Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 12

Today’s edition includes a couple of classic rock songs, some country, an 80’s pop queen and a more current dive.  A so-so set in my view, but all are essential Canadian artists with their own place in our musical history.

1. Glass Tiger

“I’m Still Searching”

Air Time: The Best of Glass Tiger

Released in 1988, this is one of my favourite songs by Glass Tiger.  This is the second entry by the band in the top 500.

2. Dalbello

“Gonna Get Close to You”


Not my favourite song by Lisa Dalbello, but this was a major hit for her back in the day.  Born in Toronto, she had a string of hits from the late 70’s to the mid 80’s.

3. Platinum Blonde

“It Doesn’t Really Matter”

Alien Shores

Another classic rock band from Toronto, they started life as a Police tribute band.  Their main period was Mid 80’s to early 90’s.  Interesting band.

4. Prairie Oyster

“One Precious Love”

Canadian country music band Prairie Oyster in ...

Prairie Oyster have been around since the mid 70’s and are still touring and recording.  They are members of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (2008) and have won 6 Juno Awards as best country group or duo. For those of you wondering what a prairie oyster is, thing demi-glasse, freshly castrated bull testicles.  apparently a delicacy, but not one I’ll be sampling any time soon.

5. Celine Dion

” Where Does My Heart Beat Now”

Celine Dion performing "Taking Chances&qu...

Celine Dion, what else can be said.  She may be Canada’s biggest export.  We had the opportunity to see her in 1990, before she was anywhere close to big.  It would have been in a 300 seat hall in St. Albert, AB.  Missed it, messed up.  C’est la vie.

Author: John

I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

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