All #1 Hits in Canada … From Canadian Artists

Number-1From the beginning of the national singles charts in Canada launched in 1964 by RPM magazine, until now, 98 songs from Canadian artists have reached number one in the Great White North. Additionally, at least 13 number ones are by artists that include Canadians (e.g. a foreign band with a Canadian member, a collaboration between a Canadian and international artist, etc). Below is a list of all number one hits in Canada by Canadian artists divided into the RPM era (1964-2000), the Canadian Singles Chart era (2000-2007), and the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 era (2007-present).

RPM ERA Number One Singles by Canadians

TITLE ARTIST YEAR
Ringo Lorne Green 1964
Shakin’ All Over The Guess Who 1965
You Really Got a Hold On Me Little Caesar and the Consuls 1965
Canada Young Canada Singers 1967
Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf 1968
Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf 1968
Baby, I Love You Andy Kim 1969
When I Die Motherlode 1969
Laughing The Guess Who 1969
No Time The Guess Who 1970
American Woman The Guess Who 1970
As Years Go By Mashmakhan 1970
If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot 1971
Stay Awhile The Bells 1971
Sweet City Woman The Stampeders 1971
Love Me Love Me Love Frank Mills 1972
Cotton Jenny Anne Murray 1972
Heart of Gold Neil Young 1972
Last Song Edward Bear 1973
Danny’s Song Anne Murray 1973
First Cut Is The Deepest Keith Hampshire 1973
Could You Ever Love Me Again Gary & Dave 1973
Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks 1974
A Love Song Anne Murray 1974
Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 1974
(You’re) Having My Baby Paul Anka 1974
Rock Me Gently Andy Kim 1974
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1974
I Don’t Like to Sleep Alone Paul Anka 1975
Hey You Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1975
I Believe (There’s Nothing Stronger) Paul Anka 1975
Theme from SWAT THP Orchestra 1976
Roxy Roller Sweeney Todd 1976
The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot 1976
Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill 1978
Hot Child in the City Nick Gilder 1978
You Needed Me Anne Murray 1978
I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli 1978
I Just Fall in Love Again Anne Murray 1979
New World Man Rush 1982
Tears Are Not Enough Northern Lights 1985
Never Surrender Corey Hart 1985
Crying Over You Platinum Blonde 1985
Everything in my Heart Corey Hart 1986
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) Glass Tiger 1986
Can’t Help Falling in Love Corey Hart 1987
More Than Words Can Say Alias 1990
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams 1991
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started Bryan Adams 1991
Life Is a Highway Tom Cochrane 1991
Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven Bryan Adams 1992
If You Asked Me To Celine Dion 1992
Song Instead of a Kiss Alannah Myles 1992
Please Forgive Me Bryan Adams 1993
The Power of Love Celine Dion 1994
Insensitive Jann Arden 1995
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman Bryan Adams 1995
I Wish You Well Tom Cochrane 1995
Hand In My Pocket Alanis Morissette 1995
Ironic Alanis Morissette 1996
Ahead By a Century The Tragically Hip 1996
You Learn Alanis Morissette 1996
The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me is You Bryan Adams 1996
Let’s Make a Night to Remember Bryan Adams 1996
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now Celine Dion 1996
Head Over Feet Alanis Morissette 1996
Clumsy Our Lady Peace 1997
Building a Mystery Sarah McLachlan 1997
Back to You Bryan Adams 1998
My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion 1998
On a Day Like Today Bryan Adams 1998
Thank U Alanis Morissette 1998
It’s All Been Done Barenaked Ladies 1999
Love Song Sky 1999
Faded soulDecision 2000
Bang Bang Boom The Moffatts 2000

CANADIAN SINGLES CHART ERA Number One Singles by Canadians

TITLE ARTIST YEAR
Completely Serial Joe 2001
Hands Clean Alanis Morissette 2002
Canadian Man Paul Brandt 2002
Movin’ On The Boomtang Boys 2002
Hero Chad Kroeger 2002
I Drove All Night Celine Dion 2003
Someday Nickelback 2003
Something More Ryan Malcolm 2003
Awake in a Dream Kalan Porter 2004
Paper Rain Amanda Stott 2005
On My Own Hedley 2005
Alive Melissa O’Neil 2005
Meant to Fly Eva Avila 2006

CANADIAN HOT 100 ERA Number One Singles by Canadians

TITLE ARTIST YEAR
Girlfriend Avril Lavigne 2007
I Believe Nikki Yanofsky 2010
Wavin’ Flag Young Artists for Haiti 2010
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen 2012
Boyfriend Justin Bieber 2012
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke 2013
Can’t Feel My Face The Weeknd 2015
The Hills
The Weeknd 2015
What Do You Mean
Justin Bieber 2015
Sorry Justin Bieber 2015
Love Yourself
Justin Bieber 2016
One Dance
Drake 2016
Starboy  The Weeknd 2016

Number One Singles Partially Credited to Canadians

TITLE ARTIST YEAR
Daydream The Lovin’ Spoonful 1966
Monday, Monday The Mamas and the Papas 1966
I Saw Her Again The Mamas and the Papas 1966
Summer in the City The Lovin’ Spoonful 1966
Creeque Alley The Mamas and the Papas 1967
You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat and Tears 1969
Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat and Tears 1969
Sugar, Sugar The Archies 1969
And When I Die Blood, Sweat and Tears 1969
Jingle Jangle The Archies 1970
All For Love Bryan Adams/Stewart/Sting 1994
Give It to Me Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado 2007
Good Time Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City 2012
Work Rihanna ft. Drake 2016
Cold Water
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber
2016
Despacito  Fonsi/Yankee ft. Justin Bieber
2017
I’m the One DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber et al
2017
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