A total of 21 songs involving domestic artists made the year-end Billboard Canadian Hot 100, up from 19 last year. The top song of the year was “Can’t Feel My Face” at 8th overall. The song was one of four Canadian tunes that reached #1 on the weekly charts, the others being the same artist’s “The Hills” and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” and “Sorry”. The table below shows all songs by domestic artists that made the year-end Billboard Canadian Hot 100 with their year-end (YE) position, peak position on the weekly charts (WP), and gold/platinum certifications by Music Canada. Note that the songs may achieve higher certifications in the future and that some of these, still on the weekly charts, may achieve higher peaks in 2016. The songs below that achieved their peak chart positions in 2014 have those numbers in blue. At the very bottom of this post, see Nielsen’s actual sales numbers for the Top 10 Canadian songs of 2015.
Our second table is a chart of all Canadian Franco tunes in the CKOI Top 50 year-end chart (YE) as well as all that made the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 weekly charts during 2015 with their weekly chart peak positions (WP). The top Franco song of the year was “Paradis City” by Jean Leloup at #5. Coeur de Pirate’s “Oublie Moi/Carry On” charted highest at Billboard with both Franco and Anglo versions.
Besides songs that made the Billboard year-end Hot 100 are 16 singles that reached the weekly Top 40 or achieved gold/platinum certification. During the 2015 calendar year, 109 songs involving Canadian artists debuted on the Hot 100. Of these, 31 reached the Top 40, and nine the Top 10. As mentioned above, there were four #1s. Regarding songs involving Canadians that debuted during 2014 (as a comparison), there were 95, 22 making the Top 40, five the Top 10, and no #1s. A conclusion would be then that Canadian songs did better within Canada in 2015 than in 2014.