The concept of supporting our own does not mean that we only buy Canadian music; it simply means that we give priority to our own artists. In essence, it means that we only buy music from abroad if we love it, but we buy Canadian music as long as we like it. Remember that only Canadian artists can sing with Canadian accents, use Canadian English in their lyrics, sing about issues to which Canadians can relate, add some choice French words and phrases into the songs, and make a style of music that appeals more to the Canadian ear.
We are happy with the number of Canadian artists and songs appearing on the charts. Laws governing radio airplay have helped with this. However, we do not wish to continue seeing most of the Canadian artists lie at the bottom of the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 while the top positions are occupied by foreign artists. All we can do is identify those singles which have a better chance of climbing to the top, but it is up to you to listen to them and buy the ones you like. Supporting our own artists who are working hard to earn a living means that we download them through official channels and buy them.
Canadian recording artists are all on the same team. It was never about competition. Each artist with heart and soul prepares his or her own unique dish as a contribution to a sumptuous banquet dinner. We who partake have the freedom to choose to feast on those dishes that appeal to our own taste. It is not a time to be a stick in the mud, to criticize a particular dish, or try to convince someone that the dish he is eating is unsavoury. It’s a joyous party that should serve only to bring us all together in a spirit of unity to enjoy the great “food”.
We have identified the following seven singles as having the best chance of climbing to the top of the charts based on their momentum. Please take a few minutes, give them a listen and buy the one or ones you like. For your convenience, we have provided links to YouTube videos so you can listen to them and links to the iTunes site where you can download them for a price cheaper than a cup of coffee. If you’re broke, no worries. You can help promote these awesome Canadian songs by voting for your favourite.