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Canada Day Playlist - Help Needed  
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

I'm hosting a Canada Day party (of course on July 1) and I need help making a good playlist for the party.

Trying to stick with Canadian artists, I'm looking for some catchy/upbeat music, but I'm open to about anything. I've read so many suggestions from Google searching, but they're not too helpful. So far, I've got:

- Down With Webster "Your Man" and "Rich Girl$"
- Hedley "Cha-Ching"
- Andrew Gunadie and Julia Bentley "Canadian, Please"
- Classified "Oh...Canada"
- Nikki Yanovsky "I Believe" and "Cool My Heels"
- Annie Villeneuve "J'imagine"

Maybe
- Celine Dion "Taking Chances" and "You and I"
- Nelly Furtado "Mi Plan"
- Young Artists for Haiti "Wavin' Flag"

I'm also looking for good GBS (Great Big Sea), Tegan and Sara, Feist, The Weakerthans and The Tragically Hip songs. Also, I think the playlist needs more French songs.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15781 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

How about this?   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF1b1pf9DRY

At least that's the first thing I think of when I think of Canadian music. (it doesn't happen often)



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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Trying to stick with Canadian artists, I'm looking for some catchy/upbeat music

This starts and ends with Rush, not crappy rap/hip-hop music.   



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
- Down With Webster "Your Man" and "Rich Girl$"
- Hedley "Cha-Ching"
- Andrew Gunadie and Julia Bentley "Canadian, Please"
- Classified "Oh...Canada"
- Nikki Yanovsky "I Believe" and "Cool My Heels"
- Annie Villeneuve "J'imagine"

Maybe
- Celine Dion "Taking Chances" and "You and I"
- Nelly Furtado "Mi Plan"
- Young Artists for Haiti "Wavin' Flag"

SHAME ON YOU!
How can you leave out the best rock band ever that is from Canada?
That would be RUSH!

Another great Canadian would be Gino Vannelli.  

I'd also recommend Bachman Turner Overdrive, Triumph, April Wine and Saga.
Oh and Bryan Adams too.



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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2452 times:

There are 3 boxsets of CD's called "Oh What A Feeling" they were from the 25th, 30th and 35th Anniversaries of the Juno Awards. Look those up if you want a decent list of canadian artists.

Where's Neil Young, Susan Aglukark, Lightfoot, Barenaked Ladies, Gowan, Tom Cochrane, Doug & the Slugs, Diana Krall, kd Lang, Blue Rodeo and what the above have already mentioned.....

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2450 times:

I find that 'Canadian, Please' song embarrassing, actually.
I think there's too much good Canadian music to be summed up in a playlist, and it sounds like you like newer things, which I don't, so I guess I'm not very useful. Nevertheless I would submit this excellent list, which spans a good deal of time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Tracks:_The_Canadian_Version

And since you seem to like dancy things, I would also remind you that the 'Safety Dance' is Canadian, too!

JL



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Nikki Yanovsky "I Believe"

Please don't!

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Also, I think the playlist needs more French songs.

Nah. The Arcade Fire is from Quebec, that's good enough...

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
How can you leave out the best rock band ever that is from Canada?

Don't include RUSH. We have much better music to showcase.

Some bands to include:

Sunriser
Zeus
54-40 - The song Casual Viewing is excellent.
The Tragically Hip -- The song Bobcaygeon is probably the most Canadian song ever.
Arcade Fire -- Intervention or Rebellion (Lies) are both great songs (as are all A.F. songs)
Joel Plaskett
Bell Orchestre
Still Life Still
Sam Roberts
Rufus Wainright -- Best version of Hallelujah probably ever.
KD Lang -- Another excellent cover of the aformentioned song
The Guys
Blue Peter -- Nice 80's band from Toronto. Don't Walk Past is a great 80's song.
Crystal Castles
Islands
K-Os
Men Without Hats -- As mentioned earlier, Safety Dance
Metric
The New Pornographers
The Paper Cranes -- Cavalier and Chivalry's Dead are both excellent songs
The Diodes -- Tired of Waking Up Tired
The Dishes


Hopefully that helped! Please though, don't include any RUSH or Nickelback. I'd prefer Celine to those hacks (Superfly will probably kill me for saying that).

Thanks for celebrating Canada's birthday!


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 6):
Hopefully that helped! Please though, don't include any RUSH or Nickelback. I'd prefer Celine to those hacks (Superfly will probably kill me for saying that).

I agree with the Nickelback part...but for the Rush side... Drugs are bad, mkay?     



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User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Every time Celine Dion is played, God kills a kitten. Do you hate kittens that badly?  
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
How about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF1b1...f9DRY

That, of course, is brilliant. But don't forget her second hit:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVUwO-RaAMw


User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2146 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

How about the Arrogant Worms?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G_L9tXEwmc
(yeah, I know it's not the original version, but it's still good   )

Oh, and this one, if you want to celebrate 'Alberta Day'  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-LzM9fMS-0



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User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting KPDX (Reply 7):
but for the Rush side... Drugs are bad, mkay?

As is overdosing on Ayn Rand.


User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2770 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting exFATboy (Reply 10):
As is overdosing on Ayn Rand.

