Our favourite Canadian songs

Happy 148th birthday Canada!

Whether you are having a backyard party, taking in the festivities around your town, or heading out to the lake, music will most likely be a part of your day.

We were looking for some new ideas to add to our playlist so we decided to ask you what Canadian artists and songs you like to listen to, and the responses came pouring in.

A list of our community's favourite Canadian songs and artists

If you’re looking for some Canadian artists to enjoy on Canada’s birthday, give these a try.

Favourite Canadian artist or band top 10 (from most popular vote to least)

Celine Dion
The Tragically Hip
Shania Twain
Nickelback
Michael Buble
Sarah McLachlan
Drake
Avril Lavigne
Billy Talent
Hedley

Favourite Canadian artist/band honourable mentions

Rush
Metric
Matthew Good
Roch Voisine
The Barenaked Ladies
Arcade Fire
Nelly Furtado
Jann Arden
The Tea Party Great Big Sea
Our Lady Peace
Neil Young
Carly Rae Jepsen
Raffi

Favourite Canadian song

Over 1/3 of you chose O Canada (various versions) as your favourite Canadian song.

We say good choice.

Favourite Canadian song honourable mentions

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip
Stompin’ Tom and the Hockey Song – Stompin’ Tom Connors
The Rest of My Life – Sloan
When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Patio Lanterns – Kim Mitchell
Rule the World – Walk Off the Earth
Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
Good Mother – Jann Arden
Try – Blue Rodeo
Snowbird – Anne Murray
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
Burn It to the Ground – Nickelback
Signs – Five Man Electrical Band
Sunglasses At Night – Corey Hart
Powerless (Say What You Want) – Nelly Furtado
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Cuts Like a Knife – Bryan Adams
Helpless – Neil Young
The Power of Love – Céline Dion
Four Strong Winds – Neil Young
Bud the Spud – Stompin’ Tom Connors

Who would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

Sheri Landry

Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.

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