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Older blog entries are not always easy to find.  While we are currently posting daily news on the happenings in the world of Canadian music, we began our blog by giving an overview of the hit songs, albums, and artists from the beginning up to the present time.  Below is a listing, in chronological order, of that history.  Each item in the list is hyperlinked to its blog entry.  Clicking will open the entry in a new tab.


Success of Canadian Music
Monster Hits
Controversies, Part 1
Controversies, Part 2
Domestic Canadian Diamond Albums
The JUNO Awards
Language Issues
Félix Awards


The Beginnings of Canadian Music
Guy Lombardo
La Bolduc
Wilf Carter
Hank Snow


Rise of the Pianists (1940s)
Gil Evans
Oscar Peterson
Glenn Gould


Birth of Canadian Rock ‘n Roll (1950s)
Percy Faith
Félix Leclerc
The Four Lads
The Crew Cuts
The Diamonds
Paul Anka
Jean-Pierre Ferland
Biggest Hits of the 1950s

Early 1960s

Homemade Rock (1960-1964)
Bobby Curtola
Ginette Reno
Ian & Sylvia
Gilles Vigneault
Buffy Sainte-Marie
’60s Hybrid Bands
The Band

Late 1960s

Rise of the Heavyweights (1965-1969)
Claude Dubois
Robert Charlebois
The Guess Who
Michel Pagliaro
Leonard Cohen
Andy Kim
Joni Mitchell
Biggest Hits of the 60s

Early 1970s

The Canadian Invasion (1970-1972)
Gordon Lightfoot
Neil Young
Anne Murray
April Wine
Diane Dufresne
Biggest Hits 1970-72

Mid 1970s

Recording Certifications (1973-1975)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Gino Vannelli
Beau Dommage
Dan Hill
Biggest Hits 1973-75

Late 1970s

Crossroads and Consolidation (1976-1979)
Burton Cummings
Paul Piché
Bruce Cockburn
Biggest Hits 1976-79
Essential Canadian Songs of the 1970s

Early 1980s

New Wave and Electronic Rock (1980-1984)
Biggest Hits 1980-84
Canadian Songs of the Early 80s
The Great White North
Early 80s’ Semi-Major Acts (M+M, Parachute Club, Martine St-Clair, Toronto)
Diane Tell
The Payola$
Men Without Hats
Corey Hart
Daniel Lavoie
Bryan Adams
Véronique Béliveau

Mid 1980s

Canadian Pride (1985-1986)
Mid 80s Hit Singles and Albums
Biggest Hits 1985-86
“Tears Are Not Enough” by Northern Lights
Mid 80s’ Semi-Major Acts (The Box, Paul Janz, Luba, Haywire, Honeymoon Suite, Kim Mitchell, Patrick Norman, Platinum Blonde)
David Foster
Glass Tiger

Late 1980s

Rise of Asian, French, and Female Canucks (1987-1989)
Late 80s Top Canadian Songs
1980s JUNO and Félix Nominees and Winners
Siblings Simard and Séguin
Late 80s’ Semi-Major Acts (Barney Bentall, Grapes of Wrath, Jeff Healey Band, Sass Jordan, k.d. lang, Rita MacNeil, Mitsou)
Blue Rodeo
Sally Yeh
Tom Cochrane (and Red Rider)
Roch Voisine
Alannah Myles

Early 1990s

Canadian Music Conquers the World (1990-1993)
Early 1990s Big Songs and Albums
Early 90s’ Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (Marie Carmen, Laurence Jalbert, Colin James, Julie Masse, Northern Pikes, Mae Moore)
Céline Dion:   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4
Crash Test Dummies
The Tragically Hip
Barenaked Ladies
Jann Arden
Daniel Bélanger

Mid 1990s

Fresh Supply of Diamond-Selling Divas (1994-1996)
Mid 90s Big Songs and Albums
Oh What a Feeling!   Part 1   Part 2
Mid 90s Mini Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (Sylvain Cossette, Cowboy Junkies, Moist, The Odds, Kim Stockwood, Luce Dufault, Sloan, Jean Leloup)
Sarah McLachlan
Lara Fabian
Alanis Morissette
Susan Aglukark
Amanda Marshall
Kevin Parent

