Canada Day is right around the corner and we are ready to spend the day with family and friends. To get prepared, we put together a Canada Day playlist with over 60 songs by Canadian artists to share with you.

There is a wide variety of music here to provide hours of Canadian content for your Canada Day celebration. We’ve also put it all on a Youtube playlist to make it easy for you to access.

Here’s our Canada Day playlist with some of our favorite songs by Canadian artists:

Click this link and you’ll be taken to this full playlist on Youtube.

Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive (if this song doesn’t get you pumped up, I don’t know what will – Sam)

Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams (a classic from my university days – Cyn)

American Woman – Guess Who (I remember my brother listening to this over and over again when I was a kid – Cyn)

Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf

Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

If I Had a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies

1,2,3,4 – Fiest

Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain (I may or may not sing this to my fiance. He definitely appreciates it, too. – Sam)

Home for a Rest – Spirit of the West (can’t help but dance to this one)

Neighbourhood #3 Power Out – Arcade Fire (so Sam and I had a debate over their name….Arcade Fire?  THE Arcade Fire?)

Better Things to Do – Terri Clark  (My mom used to be her boss.  And my step-brother’s ex-wife is her best friend. Cool huh? Cyn)

Feels like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

This Could be Anywhere in the World – Alexisonfire (betcha Sam expected me to spell their name wrong but I am SO COOL that I knew it was all one word – Cyn)


When the Night Feels my Song – Bedouin Soundclash (Go see Bedouin Soundclash live. You won’t regret it. – Sam)

Old School – Hedley (Confession time – some of the songs on this list which were picked by Sam….like this one….and the next one, I am pretty sure I’ve never heard before – Cyn)

Weapon – Matthew Good

When I’m Up I Can’t Get Down – Great  Big Sea (another one I can’t help but dance to – Cyn)

Turn Me Loose – Loverboy 

The Rest of my Life – Sloan

Tom Sawyer – Rush

Could Have Been a Lady – April Wine (just like Mom doesn’t know some of the songs I chose, I don’t know some of the songs she chose, like this one – Sam)

Highway of Heroes – The Trews

Monster Hospital – Metric

Your Ex-lover is Dead – Stars

Safety Dance – Men Without Hats (WHOA!  THEY’RE Canadian??? I went all the way through the 80s without knowing that! Cyn)

Angels Losing Sleep – Our Lady Peace

Strange Disease – Prozzak (this is my childhood, right here – Sam)

I’m With You – Avril Lavigne

Brother Down – Sam Roberts Band

Fat Lip – Sum 41

Walking with a Ghost – Tegan & Sara

Santa Monica – Theory of a Dead Man

I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace (Why yes, that is me hanging out with the band. No big. – Cyn)

American Psycho- Treble Charger

Red Hands – Walk Off the Earth (I absolutely cannot get enough of this song – Sam)

Crazy Love – Paul Anka (my mom picked this one – Cyn)

Insensitive – Jann Arden

Sunglasses – Divine Brown

Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart (another heart-throb of mine when I was young- Cyn)

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (I would have picked Song for a Winter’s Night because it’s my all-time favorite song but it seemed weird for Canada Day/summertime – Cyn)

Bye Bye Boyfriend – Fefe Dobson

Tattoed – Damnhait Doyle (Try to pronounce her name – go ahead I dare you!)

Explode – Nelly Furtado

Hello – Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Call Me Maybe – Carley Rae Jepson (or as  my little grand nephew used to sing Call Me Lazy!)

Hina Na Ho – Susan Aglukark (this one will get stuck in your head forever – Sam)

Constant Craving – k.d. lang

Shining Strong – Rita McNeil

Snowbird – Anne Murray (had to add a little Anne in memory of my dad – Cyn)

Road Regrets – Dan Mangan

Sometimes When we Touch – Dan Hill  (oh my gosh I had the BIGGEST crush on him when I was young – Cyn)

Sunday Morning After – Amanda Marshall 

I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan

Lucky – Bif Naked

What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder

Jerk – Kim Stockwood (there are a few men I would like to sing this song to! – Sam)

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell  (Sam wanted Both Sides Now but I overruled her – I’m the mom – sometimes I get to do that – Cyn)

Patio Lanterns – Kim Mitchell (I remember making out to this song…..TMI? – Cyn)

Complainte de la Butte – Rufus Wainwright (I prefer the all-French version, so beautiful! – Sam)

Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young

What would YOU add to this list?  HAPPY CANADA DAY FROM THE GAGEN GIRLS!


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