1973’s Biggest Canadian Hits

CMB medThe biggest song of 1973 in Canada was “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” by Dawn. Toronto’s Edward Bear scored the most successful Canuck tune, “Last Song” (11th of the year).  Below is a list of all songs by Canadian artists that made the year-end Top 100 and that peaked in the Top 40 of the weekly RPM charts during 1973. There are 77 in total, including 26 top tens, and four number ones. 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 lists, check out some cool trivia regarding the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.

1973 HITS

Last Song Edward Bear 11 1
Danny’s Song Anne Murray 14 1
Painted Ladies Ian Thomas 16 4
First Cut Is The Deepest Keith Hampshire 21 1
Could You Ever Love Me Again Gary & Dave 24 1
Last Kiss Wednesday 27 2
I’m A Stranger Here 5 Man Electrical Band 28 2
Heartbeat It’s A Lovebeat Defranco Family 31 3
Make My Life A Little Bit Brighter Chester 38 3
You Are What I Am / Same Obsession Gordon Lightfoot 40 3
You Don’t Know What Love Is Susan Jacks 44 3
Close Your Eyes Edward Bear 46 3
Control of Me Les Emmerson 57 5
Pretty Lady Lighthouse 60 9
Farmer’s Song Murray McLauchlan 63 6
Minstrel Gypsy Stampeders 65 6
Touch of Magic James Leroy 74 6
I Just Want to Make Music Ken Tobias 76 9
Rosalie Michael Tarry 78 8
I’m Going to Love You Too Terry Jacks 80 7
Wildflower Skylark 86 10
Oh My Lady Stampeders 87 12
Follow Your Daughter Home The Guess Who 89 20
Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks 92  *
A Good Song Valdy 96 9
It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference Tom Middleton 99 10
Daytime Night Time Keith Hampshire   5
Gypsy Abraham’s Children   7
Turn Me On I’m a Radio Joni Mitchell   10
Glamour Boy The Guess Who   14
Sitting On a Poor Man’s Throne Copper Penny   14
All Things Come From God Tony Kosinec   15
Sign of the Gypsy Queen Lorence Hud   16
Pretty City Lady Bob McBride   16
Simple Life Valdy   16
West Coast Woman Painter   16
You Girl Lighthouse   17
Cry Your Eyes Out Les Emmerson   18
Lady Run, Lady Hide April Wine   19
Goodbye Mama Dave Nicol   19
Orly The Guess Who   21
Blue Collar Bachman-Turner Overdrive   21
What About Me Anne Murray   22
Carry On Cliff & Ann Edwards   23
Ice on the Road Fergus Hambleton   24
The Beatles’ Thing / Lady Loves Me Moran   24
Thank You Abraham’s Children   24
Happy Dreamer Jack Cornell   24
Fly Me High Ken Tobias   24
Send a Little Love My Way Anne Murray   25
You’re Still the One Copper Penny   26
Song of Love Alabama   26
Moonshine (Friend of Mine) John Kay   26
Can’t Depend On Love Gordon Lightfoot   27
Once-Loved Woman / Love Vibrations Marty Butler   27
You Look Good in Denim James Leroy   27
Love Is Coming A Foot in Coldwater   27
Holding Your Hands Sea Dog   28
He Was Me He Was You The Bells   29
The Singer The Bells   29
Everyday Working Man Ginette Reno   32
Walking On Back Edward Bear   33
In My Life A Foot in Coldwater   34
Broken Guitar Blues Lighthouse   34
Isn’t That So Jesse Winchester   34
Lately Love Bob Ruzicka   35
Dance a Little Step Mashmakhan   35
Carpenter of Wood Cliff Edwards   35
Flip Flop & Fly Downchild Blues Band   36
Find Yourself a Boy Tammy Rafferty   37
Uncle Dad and Auntie Mom Cliff Edwards   38
Always Be Thinking of You Fludd   39
Lost Mickey Posner   39
Living Without You Creamcheeze Goodtime Band   39
Treasure Song Bob McBride   39
Swinging Shepherd Blues Moe Koffman   40
Power to All Our Friends Cal Dodd   40

* Peaked on the charts at #1 in 1974 and became the biggest song of the year.


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