Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 32

We move up to number 345 in this edition of Canada’s Best Music.  We have another entry from the Spoons, some classic rock, some new rock from Billy talent and a song from a Canadian staple known as The Tragically Hip, who are, well, hip.  Nice set if you like rock.

345. Spoons

“Those Old Emotions”

Romantic Traffic

Romantic Traffic (Photo credit: stevec77)

The Spoons were in my last post, Part 31.  An 80’s hairband, they had several hits back in the day, including this one in 1983.  Not a great video, but, hey, pretty lucky to find it at all, I’d say.

344. The Watchmen

“Boneyard Tree”

In the Trees

In the Trees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winnipeg band, The Watchmen had a string of hits in the mid 90’s, including this song off their 1994 album “In the Trees”.  Very good band in their time.

343. Billy Talent

“Turn Your Back”

Billy Talent

Billy Talent (Photo credit: NRK P3)

Billy Talent has been around since the early 90’s (known as the Pezz until 1999), but struck it big over the last couple of years, earning a deserved world-wide following.  Turn Your Back is from Billy Talent III, released in 2009.  They have been nominated for Junos every year since 2004, winning 7 times.  The video is a live version.  Great rocker voice.

342. 5440

“Baby Have Some Faith”

The Canadian band 54-40; from left to right: D...

The Canadian band 54-40; from left to right: Dave Genn, Neil Osborne & Brad Merritt (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5440 has been rocking Canadians since the 1980’s, releasing albums as recently as 2011.  One of my favourite bands at one point.  Still enjoy hearing them.

341. The Tragically Hip

“Three Pistols”

English: The Tragically Hip performing in Aspe...

English: The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A legend to many Canadians, The Hip consistently release quality material, time after time.  This tune was released in 1991 on their Road Apples album.  Great song.

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Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 19

 

This grouping is very heavy on the classic rock, with the inclusion of a classic country star and a present day Canadian icon.

 

1. Hank Snow

 

“I Don’t Hurt Anymore”

 

Hank Snow

Hank Snow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The venerable Hank Snow.  What can you say.  The man is simply an icon in traditional country music.

 

 

2. BTO

 

“Let it Ride”

Bachman-Turner Overdrive performing live in Ör...

Bachman-Turner Overdrive performing live in Örebro, Sweden 1991 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The band, to me, was a mixture of very good songs. like this one, and Nickelback.  Very popular band, and, for Randy Bachman, proved that there is life after being in a mega-group.

 

 

 

 

3. The Guess Who

 

“Albert Flasher”

Star on Canada's Walk of Fame for the rock ban...

Star on Canada's Walk of Fame for the rock band The Guess Who. Signatures, from top left clockwise: Garry Peterson, Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace, Randy Bachman and Donnie McDougall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another classic tune from the original Canadian superstars.  This song showcases Burton Cummings and his vocals.  The piano is not to shabby either.

 

 

4. The Tragically Hip

 

“Little Bones”

The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United...

The Tragically Hip performing in Aspen, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One could say this is classic rock as it was recorded in 1991.  However, they are still putting out some great music and are still getting major airplay in Canada

 

 

5. Prism

 

“Spaceship Superstar”

Prism is a great under-rated Canadian band.  this song is a classic.  You can’t help but sing along on the chorus.