Top Ten Best Canadian Bands

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21Our Lady Peace

How are they this far behind Marianas trench? Rains writes some of their music for them.

This band would be so much higher if they were popular outside of Canada. Kind of like how Breaking Benjamin can't get popular outside of America

How did nickelback get ranked sixth and our lady peace is stuck in twenty second? Listen to naveed and spiritual machines then tell me how that happened.

Ridiculously far down the list

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22VoivodVoivod is a Canadian heavy metal band from Jonquière, Québec. Their musical style has changed several times since the band's origin in the early 1980s.

Best thrash metal band to have come out of Canada, along Annihilator of course.

Voivod starts where metal ends. They could only be described as a twisted combination of Motorhead, Pink Floyd, Exodus, and Rush. RIP Piggy.

Listen to Dimension Hatross, Killing Technology, or Nothingface.

23Barenaked LadiesBarenaked Ladies is a Canadian rock band. The band is currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart.

One of the best bands ever. They do not get the same respect as other bands because Barenaked Ladies are humorous and quirky. But, they had well written songs and complex melodies.

Their songs are so underrated, if people would take the time to listen to their music they would realize how great of a band they really are.

With widespread popular success in Canada the U.S. and Europe as well as an incredible range of cunningly creative and beautiful songs spanning more than 20 years, BNL should easily be in the top five.

Gotta move up.

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24TriumphTriumph 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.

rush is a close second
steppenwolf is great
nothing wrong with the guess who or BTO
BNL and trooper are just fine

triumph... that's where it's at. - qaz9999

Triumph has got to be higher in the rankings. Creative rockers. A part of canadian rock history.

Lay it on the line. Probably my favorite rock n roll tune.

Triumph should be in the top 10!

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25ExciterExciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1978. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre.
26RazorRazor is a Canadian thrash metal band formed in 1984 at Guelph, Ontario. The group shot music videos for songs such as "Evil Invaders", "Shotgun Justice", "American Luck", and "Sucker for Punishment".
27Matthew Good Band

How the hell was this dude not on here before I added him laugh out loud

One of the biggest names in Canadian music for over 20 year!

Matthew Good Band should have been way more popular than they were.
I can't believe three days grace is number two on a list that has some absolutely amazing Canadian talent

Matthew Good should be in the top 10!

28CryptopsyCryptopsy is a Canadian technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 1988. The band has sold over 300,000 records.

I cannot believe I have to add these guys!

If you're a metalhead listen to None so Vile and you won't be disappointed.

29Hedley

These guys need to be number one they are so good, they keep me strong and sane, I love you jacob hoggard

Hedley is so good they should be at least in top 5! Anything, invincible, crazy for you, ill be with you, 321, old school, never too late, one life, young are so BOSS!

5 more years of hits and Hedley will be in the top 5 - how many bands played in the 2010 Olympics as well as half time show for the Grey Cup?

Hedley is my favourite band, they are so amazing

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30The Tea Party

This is the best band ever. Helped me past my troubled young young lives.

Literally the best Canadian band in the world!

Soothed my torched soul on many occasions..

They make Magick. Best band EVER, ANYWHERE!

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31Finger Eleven

Finger Eleven is horribly underrated. They are most known for Paralyzer, but they have had much better songs on their older albums. Give them a try. - NuMetalManiak

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33My Darkest DaysMy Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.

Great Newcommers with meaningful lyrics and a great singer! NR

34Blue Rodeo

These guys, The Hip, Sam Roberts and Sloan should without a doubt be in the top 10.

Should be number one. Who sells more concert tickets in Canada than Blue Rodeo?

Huge number of great songs over a long period of time. Should be in top ten!

How is Blue Rodeo not number one?

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35The Sheepdogs
36LoverboyLoverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Loverboy's hit singles, particularly "Turn Me Loose" and "Working for the Weekend", have become arena rock staples and are still heard on many classic rock and classic hits radio stations across the United States and Canada.

How is Loverboy not on the list?! With classic songs like "Working For The Weekend" & "Turn Me Loose" they have to at least crack the top 20!

"Turn Me Loose" and "Working For The Weekend" alone has to get you Top 20, right? If not Top 10.

In their day Loverboy was a top selling and arena filling band!

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37The Jeff Healey Band

One of the greatest guitar players.And he was blind.

He was an amazing talent.

38Strapping Young LadStrapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing.
39Down With Webster

Down With Webster is pure Canadian talent! I'm obsessed with this band and they have come so far from just a middle school talent show (which they won! ) personally I think they should be higher up on this list, at least top 5! They make my pretty proud to be Canadian that's for sure!

They are incredible live and amazing to their fans- always interacting with us and making videos for us. :) Their music is awesome and catchy. They make me very happy.

Best band out there! They put so much effort into everything they do and you can really tell that they are passionate about it. #whoarrior

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40Skinny Puppy

Surprised they are on this list, far more deserved to be in top 10.

Why are they not so well known outside Canada?

The creators of industrial music...

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