CKOI Year-End Top 50 of 2017

lettrage-camion-ckoiC’est quoi? Well, Montreal radio station CKOI has published a year-end Top 50 chart annually since 1976. It includes both international and Canadian and both Anglo and Franco songs. While the latter have a tough time making it onto the national charts, the CKOI chart gives us a good idea of the more popular Franco songs by year. Of all the year-end charts, this one is the most inclusive offering a very balanced presentation. There is greater variety of genres with pop, rock, dance, R&B, folk, soul, and even country. Because of this and other factors, you may find on the chart international Anglo songs that are absent from English language radio playlists. The top Canadian Franco song of 2017 on the chart is (surprise!) “Une p’tite bière” by Anthony Gaudet at #21. Canadian artists are in red. Franco songs are in blue. Of the 50, 13 involve Canadian artists, down from 18 last year.

1 – SHAPE OF YOU / ED SHEERAN

2 – KATCHI / OFENBACH

3 – DESPACITO / LUIS FONSI & JUSTIN BIEBER

4 – BELIEVER / IMAGINE DRAGONS

5 – SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS / CHAINSMOKERS & COLDPLAY

6 – BE MINE / OFENBACH

7 – SIGN OF THE TIMES / HARRY STYLES

8 – 13 / ALLAN RAYMAN

9 – TUESDAY / BURAK YETER

10 – ROCKABYE / CLEAN BANDIT & SEAN PAUL

11 – MAIN GIRL / CHARLOTTE CARDIN

12 – FEEL IT STILL / PORTUGAL THE MAN

13 – FEELS / CALVIN HARRIS

14 – NO ROOTS / ALICE MERTON

15 – PERFECT / ED SHEERAN

16 – THUNDER / IMAGINE DRAGONS

17 – ONE MORE LIGHT / LINKIN PARK

18 – UH HUH / JULIA MICHAELS

19 – REDBONE / CHILDISH GAMBINO

20 – WHAT ABOUT US / PINK

21 – UNE P’TITE BIERE / ANTHONY GAUDET

22 – DOWN / MARIAN HILL

23 – RX / THEORY OF A DEADMAN

24 – J’PAS STRESSÉE / ROXANE BRUNEAU

25 – DANCING ON MY OWN / CALUM SCOTT

26 – THERE’S NOTHING HOLDIN’ ME BACK / SHAWN MENDES

27 – ROADTRIP / LES CHIENS DE RUELLES

28 – GALWAY GIRL / ED SHEERAN

29 – SKIN / RAG’N’BONE MAN

30 – YOUNG DUMB & BROKE / KHALID

31 – T’EMBELLIS MA VIE / YANN PERREAU

32 – I FEEL IT COMING / THE WEEKND

33 – HAVANA / CAMILA CABELLO

34 – BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD / SAM HUNT

35 – DOMMAGE / BIGFLO & OLI

36 – LEGENDARY / WELSHLY ARMS

37 – HIGHWAY TUNE / GRETA VAN FLEET

38 – NOT EASY / ALEX DA KID

39 – NATION / TIBZ

40 – MALIBU / MILEY CYRUS

41 – NO WITNESS / LP

42 – FOU / ANDREANNE A. MALETTE

43 – WILD HORSES / BISHOP BRIGGS

44 – SAY YOU WON’T LET GO / JAMES ARTHUR

45 – KAMIKAZE / PATRICE MICHAUD

46 – CASTLE ON THE HILL / ED SHEERAN

47 – ONE DAY / ASAF AVIDAN

48 – IL Y A TANT A FAIRE / DANIEL BELANGER

49 – HEAR ME NOW / ALOK

50 – LAY IT ON ME / VANCE JOY

Billboard Canada Year-End Top Artists by Radio Format, 2017

RANK ALL FORMAT CHR
1 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
2 Shawn Mendes The Weeknd
3 The Chainsmokers Shawn Mendes
4 Bruno Mars The Chainsmokers
5 The Weeknd Drake
6 Niall Horan Bruno Mars
7 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara
8 Hedley Niall Horan
9 Maroon 5 Virginia to Vegas
10 Virginia to Vegas Maroon 5
     
RANK HOT AC AC
1 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
2 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
3 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
4 Alessia Cara Maroon 5
5 The Chainsmokers Adele
6 Hedley Justin Timberlake
7 Niall Horan Niall Horan
8 The Weeknd Hedley
9 Maroon 5 The Chainsmokers
10 Adele Michael Buble
     
RANK COUNTRY ROCK
1 Dallas Smith Arkells
2 Blake Shelton Green Day
3 Thomas Rhett July Talk
4 Jon Pardi Imagine Dragons
5 James Barker Band Kings of Leon
6 Jason Aldean Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
7 Old Dominion Mother Mother
8 Dustin Lynch The Glorious Sons
9 Kenny Chesney Queens of the Stone Age
10 Chad Brownlee Foo Fighters

Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017

You’ll have to scroll down quite a bit to find a Canadian artist on Billboard Canada’s year-end country airplay chart. Tops was Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road”. Dallas Smith has the highest Canadian artist entry with “Sky Stays This Blue” at #20. Nineof the Top 50 were by Canadian acts down from 11 last year and 14 in 2015. Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt 26,211
2 No Such Thing As A Broken Heart Old Dominion 23,659
3 Dirt On My Boots Jon Pardi 21,766
4 Heartache On The Dance Floor Jon Pardi 20,165
5 In Case You Didn’t Know Brett Young 19,933
6 Black Dierks Bentley 19,451
7 Yours If You Want It Rascal Flatts 19,411
8 Better Man Little Big Town 19,131
9 Every Time I Hear That Song Blake Shelton 19,030
10 It Ain’t My Fault Brothers Osborne 18,896
11 Craving You Thomas Rhett 18,734
12 Drinkin’ Problem Midland 18,546
13 Fast Luke Bryan 18,404
14 More Girls Like You Kip Moore 18,298
15 You Look Good Lady Antebellum 18,248
16 Small Town Boy Dustin Lynch 18,024
17 Kill A Word Eric Church 17,891
18 For Her Chris Lane 17,852
19 Any Ol’ Barstool Jason Aldean 17,602
20 Sky Stays This Blue Dallas Smith 17,465
21 Do I Make You Wanna Billy Currington 17,378
22 Yeah Boy Kelsea Ballerini 17,376
23 Chills James Barker Band 17,326
24 Flatliner Cole Swindell 17,073
25 All The Pretty Girls Kenny Chesney 16,791
26 Fix A Drink Chris Janson 16,753
27 Hurricane Luke Combs 16,752
28 Somebody Else Will Justin Moore 16,645
29 Time Dean Brody 16,304
30 Star Of The Show Thomas Rhett 16,257
31 I Could Use A Love Song Maren Morris 16,044
32 They Don’t Know Jason Aldean 16,021
33 A Guy With A Girl Blake Shelton 16,001
34 Round Here Buzz Eric Church 15,838
35 God, Your Mama, And Me Florida Georgia Line 15,744
36 The Fighter Keith Urban 15,636
37 Side Effects Dallas Smith 15,439
38 Slide Over Tim Hicks 15,356
39 I Be U Be High Valley 15,276
40 Seein’ Red Dustin Lynch 15,154
41 When It Rains It Pours Luke Combs 14,993
42 Hometown Girl Josh Turner 14,537
43 Bar At The End Of The World Kenny Chesney 14,478
44 Today Brad Paisley 14,205
45 Wanna Be That Song Brett Eldredge 14,147
46 Slow Burn Tim Hicks 13,999
47 Dirty Laundry Carrie Underwood 13,770
48 Crazy About You The Road Hammers 13,701
49 Every Little Thing Carly Pearce 13,646
50 Just Sayin’ James Barker Band 13,623

Billboard Canada Year-End Rock Airplay of 2017

Hamilton’s Arkells topped the rock radio year-end Billboard Canada chart with “Knocking at the Door”. Fifteen of the Top 40 were by Canadian acts, the same number as last year. These artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Knocking At The Door Arkells 19,083
2 Believer Imagine Dragons 16,986
3 Human Rag’n’Bone Man 16,959
4 The Way You Used To Do Queens of The Stone Age 16,250
5 Still Breathing Green Day 13,896
6 Lights Out Royal Blood 13,584
7 Waste A Moment Kings Of Leon 13,108
8 Freeze Me Death From Above 1979 11,869
9 The Drugs Mother Mother 11,621
10 She’s Out Of Her Mind Blink-182 11,406
11 Picturing Love July Talk 11,222
12 Highway Bleeker 11,196
13 Beck + Call July Talk 10,670
14 Run Foo Fighters 9,193
15 High Sir Sly 8,870
16 The Violence Rise Against 8,725
17 Devil’s On Fire Headstones 8,591
18 Highway Tune Greta Van Fleet 8,490
19 Feel It Still Portugal. The Man 8,346
20 Everything Is Alright The Glorious Sons 8,342
21 Kill The Lights The Glorious Sons 8,193
22 Square Hammer Ghost 8,186
23 13 Allan Rayman 8,127
24 Born Yesterday Hollerado 8,054
25 Love Is Mystical Cold War Kids 7,900
26 Wish I Knew You The Revivalists 7,624
27 My Heart’s Always Yours Arkells 7,619
28 Go Robot Red Hot Chili Peppers 7,539
29 Raging Bull One Bad Son 7,492
30 One Good Piece Of Me Big Wreck 7,409
31 Near To The Wild Heart Japandroids 7,108
32 Sky Is A Neighborhood Foo Fighters 7,018
33 The Man The Killers 6,554
34 Help Papa Roach 6,392
35 Blood In The Cut k.flay 6,281
36 Reverend Kings Of Leon 6,224
37 Cold Cold Cold Cage The Elephant 6,023
38 Revolution Radio Green Day 5,735
39 No Good Kaleo 5,655
40 Cocoon Milky Chance 5,637

