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« on: May 24, 2022, 05:36:25 PM »
So many people have no idea that Canada has home grown talent. Some never made it outside of Canada or got radio play! With this topic I'm planning to highlight such artists  beginning with 1980, the year I really got heavily into music. All genres will get covered, but this first post will be some of my personal favorites from 1980

Martha And The Muffins- Echo Beach

Anne Murray- Could I Have This Dance

Prism- Young And Restless

Doug And The Slugs- Too Bad

Teenage Head- Something On My Mind

The Powder Blues Band- Doing It Right (this one is presented by Terry David Mulligan, a top VJ for Canada's Much Music when it launched, until her moved to Toronto, he was covering Western Canada through Manitoba)

included in this one is Ray, Goodman and brown with their hit "Special Lady" at the 3:25 minute mark!

Please feel free to show us your favorite artists or group from Canada!

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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 05:18:10 PM »
Tonight I'm going to show some of the AM Gold by Canadian Artists

Ian Thomas- Painted Ladies

Gordon Lightfoot- Sundown

The Bells- Fly Little White Dove

Tom Northcott- Crazy Jane

Poor Souls- Lookin' Round

Tobi Lark- We're All In This Together
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 04:05:50 PM »
now onto 1981

Geoff Hughes- Happy Birthday Kid (A true one hit wonder- played regionally then disappeared from air play!)

Chilliwack- My Girl

Michel Pagliaro- Traviller (First hit by a French Artists to make it on the English speaking chart!)

Rush- Tom Sawyer

Rough Trade- High School Confidential

The Rovers- Wasn't That A Party
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 01:54:39 PM »
Going to 1982

Bryan Adams- Fits Ya Good (His first Cross Canada Chart hit!, from this one on he went international!)

The Spoons- Nova Heart (The first Cross Country new Wave Hit)

The Payolas- Eyes Of A Stranger

Coney Hatch- Hey Operator

Harlequin- Superstitious Feeling

Eddie Schwartz- All Of Tomorrows
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2022, 07:20:41 PM »
Onto 1983  and the emergence of an international superstar

Bryan Adams- Cut Like A Knife

Prototype- Video Kids

Tic Tok- Twenty Questions

Luba- Everytime I See Your Picture (Only the second female to score a cross country hit on the charts!)

Surrender- Start Again

And one of my personal favorites
Men Without Hats- The Safety Dance
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 05:48:48 PM »
The year when Canadian Music took off internationally! 1984

Sherry Kean- I Want You Back

Kim Mitchell- Go For Soda (Anti Drunk driving anthem)

The Arrows- Meet Me In The Middle

The Spoons- Romantic Traffic (Shot in Toronto's subway system showing the 'Red Rocket" which has since been retired)

Platinum Blonde- Doesn't Really Matter

The Knuckleheads- The Curly Shuffle (Band was known as "Jump N The Saddle in the States because of a band already existing with the same name!)
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2022, 03:37:41 PM »
Onto 1985

Strange Advance- We Run

Idle Eyes- Tokyo Rose

Jane Siberry- One More Colour

FM- Just Like You

Northern Light- Tears Are Not Enough (A charity single that didn't have an album of it's on, instead it was the last track on the American USA For Africa, "We Are The World" Album)

Parachute Club- At Your Feet Of The Moon
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2022, 08:08:39 AM »
Enjoying these hidden gems and not known on this side of the Atlantic! Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Brian Adams and Rush are the most known Canadian stuff here, oh and Celen Dion of course!

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2022, 01:54:32 PM »
These are bringing back memories of me in the basement with the headphones on doing homework before we got Muchmusic to watch!

So 1986 is up

Chalk Circle- April's Fool

Cats Can Fly- Flipping To The A Side

The Box- L'affaire Dumouter

One To One- Angel In My Pocket (While recording this Leslie Howe [The Male] met a 12 year old Alanis Morrisette and began working on her first solo album which came out in 1991)

Haywire- Bad Bad Boy

Partland Brothers- Soul City
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 02:12:45 PM »
Now time to show some of my favorite Canadian Artists

Kathleen- Où Aller (Can't understand a single word she sings but do understand everything under that hair! :emot_thedrool.gif: :emot_thedrool.gif:"

Mitsou- Bye Bye Mon Cowboy

Lace- I want A Man

One To One- There Was A Time

Garry Lee And Showdown- The Rodeo Song

Frank Mills- Music Box Dancer
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2022, 11:43:11 AM »
1987's hidden treasures

Tu- Stay With Me

Rock And Hyde- Dirty Water

Northern Pikes- Teenland

Johansen- Walkin' A Fine Line

The Jitters- Last Of The Red Hot Fools

The Nylons Kiss Him Goodbye (An acapella group that climbed the charts, twice before disappearing in obscurity!)

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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2022, 04:22:41 PM »
1988 saw the introduction of the European dance music come to Canadian charts along with the usual Canadian style of music!

Erica Fachin- Savin' Myself

Myles Goodwyn- My Girl

BLVD- Dream On

Roman Grey- IBU

Candi- Dancing Under A Latin Moon

Blue Rodeo- Rose-Coloured Glasses (Retitled Day After Day in the states to prevent getting confused with the John Conlee hit of the same name from 1978)

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2022, 03:07:02 PM »
1989 saw a perfect song presented that I can use a an anthem on this site! This was the year that Canadian women really started to chart!

Jeff Healey Band- Angel Eyes

Alannah Myles- Black Velvet

Indio- Hard Sun

Lee Aaron- Whatcha Do To My Body

Dabello-Tango

Sass Jordan- Stranger Than Paradise
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Re: Canadian Music
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2022, 01:44:08 PM »
Time to go into the Nineties! 1990's

Jane Child- Don't Want To Fall In Love

Mae Moore- I'll Watch Over You

Cowboy Junkies- Sun Comes Up it's Tuesday Morning

Zappacosta- Letter Back

Kenny MacLean- Don't Look Back

The Skydiggers- I Will Give You Everything
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2022, 04:01:52 PM »
Onto 1991 the year that introduced Canadians to the music talent of three of Canada's top talent. for one it would take almost a decade before she became a world superstar

Crash Test Dummies- The Superman Song

The Tragically Hip- Little Bones

Alanis Morissette- Too Hot

World On Edge- Wash The Rain

West End Girls- I Want You Back

Young Saints- Weight Of The World
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