Canada Day Playlist??

In an attempt to up the bairn’s Canadian content, I’m trying to put together an all-Canuk playlist for our Canada Day weekend.

Scanning iTunes and blog sites, it’s either Snowbird or New Orleans is Sinking.

But what if I don’t like Anne Murray or The Hip?

Does that leave me with a weekend of Stompin’ Tom & Lightfoot?  I mean, there’s only so many times you can hear Tillsonberg and Alberta Bound.

Or I could just commit to playing all 18,000 versions of K’naan’s Wavin’ Flag.

And then I wonder, do covers count?  Because then I could have a 72-hour song salute to Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.  (For the record, pun intended, Rufus Wainwright’s version is my absolute favourite.  Plus it’s on the Shrek soundtrack…)

Sunglasses at Night?

Shania Twain?

Summer of ’69?

Sk8er Boy?

The Lost Finger’s version of Men Without Hat’s Safety Dance?

Am I really stuck with songs that only start with the letter S?

Maybe I’ll just grab a mojito, throw on Adam Cohen’s Melancolista and call it a day…

If you have any suggestions, let me know!