1969’s Biggest Canadian Hits

CMB medThe 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.

1969 HITS

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
Rock Me Steppenwolf 90 4
Move Over Steppenwolf   12
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


1969 Trivia


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