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Twentieth Anniversary

The Tragically Hip

A reader of this site emailed me this link.  The Tragically Hip are celebrating their twentieth anniversary and they're having a poll to decide what songs appear on their greatest hits.  They're careful not to call it a "greatest hits" collection, instead preferring to refer to it as "an album chronicling The Hip's first 20 years of making music".  Sounds like a greatest hits to me!

This particular poll is asking visitors to list their ten favourite Hip tunes.  Ten is a pretty small number so I got to thinking how I would narrow my favourite Hip songs down to a top ten.  It might look something like this...

  • Blow At High Dough
  • New Orleans Is Sinking
  • Little Bones
  • Courage
  • At The Hundredth Meridian
  • Grace, Too
  • Wheat Kings
  • Ahead By A Century
  • Bobcaygeon
  • It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken

Damn that was tough.  I went through several edits before arriving at the list above.  Songs like "Nautical Disaster", "Scared" and "Fireworks" were there and then they were gone.  Feel free to send me your ten and I'll happily post the list.

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