Billboard Canada Year-End AC Airplay of 2017

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” topped the Adult Contemporary airplay year-end Billboard Canada chart. The top spun Canadian artist track at the format was The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” at #5. Eighteen of the Top 40 were by or featuring a Canadian artist, up from 16 for the past two years. Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 15969
2 Don’t Wanna Know Maroon 5 13404
3 Water Under The Bridge Adele 13075
4 Can’t Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake 12455
5 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd 11195
6 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 11084
7 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur 10788
8 Cheap Thrills Sia 9758
9 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran 9700
10 Love On The Brain Rihanna 8809
11 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry 8712
12 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes 8667
13 24K Magic Bruno Mars 8618
14 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara 8605
15 Kinda Complicated Scott Helman 8231
16 Electric Love Serena Ryder 7928
17 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez 7636
18 I Believe In You Michael Buble 7341
19 Let Me Love You DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber 7209
20 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars 7150
21 Closer The Chainsmokers 6810
22 Love Me Now John Legend 6801
23 Treat You Better Shawn Mendes 6619
24 Lights Out Virginia To Vegas 6573
25 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber 6542
26 Love Again Hedley 6179
27 Play That Song Train 5955
28 Slow Hands Niall Horan 5887
29 This Town Niall Horan 5820
30 Mercy Shawn Mendes 5705
31 Reminding Me Shawn Hook 5521
32 Can’t Slow Down Hedley 5298
33 Fire In My Soul Walk Off The Earth 5127
34 Who Do You Love Marianas Trench 5078
35 What About Us P!nk 4945
36 Sign Of The Times Harry Styles 4932
37 Cold Maroon 5 4746
38 Superficial Love Ruth B 4522
39 The Greatest Sia 4417
40 Bend Ria Mae 4295

Billboard Year-End Canadian Hot 100 Artists of 2017

Billboard has published a year-end chart for the Top 25 artists of 2017 based on the chart performance of their Hot 100 singles in Canada. Ed Sheeran takes the crown followed by Drake. Five homegrowners in total made the Top 25. Find them in red below.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Drake
3. The Chainsmokers
4. The Weeknd
5. Kendrick Lamar
6. Bruno Mars
7. Imagine Dragons
8. Shawn Mendes
9. Future
10. DJ Khaled
11. Justin Bieber
12. Taylor Swift
13. Calvin Harris
14. Selena Gomez
15. Post Malone
16. Lil Uzi Vert
17. Migos
18. Luis Fonsi
19. Niall Horan
20. Charlie Puth
21. Alessia Cara
22. James Arthur
23. Clean Bandit
24. Daddy Yankee
25. French Montana

Billboard Canada Year-End CHR Airplay of 2017

Once again, Eddie Sheeran takes the cake. His “Shape of You” tops CHR (contemporary hit radio) airplay. The Biebs clocks in at #3 with his feature in “Despacito” while Shawn Mendes backs him up with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” at #4. Fifteen of the Top 40 were by or featuring a Canadian artist down from 17 last year. Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The data was collected between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran 49167
2 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez 45147
3 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber 41840
4 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes 41383
5 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd 37530
6 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay 36321
7 Stay Zedd & Alessia Cara 34402
8 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars 32741
9 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara 32476
10 Starboy The Weeknd 31204
11 Slow Hands Niall Horan 30884
12 Side To Side Ariana Grande 30112
13 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Zayn x Taylor Swift 28944
14 Don’t Wanna Know Maroon 5 28441
15 Attention Charlie Puth 28096
16 Let Me Love You DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber 28032
17 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur 27595
18 Paris The Chainsmokers 27488
19 Closer The Chainsmokers 25575
20 Reminding Me Shawn Hook 25508
21 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran 24780
22 Reminder The Weeknd 23962
23 Strip That Down Liam Payne 23737
24 Passionfruit Drake 23615
25 Believer Imagine Dragons 22805
26 Not Going Home DVBBS X CMC$ 22477
27 Run Up Major Lazer 22463
28 Love On The Brain Rihanna 21836
29 Selfish Virginia To Vegas 21691
30 Love Again Hedley 20722
31 24K Magic Bruno Mars 20464
32 I’m the One DJ Khaled 19756
33 Rockabye Clean Bandit 19750
34 Signs Drake 19588
35 Starving Hailee Steinfeld & Grey 18709
36 Mercy Shawn Mendes 18544
37 Lights Out Virginia To Vegas 17567
38 Wild Thoughts DJ Khaled 17535
39 This Town Niall Horan 17235
40 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry 17215

Billboard Canada Year-End All-Format Airplay of 2017

Ranked by the number of spins, below are the 50 most-played songs on Canadian radio during the 2017 chart year (December 6, 2016 to November 25, 2017). Tops was “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran with a whopping 116,794 plays, 40% more the the number two song. Nielsen BDS compiled the all-format airplay data from more than 130 stations across the country, monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” was tops for a Canadian artist at #4 overall. Twenty of the 50 were tunes by or featuring Canadian artists. Note that the difference between this chart and the Hot 100 Airplay one is that the latter is weighted according to radio listenership whereas All-Format Airplay is not. Canadian artists are bolded in red text in the chart below.

