Obama's Playlist

CanadaI wrote about the 49 Songs contest CBC Radio 2 is running this month. I've been tuning in and it's a lot of fun.

Voting closes today on their top 100 nominations. In an effort to be more inclusive, CBC has broken things down into four categories, to get instrumental pieces and French tunes a chance. Since I've only really heard of the songs in the first category, I'm only listing those below.

  • Acadian Driftwood - The Band
  • Agua Del Pozo - Alex Cuba
  • Alberta Bound - Paul Brandt
  • American Woman - The Guess Who
  • Raise a little hell - Trooper
  • Big Feeling - Susan Aglukark
  • Bobcaygeon - The Tragically Hip
  • Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
  • Brother (Watching) - Shad
  • Canada's Really Big - Arrogant Worms
  • The Canadian Dream - Sam Roberts
  • Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
  • A Case of You - Joni Mitchell
  • Cette Vie - African Guitar Summit & Alpha YaYa Diallo
  • Closer to the Heart - Rush
  • Crabbuckit - k-os
  • Dawn of a New Day - Crystal Shawanda
  • De Cara a la Pared - Lhasa
  • Democracy - Leonard Cohen
  • Farmer's Song - Murray McLauchlan
  • Flip, Flop, Fly - Downchild Blues Band
  • Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia
  • Hallelujah - k.d. lang
  • Helpless - Neil Young
  • Hockey - Jane Siberry
  • The Hockey Song - Stompin' Tom Connors
  • Huron Carole - Tom Jackson
  • I Can See Clearly Now - Holly Cole Trio
  • I Feel it All - Feist
  • If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
  • Jolie Louise - Daniel Lanois
  • Let Your Backbone Slide - Maestro Fresh Wes
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Time – Bruce Cockburn
  • The Longest Road - Stephen Fearing
  • Mario Takes a Walk - Jesse Cook
  • Merey Mathay - Kiran Ahluwalia
  • Northern Wish - Rheostatics
  • Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
  • Good Mother - Jann Arden
  • One Great City! - The Weakerthans
  • Ordinary Day - Great Big Sea
  • Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
  • Rise Again - The Rankin Family
  • Rise Up - Parachute Club
  • Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young
  • Seven Day Fool - Jully Black
  • Share the Land - The Guess Who
  • Showdown at Big Sky - Robbie Robertson
  • Snowbird - Anne Murray
  • Soobax - K'naan
  • Superman's Song - Crash Test Dummies
  • Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
  • Takin' Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • The Truck Got Stuck - Corb Lund
  • Try - Blue Rodeo
  • Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie
  • Wheat Kings - The Tragically Hip
  • Wondering Where the Lions Are - Bruce Cockburn
  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

A lot of those songs made my list of the top 100 Canadian songs. It will be interesting to see which 49 make the final cut.

Here's a song on both of our lists, and a shoe-in to make Obama's playlist.


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Fredericton Steve

no farewell to nova scotia?

January 16, 2009 @ 4:45 PM

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