You’ve just cracked open a Molson. Or perhaps you’re enjoying a Caesar (created in Calgary circa 1969).
As the sun sets over the lake, you pull your Hudson’s Bay blanket tightly around your shoulders and cast your gaze across our home and native land.
But once the fireworks have finished and you’ve sung ‘O, Canada!’ for the fifteenth time, how on earth will you fill the silence?
Well, luckily for you, we’ve rounded up some of the most seminal Canadian artists…and some of the less groundbreaking musicians from the Great White North.
For your listening pleasure, we give you: The Ultimate Canada 150 Playlist. Yes, Tom Stompin’ Connors is in there, and yes some of the “artists” on the list are cheesy (Celine Dion may or may not have made the list…) But we figured there was no better time to celebrate all the musical Canucks to have graced the airwaves on Canada’s 150th birthday.
Happy listening and don’t forget to check out the full list on our Spotify playlist!
Arcade Fire – Wake Up
Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown
Great Big Sea – Ordinary Day
Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage
K’NAAN – Wavin’ Flag
Keshia Chante – Been Gone
The Sheepdogs – The Way It Is
Kiesza – Hideaway
The Tragically Hip – Bobcaygeon
Tommy Cochrane – Life is a Highway
Paul Brandt – My Heart Has a History
Tom Stompin’ Connors – The Hockey Song
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
PARTYNEXTDOOR – Run Up
Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet
The New Pornographers – Use It
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Neil Young – Heart of Gold
Tegan and Sara – Closer
Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Celine Dion – I Drove All Night
54/40 – I Go Blind
Sam Roberts – Brother Down
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Metric – Gimme Sympathy
Drake – Hotline Bling
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Nelly Furtado – Maneater
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Honeymoon Suite – Feel It Again
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Avril Lavigne – Complicated
National Anthem – O Canada
Sarah MacLachlan – Sweet Surrender
Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
The Band – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Grimes – Oblivion
Rush – Time Stand Still
Sum 41 – Fat Lip
Chantal Kraviazuk – Feels Like Home
The Guess Who – American Woman
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
Trooper – Raise a Little Hell
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Alanis Morisette – Ironic
Feist – 1, 2, 3, 4
Alexisonfire – This Could Be Anywhere in the World
Arkells – Knocking At The Door
Rufus Wainright – Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
Who did we miss? Let us know in the comments!