Top Hit Single Artists from 1964-2015

CMB medThere are a number of facts and figures that we can present for you based on chart data. For example, the most successful year in Canadian music from the standpoint of hit singles was 1996 when Canadian artists scored 77 Top 40 hits, 28 Top 10 hits, 7 number one hits, and 31 year-end Top 100 hits. The RPM chart for November 25 that year showed 8 out of the top 10 songs were by Canadian artists. Since 1964, Canadian artists have scored 2,695 major hits. Below are tables ranking artists by the number of hits. For the designation “all hits” we mean a song in the Top 40 nationwide chart, a Francophone song in CKOI’s year-end Top 50 or Canadian Hot 100, a song nominated for Félix Single of the Year, or a song nominated for JUNO Song of the Year. Note that some artists may have scored a number of hits prior to 1964 (e.g. Bobby Curtola, Paul Anka, etc.). Hits as a featured artist were not included.

ARTIST ALL HITS
Celine Dion 44
Bryan Adams 38
Justin Bieber 35
The Guess Who 33
Anne Murray 25
Alanis Morissette 22
Blue Rodeo 20
Corey Hart 19
Gordon Lightfoot 19
The Tragically Hip 19
April Wine 18
Eric Lapointe 18
The Barenaked Ladies 17
Hedley 16
Jann Arden 16
Daniel Belanger 15
Nickelback 15
The Stampeders 15

 

ARTIST TOP 40 HITS
Bryan Adams 36
Justin Bieber 35
The Guess Who 33
Celine Dion 30
Anne Murray 25
Alanis Morissette 22
Blue Rodeo 19
Corey Hart 19
Gordon Lightfoot 19
The Tragically Hip 19
April Wine 18
The Barenaked Ladies 17
Hedley 16
Jann Arden 16
The Stampeders 15

 

ARTIST TOP 10 HITS
Bryan Adams 18
Celine Dion 16
The Guess Who 15
Justin Bieber 11
Alanis Morissette 11
Blue Rodeo 10
Hedley 10
Anne Murray 9
Sarah McLachlan 9
Gordon Lightfoot 8
Jann Arden 8

 

ARTIST #1 HITS
Bryan Adams 10
Alanis Morissette 6
Celine Dion 5
Anne Murray 5
The Guess Who 4
Justin Bieber 3
Gordon Lightfoot 3
Corey Hart 3
Paul Anka 3

 

2 thoughts on “Top Hit Single Artists from 1964-2015

  1. As the name of our blog suggests, our focus is on Canadian recording artists. Charts on foreign artists can be found at other sites on the web.

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