Bob Mersereau's new book names the Guess Who's American the number one Canadian single.
Originally Posted by CBC News
Randy Bachman emerges as the "king of the Canadian single" in the new book The Top 100 Canadian Singles.
A followup to Bob Mersereau's The Top 100 Canadian Albums, the list is sure to provoke debate among music lovers.
Guess Who song American Woman is No. 1 on the list, one of four Guess Who singles chosen by a group of music lovers who helped compile the list. There are also two by BTO, including Taking Care of Business at No. 8 and two by Trooper, the power trio produced by Bachman.
I can't provide the top 100 list but from the Moncton Times & Transcript is the Top 20 list. Just gets curiouser and curiouser. What do you think.
Originally Posted by Moncton Times& Transcript
The following are the Top 20 Canadian music singles, according to Bob Mersereau's new book, released today, The Top 100 Canadian Singles (Goose Lane Editions). The book asked hundreds of jury members their own personal top Canadian singles, and the top 100 was whittled down based on all the entries.
1. American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
2. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
3. The Weight - The Band
4. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
5. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
6. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
7. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
8. Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
9. Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia
10. Snowbird - Anne Murray
11. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
12. Tom Sawyer - Rush
13. Try - Blue Rodeo
14. New Orleans Is Sinking - The Tragically Hip
15. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
16. Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
17. Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
18. These Eyes - The Guess Who
19. Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
20. Underwhelmed - Sloan
Location: Aylmer (Gatineau) across the river from Ottawa
Well from a pure popularity stand point and place in top 10/100 lists over time "American Woman" ranks right up there... these kind of lists are always so highly subjective and ultimately provocative all they do is to serve as form of marketing for the author. That being said, regardless of ranking as far as popularity goes it is a good list.
Last edited by screature; Sep 30th, 2010 at 05:58 PM.