RANK TITLE ARTIST PLAYS
1 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran  116,794
2 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay  83,631
3 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez  78,345
4 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes  77,500
5 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
75,692
6 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber  71,936
7 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars  68,581
8 Closer The Chainsmokers  66,434
9 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur  65,322
10 Starboy The Weeknd  63,054
11 Believer Imagine Dragons  60,364
12 Slow Hands Niall Horan  57,264
13 Don’t Wanna Know Maroon 5   53,843
14 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara  53,601
15 Stay Zedd & Alessia Cara  52,028
16 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran  51,280
17 24K Magic Bruno Mars  50,885
18 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Zayn x Taylor Swift  50,371
19 Let Me Love You DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber  49,335
20 Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt  47,080
21 Attention Charlie Puth  46,037
22 Love Again Hedley  43,568
23 Kinda Complicated Scott Helman  43,446
24 Selfish Virginia To Vegas  43,037
25 Love On The Brain Rihanna  40,177
26 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry  39,366
27 Paris The Chainsmokers  37,293
28 Reminding Me Shawn Hook  37,101
29 Electric Love Serena Ryder  35,015
30 Side To Side Ariana Grande  34,193
31 What About Us P!nk  32,269
32 Cold Maroon 5   32,180
33 Feel It Still Portugal. The Man  31,335
34 Water Under The Bridge Adele  30,592
35 Rockabye Clean Bandit  30,168
36 Can’t Slow Down Hedley  30,120
37 Who Do You Love Marianas Trench  29,891
38 Treat You Better Shawn Mendes  29,715
39 Can’t Stop The Feeling! Justin Timberlake  29,418
40 The Greatest Sia  27,862
41 Passionfruit Drake  26,747
42 Fire In My Soul Walk Off The Earth  26,156
43 Lights Out Virginia To Vegas  25,364
44 Strip That Down Liam Payne  24,914
45 Bend Ria Mae  24,406
46 This Town Niall Horan  24,029
47 Starving Hailee Steinfeld & Grey  23,638
48 Cold Water Major Lazer  23,598
49 Praying Kesha  22,448
50 Mercy Shawn Mendes  21,873

Billboard Canada Year-End Hot 100 Airplay of 2017

Below is a list of the Top 25 tunes that received the most radio airplay in Canada through the year 2017. The data was compiled from selected CHR, AC, hot AC, country, and rock radio stations, throughout the country which were electronically monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Nielsen BDS. Note that the data was taken between the dates of December 6, 2016 and November 25, 2017. This chart, along with Billboard Hot Digital Songs is used to compile the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. The main difference between the Hot 100 Airplay and All-Format Airplay charts is that the former (i.e. the one below) is weighted according to radio station listenership. If a station has more listeners, its spins of songs receive a higher weighting. Entries from Canadian artists are bolded in red in the chart below. The most spun song of the year in Canada was “Shape of You” by Englishman Ed Sheeran. The top song involving a Canadian artist was “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber at #3. And the most successful with a Canadian as the main artist was “I Feel It Coming” by The Weeknd at #4.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
2 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
3 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
4 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
5 There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back Shawn Mendes
6 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez
7 Closer The Chainsmokers
8 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars
9 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur
10 Starboy The Weeknd
11 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
12 Don’t Wanna Know Maroon 5
13 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara
14 Slow Hands Niall Horan
15 24K Magic Bruno Mars
16 Believer Imagine Dragons
17 Let Me Love You DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber
18 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Zayn x Taylor Swift
19 Attention Charlie Puth
20 Stay Zedd & Alessia Cara
21 Rockabye Clean Bandit
22 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry
23 Love Again Hedley
24 Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt
25 Selfish Virginia To Vegas

Billboard Canada Year-End Top 30 Emerging Artists of 2017

Billboard Canada finalizes the year-end Top 30 emerging (Canadian) artists chart of 2017, and The Weeknd, still considered an emerger, has the top two spots thanks to “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming” (#1 and #2 respectively). In at the bronze 3rd is Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful”. “Chills” by country act James Barker Band squeaks in at #30. In Nielsen’s words, the chart “represents aggregated numbers from the weekly charts that were compiled for each artist and title, reflecting chart activity from the surveys dated December 6, 2016 through November 25, 2017”. The marketing research firm adds the chart below represents “the most popular songs by emerging Canadian artists according to all-format airplay audience impressions measured by Nielsen BDS and digital sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. To qualify for this chart an artist must a) be Canadian and meet the CRTC ‘A’ definition (music or lyrics principally performed by a Canadian artist) and b) the selection must qualify as Canadian content (CanCon). Artists are considered emerging until 12 months after the date their first Canadian Hot 100 charting entry reaches the top 40”.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Starboy The Weeknd
2 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
3 Scars To Your Beautiful Alessia Cara
4 Treat You Better Shawn Mendes
5 Reminder The Weeknd
6 Mercy Shawn Mendes
7 Party Monster The Weeknd
8 Reminding Me Shawn Hook
9 Not Going Home DVBBS X CMC$
10 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes
11 Lights Out Virginia To Vegas
12 Can’t Feel My Face The Weeknd
13 Not Nice PARTYNEXTDOOR
14 How Far I’ll Go Alessia Cara
15 The Hills The Weeknd
16 Wild Things Alessia Cara
17 Luv Tory Lanez
18 Stitches Shawn Mendes
19 Spirits The Strumbellas
20 Fireproof Coleman Hell
21 Lost Boy Ruth B
22 Kinda Complicated Scott Helman
23 Earned It The Weeknd
24 Figures Jessie Reyez
25 Some Way NAV Ft. The Weeknd
26 Sidewalks The Weeknd
27 Lonely Drum Aaron Goodvin
28 Bend Ria Mae
29 Six Feet Under The Weeknd
30 Chills James Barker Band

