Top 10 Songs Mentioning Canada, Canadians or Places in Canada


The Top Ten

1 O Canada - National Anthem

Show some Canadian pride! ;-) - clusium

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2 Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane

I like this song. - Element119

"From Mozambique to those Memphis nights
The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights"
(Vancouver is a city in Canada. Tom Cochrane is Canadian). - Metal_Treasure

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3 Canadian Idiot - Weird Al Yankovic

Parody of American Idiot by Green Day. - Metal_Treasure

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4 Where Have All the Good People Gone? - Sam Roberts UListen to Sample
5 Canada Is - Michael Mitchell UListen to Sample
6 Runnin' Back to Saskatoon - The Guess Who

Saskatoon is a city. - Metal_Treasure

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7 An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay - Sam Roberts Band

"No, I'm an American on the Canadian Shield
And I'm putting down roots in your frozen fields
It gets cold but you feel so good to be a stranger in a town and you're understood"
(PS. Thunder Bay is a city in Canada). - Metal_Treasure

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8 YYZ - Rush

I will tell what I know about this song, too. I know that the title YYZ is actually the international identification code of Toronto Airport (aka Pearson International Airport, Pearson International, Pearson Airport).

YYZ is the IATA code, the identifying code that appears on passenger luggage and that is used by pilots during navigation. Every airport has a code. Toronto Airport was named in honor of the late Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lester Bowles Pearson.

In this song Rush use Morse Code so they maybe (but I'm not sure) also mention Toronto area phone code - 416 or/and Greater Toronto Area code - 905 (Greater Toronto Area - with suburbs). - Metal_Treasure

Yes, it is an instrumental, but the title and the time changes are a reference to the Toronto area code

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9 Girl In Saskatoon - Johnny Cash

"My heart was beating for her like the winter beat my face
But knowing that I'd see her made my spirit bright as June
I'm freezing but I'm burning for the girl in Saskatoon
South and West and following the cold December sun". - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Acadian Driftwood - The Band

"The land of snow
Canadian cold front" - Metal_Treasure

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12 The Last Saskatchewan Pirate - Arrogant Worms

If wanna get to the co-op, you'll have to get past me!

Saskatchewan is a province. - Metal_Treasure

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14 A Case of You - Joni Mitchell

On the back of a cartoon coaster
In the blue T.V. screen light
I drew a map of Canada
Oh Canada - Metal_Treasure

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15 Montebello Park - The Trews

Oups, I wanted to vote for Joni Mitchell, not a bit deal, this sounds good too. - Lotuscandy

It's a park in St. Catharines, a city in the province of Ontario. - Metal_Treasure

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16 Forgive Us, We're Canadian! - The Arrogant Worms

"We always say we're sorry,
We like to stand in line,
When you ask us how we're doing' we always say:
'Just fine! '
Forgive us, we're Canadian
We try hard to be nice,
You too can be Canadian if you follow this advice." - Metal_Treasure

17 Helpless - Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Band
18 Montréal - Bran Van 3000 UListen to Sample
19 Canada's Really Big - The Arrogant Worms

This band is a comedy trio so they are funny.
"We're the second largest country on this planet Earth
And if Russia keeps on shrinking, then soon we'll be first
(as long as we keep Quebec)
We're bigger than Australia and it's a continent
So big we seldom bother to go see one another
Though we often go to other countries for vacation" - Metal_Treasure

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20 Bobcaygeon - The Tragically Hip

Bobcaygeon is a town in the province of Ontario. - Metal_Treasure

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21 The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies

References to places in Toronto. - Metal_Treasure

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22 My Girlfriend, Who Lives in Canada - John Tartaglia UListen to Sample
23 Blame Canada - South Park UListen to Sample
24 Vancouver - Jeff Buckley UListen to Sample
25 Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel

Scarborough is a big neighborhood in Toronto. - Metal_Treasure

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26 Le But - Loco Locass UListen to Sample
27 Yukon - Lindemann UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. O Canada - National Anthem
2. Life Is a Highway - Tom Cochrane
3. Where Have All the Good People Gone? - Sam Roberts


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