Canadian Songs to Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits 48

I'm old enough to remember when a Canadian topping the Billboard Hot 100 was a rare occurrence. Now, with Drake and The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, it happens fairly often. And it's happening right now.

Here's the complete list of 48 Canadian songs 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
  40. What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber
  41. The Hills by The Weeknd
  42. Sorry by Justin Bieber
  43. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
  44. Work by Rihanna Featuring Drake
  45. One Dance by Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla
  46. Starboy by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
  47. I'm the One by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne
  48. Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

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The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Is Robin Thicke considered a Canadian? If so would Eric Clapton also be considered a Canadian?

May 25, 2017 @ 6:32 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

Robin Thicke is a Canadian whereas Eric Clapton is not.

Thicke has dual citizenship.

May 25, 2017 @ 6:49 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Both Clapton and Thicke never resided in Canada. My understanding is that you must live here to obtain citizenship. Neither has lived in Canada. My argument is not that Clapton is a citizen, but Thicke is not either.

May 25, 2017 @ 6:58 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

I guess Eric never bothered to apply!

May 25, 2017 @ 7:04 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Such a Canadian answer. Normally Canadians claim anyone who has touched down in Canada for a cup of coffee. The Brits are famous for not having any connection to "The Colonies". Two examples would be Lennox Lewis the first British Heavyweight Champion in over 100 years and Greg Rusedski.

May 25, 2017 @ 7:09 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

When it comes to citizenship, you either have it or you don't. Robin Thicke has it, Eric Clapton doesn't. It's quite binary.

May 25, 2017 @ 7:56 PM


Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

Robin Thicke has dual citizenship. He's a Canadian citizen. There's nothing to argue. That's a fact.

Hell, the guy was even nominated for Junos: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/arcade-fire-leads-juno-nominations-with-six-buble-and-ryder-each-get-five/article16682962/

May 25, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

Rob J

Of the first 40, I'd say 11 hold up moderately well.

May 25, 2017 @ 9:58 PM

Michael Hum

No Shania? Strange.

May 25, 2017 @ 10:25 PM

Al The Royal Pain

@Michael Hum that is strange. I'm no fan, but considering how big she was for a period, you'd think she would have been on that list.

May 26, 2017 @ 8:57 AM



Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Al The Royal Pain

It might be because she was such a country/pop hybrid.

May 26, 2017 @ 9:27 AM

H.o.E.

Wow, a lot of those are terrible songs I wish you had not reminded me existed, with "(You're) Having My Baby" being my nomination for the most nauseating song ever. I think I was only old enough at the time to have just started elementary school, but that drove me to FM rock radio and to completely stop listening to AM pop music radio (and a few years later to eventually ignoring all music radio when other options like Walkmans started becoming available).

May 26, 2017 @ 9:34 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@H.o.E.

I remember the Tabernacle Choir's version of You're Having My Baby being played on the first episode of WKRP in Cincinnati.

May 26, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Douglas

Having pretty much ditched Top 40/pop music listening not 30-plus years ago for new/modern/alt rock, my exposure to almost everything after the teens is virtually zero. Working up the list from the bottom, I have probably, but not necessarily knowingly, heard "The Hills" by The Weeknd. I really don't know. Discount that one, and you have to go all the way up to the then-unavoidable Daniel Powter and Nickelback. I don't think I've missed much in the interim.

May 26, 2017 @ 1:40 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

The Juno's is not a great example by any stretch. I recall that Bryan Adams "was not Canadian enough" in the early 1990's with "Waking Up The Neighbours" because he collaborated with Mutt Lange.
Not to get political, but did you not state that Barack Obama was Kenyan at one point?

May 26, 2017 @ 8:15 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

Sometimes you can be rather dense.

Robin Thicke is a Canadian citizen. The Juno awards don't care about Cancon rules, merely that the artist is Canadian. Thicke is Canadian, even though he was born in the USA.

As for your Obama comment, I have no idea who you are confusing me with.

May 26, 2017 @ 8:24 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Mike in 1992, the Junos did NOT recognize Bryan Adams as Canadian enough. I am merely stating that the Juno's change their rules to suit their needs. In some ways they are no different than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2017 @ 12:21 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

You're confusing two things that are very different. You're thinking of the Cancon rules that said Bryan Adam's (Everything I Do) I Do It For You wasn't Cancon.

In 1992 Bryan Adams was nominated in 7 categories to set a Juno record. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You was nominated for best single, although it lost to Tom Cochrane's Life is a Highway.

The Junos will nominate you if you're a Canadian citizen. Full stop. /outlikebusterdouglas

May 27, 2017 @ 12:26 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Lets move on from this debate. You are trying to conform which is fine, but the facts are the facts.

May 27, 2017 @ 12:37 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

I'm still struggling to understand your argument.

I merely stated that Robin Thicke is Canadian. This is a fact.

You went off on CanCon rules, which is something completely unrelated.

May 27, 2017 @ 12:51 PM

The Voice of Reason

Mike, Alan Thicke never applied for Robin to be Canadian. Wayne Gretzky never applied to allow his children to be Canadian.

May 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

Ok, that explains the disconnect. The fact is, Robin Thicke does have dual citizenship. He's an American and Canadian citizen.

Whatever source has you thinking otherwise is incorrect. I'll bet you're confusing Robin Thicke's son with Robin Thicke.

May 27, 2017 @ 1:04 PM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

Spirited, I enjoy a healthy debate.

May 27, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

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