All 39 Canadians to Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The Weeknd is Toronto's own Abel Tesfaye, making him the 39th Canadian to top this chart.

Here's the complete list of 39 Canadians to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  1. It's Love-Love-Love by Guy Lombardo
  2. Cry by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
  3. Sh-Boom by The Crew-Cuts
  4. Diana by Paul Anka
  5. Lonely Boy by Paul Anka
  6. Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith
  7. Ringo by Lorne Greene
  8. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who
  9. Heart of Gold by Neil Young
  10. Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks
  11. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
  12. (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
  13. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim
  14. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  15. Hot Child In The City by Nick Gilder
  16. You Needed Me by Anne Murray
  17. Heaven by Bryan Adams
  18. When I'm With You by Sheriff
  19. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  20. (Everything I Do) I Do It for You by Bryan Adams
  21. Informer by Snow
  22. All for Love by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting
  23. The Power of Love by Céline Dion
  24. Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? by Bryan Adams
  25. Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion
  26. My Heart Will Go On by Céline Dion
  27. One Week by Barenaked Ladies
  28. I'm Your Angel by R. Kelly and Céline Dion
  29. How You Remind Me by Nickelback
  30. Bad Day by Daniel Powter
  31. Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
  32. Say It Right by Nelly Furtado
  33. Give It to Me by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake
  34. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
  35. What's My Name? by Rihanna featuring Drake
  36. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  37. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
  38. Rude by MAGIC!
  39. Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd

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I would argue Robin Thicke isn't Canadian. He was born in LA and wasn't he raised there? Does that constitute being Canadian?

Maybe I am wrong but I think it's a stretch (and let's not claim him anyway!)

August 14, 2015 @ 3:03 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Robin Thicke has dual citizenship.

August 14, 2015 @ 3:07 PM

m m

Congrats to The Weeknd!
I would be curious to see the same list but with MAPL songs.

August 14, 2015 @ 4:15 PM

Neil Clark Warren

Robin Thicke will be the all time king of 1-hit-wonders.
He will make Billy Ray Cyrus look like Elvis !

August 14, 2015 @ 6:17 PM


What? No April Wine?

Good thing that Bob Seger was born on the American side of the Detroit River.

August 14, 2015 @ 9:41 PM


As I go through the list, I am actually surprised at how many I know, even the newer songs. I also have reactions of "Ugh!", I have not heard that one in years/never want to hear that awful dreck again, cool/good song, I'm probably lucky to not have heard that one - and more.

I think NW may be a (closet) April Wine fan from listening to Q107 since it launched decades ago, along with too many American classic rock stations (eg. Buffalo's 97Rock (96.9 if you're inclined to give it an ear)) to be a Bob Seger fan.

August 15, 2015 @ 11:10 AM


39 songs, by 29 Canadians. And SOMEBODY has to take the blame for Robin Thicke. As peace=keepers, we must oblige. An equal mix of pride and embarrassment accompanies the reading of this. Thanks, Mike. How about LP's?

August 15, 2015 @ 8:27 PM


The American music industry being what it is, I'd bet that a Billboard list of non-American #1s would not be much longer if you excluded the British. The British punch way above their weight for music in the world - thankfully.

August 16, 2015 @ 11:43 AM


Good God! Some really bad songs on this list. As they say "there's no accounting for taste."

August 19, 2015 @ 9:45 AM

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