Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 3

;Bryan Adams live in the Color Line Arena, Ham...

This time out we have a bit more country/bluegrass, my first entry from a Canadian icon, some classic rock and a Christmas collaboration used for a fundraiser.

1. Eagle and Hawk

” NDN Cars”

A North American native anthem, the only version I can find on YouTube that wasn’t crap was the attached by Keith Secola.  Although not a Canadian, I will allow this as a pseudo-Canadian version.  My post, my call.

2. 5440


A Canadian classic, this is also a first entry, there will be more by this band.  One of our best bands, they never got the recognition they deserved.

3. Various Artists (Northern Lights)

“Tears Are Not Enough”

Part of the “We Are The World” famine relief efforts in the 1980’s, this song was Canada’s contribution.  The song, written by Bryan Adams, and features such artists as Neil Young, Geddy Lee, Burton Cummings and Anne Murray, a who’s who of Canadian artists at that time.

4. Bryan Adams

“It’s Only Love”

The first entry by a Canadian icon, this song was a major hit with Tina Turner.  The version I have inserted is a live one, recorded in Lisbon, Portugal and highlights the energy he can create on stage.  Oh, and Keith Scott is great on guitar.

5. Headstones


A 90’s band, they settle nicely into the classic rock genre.  A very successful group in their time.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on December 21, 2011, in Canada, Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Country, Live Music, Rock and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. 1 – Good stuff. Really liked the chanting riff
    2 – Made me think of REM, but in a good way…
    3 – Impressive lineup. But Dear God, some of that ’80s hair!
    4 – Bryan Adams and the Dudes of Leisure! Loved him until he went grunge/depressing. Yeah, I’d still pay to see him. Even though he’s the worst videographer ever. (video embed was disabled)
    5 – Wow, I dug that song. going to have to look these guys up!

    Another great post, John. Thanks for the new and the stroll down memory lane!

    • Going to slow down a bit on these after tomorrow. I have,literally about 500 songs to post lol. Using them for fill when I’m to busy or (more likely) to lazy. Got one more good blogging night and have to do my Versatile post,then a Christmas break. Have a gooder. Thanks for listening.

  2. Funny how I stumbled on something in the theme of We Are The World here because since yesterday night I can’t get Feed The World out of my head. It feels odd to find pleasure in listening to something so sad.

    Interesting that from all the Bryan Adams’ songs you chose this. My favorite of his is Open Road, and of course Summer of 69.

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