2000’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medIn terms of weekly peak positions, the top Anglo hits of 2000 were Soul Decision’s “Faded” (#1) and The Moffatts’ “Bang Bang Boom” (#1). The biggest Franco song of the year was Jean Leloup’s “Je joue de la guitar” (4th). RPM magazine stopped publication in 2000, the final issue being November 6. The Canadian Singles Chart (produced by Neilsen SoundScan) began handling the honours. However, online archived charts begin in July 2001. We therefore do not have access to singles charts for November and December 2000, and there is no year-end chart for 2000. Below is a list of all RPM Top 40 hits by Canadian artists from January to November 6. Songs fairly new to or moving up the November 6 chart have been marked with an asterisk to indicate there was a high chance that they charted higher after the RPM shut down. Also find below all Canadian Franco hits that made the year-end CKOI Top 50. Below the charts, check out some trivia on the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.


Je joue de la guitare Jean Leloup 4
Quand? Martin Deschamps 10
Tombee de toi Isabelle Boulay & France D’Amour 12
Seul Garou 15
La desise Daniel Boucher 20
Motel 117 Eric Lapointe 22
Gros zero Yelo Molo 25
Le menteur Nicola Ciccone 30
Un jour ou l’ autre Isabelle Boulay 32
Amalgame Les Respectables 38
Le bon gars et le salaud Bruno Pelletier 40
Cheval de fer Okoume 42
Ne fais pas ca Paul Piche 44
Full vedge Real Beland 49


Faded Soul Decision 1
Bang Bang Boom The Moffatts 1
Before You Chantal Kreviazuk 2
Everybody Wants to Be Like You Snow 2
Get Down B4-4 4
Pinch Me Barenaked Ladies 4
That’s the Way It Is Celine Dion 5
Can’t Stop Jacksoul 8
I Will Be Waiting D-Cru 9
Best of Me Bryan Adams 10
No One Does It Better Soul Decision 10
Ole Ole 11:30 10
When Shania Twain 14
Dear Life Chantal Kreviazuk 14
Here Comes the Sunshine Love Inc 14
Superhero Sky 16*
Carousel Bratt Pack 17
Ooh It’s Kinda Crazy Soul Decision 18
I Will Love Again Lara Fabian 19
Look at Us Now Sarina 19
I’m Like a Bird Nelly Furtado 19*
Love Wins Everytime McMaster & James 20
Go Go B4-4 21
Sleepless Jann Arden 22
Thank You McMaster & James 22
Better Man J. Gaines & Soul Attorneys 23
Both Sides Now Boomtang Boys 23
Let Me Know Jake 23
Just Another Phase The Moffatts 23
Dream About You B2Krazy 24*
Somebody Wants Blue Rodeo 25
Shades of Grey Amanda Marshall 25
That I Would Be Good Alanis Morissette 28
Human Distinct Nature 29
Is She a Lot Like Me Luba 29
Tattooed Dahmnait Doyle 32
Hampster Dance Hampton Hampster 32
The Messenger Tea Party 33
Sunshine Rubber 34
Whatcha Got Carolos Morgan 35
Something to Say B2Krazy 35
I Understand McMaster & James 36
I Don’t Believe in You Joee 37*
Let`s Ride Choclair 38
Listen to My Heart Jacynthe 39
Somedays Jacksoul 39
As If Jason Allan 40
Keepin’ It Real D-Cru 40

* These songs likely charted higher. No charts are available after November 6 to the end of 2000.

Nov-Dec 2000 Nielsen SoundScan

The final RPM chart appeared November 6, 2000. Songs in the Top 40 of the Nielsen SoundScan chart in the months of November to December not in RPM are listed below. We have not included their peak positions as they may have been achieved prior to November and would stand in conflict with the RPM chart.

Silence by Delerium

I Am Who I Am by Lara Fabian


2000 trivia


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