Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 16

Another interesting set, from movie music to classic rock, some surprisingly good stuff.

1. Pukka Orchestra

“Listen to the Radio”

cherry beach express, pukka orchestra
cherry beach express, pukka orchestra (Photo credit: postbear)

An interesting new wavish rock song from 1984 by the band with the sick name.  They released 3 albums in the 80’s and the early 90’s and broke up in 1992.

2. David Foster

“St. Elmo’s Fire Theme”

St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)
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One of Canada’s major exports, David Foster, composed this song as the theme song from St Elmo’s Fire in 1985.  The song was originally written for Rick Hansen‘s “Man in Motion” tour of the world for spinal research.

3. Three Days Grace

“I Hate Everything About You”

I Hate Everything About You
Image via Wikipedia

Three Days Grace make another appearance in the list with their classic song “I Hate Everything About You”.  They definitely let loose their angst in this one.

4. Corey Hart

“In Your Soul”

Bang! (Corey Hart album)
Image via Wikipedia

A classic from Corey Hart.  He doesn’t wear his sunglasses in the night shots, if you were wondering.   Nice tune with some good sax lines in it.

5. Doughboys


The Doughboys were an alt-rock group in the 80’s and 90’s.  Good tune, typical of the time.  Can’t help but say that this song could have been released yesterday.

4 responses to “Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 16”

  1. He only had one song that got any airplay outside of Canada. Back then, we had a cottage industry of acts on our airwaves, and every now and then one would break out into the wide world.


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