Best Tragically Hip Songs

What the title says, the best of the best Hip tunes.

The Top TenXW


Bobcageon is such a uniquely gorgeous song. If you want to hear a song that exemplifies Canada, this would be my choice.

A masterpiece... great groove, sweeping, contextually Canadian, but thematically universal.

This song is by far my Favorite hip song

My fave hip song!

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2Ahead by a Century

This is awesome! This is my favourite Hip song, but I did not think that it was going to be in the top spot. I am very surprised and thrilled.

I can and will never get enough of this song.

This song is so much better than the rest of their songs, it's brilliant just want to keep listening to it.

Amazing song but all tragically hip songs are amazing

I absolutely hate The Hip. But this is a fantastic song. - PetSounds

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3Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)

It's always been my favorite.

I think this is by far, their best song. It describes so many of us so well

4Nautical Disaster

Absolute masterpiece of a song, possibly the best song by a Canadian band ever.

Easily the best Hip song of all time. Utterly Canadian, great lyrics, provoking rock glory.

Sends chills down my spine when I listen to it. Powerful. One of my all time favorite songs.

I love it! No chorus, just keeps on going..

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I really like this one but it's not my favourite

Best Hip song ever!

6New Orleans is Sinking

They warned you WAY ahead of time N'Oleans! Great tune! - VADERtheIMPALER

Cool song. Very cool riff and lyrics. Oh and did I mention the song rocks!

This song is the one I heard first while traveling in CA. I have been hooked by the HIP ever since. I love all their material. My favorite band of all time. I live in Seattle so I get to go to Portland, Seattle and CA shows. Vancouver in September is next.

Hipaholic - fu11yCompl3t3ly

7Looking for a Place to Happen
838 Years Old

One of their best songs, if not their best. Why it doesn't even crack the top ten is beyond me. "Heard a tap on the window, in the middle of the night. Held back the curtain for, my older brother mike... ", classic Hip.

Deep song, even if you can't relate, it makes you think.

Deep lyrics, great slide guitar, nice track all around. This was the album that made Canada realize that they had a real find in the Hip.

My favorite all time

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950 Mission Cap

NOTHING rocks harder than this. Hip in their finest form, complete with Canadian content and all!

I'm sad another fave hip song it should be the second

10Blow at High Dough

My brother, rick, I so miss you... G

Blow At High Dough, Is one of there best songs ever made. Acually I am kinda sad Because I think there Best song that they ever did was 38 Years old. Then Boots or hearts then blow the high dough, then new orleans is sinking. Then little bones, then three pistols, this song are the best they did it has that classic rock feel, and the newer song they sang are sappy and not like the Album UP TO HERE or Road Apples ot Fully Completly, those were there best years.

The song that gets the Concert crowd totally rocking' out... In the early days they started with this one... Now it's the encore song... Love it!

This is the song that turned this yank onto the hip 20 years ago.

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The Contenders

11Wheat Kings

Definitely a top 19

12Little Bones

There are so many great Hip songs. This one just grabs me a little more.

Good party song! Think it should be a bit higher!

13Three Pistols

Great song Does the Best Beat in the back ground

14Locked In the Trunk of a Car

The most eerie Hip song ever... Outstanding! This is Canadian ROCK!

15Fiddler's Green

Such a mellow song, Downie sings the song great.. Really portrays a story.

Knowing the story behind the song this might be the most heartfelt and poignant Hip song ever done. You can feel the emotion in Gord. Pure Hip.

16When the Weight Comes Down

This is a classic and wasn't even listed! For shame!

17It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken

An outstanding beginning... Mesmerizing, melodic, takes you deep within the song for a tranquil, settling ride... Definitely 1 of the Hip's best!

Beautiful song... Great singing by Gordie... Beautiful guitar by Robbie... Needs to be played more live... Hopefully in 2015 tour!

18The Darkest One
19Last American Exit
20Pigeon Camera
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List StatsUpdated 9 Oct 2015

500 votes
48 listings
5 years, 26 days old

Top Remixes

1. Ahead by a Century
2. Bobcaygeon
3. Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)
1. Bobcaygeon
2. It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken
3. The Darkest One
1. Nautical Disaster
2. Locked In the Trunk of a Car
3. Three Pistols



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