Best Tragically Hip Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Bobcaygeon

So hard to decide which is actually my favorite! It sometimes seems to be whichever one I'm listening to at the time. However, when I'm not listening to any of them, and I really think about which one impacts me the most emotionally, I would say it would be Bobcaygeon.

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

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

What a sweet sweet man and awesome band all together. I spent almost 3 hours watching your last concert with tears rolling off my face. We (all Canadians) are going to miss you dearly and never will you stray from our minds and hearts.
I couldn't agree more about Bobcaygeon being my favorite hip song and it was even played in a Trailer Park Boys episode.
You are truly ahead by a century.
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2 Ahead 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.

It's so hard to pick one favourite song! I think this one shows the best of all the band with clear, crisp words.

Theme song for Anne on CBC. It's great!

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3 New 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!

So many great memories attached to this one...

It's a great song

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4 Courage (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

I have this tattooed on my left forearm!

Definitely a top 5 Hip Song.

5 Poets

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

Good song but: yer not the ocean is better

Always has been my favourite.

This is what I think Rock should be...

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6 Nautical 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.

Best lyrical genius of all time. Historical, creative, poetic, romantic, familiar. It's the complete lyric.

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7 Blow at High Dough

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

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!

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.

Great song to dance to, this gets everyone on the dance floor.

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8 38 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.

Just wonderful, the best "weeping guitar" I have hear. Sad to the core but so artfully done!

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9 Little Bones

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

This one has to be in the top 3 to 5. Classic Hip song. Great guitar riffs.

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

It's like a rock anthem! Should be way higher

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10 Wheat Kings

Powerful metaphor on societal complacency, even indifference, while years drain away in the lives of the wrongfully convicted. David Milgaard, the inspiration for the song, was but one contemporary example stretching back through Steven Truscott and a host of others. Not standard rock fodder, but a perfect example of the Hip's depth.

Definitely a top 19

Just awesome.

HATE this song. Hate it. lol

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11 At the Hundredth Meridian

"Driving down a corduroy road
Weeds standing shoulder high..."

12 Fifty-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

Enigmatic, poetic, entrancing rock!

Canadianity at its finest

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13 Looking for a Place to Happen
14 Locked In the Trunk of a Car

I adore the menacing riff. It's lyrically brilliant. As well as illustrating the poem like writing of the hip.

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

There are a ton of amazing hip songs but this is their best.

Love love love

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15 Fiddler's Green

The story behind it...and listening to gordie sing it in his last show - wow I don't think I've ever been more affected by a song.

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

Beautiful piece of music with beautiful lyrics...moves me to tears every time!

Not even close, best song by far!

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16 Three Pistols

Great song Does the Best Beat in the back ground

Kickin beat! You can't go wrong cranking this one up on the box.

Always loved this one...

Canadiana? check. Arcane lyrics? check. Drama? check Guns? check Awesome tune? check

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17 Grace, Too

Just a very powerful opening and then continues to build throughout. Fantastic piece.

Best opening song of any concert ever! And that's where they play it!

Works its way into your body - beautiful lyrics

Amazing song. Watch the video of them singing this tune from SNL - gives you goose bumps!

18 It'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!

19 The Darkest One

Love love this song! Downie's signature up and down vocals are wonderful.

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20 Last American Exit

This one deserves to be higher up on the list

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1. Ahead by a Century
2. Bobcaygeon
3. Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)
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