Billboard Canada Year-End Top 25 Hot Digital Songs of 2017

Billboard Canada unveils the Top 25 digital tracks of 2017. Find the year-end chart below. These are effectively the most digitally purchased and downloaded songs of the year in Canada. Now certified as a diamond single, Spanish language track “Despacito” (doucement in French in case you were wondering) which features Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber, is ranked at #1. In the words of Nielsen, the chart “represents aggregated numbers from the weekly charts that were compiled for each artist and title, reflecting chart activity from the surveys dated December 6, 2016 through November 25, 2017”. The top track by a Canadian as the main artist is Shawn Mendes‘ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” in at #13 for the year. The Weeknd has a pair in the Top 20, and Alessia Cara‘s collaboration with international artist Zedd makes the chart thanks to “Stay”.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Despacito Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
2 Shape Of You Ed Sheeran
3 Believer Imagine Dragons
4 Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5 Rockabye Clean Bandit 
6 Castle On The Hill Ed Sheeran
7 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur
8 It Ain’t Me Kygo x Selena Gomez
9 Body Like A Back Road Sam Hunt
10 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever Zayn x Taylor Swift
11 Slow Hands Niall Horan
12 Closer The Chainsmokers
13 There’s Nothing Holdin’… Shawn Mendes
14 That’s What I Like Bruno Mars
15 I’m The One DJ Khaled
16 Sign Of The Times Harry Styles
17 24K Magic Bruno Mars
18 Starboy The Weeknd 
19 Chained To The Rhythm Katy Perry 
20 I Feel It Coming The Weeknd
21 Paris The Chainsmokers
22 Stay Zedd & Alessia Cara
23 Malibu Miley Cyrus
24 What About Us P!nk
25 Million Reasons Lady Gaga

Billboard Top Canadian Albums: 2017 Year-End Chart

Billboard Canada has released its year-end Top 50 albums chart for 2017. The #1 album in Canada for the year was Divide by Ed Sheeran. The top album by a Canadian was Starboy by The Weeknd at #2, which was released last year. The top Canadian artist album released this year was More Life by Drake at #3. Of the 50 albums, 16 (32%) were released this year, 25 last year, four in 2015, and the remaining five prior to 2015. Twelve of the 50 this year are Canadian artist albums. Note that some Canadian artist songs appear in the various artist and soundtrack compilations. In the chart below we have included the album release year and have bolded Canadian artists in red.

RANK TITLE ARTIST RELEASE
1 Divide Ed Sheeran 2017
2 Starboy The Weeknd 2016
3 More Life Drake 2017
4 Hardwired… Metallica 2016
5 Damn Kendrick Lamar 2017
6 24K Magic Bruno Mars 2016
7 Illuminate Shawn Mendes 2016
8 Stoney Post Malone 2016
9 Views Drake 2016
10 Moana Soundtrack 2016
11 Memories… The Chainsmokers 2017
12 Evolve Imagine Dragons 2017
13 Culture Migos 2017
14 Now Shania Twain 2017
15 Beautiful Trauma P!nk 2017
16 Curtain Call: The Hits Eminem 2005
17 You Want It Darker Leonard Cohen 2016
18 Collage (EP) The Chainsmokers 2016
19 Trolls Soundtrack 2016
20 25 Adele 2015
21 American Teen Khalid 2017
22 Everything Now Arcade Fire 2017
23 Pentatonix Christmas Pentatonix 2016
24 4 Your Eyez Only J. Cole 2016
25 Greatest Hits Guns N’ Roses 2004
26 Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande 2016
27 Birds In The Trap… Travis Scott 2016
28 This Is Acting Sia 2016
29 Blurryface twenty one pilots 2015
30 Harry Styles Harry Styles 2017
31 Grateful DJ Khaled 2017
32 Yer Favorites The Tragically Hip 2005
33 Anti Rihanna 2016
34 X Ed Sheeran 2014
35 Joanne Lady Gaga 2016
36 Future Future 2017
37 Back From The Edge James Arthur 2016
38 Purpose Justin Bieber 2015
39 Witness Katy Perry 2017
40 Suicide Squad Soundtrack 2016
41 Blue & Lonesome The Rolling Stones 2016
42 Dig Your Roots Florida Georgia Line 2016
43 Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 Calvin Harris 2017
44 Cleopatra The Lumineers 2016
45 Ripcord Keith Urban 2016
46 Christmas Michael Bublé 2011
47 Agnus Dei Mario Pelchat/Les Prêtres 2017
48 Traveller Chris Stapleton 2015
49 Summer Is Gone Bobby Bazini 2016
50 Awaken, My Love! Childish Gambino 2016

