Greatest Canadian Bands/Musicians

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1 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

I'm a Queen fan, however this list is so shocking, Rush, three guys who can simply do amazing stuff and enough is said - allqueen

4 options before the best prog rock band?
Rush deserves the 1st place, and Neil Young deserves the 2nd - rock2metal

Rush is the best on this list. Triumph should take place of Shania Twain... then go up four places. - fireinside96

An embarrassment to Canada

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2 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
3 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 . V 1 Comment
4 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot
5 Anne Murray Anne Murray Morna Anne Murray known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide.

Best voice ever.. Not just Canadian Number ones in country, pop, AC, Christian charts etc...

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6 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
7 Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan
8 Shania Twain Shania Twain V 1 Comment
9 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.
10 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

The Contenders

11 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

I am really absolutely stunned they were not on here. I don't care if you don't like their music, because either way you cannot deny that they are one of the most popular Canadian bands with all their hits like- Just Like You, I Hate Everything About You, Home, Animal I have Become, Never Too Late, Riot, Pain, Break, The Good Life, its not even any competition - Sabres18

Yes, I'm a fan of Neil Young, and the others are pretty good too, but Three Days Grace is more my style, with meaningful ballads and wicked rhythm.

12 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

THE BEST-SELLING CANADIAN ARTIST IN THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC!
Fantastic live. Legendary, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for 80's Rock classic 'Summer Of 69' and 1990's ballad 'Everything I Do'.

I saw him live in 2009 (almost) by accident but I was impressed - he was in his 50s but he sounded great, as good as on his studio versions. He was very friendly and down to earth. Now I respect him. - Metal_Treasure

Bryan should be much higher. He is true Legend from Canada. Amazing and so sweet voice - Irina2932

Got a voice and a face that can break glass. Ouch.

13 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
14 Celine Dion Celine Dion
15 Annihilator Annihilator Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.

The best metal band from Canada. These guys are over the top. Metal fans from all over the world appreciate them.
Their song Alison Hell is widely considered as a metal masterpiece, and it's not the only one.
Other songs - Human Insecticide, 21, Phantasmagoria, King of the kill, Trend, Set the world on fire - Metal_Treasure

16 Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.

Without Stephen Page, The quality of the music And Live Show has gone down the tubes.

Hobesrky the best Canadian band ever. They have such a unique sound and continue to make great music even after hitting a few bumps in the road.

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17 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. V 1 Comment
18 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

"Lay it on the Line" is a masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure

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19 Stompin' Tom Connors V 1 Comment
20 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.

Who hasn't heard of Born to Be Wild? - Metal_Treasure

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