2001’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medThe years 2001 to 2007 are problematic in terms of singles charts. After RPM magazine folded in November 2000, the only national charts were published by Nielsen SoundScan as The Canadian Singles Chart. These charts looked only at the sales of singles, not radio airplay. Prior to the digital era, singles did not sell well in Canada and many were not even available. Canadians were in the habit of buying whole albums, not singles. Some sources indicate that, at times, the #1 entry on The Canadian Singles Chart sold as little as 200 copies a week. The result is that many huge hits did not chart well or were even absent from the singles chart because Canadians never bothered with the single, buying the whole album instead.

With all its shortcomings, The Canadian Singles Chart is the only record we have of some of the more popular songs of the period. Below is a list of all singles from Canadian artists that reached their peak position within the Top 40 of the Canadian Singles Chart during 2001. As usual, we have all Canadian Franco songs that made the CKOI year-end Top 50. We have also included songs nominated for the JUNO Single of the Year award in 2002 (for year 2001).

YE= Year-End chart position

WP = Weekly chart peak position

N = Nominated for Best Single JUNO

W = Won Best Single JUNO

2001 CANADIAN FRANCO HITS (YEAR-END CKOI TOP 50)

TITLE ARTIST YE
Rever Mieux Daniel Belanger 7
De Heros A Zero Projet Orange 10
Sous Le Vent Garou & Celine Dion 14
Et Cetera Gabrielle Destroismaisons 17
Caliente Kevin Parent 20
L’argent Fait Le Bonheur Les Respectables 23
Sabrina Yelo Molo 25
Pas Besoin De Frapper Sylvain Cossette 27
Ma Blonde Est Tellement Martin Deschamps 31
Son Rire Okoume 33
Chez Nous Daniel Boucher 36
Le Petit Castor Yelo Molo 38
Paysage Les Colocs 40
Comment J’pourrais Te L’dire Marie-Chantal Toupin 42

2001 TOP 40 CANADIAN HITS (CANADIAN SINGLES CHART)

TITLE ARTIST WP
Completely Serial Joe 1
Days Like That Sugar Jones 1
Astounded Bran Van 3000 3
No Means No Ricky J 3
O Canada Fabian/Foster 3
Money Jelleestone 6
Sous le vent Garou 14
Receiver New Deal 15
Hello Time Bomb Matthew Good Band 24
Senorita Bratt Pack 24
Orchestral Pop Noir… (EP) The Dears 26
Stranger in My House Tamia 30

 

2001 SINGLES NOMINATED FOR BEST SINGLE JUNO AWARD

TITLE ARTIST JUNO
How You Remind Me Nickelback W
California Wave N
Everybody’s Got a Story Amanda Marshall N
If It Feels Good Do It Sloan N
Life Our Lady Peace N

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