Top 100 Singles of 1969 in Canada

The Beatles - Get BackAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1969 in Canada was “Get Back” by The Beatles. It was written by Paul McCartney. Six of the year-end Top 100 songs, bolded in red in the chart below, were authored by Canadians. Do note that, though an American group, Blood, Sweat & Tears was fronted by Canada’s David Clayton-Thomas at the time. Also, Andy Kim was part of virtual band The Archies. We have marked these in orange. The top purely Canadian entry on the chart was “Baby I Love You” by Andy Kim. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 Get Back The Beatles
2 Sugar Sugar The Archies
3 Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In 5th Dimension
4 And When I Die Blood, Sweat & Tears
5 Something/Come Together The Beatles
6 Dizzy Tommy Rae
7 I Started a Joke The Bee Gees
8 Crimson & Clover Tommy James & Shondells
9 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
10 Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat & Tears
11 Baby I Love You Andy Kim
12 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat & Tears
13 Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
14 Hair The Cowsills
15 In the Year 2525 Zager & Evans
16 Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones
17 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell
18 Easy To Be Hard Three Dog Night
19 Time of the Season The Zombies
20 One Three Dog Night
21 Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & Shondells
22 Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
23 Touch Me The Doors
24 Jean Oliver
25 This Magic Moment Jay & the Americans
26 Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone
27 Everybody’s Talkin’ Nilsson
28 I Heard It Thru the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
29 Wedding Bell Blues 5th Dimension
30 These Eyes The Guess Who
31 Hooked on a Feeling B. J. Thomas
32 Laughing The Guess Who
33 Good Morning Starshine Oliver
34 Indian Giver 1910 Fruitgum Co.
35 When I Die Motherlode
36 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again Tom Jones
37 Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
38 Tracy The Cuff Links
39 In the Ghetto Elvis Presley
40 Baby It’s You Smith
41 Romeo & Juliet Theme Henry Mancini
42 Little Woman Bobby Sherman
43 Love Can Make You Happy Mercy
44 I Can’t Get Next To You The Temptations
45 Soulful Strut Young Holt Unlimited
46 The Worst That Could Happen Brooklyn Bridge
47 Yester-Me Yester-You… Stevie Wonder
48 It’s Your Thing The Isley Brothers
49 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
50 Get Together The Youngbloods
51 Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter, Paul & Mary
52 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Supremes & Temptations
53 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
54 Which Way You Goin’ Billy The Poppy Family
55 I Love How You Love Me Bobby Vinton
56 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
57 If I Can Dream Elvis Presley
58 Traces Classics IV
59 You Showed Me The Turles
60 Hurt So Bad The Lettermen
61 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
62 Grazin’ in the Grass Friends of Distinction
63 More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Staircase
64 Smile a Little Smile For Me Flying Machine
65 Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone
66 I’m Gonna Make You Mine Lou Christie
67 Love Me Tonight Tom Jones
68 Galveston Glen Campbell
69 This Girl Is a Woman Now Gary Puckett/Union Gap
70 The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
71 Ruby Don’t Take Your Love… Kenny Rogers & 1st Edition
72 River Is Wide The Grass Roots
73 Cloud Nine The Temptations
74 Black Pearl The Checkmates
75 Oh Happy Day The Edwin Hawkins Singers
76 Make Believe Wind
77 Take a Letter Maria R. B. Greaves
78 For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder
79 Only the Strong Survive Jerry Butler
80 We Gotta All Get Together Paul Revere & The Raiders
81 Give Peace a Chance Plastic Ono Band
82 Canadian Pacific George Hamilton
83 Fortunate Son/Down on Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
84 Cinnamon Derek
85 Games That People Play Joe South
86 Hawaii Five-0 The Ventures
87 Brother Love’s Travelling… Neil Diamond
88 Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis
89 Quentin’s Theme Charles Rondolph
90 Rock Me Steppenwolf
91 This Girl’s In Love With You Dionne Warwick
92 Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ Crazy Elephant
93 Love Child The Supremes
94 Twenty-Five Miles Edwin Starr
95 Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon Paul Revere & The Raiders
96 My Whole World Ended David Ruffin
97 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
98 I’d Wait a Million Years The Grass Roots
99 Atlantis Donovan
100 Chewy Chewy The Ohio Express