Top Ten Best Canadian Bands


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81 Martha and The Muffins

Seventy-seven? The band that cMe out with the BEST riff since American Woman in Echo Beach! And greats like Cooling The Medium and Women Around the World! The best of Canadian New Wave.

82 Crowbar Crowbar Crowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs that also contain fast hardcore punk passages.

Terrific Hamilton band! Great blues.

83 Powder Blues Band
84 Monster Truck
85 Red Rider

How is Red Rider not on the list? "White Hot", "Don't Fight It", "Lunatic Fringe", "Human Race", "Big League", "Napoleon Sheds His Skin", "Boy Inside The Man", "Good Times", "Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue)", "What Have You Got To Do", "The Untouchable One", "Victory Day", "Breaking Curfew", "Power (Strength in Numbers)" As Far as Siam was released in 1981 and featured the hit "Lunatic Fringe" which was used in the 1985 movie Vision Quest and appeared in the Miami Vice episode "Smuggler's Blues". It is now a mainstay on American classic rock radio. This is a true Canadian band worthy of a top 10 placing..

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86 Lighthouse

Best Canadian band they should be higher and there a great jazz rock band they have a lot of trumpets and I love the singers voice

Smart, melodic and memorable rock. They deserve so much better!

Amazing band. Sunny Days was my anthem!

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87 Arkells

Great band. Really like the song "Come to Light".

How are these guys this low?

88 Mudmen
89 The Spoons

They dominated Canadian New Wave (even more than M+M) in the early eighties. Nova Heart, Those Old Emotions, Romantic Traffic...who has not heard these and smiled to himself/herself at the memories they recall?

Great rhythms, blending voices, awesome synths. Easily top ten. - drsteve

90 The Arrogant Worms

The Arrogant Worms are a Canadian musical comedy trio that parodies many musical genres. They are well known for their humorous on-stage banter in addition to their music.

I'm not Canadian, but I thoroughly enjoyed their witty music.

91 Dragonette
92 Haywire
93 The Kings V 1 Comment
94 Moxy Fruvous V 1 Comment
95 Moxy

Moxy made me a true blue fan of Canadian rock (earl rules) Zed from the so, ont.

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96 Sky

Even thought they are not together anymore, Antoine Sicotte and James Renald were an awesome duo! "Love Song" & "Some Kinda Wonderful" were really popular in the late 90s, and had the chance to be the first band to have a prize of SOCAN. Producers, song-writers and talented singers, their melodies will always be in my Canadian roots...

97 Max Webster

You have to be kidding me... Hangover / High Class In Borrowed Shoes / The Party / Check / Battle Scar / Waterline... These are anthems in Canadian rock. Just ask the members of Rush who their favourite band was when they were young... Max Webster!

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98 October Sky

Great production values, relative newcomers, if you like Muse, Doves, U2, you will like these boys.

99 The Wilderness of Manitoba
100 Blue Peter
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