Who? What?  



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User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Celine Dion "Taking Chances" and "You and I"

Celine Dion and Anne Murray should stay off the list.

I can't believe everyone forgot about this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjN1LrLI8ek&feature=related

Maybe some by Nickelback. Rockstar would be my first choice.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nickelba...ktv?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/6/_1hgVcNzvzY



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Thanks for all the suggestions so far! So far, this is what I have:

"YYZ" by RUSH (a lot of their songs stuck to me, but this one the most, so I'd enjoy more after the party haha)
"You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette
"Feel it in my Bones" - Tegan and Sara
"Ironic" by Alanis Morrisette
"Oh...Canada" by Classified
"Canadian, Please" yep still keeping it. It's kinda fun and catchy
"Mi Plan" by Nelly Furtado (multiculturalism   )
"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion
"You and I" by Celine Dion
"I Believe" and "J'imagine" by Nikki Yanovsky and Annie Villenueve respectfully
"Wavin Flag" Collective Artists
"Your Man" by Down With Webster
"Rich Girl$" DWW
"Cha-Ching" by Hedley

and will definitely getting more when I get more money in my card haha.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 3):
Bachman Turner Overdrive,

Yep! I was amazed to find out "Taking Care of Business" was Canadian haha

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 4):
Neil Young

  

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
I would also remind you that the 'Safety Dance' is Canadian, too!

   will probably get that

Quoting AF340 (Reply 6):
Arcade Fire -- Intervention or Rebellion (Lies)

I like this song! Thanks for the tip!

Quoting TheCol (Reply 12):
I can't believe everyone forgot about this one:

Not on iTunes  
Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
I find that 'Canadian, Please' song embarrassing, actually.

Just something fun and catchy. Keep in mind we're only students  
Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 5):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Tracks:_The_Canadian_Version

  

This was a great help! I was looking for something like this! Thanks!

And I'm also divided over a Great Big Sea song: "Ordinary Day" or "Excursion around the Bay"? I'm leaning excursion just because I learned its a traditional folk song  



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User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 967 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

How about "Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins. Always a hit here in Australia - one of the few Canadian cousins I'd gladly listen to. Please keep pretty much all of your mainstreams acts (and I'm happy for much the same to be said about Aussie acts).

But Martha Wainright can visit as often as she likes!  


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Quoting Kent350787 (Reply 14):
How about "Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins.

  




That is all.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting AF340 (Reply 6):
Don't include RUSH. We have much better music to showcase.

Those are fightn' words.   

Quoting exFATboy (Reply 10):
As is overdosing on Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand was a complete turd and I just look past Neil's infatuation with her philosophy.
Yet may Rush fans became Ayn Rand fans simply because of Neil Peart.


No Canadian party is complete without Gino Vannelli.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7nLdsORCM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ5GhlLVRvc



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User currently offlineexFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Ayn Rand was a complete turd and I just look past Neil's infatuation with her philosophy.
Yet may Rush fans became Ayn Rand fans simply because of Neil Peart.

As I did briefly!

Emphasis on "briefly", as Objectivism, as a practical way of living, is a non-starter, much like her opposite, Marxism.

Found another band to check out - "Chixdiggit", somewhere in my travels I acquired their CD "Born on the First of July", now if that isn't Canadian I don't know what is! Haven't listened to it in forever, so I can't remember if they're any good or not?


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

17 posts and no one mentioned Kim Mitchell or Loverboy?  

"Patio Lanterns" and "Everybody's Working For The Weekend" are musts for any Canadian summer party, especially Canada Day.

For Tom Cochrane, "Life Is A Highway" is by far his best summer song IMHO.

Lee Aaron, Glass Tiger, Honeymoon Suite, Chilliwack, The Northern Pikes, Platinum Blonde, Helix, The Grapes Of Wrath, Stompin' Tom Conners, Great Big Sea, Jeff Healey, Crash Test Dummies, Corey Hart, Our Lady Peace, Jann Arden, Bare Naked Ladies, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Paul Anka, Anne Murray, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Harlequin, Prism all have great songs and should be looked into as well  



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User currently offlineczbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 976 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Sarah McLaughlin
Angel

(My cousin) Andrea Revel (Available on iTunes!)
White Noise

Stan Rogers
Barrett's Privateers
Northwest Passage


Not that I'm an expert on this but I'd add in a French Canadian performer or two:
Robert Charlebois (ardent federalist) - "Independantriste" and his most famous, "Lindberg"
Lindberg (And it has an aviation theme!)


User currently offlinescrubbsywg From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq_s_q0u2DA

one great city by the weakerthans. It is a tongue in cheek look at Winnipeg.

i could probably just listen to the weakerthans discography front to back and be happy.

some of my other faves by them:

Aside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A927zcSSw2s
left and leaving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgJ6soX18R8
our retired explorer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rvKD2PDeik
watermark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTWW0Jk9s-Y

but that's just me. i could pick faves off all their albums


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Thank you for all that contributed! Found some amazing music and the Canada Day party was a success!


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 21):
Found some amazing music and the Canada Day party was a success!

Any Rush?
Gino Vannelli?



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