The Ultimate Canada Day Playlist

Crank up the CanCon this Canada Day and celebrate the red and white with tunes that fit the occasion

Celebrate July 1 like a true Canadian with music as sweet as maple syrup

Canada has a rich history of musical talent, and if there’s ever a day to blast some homegrown tunes, it’s Canada Day.

From megastars like Bryan Adams and Shania Twain to a new generation of musicians like Dan Mangan, there are plenty of artists and songs to choose from.

So this July 1 – whether you’re heading to the beach, hosting a BBQ or sipping cervezas on a boat – pump some of these Canadian jams.

The Icons

Bryan AdamsSummer of 69
Tom CochraneLife is a Highway
Burton CummingsStand Tall
Roy ForbesSo Close to Home
Martha and the MuffinsEcho Beach
Bachman Turner OverdriveTakin’ Care of Business
PrismDon’t Let Him Know
ChilliwackWhatcha Gonna Do
RushSpirit of the Radio
Michael BubleQuando Quando Quando
Barenaked LadiesOne Week
The Tragically HipPoets
Neil YoungDown by the River
Shania TwainMan! I Feel Like A Woman

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Big Shiny Tunes Era

Alanis MorrisetteYou Oughta Know
Our Lady PeaceSuperman’s Dead
Chantal KreviazukBefore You
Colin JamesFreedom
Matthew Good BandEverything is Automatic
Danko JonesBounce
Bif NakedSpaceman
Joel Plaskett EmergencyCome on Teacher
Sarah McLachlanBuilding a Mystery
Great Big SeaWhen I’m Up
The Philosopher KingsHurts to Love You
Bran Van 3000Drinkin’ in LA
LenSteal My Sunshine
Big SugarTurn the Lights On
The Tea PartyHeaven Coming Down
Wide Mouth MasonSmile
The MoffatsMisery
The TrewsTired of Waiting
SloanThe Good in Everyone
The OddsSomeone Who’s Cool
Sam RobertsNo Sleep

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Hip-hop / R&B

DrakeBest I Ever Had
ChoclairLet’s Ride
Kardinal OffishallOl’ Time Killin’
Swollen MembersLady Venom
RascalzNorthern Touch / Top of the World
Maestro Fresh WesStick to Your Vision
ClassifiedOh . . . Canada
K’naanWavin’ Flag
Nelly FurtadoPromiscuous
ShadRose Garden

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The New Generation

Dan ManganRobots
Current SwellYoung and Able
Hey OceanBig Blue Wave
MetricGimme Sympathy
DFA 1979Sexy Results
Tegan and SaraCloser
Chromeo‘Bonafied Lovin’
JapandroidsYounger Us
The SheepdogsFeelin’ Good
Deadmau5The Veldt
DragonetteI Get Around
EstheroEveryday is a Holiday with You
The ZolasYou’re Too Cool
Mother MotherHayloft
Shawn HookEvery Red Light