wastin' Gas Released in 1984. The song "Wastin' Gas" by Dallas Smith, was the first single from his LP: Lifted. It was his first # 1 hit song on the Canada Country Airplay chart.
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.
What About Love Toronto what about love Released in 2002. Heart's 1985 smash hit: "What About Love", was actually written and recorded by Toronto in 1983, but they decided not to release it then. In 2002 it was added as a bonus track to their Great Hits cd.
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.
When The Night Feels My Song Bedouin Soundclash When The Night Feels My Song Released in 2004. This Platinum-selling # 1 hit song by Bedouin Soundclash was used as the theme song on TV for: Kids' CBC, and it's video reached # 1 on the MuchMusic Countdown.
Where Evil Grows Poppy Family Where Evil Grows Released in 1971. "Where Evil Grows" was the most successful single from the Poppy Family's second LP: Poppy Seeds. The song was a hit in the USA and a Top Ten hit in Canada.
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.
White Lace And
Black Leather
Helix White Lace And<BR>Black Leather Released In 1983. While "White Lace And Black Leather" is the title of their second LP, the actual song appears on their third LP: No Rest For The Wicked.
Whose Bed Have Your
Boots Been Under
Shania Twain Whose Bed Have Your<BR>Boots Been Under Released in 1995. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" was Shania Twain's first Gold-selling single and it won Song Of The Year at the 1995 Canadian Country Music Awards.
Why Baby Why Good Brothers Why Baby Why Released In 1990. The Good Brothers version of the 1955 George Jones classic "Why Baby Why" was a hit in Canada and a fan favourite.
Why'd You Lie Colin James Why'd You Lie Released in 1989. "Why'd You Lie" was a hit song from Colin James' multi-Platinum selling, self-titled debut LP.
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.
With My Fire Hot House with my fire<BR>hot house Released in 1978. "With My Fire" is the opening track on the Burn It Down LP by London Ontario's Hot House. A blend of Rock and Punk, the newspapers described their music as "raw, high-enery music" and "pure unadulterated heavy metal". Hot House isn't currently available on iTunes, but can be found on facebook.
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.
Wondering Where
The Lions Are
Bruce Cockburn Wondering Where <BR>The Lions Are Released in 1979. "Wondering Where The Lions Are" was a Top 40 hit in Canada for Bruce Cockburn, and this song reached # 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, in the USA.
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.
Wow Andre Gagnon gagnon Released in 1975. "Wow" was a Top 10 hit by Andre Gagnon, from his Juno Award winning LP: Neiges, which spent an incredible 24 weeks on Billboard's US Top 10 Album chart.
Wreck Of The
Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot Wreck Of The<BR>Edmund Fitzgerald Released in 1976. The "Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot, was a # 1 Hit in both Canda and the USA. (The ship sunk on Nov. 10/1975.)
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 Could Have Been A Lady April Wine you could have<BR>been a lady Released in 1972. "You Could Have Been A Lady" from their LP: On Record, was a Top 10 hit for April Wine, and their first song to chart in the USA.
You Got To Run
(Spirit Of The Wind)
Buffy Sainte-Marie You Got To Run Released in 2017. "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" is a must-listen-to song by Buffy Sainte-Marie with Tanya Tagaq, from Buffy's LP: Medicine Songs.
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.
You Were On My Mind Ian & Sylvia You Were On My Mind Released in 1972. Written by Sylvia in 1962 and originally recorded by Ian & Sylvia in 1964, it was their 1972 re-recording of "You Were On My Mind" that became a Top 10 hit.
You're A Superstar Love Inc. You're A Superstar Released in 1998. "You're A Superstar" was a # 1 Dance Hit in Canada for Love Inc., from their self-titled debut LP. It was a Top 10 hit in: Ireland, Scotland, Spain and the UK, and a Top 30 hit in the Netherlands and the USA.
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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