Ooh, fun. The CBC has given us a task:
Starting next week, Canadians will collect some choice homegrown songs for the new president to groove to as he takes office Jan. 20.
CBC Radio 2 is calling on the public to take care of business, tune-wise – to help select 49 songs from north of the 49th parallel that best represent the northern nation.
I didn’t bother reading all the comments. I’m sure the songs widely believed to define Canada were mentioned…”Helpless” by Neil Young, “The Canadian Railroad Trilogy” by Gordon Lightfoot and (Lord help us) “The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors, to name a few.
I’d suggest something less obvious but spectacularly Canadian: “Queer” by The Rheostatics. It mentions hockey and Kodiaks and family strife and gayness and a prototypically Canadian town (Salmon Arm)…how much more Canadian can you get?
Anyone else have any suggestions?
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And the first person to bring up Celine Dion gets a punch in the junk.
“Tournament of Hearts” by The Weakerthans. Curling, beer drinking and a guy who can’t express his feelings.
Ooooh, nice one.
[…] Canada, you have been spared the wrath of Joe and Dan The CBC Radio2 poll for “49 Songs from North of the 49th Parallel” has been listed–the short list contains no songs from either Bryan Adams or Celine Dion. […]