In honour of Canada Day, I’ve put together a top 10 list of the best Canadian tunes that have a place name or strong geographic connection. Here are my picks, in order from ten to one. Did we miss your favourite? Leave it in a comment, and we’ll create a new list with your top picks.
#10 – Runnin‘ Back to Saskatoon, by the Guess Who:
#9 – Northwest Passage, by Stan Rogers:
#8 – Sudbury Saturday Night, by Stompin’ Tom Connors:
#7 – Lakeside Park, by Rush:
#6 – Montreal, by Blue Rodeo:
#5 The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, by the Arrogant Worms:
#4 – So long, Marianne, by Leonard Cohen (some say it’s about a street in Montreal):
#3 – Vancouver Divorce, by Gordon Downie:
#2 – The Log Driver’s Waltz, by Wade Hemsworth:
#1 – William Shatner, singing O Canada:
There are so many great Canadian Songs that make place and geography a big part of their charm and fun. What are some of your favourites? Post your comments below and let’s create a new list to share with everyone else.
Happy Canada Day!