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 of 2017, Year-End Chart

Billboard Canada has released the year-end top 100 singles of 2017 which are listed below. Justin Bieber, as a featured artist, comes in at #2 for Spanish language song “Despacito”. “Starboy” by The Weeknd is the top entry by a Canadian as the main artist. It made the year-end chart of 2016 at #32 and 2017 at #6. We have cleaned up the list by removing the eyesore of featured artists on this year’s chart unless it was a lone Canadian. Dual main artists are kept. Entries involving Canadians as the main, co-main, or lone featured artist are bolded in red. There are 17 representing only six Canadian artists: Justin Bieber, Drake, Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, The Weeknd, and Shawn Hook. The Canadian Hot 100 is determined by a weighting system of radio airplay, online streaming, and purchased downloads. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Shape Of You  Ed Sheeran
2 Despacito  Fonsi/Yankee Ft. Justin Bieber
3 Closer  The Chainsmokers
4 Something Just Like This  The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
5 Unforgettable  French Montana
6 Starboy  The Weeknd
7 That’s What I Like  Bruno Mars
8 It Ain’t Me  Kygo x Selena Gomez
9 Rockabye  Clean Bandit
10 I’m the One  DJ Khaled
11 Humble  Kendrick Lamar
12 Believer  Imagine Dragons
13 Say You Won’t Let Go  James Arthur
14 Castle On The Hill  Ed Sheeran
15 Mask Off  Future
16 There’s Nothing Holdin’…  Shawn Mendes
17 Congratulations  Post Malone
18 XO Tour Llif3  Lil Uzi Vert
19 Wild Thoughts  DJ Khaled
20 Attention  Charlie Puth
21 Body Like A Back Road  Sam Hunt
22 Stay  Zedd & Alessia Cara
23 I Feel It Coming  The Weeknd
24 I Don’t Wanna Live Forever  Zayn & Taylor Swift
25 Slow Hands  Niall Horan
26 Paris  The Chainsmokers
27 24K Magic  Bruno Mars
28 Strip That Down  Liam Payne
29 Look What You Made Me Do  Taylor Swift
30 Galway Girl  Ed Sheeran
31 Issues  Julia Michaels
32 Feels  Calvin Harris
33 Passionfruit  Drake
34 Chained To The Rhythm  Katy Perry
35 Mi Gente  J Balvin & Willy William
36 Swalla  Jason Derulo
37 Don’t Wanna Know  Maroon 5
38 Rockstar  Post Malone
39 Slide  Calvin Harris
40 Ispy  KYLE
41 Let Me Love You  DJ Snake Ft. Justin Bieber
42 Bad And Boujee  Migos
43 Thunder  Imagine Dragons
44 Malibu  Miley Cyrus
45 Black Beatles  Rae Sremmurd
46 Side To Side  Ariana Grande
47 1-800-273-8255  Logic
48 Sign Of The Times  Harry Styles
49 Fake Love  Drake
50 Can’t Stop The Feeling!  Justin Timberlake
51 Sorry Not Sorry  Demi Lovato
52 Signs  Drake
53 Perfect  Ed Sheeran Duet with Beyoncé
54 2U  David Guetta Ft. Justin Bieber
55 Bodak Yellow  Cardi B
56 Havana  Camila Cabello
57 Bank Account  21 Savage
58 Redbone  Childish Gambino
59 What About Us  P!nk
60 Feel It Still  Portugal The Man
61 DNA  Kendrick Lamar
62 Cold  Maroon 5
63 Praying  Kesha
64 New Rules  Dua Lipa
65 Bad Things  Machine Gun Kelly/C. Cabello
66 Too Good At Goodbyes  Sam Smith
67 Heathens  twenty one pilots
68 Silence  Marshmello
69 Bad Liar  Selena Gomez
70 Scars To Your Beautiful  Alessia Cara
71 Treat You Better  Shawn Mendes
72 The Greatest  Sia
73 Love On The Brain  Rihanna
74 Run Up  Major Lazer
75 All Time Low  Jon Bellion
76 Cold Water  Major Lazer
77 Love Me Now  John Legend
78 T-Shirt  Migos
79 What Lovers Do  Maroon 5
80 Starving  Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
81 Tunnel Vision  Kodak Black
82 Symphony  Clean Bandit
83 Friends  Justin Bieber + BloodPop
84 Mercy  Shawn Mendes
85 Young Dumb & Broke  Khalid
86 Reminding Me  Shawn Hook
87 Glorious  Macklemore
88 Now Or Never  Halsey
89 Rolex  Ayo & Teo
90 Swish Swish  Katy Perry
91 Party Monster  The Weeknd
92 Scared To Be Lonely  Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
93 Butterfly Effect  Travis Scott
94 Dusk Till Dawn  Zayn
95 Portland  Drake
96 Green Light  Lorde
97 Swang  Rae Sremmurd
98 This Is What You Came For  Calvin Harris
99 Bounce Back  Big Sean
100 Know No Better  Major Lazer

Top 25 Canadian Digital Songs by Decade

From the 1960s, the top 25 Canadian artist digitally downloaded songs from that decade. Digital downloads began being tracked in 2005. Data from Nielsen / Billboard to end of 2016. More on the Canada 150 charts here.  More charts…

1960s

1 Steppenwolf BornTo Be Wild
2 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
3 The Band The Weight
4 Guess Who These Eyes
5 Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now
6 Leonard Cohen Suzanne
7 The Band Up On Cripple Creek
8 Irish Rovers The Unicorn
9 The Band The Night They Drove Old Dixie
10 Gordon Lightfoot Early Mornin’ Rain
11 Gordon Lightfoot Canadian Railroad Trilogy
12 Guess Who No Time
13 Stompin’ Tom Connors Bud The Spud
14 Anne Murray Snowbird
15 Stompin’ Tom Connors Sudbury Saturday Night
16 Steppenwolf The Pusher
17 Robert Charlebois Lindberg
18 Guess Who Undun
19 Gordon Lightfoot Song ForA Winter’s Night
20 Guess Who Laughing
21 Irish Rovers The Black Velvet Band
22 Hank Snow I’ve Been Everywhere
23 RobertCharlebois Les Ailes D’un Ange
24 Guy Lombardo Auld Lang Syne
25 Irish Rovers The Orange And The Green