Late 1990s

Branching Out and Conquering Other Genres (1997-1999)
Late 90s Big Songs and Albums
1990s JUNO and Félix Nominees and Winners
Late 90s Mini Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (La Chicane, Nicola Ciccone, Holly Cole, Great Big Sea, The Moffatts, Mario Pelchat, Bruno Pelletier, Philosopher Kings, Sky)
Diana Krall
Our Lady Peace
Chantal Kreviazuk
Isabelle Boulay
Shania Twain
Loreena McKennitt
Éric Lapointe

Early 2000s

Bands, Bangs, and Boomtangs (2000-2002)
Early 2000s Mini Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (Daniel Boucher, Cowboys Fringants, Natasha St-Pier, Sum 41, Tea Party)
Hit Singles 2000-2002
Nelly Furtado
Avril Lavigne
Canadian Idol
Star Académie
Best-Selling Canadian Albums in Canada, 2000s

Mid 2000s

Polarizing Genres (2003-2006)
Hit Singles 2003-2004
Hit Singles 2005-2006
Mid 2000s Mini Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (Gregory Charles, Fefe Dobson, Finger Eleven, Mes Aïeux, Billy Talent, Shawn Desman, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Marianas Trench)
Ariane Moffatt
Simple Plan
Michael Bublé

Late 2000s

East Asia, Edmonton, and Americanization (2007-2009)
Late 2000s Mini Profiles on Semi-Major Artists (Feist, Marie-Mai, State of Shock, Faber Drive, Drake, Stereos, LIGHTS)
Elise Estrada
Justin Bieber
Hit Singles 2007
Hit Singles 2008 and 2009
2000s Decade-End Chart
2000s JUNO and Félix Song Nominees and Winners


2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Performers
2010 in Music


2011 Year in Review with Top Singles, Albums, and Mini Profiles on New Artists (Brigitte Boisjoli, Victoria Duffield, Mia Martina, and Alyssa Reid)
Mini Profiles on Artists Whose Popularity Intensified in 2011 (Vincent Vallières, Fred Pellerin, Nadja, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette, Richard Desjardins, Coeur de Pirate, City and Colour, George Canyon)
JUNO Awards:   Part 1   Part 2
Félix Awards:   Nominees   Winners Part 1   Winners Part 2
Kristina Maria
Canadian Billboard:   Hot 100 Singles of 2011   Top 50 Albums of 2011
Canadian Music Blog:   Album of the Year 2011   Single of the Year 2011

Other Entries of Note

General Interest:

Canadian Female Bands
Mapleblazers (Belly, Derek Miller, Emmalyn Estrada, K.Maro, Marc Hervieux, Stef Lang)
Carly Rae Jepsen Is Canada’s Next International Superstar
Canadian Reggae Eh…Mon
Canadian Artists Are Excluded from Diamond Jubilee Concert

Lists and Statistics:

Canadian Best-Sellers
Canadian Hits in Britain (to 1999)
Canadian Hits in Britain in the New Millennium
Canadian Artists Honoured by the BRIT Awards
Worldwide Best-Selling Singles and Albums by Canadians
List of Major Canadian Recording Artists
Biggest Canadian Hit Singles Year by Year
Timeline of Significnt Achievements in Canadian Music
4th Canadian Single to Top the Billboard Canadian Hot 100
Top Hit Single Francophone Artists Since 1976
Countries with Most Lucrative Music Markets
Best-Selling Albums in Canada by Canadian Artists


Dubois Calls the CBC “Racist”
A Word About Charts
Millennium Changes: Part 1 Part 2
Is ‘Music Critic’ a Pointless Profession?
Three Ways to Support Canadian Artists
Greatest Song Lists
Canadian Newspapers That Ridicule Our Artists to Gain Profit
Transition from Teen to Adult Star No Problem for Canadians
Are You a Piano or Guitar Person?
Our 50 Favourite Canadian Songs of All-Time
In a Democratic Society, Fans Do Not Belong in Closets
It’s Time to Give Music Critics a Good, Clean Lickin’
Ears Deafened by Musical Prejudice
It Is Time to End Segregation in Canada
Uniting the Two Solitudes

The Future of Canada’s Music Industry:

Asian Canadians Are People Too
Priority Number One
Retaining Accents and Self-Respect
New Canadian Musical Genres
Erasing Language Divisions

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