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Your great Canadian music playlist

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Your great Canadian music playlist

Get ready to say Happy birthday, Canada! And, as any good party planner knows, no birthday bash is complete without great music, so start building your Canada Day party playlist today.

Canada is brimming with musical talent so you're not short on fabulous material to inspire your song selections. Our musical exports are known the world over as some of the greatest in the industry and have become major sources of national pride.

With a musical landscape as diverse as the country itself, the following list of Canadian songs and artists features something for everyone.

Here they are, in no particular order: 50 Canadian songs that'll totally rock your party!

Great songs by great Canadians:

1. "Taking Care of Business" – Bachman Turner Overdrive
2. "Summer of '69" – Bryan Adams
3. "Tom Sawyer" – Rush
4. "Wavin' Flag" – K'naan
5. "Raise a Little Hell" – Trooper
6. "Ahead by a Century" – Tragically Hip
7. "Rockin' in the Free World" – Neil Young
8. "Oh, What a Feeling" – Crowbar
9. "Born to be Wild" – Steppenwolf
10. "American Woman" – The Guess Who
11. "The Weight" – The Band
12. "Could Have Been a Lady" – April Wine
13. "Help, I'm Alive" – Metric
14. "Black Velvet" – Alannah Myles
15. "Closer to the Heart" – Rush
16. "Rebellion" – Arcade Fire
17. "Life is a Highway" – Tom Cochrane
18. "So She's Leaving" – The Trews
19. "If I Had $1,000,000" – Barenaked Ladies
20. "I've Been Everywhere" – Hank Snow

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21. "1,2,3,4" – Fiest
22. "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" – Shania Twain
23. "Patty Murphy" – Great Big Sea
24. "The Rest of My Life" – Sloan
25. "Run to You" – Bryan Adams
26. "You Outta Know “– Alanis Morissette
27. "Working for the Weekend" – Loverboy
28. "Magic Carpet Ride" – Steppenwolf
29. "Home for a Rest" – Spirit of the West
30. "We're Here for a Good Time" – Trooper
31. "New Orleans is Sinking" – Tragically Hip
32. "High School Confidential" – Rough Trade
33. "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" – Bruce Cockburn
34. "Crabbuckit" – k-os
35. "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" – Bachman Turner Overdrive

National Anthems: Songs about Canada!
36. "Alberta Bound" – Paul Brandt
37. "The Hockey Song" – Stompin' Tom Connors
38. "Oh Canada" – Classified
39. "Proud to be Canadian" – The Arrogant Worms
40. "The Canadian Dream" – Sam Roberts
41. "Four Strong Winds" – Ian Tyson
42. "Running Back to Saskatoon" – The Guess Who
43. "Wheat Kings" – Tragically Hip
44. "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" – Gordon Lightfoot
45. "Hockey Night in Canada Theme Song" – Dolores Claman
46. "It's Canada Day, Up Canada Way" – Stompin' Tom Connors
47. "Blame Canada" – South Park, The Movie
48. "Western Skies" – Blue Rodeo
49. "City of Lakes" – Matt Mays & El Torpedo
50. "Rant and Roar" – Great Big Sea

Whether you're taking a road trip to the cottage or just enjoying a backyard barbecue with friends, you can count on your great Canadian playlist to be the soundtrack of your best Canada Day weekend.

Which great song from a Canadian artist(s) is on your "most played" list?


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