Best Canadian Bands/Artists (classic)

The best of Canadian Music, old, (as in acts from the 1960's to the 1980's, the good stuff).

The Top Ten

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). more.

Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson.

third in most gold and platinum records behind the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.

most successful Canadian band ever.

Nuff said

lol, these guys are awesome. everybody else on this list sucks - sharm7064

nobody else compares to Rush

2 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
3 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter. V 1 Comment
4 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".

they are underrated... they make great and smooth music - rocknrolldude

5 The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as The Hip, are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of lead singer Gordon Downie, guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair, and drummer Johnny Fay.

They could also be put in the "new" category they are always working on a new album, its amazing how many people don't know bobcaygeon is a real place

6 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 more.
7 Loverboy Loverboy Loverboy 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.
8 Streetheart
9 Five Man Elecrical Band
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Finger Eleven
12 Bachman-Turner Overdrive


These guys kick the livin' hell out of anything coming out of America's hat today!

13 Chilliwack
14 Trooper
15 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
16 Anvil Anvil Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson.
17 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.
18 Max Webster
19 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot
20 Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre.
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