Teen Idols: All #1 Hits in Canada by Teenagers

Teen idols have been dazzling the masses since the beginning of the rock and roll era and perhaps even before then. We have gone through the national singles charts for Canada since 1964 to come up with a list of all number one hits by teenagers (aged 13-19). If the song hit number one on the Canadian charts when the artist was still a teenager, it made the list. We looked only at soloists, not at duos or bands. We have a total of 23 number one hits from 20 teenagers (six of which are Canadians) since national charts began in mid-1964. Donny Osmond, Tiffany, and Rihanna scored two number one hits while they were teenagers. The list is in reverse chronological order.

The Twenty-Tens

Teens stars 2010s

“Royals” by Lorde. Hit number one October 12, 2013. She was 17.
“Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber (Canadian). Hit number one April 14, 2012. He was 18.
“I Believe” by Nikki Yanofsky (Canadian). Hit #1 on February 27, 2010. She was 16.

The Noughties

2000s teen stars

“Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston. Hit number one August 11, 2007. He was 17.
“Umbrella” by Rihanna. Hit number one June 16, 2007. She was 19.
“Meant to Fly” by Eva Avila (Canadian). Hit #1 on September 23, 2006. She was 19.
“SOS” by Rihanna. Hit number one May 27, 2006. She was 18.
“Alive” by Melissa O’Neil (Canadian). Hit #1 on October 22, 2005. She was 17.
“Awake in a Dream” by Kalan Porter (Canadian). Hit #1 Oct. 23, 2004. He was 18.
“What a Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera. Hit #1 on January 24, 2000. She was 19.

The Nineties

1990s teen stars

“Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears. Hit #1 February 8, 1999. She was 17.

The Eighties

1980s teen stars

“Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson. Number one March 18, 1989. She was 18.
“Could’ve Been” by Tiffany. Number one February 6, 1988. She was 16.
“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany. Hit #1 November 28, 1987. She was 16.
“Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You” by Glenn Medeiros. Hit #1 June 20, 1987. He was 16.

The Seventies

1970s teen stars

“I Just Want to Be Your Everything”, Andy Gibb. Hit #1 Aug. 6, 1977. He was 19.
“Da Doo Ron Ron” by Shaun Cassidy. Number one July 23, 1977. He was 18.
“Puppy Love” by Donny Osmond. Number one April 15, 1972. He was 14.
“Go Away Little Girl” by Donny Osmond. Hit #1 October 16, 1971. He was 13.

The Sixties

1960s teen stars

“Baby, I Love You” by Andy Kim (Canadian). Hit #1 August 9, 1969. He was 16.
“Those Were the Days” by Mary Hopkin. Hit #1 October 28, 1968. She was 18.
“The Boat That I Row” by Lulu. Number one October 2, 1967. She was 18.
“Always Something There to Remind Me” by Sandie Shaw. Hit #1 December 21, 1964. She was 17.

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