2012’s Biggest Canadian Hits, Both English and French

CMB medThe number one song of 2012 in Canada was Gotye’s ”Somebody That I Used to Know”. The most successful Anglo song from a Canadian artist was ”Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen (2nd of the year, Canadian Hot 100). It enjoyed part of its chart success in 2011 when it was released and spent a total of 74 weeks on the charts. It was the best-selling digital single of 2012 worldwide and became the best-selling domestic single of all-time by a Canadian artist. Her collaboration with the United States’ Owl City, “Good Time”, also topped the weekly charts as did Justin Bieber with “Boyfriend”. The year’s biggest Franco hit was Marie-Mai’s “Sans cri ni haine” (4th of the year, CKOI), a Franco cover of “Call Your Girlfriend” by Sweden’s Robyn. “Toi + Moi” by the 2012 Star Academie finalists peaked at #31 on the Canadian Hot 100, the highest position ever by a Franco single.

Below is a list of all singles by Canadian artists that made the year-end Top 100 or that peaked within the Top 40 of the weekly Canadian Hot 100. We have included tunes from international artists (names in grey) which “feature” a Canadian. As well, below is a list of all Canadian Franco songs that made the CKOI year-end Top 50 or that appeared on the Canadian Hot 100.

HY = Hot 100 year-end chart position

HW = Hot 100 weekly charts, peak position

CY = CKOI year-end Top 50 chart position


Sans cri ni haine Marie-Mai 4 67
Toi + Moi 2012 Star Academie Finalists 8 31
C.O.B.R.A. Marie-Mai 25 74
Le Memoire de Loco Locass Loco Locass 41  
Parler a mon pere Celine Dion   53
Les Petits pieds de lea Celine Dion   80
J’aime ta grand-mere Les Trois Accords   97


Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2 1
Kiss You Inside Out Hedley 19 2
Summer Paradise Simple Plan 22 8
Good Time Carly Rae Jepsen 30 1
Boyfriend Justin Bieber 35 1
Take Care Drake 36 15
As Long As You Love Me Justin Bieber 48 9
Shut Up and Dance Victoria Duffield 49 12*
Is Anybody Out There? K’Naan ft. Nelly Furtado 52 14
Fallout Marianas Trench 53 26
Curiosity Carly Rae Jepsen 55 18
One Life Hedley 57 16*
Desperate Measures Marianas Trench 62 20
Burning Mia Martina 64 25
Hit Me Up Danny Fernandes 65 22*
Hurt Me Tomorrow K’Naan 70 12
The Motto Drake 72 38
Let It Go Dragonette 73 23
The Veldt deadmau5 75 24
When We Stand Together Nickelback 81 10*
Live My Life Far East Movement ft. Justin Bieber 85 4
Mash It Up Karl Wolf 94 28
Somebody That I Used to Know Walk Off the Earth 96 13
Invincible Hedley 97 9*
Our Song Comes On Kristina Maria 100 23
Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber   4
All Around the World Justin Bieber   10
True Colours Artists Against Bullying   10
Die In Your Arms Justin Bieber   14
Nobody Does It Like You Shawn Desman   18
Turn to You Justin Bieber   22
This Kiss Carly Rae Jepsen   23
You and I Anjulie   25
Big Hoops Nelly Furtado   28
Toi + Moi 2012 Star Academie Finalists   31
Body Work Morgan Page ft. Tegan and Sara   32
Turn It Up Kardinal Offishall ft. Karl Wolf   32
Dum Da Dum Shawn Desman   32
Amnesia Rosette   34
Break My Heart Victoria Duffield   35
Big in Japan Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette   36
Canadian Girls Dean Brody   36
Feel Victoria Duffield   37
She’s My Kind of Crazy Emerson Drive   37
Beautiful Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Justin Bieber   37
She Can Ride Dru   39

* This peak position was reached in 2011.


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