1970s

1 Neil Young Heart Of Gold
2 Neil Young Old Man
3 Trooper We’re Here For A Good Time (Not A Long Time)
4 Stompin’ Tom Connors The Hockey Song
5 Trooper Raise A Little Hell
6 Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzge
7 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown
8 Guess Who American Woman
9 Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
10 Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind
11 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care Of Business
12 Rush CloserTo The Heart
13 Trooper The Boys In The Bright White s
14 Stampeders Sweet City Woman
15 Neil Young Cinnamon Girl
16 Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
17 April Wine Tonite Is A Wonderful time to
18 Rush The Spirit Of Radio
19 Guess Who No Sugar Tonight /New Mother Nature
20 Chilliwack Fly At Night
21 Neil Young Hey Hey, MyMy (Into The Black
22 Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City
23 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Let It Ride
24 April Wine You Could Have Been A Lady
25 Neil Young Southern Man

1980s

1 Bryan Adams Summer Of ‘69
2 Tragically Hip New Orleans Is Sinking
3 Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
4 Blue Rodeo Try
5 Rush Tom Sawyer
6 Bryan Adams Heaven
7 Alannah Myles Black velvet
8 Tragically Hip Blow at high dough
9 Neil Young Rockin’ In The Free World
10 Tragically Hip 38 Years Old
11 Loverboy Turn Me Loose
12 Corey Hart Sunglasses At Night
13 Kim Mitchell Patio Lanterns
14 Loverboy Working For The Weekend
15 Glass Tiger Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)
16 Bryan Adams Run To You
17 Jeff Healey Band Angel Eyes
18 Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife
19 Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Big League
20 Rush Limelight
21 Kim Mitchell Go For Soda
22 Harlequin Innocence
23 Tragically Hip Boots Or Hearts
24 Aldo Nova Fantasy
25 Cowboy Junkies Sweet Jane

1990s

1 Sarah Mclachlan Angel
2 Tom Cochrane Life Is A Highway
3 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
4 Bryan Adams Everything I Do, I Do For You
5 Spirit Of The West Home For A Rest
6 Tragically Hip Wheat Kings
7 Shania Twain Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
8 Tragically Hip Bobcaygeon
9 Sarah Mclachlan I Will Remember You
10 Neil Young Harvest Moon
11 Tragically Hip Ahead By A Century
12 Blue Rodeo Lost Together
13 Barenaked Ladies If I Had $1,000,000
14 Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
15 Shania Twain Any Man Of Mine
16 Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know
17 Alanis Morissette Ironic
18 Great Big Sea Ordinary Day
19 Shania Twain You’re Still The One
20 Celine Dion The Power Of Love
21 Barenaked Ladies One Week
22 Great Big Sea When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down)
23 Chantal Kreviazuk Feels Like Home
24 Blue Rodeo Hasn’t Hit Me Yet
25 Blue Rodeo 5 Days In May

2000s

1 Hedley Perfect
2 K’naan Wavin’ Flag
3 Nickelback Burn It To The Ground
4 Nickelback Rockstar
5 Deadmau5 Ghosts ‘N’ Stuff
6 Hedley For The Nights I Can’t Remember
7 Finger eleven Paralyzer
8 Nickelback Gotta Be Somebody
9 Karl Wolf Africa
10 Hedley Cha-Ching
11 Michael Buble Haven’t Met You Yet
12 Avril Lavigne Girlfriend
13 Down With Webster Your Man
14 Down With Webster Whoa Is Me
15 Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland Promiscuous
16 Nickelback If Today Was Your Last Day
17 Marianas Trench All To Myself
18 Kardinal Offishall Dangerous
19 Nickelback Photograph
20 Marianas Trench Cross My Heart
21 Drake feat. Eminem, Kanye West Forever
22 Daniel Powter Bad Day
23 Feist 1234
24 Billy Talent Rusted From The Rain
25 Michael Buble Home

2010s

1 Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Blurred Lines
2 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
3 Classified feat. David Myles Inner Ninja
4 Justin Bieber Love Yourself
5 Justin Bieber Sorry
6 Hedley Kiss You Inside Out
7 The Weeknd Can’t Feel My Face
8 Magic! Rude
9 Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj Beauty And A Beast
10 Drake Feat. Wizkid & Kyla One Bance
11 Justin Bieber Boyfriend
12 Serena Ryder Stompa
13 Drake feat. Majid Jordan Hold On, We’re Going Home
14 Martin Solveig & Dragonette Hello
15 The Weeknd The Hills
16 Justin Bieber What Do You Mean?
17 Simple Plan Summer Paradise
18 Young Artists For Haiti Wavin’ Flag
19 Justin Bieber Feat. Big Sean As Long As You Love Me
20 Drake Hotline Bling
21 Shawn Mendes Stitches
22 Drake feat. Rihanna Take Care
23 Kiesza Hideaway
24 Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris Baby
25 The Weeknd Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)

Top 100 Singles of 2002 in Canada (Unofficial)

From the Niesen SoundScan charts, we have created a Top 100 singles in Canada for the year 2002. It is important to note that it is unofficial.

