Sunday, November 15, 2009

Top 100 Canadian Songs of the 2000's

This is the third or fourth list of 100 ranked songs I've assembled recently, and perhaps the one I'm most uncertain about.  The given is you'll miss something.  It's also a given that sequencing is so arbitrary after a point.  It feels like most Canadian artists of relevance are here even if their placement might be suspect.  IT is a list focused on songs of reasonable brevity, so brilliant artists like Godspeed You! Black Emperor really didn't fit on here.  Anyway, enough with the qualifying and second guessing................

100    Land of Talk - Speak to Me Bones
99    Robin Black - So Sick Of You
98    Rush - The Larger Bowl
97    The Ladies & Gentlemen - Stay
96    In Flight Safety - Coast Is Clear
95    Matthew Good Band - Anti-Pop
94    Matt Mays - City of Lakes
93    Cuff The Duke - The Ballad of Poor John Henry
92    Neverending White Lights - The Grace
91    Tangiers - Shoestrings

90    Tegan & Sara - Speak Slow
89    The Cash Brothers - Take A Little Time
88    The Priddle Concern - Care About You
87    The Organ - Brother
86    Woodhands - Dancer
85    Jim Guthrie - All Gone
84    Born Ruffians - Hummingbird
83    Islands - Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby
82    Hot Little Rocket - Like Killers
81    K'Naan - Soobax

80    Billy Talent - Surrender
79    Boy - Same Old Song
78    Fembots - Count Down On Our Days
77    Mother Mother - Verbatim
76    Chad VanGaalen - Clinically Dead
75    Burdocks - Pop Cult
74    The Lovely Feathers - In The Valley
73    Handsome Furs - I'm Confused
72    The Hidden Cameras - Awoo
71    City & Colour - Save Your Scissors

70    K-os - Crabbuckit
69    Mir - A Day In Your Life
68    The Remains of Brian Borcherdt - Can't Stop Loving You
67    Jason Collett - Fire
66    A Northern Chorus - Prisoners of Circumstance
65    The Salteens - Let Go Of Your Bad Days
64    A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug
63    Hilotrons - Born A Dancer
62    Mike O'Neill - Alsatian
61    Shout Out Out Out Out - Run

60    Emm Gryner - Beautiful Things
59    Code Pie - Laundry List
58    Feist - I Feel It All
57    Grand Theft Bus - Don't Go Say That
56    The Grapes of Wrath - Black Eye
55    The Super Friendz - Not The Love
54    The Most Serene Republic - The Men Who Live Upstairs
53    Meligrove Band - Now Look What You've Done
52    Peter Elkas - In My Den
51    Think About Life - Sweet Sixteen

50    The Tragically Hip - My Music At Work
49    Wooden Stars - Blackout
48    Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
47    Duotang - The Evidence Comes From All Directions
46    Matthew Good - In A World Called Catastrophe
45    Golden Dogs - Birdsong
44    Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights
43    Young Galaxy - Searchlight
42    David Usher - A Day In The Life
41    Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen

40    The Besnard Lakes - For Agent 13
39    Buck 65 - Protest
38    Stars/Apostle of Hustle - One More Night
37    The Flashing Lights - Been Waiting
36    MSTRKRFT - Easy Love
35    Sam Roberts - Brother Down
34    Howie Beck - Alice
33    Blurtonia - Foxy By Proxy
32    Caribou - Melody Day
31    The Diableros - Working Out Words

30    North of America - Keep It On The Download
29    Metric - Combat Baby
28    Constantines - Long Distance Four
27    Tokyo Police Club - Citizens of Tomorrow
26    Sara Harmer - Don't Get your Back Up
25    Sloan - Rest of My Life
24    Kevin Drew - Lucky Ones
23    Cadence Weapon - Oliver Square
22    Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
21    Andy Stochansky - Stutter

20    Wolf Parade - Fancy Claps
19    The Stills - Lola Stars & Stripes
18    Stars - Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
17    Wintersleep - Dead Letter & The Infinite Yes
16    Russian Futurists - Paul Simon
15    Do Make Say Think - White Light Of
14    Contrived - Celebrate
13    Brendan Canning - Church Under The Stairs
12    The Dears - Ballad of Humankindness
11    New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show

10    Miracle Fortress - Have You Seen In Your Dreams
9    Novillero - The Hypothesist
8    Joel Plaskett Emergency - True Patriot Love
7    By Divine Right - Soul Explosion
6    Apostle Of Hustle - National Anthem of Nowhere
5    The Weakerthans - Pamphleteer
4    Arcade Fire - Wake Up
3    Broken Social Scene - Stars & Sons
2    Raising The Fawn - The Matador
1    Junior Boys - In The Morning