From radio DJ to gold-certified recording artist, Stefie Shock is one keeping new wave alive thanks to this shaft of brilliance. This list has benefitted from input by music professionals like songwriter Gene Williams, drummer Sammy Kohn (of the Watchmen), Toronto Mike's similar list (begun with my cajoling), plus many other Canadian … Its big chorus and delicious vocal work from Emily Haines help make it a winner. Next up, our Top 25 Metal Albums of the 2010s. “Mirage” from her eponymous, debut album was one of many hits the disc spawned, filled with swagger, and ever so catchy. CMT stands for Country Music Television. Another #2 hit, this time in September 2010, Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, title-track from her smash album, was unable to dethrone Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie”. The Russian-German fashioner of EDM features the vocals of Justin Bieber’s ex love interest, and the result is splendid. 's 50 Best Canadian Albums of the 2010s: 50. This serene, breezy Top 20 hit and platinum single was the second released from Heartthrob. was five fine, young women including Canada’s own Emmalyn Estrada. “Let Her Go” – Jasmine Thompson 72. With its infectious, metronomic cadence, "Oblivion" set the stage for an artist who now looks forward more than most — questioning, suggesting and trying to prepare for what's to come via futuristic theories and art-pop exploration. Few Canadian songs have seeped into the public consciousness like Waving Flag did. Those bluesy keys are simply irresistible. A minor hit in Canada and Australia it failed to chart in the UK and band’s native USA. The singing group was assembled by Robin Antin who was behind other successful projects like The Pussycat Dolls. It was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, undoubtedly helped by the flowing jingle jangle of this brilliant cut. After scoring a hit as a featured artist (Icona Pop’s “I Love It”), Charli XCX was ready to chalk one up as the main artist. Her breakthrough came with “Boom Clap” in 2014, but it was 2013’s “Superlove” that set things up. An underground pop hit for this Los Angeles group with a lead singer who sounds a bit like Taylor Swift, “Crazy Stupid Love” by My Crazy Girlfriend was a total blast in 2014. The top 100 Canadian songs now spills over to a top 500 that includes any and all songs which might fall under "essential Canadian Music." Maylee Todd is a marvel. Composed entirely by Lights herself, “Cactus in the Valley”, off the Canadian recording artist’s second studio album Siberia, is hauntingly beautiful with an effective combination of eerie music and warm vocals. The beautifully crafted “Super Love” from Dami Im has it all: synthpop, dance pop, gorgeous balladry, big vocals, and even a touch of R&B. The third single from Avril Lavigne’s fourth album Goodbye Lullaby, “Wish You Were Here” was co-written with Max Martin and Shellback. With the U.S. as the epicentre of hip hop, Canada struggled to come up with a cohesive, regional sound of its own for years until Drake came along. List of Canadian Hot 100 number-one singles of 2010. Much of the same regional bias followed with her post-Fever releases. First-year hipsters played it on their iPods … She speaks four languages fluently. The bright hammered keys are reminiscent of Globe’s “Departures” and are perhaps the song’s most infectious feature aside from the recognizable vocals of the 21st century’s queen of American dance pop. To balance that with what we need — common sense and respect for nature and each other." It's even typified in the opening shot of the "Marvins Room" music video, a bleary shot from inside a moving vehicle of Toronto's streets lit only by cars cruising past and street lights fired up like midnight suns. Off debut album Shut Up and Dance, Canada’s answer to Britney Spears, Victoria Duffield, just 17 at the time, teamed up with the godfather of Canadian dance pop, Ryan Stewart, to pen this winner. “Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk 78. The results in this chart are not affiliated with any mainstream or … Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, & record producer. “Burning” off debut album Devotion was a #25 hit in February 2012. ♦ This Is What It Feels Like ♦ Trevor Guthrie with his Brad Pitt … “Wings” did even better in other European countries and topped the charts in Ireland. It was later included on her debut album Tell the World. But we've crossed over into a new territory where it's exciting to continue to find out what we'll write for Tegan and Sara.". Calling out the horrifying nonchalance of Hollywood drug culture, the song whirrs with synths, jabbing guitars, and of course a tap-along beat. They make it seem so simple, and it is so simple. Be sure to check out our own ranking of the Top 25 Rock Songs of the 2010s. “Fushizen Na Girl” peaked at #2 on the Japanese weekly Oricon Singles Chart. List of Top Ten Songs Of Each Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com. You can get people when their backs are down. “Drove Me Wild” offers a cool ride through new wave avenues. Kelly is from one of the most beautiful regions in the country – the Ottawa valley. It represents song requests from over one hundred thousand events ranging from Weddings to Birthday … Following up two Top 40 hits and gold certified singles, Carly Rae Jepsen, released this new song in 2011 not knowing what would happen. The Los Angeles based producer specializes in chillout electronica, dressing it with her sultry R&B vocals. Its charm helped the singer’s