The 4th Canadian Single to Top the Canadian Billboard Hot 100

Since the debut of the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 in mid-2007, only a trio of Canadian singles have topped the chart … until today.  The first was Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend”, the second Nikki Yanofsky’s “I Believe”, and the third Young Artists For Haiti’s “Wavin’ Flag”.  With the February 3 chart released today, we now have a fourth Canadian single to hold such a distinction:  Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Avril and Nikki sent their Canadian sister their congratulations.

Canadian Women to Top the Canadian Billboard Hot 100

 A “hot shot debut” on the charts is the new collaboration between K’Naan and Nelly Furtado called “Is Anybody Out There?”.  As it has started its chart run at the strong position of #67, it is a rap-piece to watch for in the coming weeks.

An American politician has begun using K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” in his campaign without asking K’Naan’s permission.  This has deeply offended K’Naan.  The politician is involved with something called The Republican Party.  The United States has already become a repulbic–long ago–so I’m not sure exactly why the politician wants to wave a flag at this point.

2 thoughts on “The 4th Canadian Single to Top the Canadian Billboard Hot 100

  1. The life of a rock star is not only very busy but somewhat isolated. It’s not like in Hollywood where all the movie stars are always running into each other. Rock stars are touring all over, live in different cities, and work for different record companies so it’s difficult for them to come together like a family. Many of them often say that the only time they get to meet and greet is at the JUNOs, albeit very briefly.

    Corey Hart, in an interview, said that he never really got to hang out and talk music with Bryan Adams, though one day, out of the blue, Bryan called him and they had a nice chat over the phone.

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