Biggest Hits 1970-72

Below, from various sources, are big hits by Canadian artists that made the year-end charts. Because the sources are different and different charts calculate the relative positions of the songs by different means, take the positions with a grain of salt. We place them here simply to give an idea of some of the more popular songs each year through the period.

1970

Song Artist Pos
American Woman The Guess Who 5
As Years Go By Mashmakhan 10
No Time The Guess Who 12
Snowbird Anne Murray 20
Share the Land The Guess Who 27
Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor 28
Jingle Jangle Archies* 41
You Me and Mexico Edward Bear 54
Hi De Ho Blood Sweat & Tears* 74
Woodstock Crosby Stills Nash Young* 78
One Tin Soldier Original Caste 83
Mr. Monday Original Caste 93
Teach Your Children Crosby Stills Nash Young* 95
That’s Where I Went Wrong Poppy Family 100
* Part Canadian
Source: RPM, Canada

1971

Song Artist Pos
Sweet City Woman The Stampeders 2
Stay Awhile The Bells 8
If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot 17
One Fine Morning Lighthouse 30
Carry Me The Stampeders 31
Rain Dance The Guess Who 47
Absolutely Right 5 Man Electrical Band 49
Jodie Joey Gregorash 51
Signs 5 Man Electrical Band 55
Hang on to Your Life The Guess Who 63
Put Your Hand in the Hand Ocean 66
Sing High Sing Low Anne Murray 67
Where Evil Grows Poppy Gamily 77
Be My Baby Andy Kim 80
Do the Fuddle Duddle House of Commons 86
Hats Off Lighthouse 88
It Takes Time Anne Murray 90
Source: RPM, Canada

1972

Song Artist Pos
Heart Of Gold Neil Young 8
Love Me Love Me Love Frank Mills 69
You Could Have Been A Lady April Wine 85
Poor Little Fool Frank Mills 88
Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon The Guess Who 89
Beautiful Gordon Lightfoot 97
Old Man Neil Young 99
Source: CHUM, Toronto