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ScanMan Oct 2nd, 2010 11:10 PM

Mandala "Love-itis"

MACenstein'sMonster Oct 3rd, 2010 01:12 AM

Forget the list for a minute. I'm still wondering Who Randy Bachman named Canada's Top Rocker. :)

fellfromtree Oct 3rd, 2010 09:57 AM

I'm betting Bachman picked Neil Young. He gives him a lot of love on Vinyl Tap. Email and ask him.

screature Oct 3rd, 2010 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScanMan (Post 1014895)
Yeah, it's not a list gone horribly wrong...BUT there are some glaring oversights. For example, Loverboy gets in there...and not Heart?! I'm not a fan, but c'mon...Crazy On You, Magic Man, Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda...

Heart is Canadian?

The Doug Oct 3rd, 2010 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by screature (Post 1014966)
Heart is Canadian?

Yes and no. There are connections.

screature Oct 3rd, 2010 11:03 AM

Based on "Top Singles" and popularity, some omissions that come to mind:

Junkhouse - Out of My Head

Valdy - Rock and Roll Song

Dan Hill - Sometimes when we Touch
I'm not a fan but it was #1 in Canada and #3 on US Billboard Top 100 list of the time

Bruce Cockburn - Tokyo

and the most glaring of all no

Shania Twain - You're Still the One
again not a fan of her music (I like her though) but c'mon:

Quote:

...rose to fame in the mid 1990s with her album The Woman In Me (1995), and achieved worldwide success with her 1997 album Come On Over, which became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician, and the best selling country album of all time. The album Come on Over has sold over 39 million copies worldwide. Come on Over is also the 9th bestselling album in the U.S.[1]

]A five-time Grammy Award winner, Twain has also achieved major success as a songwriter, winning 27 BMI Songwriter awards.[2] Twain is one of the first country artists to achieve major crossover success in pop music. She is the only female musician to have three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America and is also the second best-selling artist in Canada, behind fellow Canadian Céline Dion, with three of her studio albums being certified double diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Twain has sold over 75 million albums worldwide[3] including 48 million in the U.S. She is ranked as the 10th best-selling artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era, with approximately 33.5 million in sales through April 2008.[4], Twain was ranked the 72nd Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. [5]

screature Oct 3rd, 2010 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Doug (Post 1014970)
Yes and no. There are connections.

Well there you go, I did not know that, learned something new today, thanks Doug.

ScanMan Oct 3rd, 2010 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by screature (Post 1014966)
Heart is Canadian?

Neil Young isn't American?

I consider Heart part of BC's Little Mountain/Mushroom sound of 80's. A bunch of expat Americans who hit it big in the great white north. Neil, OTOH has been living in Cali for going on 50 years. I'm a fan, but throwing on a plaid shirt once in a while doesn't cut it for me. I don't think he recorded even one of his 30+ albums on our side of the border.

screature Oct 3rd, 2010 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScanMan (Post 1014979)
Neil Young isn't American?

I consider Heart part of BC's Little Mountain/Mushroom sound of 80's. A bunch of expat Americans who hit it big in the great white north. Neil, OTOH has been living in Cali for going on 50 years. I'm a fan, but throwing on a plaid shirt once in a while doesn't cut it for me. I don't think he recorded even one of his 30+ albums on our side of the border.

I wasn't trying to be provocative SC, I just didn't know the connection. Yes I know what you are saying about Neil Young but no he isn't American just like Michael J. Fox, Mike Meyers, William Shatner, Joni Mitchell, Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, etc., etc., aren't American.

They all went where the work was, I don't blame them for that and certainly wouldn't want to revoke their citizenship based on that.

My Dad was in the Airforce and for the first half of his life and spent almost as much time living outside the country as in it. I think it is up to an individual to decide where they consider themselves to be from and where "home" is for them. I was born in Nova Scotia with family ties that go back over 250 years, but I only lived there for a very short period of time in my childhood (albeit we visited my grandparents on the family farm with quite some regularity) yet I still consider myself to be a Nova Scotian and every time I go back I feel like I am home.

The Doug Oct 3rd, 2010 11:45 AM

All this just goes to show that lists are usually only meaningful to their creators, no?

That being said, here's my little ol' list for today:

Canadian Musical Artists Who Should Have Been Born In (And Forever Remained Within The Borders Of) Bulgaria:

1) Dan Hill
1.1) Justin Bieber
1.2) Celine Dion


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