This chart does not represent radio airplay but strictly the week to week sales of CD singles in Canada. As a number of them continued to sell well for many years, we have excluded singles released prior to 2001 for the chart below. Note that a number of popular songs on the radio were not released as singles, availability was limited, or Canadians opted to buy the full album rather than the single. Thus, take this chart with a grain of salt. It is a snapshot view of the relative popularity of CD single purchases through the calendar year of 2002. We determined the rankings by a points system, taking each weekly Top 40 position, subtracting it from 41, and tallying the results. For example, if a song was in the Top 40 for two weeks in the year, first at #1 and then #31, its points would be 41-1+41-31=50.

From this, we can say that Faith Hill had the biggest song of 2002 (again in terms of CD singles sales) with “There You’ll Be” which was featured in the soundtrack for Hollywood blockbuster film Pearl Harbour starring Kate Beckinsale and Ben Affleck. The top Canadian artist song was “Hero” by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger. It was featured in motion picture Spider-Man. Sixteen of the Top 100 are from Canadians. We have bolded the artists’ names in red. More charts…

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 There You’ll Be Faith Hill
2 Hero Chad Kroeger
3 Hot in Herre Nelly
4 Rapture IIO
5 Canadian Man-Hockey Paul Brandt
6 Stuck in a Moment U2
7 Heaven DJ Sammy
8 Murder on the Dance Floor Sophie Ellis-Bextor
9 Without Me Eminem
10 Hindu Times Oasis
11 Girlfriend NSYNC
12 Hands Clean Alanis Morissette
13 Just Like a Pill Pink
14 Days Go By Dirty Vegas
15 Gotta Get Thru This Daniel Bedingfield
16 By the Way Red Hot Chili Peppers
17 Hero Enrique Iglesias
18 Soulbreaking The Tea Party
19 Electrical Storm U2
20 Knives Out Radiohead
21 In My Place Coldplay
22 Moment Like This/B4 Your Love Kelly Clarkson
23 I Won’t Be Home For Christmas Blink-182
24 A Little Less Conversation Elvis vs. JXL
25 I Need a Girl P. Diddy
26 Where’s Your Head At Basement Jaxx
27 Love at First Sight Kylie Minogue
28 Everyday Bon Jovi
29 Super Sex World One Ton
30 A New Day Has Come Celine Dion
31 Whenever Whereever Shakira
32 What It Feels Like For a Girl Madonna
33 Somebody Like You Keith Urban
34 Baby’s Got a Temper The Prodigy
35 Insatiable Darren Hayes
36 Don’t Say Goodbye Paulina Rubio
37 Ketchup Song Las Ketchup
38 In Your Eyes Kylie Minogue
39 Revolution Stone Temple Pilots
40 Cry Faith Hill
41 Points of Authority Linkin Park
42 Life Goes On Leann Rimes
43 Greatest View Silverchair
44 Stop Crying Your Heart Out Oasis
45 Bring It Home Swollen Members
46 Die Another Day Madonna
47 Just a Friend Mario
48 Precious Illusions Alanis Morissette
49 Pyramid Song Radiohead
50 Little by Little Oasis
51 All Rise Blue
52 Star Guitar Chemical Brothers
53 I Am Mine Pearl Jam
54 Nothing Could Come Between Us Theory of a Deadman
55 Hey Sexy Lady Shaggy
56 O Canada Fabian/Foster
57 I’m Gonna Getcha Good Shania Twain
58 Whatchulookinat Whitney Houston
59 A Sorta Fairytale Tori Amos
60 Surrender Laura Pausini
61 Dirrty Christina Aguilera
62 Prayer Disturbed
63 Uh Huh B2K
64 Underneath Your Clothes Shakira
65 What’s Your Flava Craig David
66 Hard to Explain/NYC Cops The Strokes
67 Eternal Flame Atomic Kitten
68 My Friends Over You New Found Glory
69 Zephyr Song Red Hot Chili Peppers
70 Elevation U2
71 Radio Mark Farina
72 Through the Rain Mariah Carey
73 Movin’ On Boomtang Boys
74 Always on Time Ja Rule
75 Jenny from the Block Jennifer Lopez
76 Your Song  Elton John ft. Alessandro Safina
77 Dilemma Nelly
78 Thoughtless Korn
79 From a Lover to a Friend Paul McCartney
80 Marry Me Amanda Marshall
81 Help Me Nick Carter
82 It’s Over Tuuli
83 Get the Party Started Pink
84 Like I Love You Justin Timberlake
85 Home and Dry Pet Shop Boys
86 I Want Love Elton John
87 Landslide Dixie Chicks
88 I’ve Been Waiting for You David Bowie
89 Legal Snow
90 U Got It Bad Usher
91 Survivor Destiny’s Child
92 Wanderland Kelis
93 Stillness of Heart Lenny Kravitz
94 Wherever You Will Go The Calling
95 You Rock My World Michael Jackson
96 Feel It Boy Beenie Man
97 Complicated Avril Lavigne
98 In My Memory Tiesto
99 Come Into My World Kylie Minogue
100 Drowning The Backstreet Boys