The biggest song of 1969 in Canada was The Beatles’ “Get Back”. There was an upswing in Canadian music this year; however, many of these hits were not played on Canadian radio until after they had become hits south of the border. On the bright side, the CRTC had been established in 1968, and CanCon/MAPL regulations were on the way. The biggest Canadian hit of 1969 was Andy Kim’s “Baby I Love You” (11th of the year), one of three number one hits this year. In total, there were 21 Canadian Top 40 hits, six of which made the Top 10 and the year-end Top 100. Below is a list of all Canadian Top 40 hits for the year with their peak chart position. Bear in mind, that this is a picture of cross-Canada success. Songs may have charted much higher or lower in various cities as radio stations usually give local artists more support. Below the list, check out some cool trivia on the year’s hits and their artists.
YE= Year-End chart position.
WP = Weekly chart peak position.
|Baby I Love You||Andy Kim||11||1|
|These Eyes||The Guess Who||30||7|
|Laughing||The Guess Who||32||1|
|When I Die||Motherlode||35||1|
|Which Way You Goin’ Billy||The Poppy Family||54||9|
|So Good Together||Andy Kim||15|
|Hands of the Clock||Life||19|
|Undun||The Guess Who||21|
|Goodnight My Love||Paul Anka||23|
|Now That I’m a Man||49th Parallel||30|
|Cruel War||Sugar and Spice||31|
|It’s Never Too Late||Steppenwolf||33|
|Pack It In||Buckstone Hardware||33|
|Private Train||5 Man Electrical Band||37|
|We Love You, Call Collect||Art Linkletter||37|
|Lily the Pink||The Irish Rovers||38|
|So Come with Me||Witness Inc||40|
|Memories of a Broken Promise||Motherlode||40|