Canada’s Number One Song – January 17, 2013

As regular readers know, i am a huge fan of Canadian music, and one of my main sources for my addiction is CBC2 radio, with a dash of CKUA-FM in Alberta.  CBC and CKUA both have a Top list, which is released weekly. CBC is a single list and CKUA is an album list.  I am starting a new weekly feature that will highlight both charts number 1 (or 2 or 3 if I have already highlighted the number 1).  Without further verbiage, lets launch.

Serena Ryder

Cover of Serena Ryder

CBC2’s chart’s number one this week is from a budding(maybe already is) worldwide superstar, Serena Ryder.  A major talent, now breaking on charts everywhere.  The song, “Fall” from her terrific album “Harmony”, released in 2012.  Another huge hit from the record, following “Stompa”.

CKUA has been quiet on the chart front. latest being January 11.  Their number one is “Weightless” by Matt Andersen.  The song I pulled from the record is called “My Last Day”.  He is a folk roots player out of the Perth-Andover area of New Brunswick.  Great song and a great album to score.

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My Top 10 for 2013 – 1 to 5

Tegan and Sara

Cover of Tegan and Sara

As I sit here prepping this post, I noticed something odd, or not odd perhaps.  My top 5 consists of a Brit and 4 Canadians.  Not much bias on this blog.  My Top 5, in no particular order.

5 “Recovery” by Frank Turner

4 “So Blind” by David Myles

3 “I Was a Fool” by Tegan and Sara

2 “Red Hands” by Walk Off the Earth

1 “What I Wouldn’t Do” by Serena Ryder

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My Top 10 for 2013 – The Seven That Didn’t Make It

Serena Ryder

Serena Ryder

 

It is that time of year once again, the dreaded top 10 lists.  To milk this as much as possible, I am dropping 3 posts on you.  Number 17 to 11, then 10-6 and finally my top 5.  How do 17 songs end up on a top 10 list you ask?  Simple my blog and I can do what I want.  Seriously though, I have trouble picking my favourites and couldn’t whittle it down anymore than this.  I did leave some great music on the side unfortunately.  So without further adieu, I give number 11 to 17, completely without any further yapping from me, just the music.

 

17 “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

 

 

16 “Cry Love” by Belle Starr

 

 

15 “Can You Get to That” by Mavis Staples

 

 

14 “When You Know” by Matt Epp & Serena Ryder

 

 

13 “Out of the Woods” by Justin Rutledge

 

 

12 “Back It Up”‘ by Caro Emerald

 

 

11 “Cold Cold Heart” by Bobby Bazini

 

 

 

 

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Song Of The Day – Serena Ryder – For You

English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, S...

English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, Seattle 4-26-09 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Heard this on CBC2 today during an interview she was doing and had to post it.  Serena Ryder is the next big thing.  The vocals on this are amazing, almost Adele, yet different, kind of like Aretha, yet different, and a dash of Amy Winehouse.  This is the exact performance I heard.  Sit back and enjoy “For You”.  Oh, and get the album “Harmony”, you will not regret it.

 

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Serena Ryder on Amazon

 

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New Canadian Music By Serena Ryder

English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, S...

English: Serena Ryder performing at Showbox, Seattle 4-26-09 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singer-songwriter Serena Ryder has released her new album today, “Harmony”.  This is her 6th album to go along with 6 EP’s and 3 live compilations.   Her music has elements of folk, mixed with contemporary alternative and a touch of country.  Her career path is taking her on the steady path to stardom as each album garners more notice and critical acclaim.  CBC2 in Canada plays a steady diet of her old and new material, for which i am thankful.  I have inserted two tunes off the album.  The first is “What I Wouldn’t Do” which is a contemporary indie style song and the second is an out-and-out rocker called “Stompa”.  Both are representative of her work.

What I Wouldn’t Do

Stompa