Saturday, July 02, 2005

Top 50 essential Canadian songs

A day late, but in honour of Canada Day, here is the CBC's list of the top 50 essential Canadian songs. The interesting ones are 4 (see here), 6 (Lightfoot, who was very sick and almost died, is back performing again), 12 (! - see here and here), 35 (see here and here and here), 39 (along with 37 the only two songs on the list from the 21st century, both examples of rather sophisticated pop song writing from people with bright futures), 41 (a much beloved song from Newfoundland), and 44 (see here). Add some William Shatner and Skinny Puppy and 'One Fine Morning' by Lighthouse, and it's a pretty good list!