1990’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB med1990’s biggest song in Canada was Phil Collins’ “I Wish It Would Rain Down”. As far as Canadian hits go, Laurence Jalbert’s “Tomber” was the biggest Franco hit and Alias’ “More Than Words Can Say” the most successful Anglo hit. Below is a list of all Canadian Franco hits that finished in CKOI’s year-end Top 50. All Canadian hits that made the RPM Top 100 of the year are listed as well as all that peaked in the Top 40 of the weekly charts. 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.


Tomber Laurence Jalbert 3
A bout de ciel Marjo 7
Je legue a la mer Paul Piche 10
C’est zero Julie Masse 18
Au nom de la rasion Laurence Jalbert 21
Qui sait Daniel Lavoie 23
Ton amour est trop lourd Jim Corcoran 25
Parfums du passe Les B.B. 28
Desir=danger Martine St-Clair 30
Le train Vilain Pingouin 33
Pape du rap Daniel Lavoie 35
Rage Laurence Jalbert 38
T’es dans la lune Les B.B. 40
Un chateau de sable Paul Piche 43
Salut salaud Vilain Pingouin 45
Une derniere fois Gerry Boulet 47
Sauvez mon ame Luc de Larochelliere 50


More Than Words Can Say Alias 2 1
Lover of Mine Alannah Myles 16 2
Don’t Wanna Fall in Love Jane Child 49 5
Just Came Back Colin James 52 5
Every Little Tear Paul Janz 54 5
She Ain’t Pretty The Northern Pikes 62 6
I Think I Love You Too Much Jeff Healey Band 63 5
Dangerous Times Sue Medley 68 8
Girl with a Problem The Northern Pikes 72 8
All the Lovers in the World Gowan 77 6
Crime Against Love Barney Bentall 85 11
The Time of Day Gino Vannelli 93 10
When a Heart Breaks Rik Emmett 95 13
Little Salvation Luba 97 11
Carry On The Box 100 12
Let Your Backbone Slide Maestro Fresh Wes   10
A Little Love Corey Hart   13
Rocket to My Heart Paul Janz   13
Stand Paul Janz   13
The World Just Keeps On Turning Candi   15
Take One Way Burton Cummings   16
That’s Life Sue Medley   16
I’ll Watch Over You Mae Moore   16
Inside Out Crash Vegas   18
Woman’s Work Sheree   20
Expedition Sailor Kim Mitchell   20
Inside My Heart The Box   20
Lead Me On Boulevard   21
Sun Comes Up Cowboy Junkies   22
No More Words Luba   22
Where Does My Heart Beat Now Celine Dion   22
Til the Fever Breaks The Jitters   23
(If There Was) Any Other Way Celine Dion   23
Honest Man Partland Brothers   24
Letter Back Zappacosta   24
The Pass Rush   25
Don’t Look Back Kenny MacLean   25
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Jeff Healey Band   27
Still Got This Thing Alannah Myles   28
Rescue Me Kenny MacLean   29
Two Girls In Love The Pursuit of Happiness   30
Bang! (Starting Over) Corey Hart   30
Still Beating World On Edge   31
What Was Going Through My Head Grapes of Wrath   33
Edge of the World Marc Jordan   33
Carry Me Ray Lyell & the Storm   34
Rock and Bird The Cowboy Junkies   34
Cruel Life Ray Lyell & the Storm   35
In the 21st Century Men Without Hats   35
Haunted Heart Alias   35
Keep On Lovin’ Me Baby Colin James   35
Love Thing Sue Medley   36
Hands On Lee Aaron   38
I Will Give You Everything The Skydiggers   38
Temptation The Box   39
The Bridge Is Burning The Jitters   40


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