debut album Chambre 12 sell over a million copies there and become one of only four albums to achieve double diamond certification. Pure excellence, pure elation. The song appeared on Zedd’s 2015 album True Colors [sic] and was co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Jolin” with its spicy EDM synth pulses was the 24th biggest song of 2012 on Hit FM Taiwan’s end of year Top 100. The song builds to a rewarding climax, and her vocals, in letting loose, provide an exhilarating emotional boost. So irresistible, dance-pop track “Let’s Play” reached #19 on the Hot 100 in June 2011, one of the Canadian singer’s three gold-certified singles. We wanted to see how Canadian artist songs fare compared to their international counterparts. Grimes, repeats ethereally on "Oblivion," the pulsing electro-pop anthem off her acclaimed third album and 4AD debut, Visions. The German duo went all … out on its eponymous debut record. The songs listed are the country’s music’s most memorable. Co-writing this delicious pop song was Canadian record producer Henry “Cirkut” Walter. The result of the 6-hour session was one of the catchiest gems of the decade, “Million Ways”. It was a great decade for songs that felt like classic, summery Top 40, and musical hybrids that would’ve seemed unthinkable just 10 years ago. What happens when award winning songwriter Marc Jordan (Rod Stewart, Josh Groban) and multiplatinum composer Rob Wells (Ariana Grande, Olivia Newton-John) pen a song for an award-winning singer whose voice is breathtaking enough to ruffle feathers on the wings of angels? In October 2013, this irresistible power ballad with a choice pairing of Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger scaled up to #12 on the charts. Oh, what a tidy and intricate web this rich, deep house track weaves. 'Power in the Blood,' Buffy Sainte-Marie (May 2015). In other words: powwow-step. This is one of those songs that grabs you lyrically first and then the great music begins to take hold. The Biebs was stomaching blows of bullying from all circles in those days – both for-profit and social media, and tucked into the delivery of this tune seems to be a sadness that is heartbreaking. In addition to that, he also wove in gospel elements to round out his quiet but confident sonic identity on his breakout album, Freudian. Our first Allophone song of the list comes from the queen of Chinese dance pop, Jolin, off her wonderful 12th studio album Muse. Forget entering TV contests or sending your demo to a record label. A year later, she released her own ode to heartbreak, 1989, which was filtered through an '80s pop lens. In “Put Me On”, edgy electric guitars (and even a mid-song solo) combine with cheeky synths and John’s baritone voice to deliver a classy contribution to the magnificent genre created by Kraftwerk and popularized by Gary Numan. ... Top 10 Pop Songs of Summer 2010. Name a country song you can dance to. It features the gorgeous vocals of Marissa Dattoli, lead singer of band Crystalyne. The hypnotic atmosphere of “Warm Blood” received much tweaking from Carly and the track’s producer Rostam Batmanglij. Here's my number! This heart-gripping explosion of possessive dance music was created by a Vancouver-based project in conjunction with Canada’s godfather of dance pop, producer Ryan Stewart. From album Light Up the Night, the song was composed by Enderlin, Bundy & Flowers. What makes this Top 40 hit in the land down under work so well is her swoon-worthy vocal delivery. Lead single off his third LP was “C’est la Vie” which peaked on the Hot 100 in November 2016. In 2007 he released his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement.He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment in June 2009. Revised for 2011! The song was later covered by a group of Canadian artists, including Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, and Drake, in response to the 2010 … “Cover Me” makes the heart feel as if it is soaring through dense material, backed with invigorating power and restorative juices, a feel-good anthem with a wall of sound that is rich, intricate, and plentiful. It's impossible to believe that at the start of this strange decade, "Call Me Maybe" did not exist. The British songstress’ biggest hit to date, “Wings”, co-penned by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, peaked at #8 on the UK charts in September 2013. Mia Martina knows how to throw a musical party. “Criminal” did pretty well in the US too, making it into the country Top 20, a rare event for a Canadian song these days. The song is enjoyed best with its suburban neighbourhood dance invasion music video. Our favourite track off Carly Rae Jepsen’s critically acclaimed third LP, Emotion, “Warm Blood” has the singer’s vocals take on all sorts of tones and moods. This sweeping electronic soundscape from Montreal based Jaki Song appeared on her now collectors’ item album New Sun. “Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz)” – Kanye West 80. "See you on a dark night," Montreal's Claire Boucher, a.k.a. ... Somalia born Canadian rapper and singer K'Naan gained worldwide acclaim with this anthem. While radio support faltered in other gold and platinum certified tracks from Avril’s eponymous album, once Chad was in the mix, they were onboard. The style of the mid-tempo song in many ways nudged the Mandopop superstar in a new direction which shaped much of her 2010s’ music. Bringing back that marvellous new wave 80s synth rock vibe with a modern spin. With Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line … On all levels, “Quarterback” is magnificently powerful. Drop the headphones and listen to this one on some loudspeakers. And few songs embody that more than the 2015 album's title track. To grapple with the decade that was, CBC Music's editorial team sat down to pick the most influential Canadian songs of the 2010s. You get them when they're having a good time.". Equally influential as the song itself, the music video for "Lite Spots" is almost impossibly charming, starring Kaytranada as he builds a robot and teaches it to dance — a glimpse into a not-too-distant, AI-enhanced future that we'd actually like to inhabit. — JH, 'Closer,' Tegan and Sara (September 2012), In a 2016 interview with Stereogum, Tegan Quin, one-half of Tegan and Sara, reflected on their band's pop breakthrough, Heartthrob: "We've crossed over into a territory.... Not where we're pop stars, not where we're 'superstars,' not where everything is easy…. For something even better, check out the French version. Alexz’s voice adds a dash of soul to a song that builds gradually into a satisfying work of sculpted excellence. One of the leaders of that wave was Toronto artist Daniel Caesar, whose songs like "Get You" and "Best Part" started racking up millions of streams. Due to its title, the song was retracted from airplay at some radio stations due to sensitivities following a mass shooting at an American elementary school. Plucky guitar leads up to the most sing-along worthy chorus in a long time. Well, you have to think about a song … from the same artist. This is a jewel of songwriting and expert production, an intelligent dance track filled with complex percussion, bright keyboards, and a galvanizing chorus. It was decided however that the song was more suitable in style for Ms. Spears. We absolutely adore how the song’s grand finale provides that extra bass hook. “Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus 76. Streaming services were just launching, and YouTube wasn't yet the juggernaut it is today. Her exuberant vocals do justice to one of the few R&B songs out there that has melody, and what a melody! Sonically, they traded in guitars for synths, and learned to restructure their songs for maximum pop impact. The remaining four came out swinging with what turned out to be their last hurrah before the group reformed; the brilliance of “Lighthouse” lit up the whole decade. Tacked onto the Gold and US editions of Jessie Ware’s debut album Devotion, dance-pop number “Imagine It Was Us” was its richest and most engaging track. The then 74-year-old had been releasing music for more than 50 years, starting with her stunning debut, 1964's It's My Way (our introduction to her anti-war hit "Universal Soldier") and including 1969's Illuminations, the first-ever totally electronic, quadraphonic vocal album "in history." (August 2017), R&B can take inspiration from a number of other genres, from blues and soul to pop and hip hop. “Dr. Known for making some of the best music videos around, the MV for this one is no exception. While our end of year lists looked at works from Canadian artists only, we have decided to open things up as we stand at the gateway to the twenties. Keep reading for the 100 best Canadian songs this year had to offer — the songs that CBC Music producers and hosts feel have soundtracked 2020. Jepsen's vocals ascending in perfect step with the synths, the staccato bounce back down like a kid gleefully rolling to the bottom of a hill; this ceaseless movement perfectly captures the jubilant, impulsive, all-consuming nature of crush-lust. Below, 10 Canadian songs that have shaped the 2010s. But years of being blacklisted by U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson pushed Sainte-Marie even further into the margins of an industry that already marginalizes people of colour — and an industry that would not recognize the name Buffy Sainte-Marie alongside contemporaries like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. This is crazy! This is the top country song on our end of decade list. A French language version of the song was handled by Annie Villeneuve. This dazzling dance tune of flashy Ryan Stewart tweaks, keyboard toots, and unbreakable pop hooks was our favourite. With one of the most unique and savory voices in the world, the rising star can also boast lending her cords to some of the catchiest pop songs through the decade. When A Tribe Called Red released its self-titled debut album, the DJ collective had been hosting its monthly Electric Pow Wow parties in Ottawa's Babylon nightclub since 2008. “Goodbye” is one of the finest examples of the decade’s EDM, achieving double platinum sales, and peaking at #12 on the Hot 100. In January 2011, this terrific number topped the charts. With a beat that could set off an earthquake, shimmering synths that could get a sloth jiving, and twin stereo voices that could turn grapefruit into honey, this piece of wizardry is one for the record hooks. The music video is a treat as well. Ten years doesn't seem like much, but a decade ago, names like Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen were just blips in the Canadian music discussion. Almost as good is the album version of the song which is more suitable for the dancefloor. Be careful not to mishear the lyric “Love that once hung on the wall” as “Love that one song on the wall”. An uptempo mix of R&B, pop and vintage doo-wop, "Baby" was a vehicle for the then 15-year-old's flutey, treble voice — he would have to transpose it down when his voice broke just months later — and innate pop phrasing. Rewritten from the 2002 Alabama 3 classic of the same name, Sainte-Marie samples the EDM original and combines elements of powwow, rock, industrial and spoken word for a balance that calls on Sainte-Marie's experimental side while continuing the conversation of decolonization and environmental protection. Canada turned its back on Katy B; her raved about CD Little Red was not even made available in the Dominion by Sony. Shawn Hook scored this charting dance-pop number by a stroke of luck. This is a list of songs featuring Canadian artists which have reached number one on the … One heck of a dancefloor thumper, “Love Player” is off Jolin Tsai’s fabulous 2010 album Myself. But in true Electric Pow Wow style, where groups of young Indigenous people came together to party on a monthly basis, the song wasn't finished without a communal touch: DJ Shub, who heard the original grass dance song/dubstep mash-up at one of these parties, added his own production to "Electric Pow Wow Drum" and sent it back to the group. Katy did end up winning a JUNO award for her collaboration with Keys N Krates (“Save Me”, Dance Recording of the Year 2016). Juicy beats and spicy vocals lifted the delicious track above similar attempts at championing the genre. The funky “Sweet Talk” was co-written by Charli Taft, responsible for many K-Pop hits, and Brian Lee whose credits including Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City’s “Good Time”. Platinum certified and reaching #17 on the charts in April 2013, though receiving only limited radio support, the lead single from Avril Lavigne’s eponymous album is a nice tie-in to her beginnings as a mall circumambulating skater teen. Lead single, "Closer," was unabashedly big: synths rung out with immediacy and a chorus bursting with unfiltered desire. Containing one of the most uplifting choruses we’ve ever heard, “Happy & Sad” is from Kacey Musgraves’ alternative country LP Golden Hour, most of which was mixed by Alberta’s Shawn Everett. The late-80s debut album from Australian dance-pop superstar Kylie Minogue was probably the finest LP crafted by British hitmaking team Stock-Aitken-Waterman. View the current Canada Singles Top 100 with at #1 Willow by Taylor Swift. A super catchy guitar riff and infectious beat make this a winner of winners. Read the latest music … “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke All-girl trio Muna formed at university in Los Angeles and specializes in electronic pop and new wave. Lights captured our attention with the most successful single off her sophomore record Siberia; “Toes” wiggled its way up to #62 on the charts. And press play on the playlist below to hear … Sing along to the infuriatingly simple, yet undeniably catchy chorus, below, and contribute to the record-breaking views on the song's famous video — which now number more than 2.1 billion. “Slow Burn” has such a simple guitar riff that somehow manages to be completely captivating in its beauty and is a song that stays on repeat for a very long time. It was included on Britney Spears’ seventh studio album Femme Fatale and was written and produced by Max Martin and Dr. Luke who originally offered it to Katy Perry. "Baby," the lead single from Justin Bieber's debut studio album, My World 2.0, proved that the era of the YouTube star had arrived, and broke the trail for Shawn Mendes, Troye Sivan and Johnny Orlando, to name a few. This was one of them. "California Gurls" by Katy Perry ( … ("It's a moment," producer Noah "40" Shebib told Vibe about the track.) The Seven Best Canadian Artist EPs of 2019, Follow Canadian Music Blog on WordPress.com. He added that his mother is "seriously political," but he got burnt out on activism in his teens and turned to full-on raving as an escape. Top 100 Best Pop Songs Of 2011. A master producer and lyricist, Grimes has trailblazed a lane that didn't otherwise exist within pop's predictable confines — challenging conformity and complacency with each artful experiment, looking for humanity and understanding when the rest of us are too tired to ask questions. This saxed-up anthem is entertainment at its best and contains one of the most memorable vocal riffs of the decade. The strongest track from Gary Numan’s marvellous album Dead Son Rising, this rock out industrial number proved the genre still had some spark in the 2010s. When it comes to musica italiana, few do it better than Rome’s Syria (Cecilia Cipressi). Be sure to check out as well the spectacular music video. The ultra spicy singer charmed to the blazes with this fresh and mysterious song which moves at a stately pace and provides a nice touch of funky guitar. According to the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, the biggest song of 2010 in … Absolute magic! Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. What a beat! With Toronto drawing more attention this decade because of Drake's increasingly powerful presence on the world stage, Caesar was able to divert from the signature sound the city was cultivating. The whistling conclusion is a smart touch too. Gary Numan’s best songs (he’s released over 20 studio albums) are often the ones where he belts out the choruses, and “The Fall” is a prime example. Title-track and final cut off excellent album Scandinavia – arguably the Danish soft rock group’s best – knocks the ball out of the park with an emotionally powerful chorus. You were more likely to hear it on television than the radio, as it was used to promote some TV series. 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