Top 20 Canadian Rock Bands and Musicians

Vistalite Black

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So, news today about a new documentary about Triumph -- the Canadian rock band whose songs I love to sing at karaoke when there's helium available -- got me thinking about where the Mississauga power trio would rank among Canada's Best Rock Bands and Musicians.

Thankfully, Ranker.com provides the answer in the form of a crowd-sourced Top 100 based on the votes of visitors to the site. (I provided the Top 20 ... once you get past about 25, it's all Chilliwacks, Glass Tigers and Men Without Hats.)

Top Canadian Rock Bands (and musicians) based on more than 26,600 votes. The included bands receive a * if Vistalite Black has seen them perform and ** if VB has never actually heard them. I've applied a complex algorithm to account for the lower value of the Canadian dollar (currently 81 cents).

20. Loverboy*

19. Barenaked Ladies

18. Big Wreck**

17. Our Lady Peace

16. Blue Rodeo**

15. Joni Mitchell

14. Alanis Morrisette*

13. The Jeff Healey Band

12. Steppenwolf

11. Gordon Lightfoot

10. April Wine

9. Bryan Adams

8. The Tea Party*

7. The Band

6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive

5. Triumph

4. Neil Young*

3. The Guess Who

2. The Tragically Hip**

1. Rush*

The 100+ Best Canadian Rock Bands & Artists, Ranked (ranker.com)

Of course, there are omissions to this list ... possibly the worst of which is (Edit) Monster Truck is in at #81, If you ever get a chance to see the Truck, go!

Monster Truck - Don't Tell Me How To Live (Official Video) - YouTube
 
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After Rush, who cares. :lol:

Actually, I still like music from many of the other artists on the list. The Hip is a band that I liked for a hot minute and they moved to the "meh" column for me. I'm in the minority here in Buffalo NY though. They are rock royalty here. They played here a lot in the early 90's and obviously a lot of fans from Buffalo trekked up north to catch them too. They'd play the arena here one night and then a club in Cleveland the next as they never really took off across the whole U.S. Good band though. Just not my thing.
 

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:scratch: Top 20 Canadian rock Bands and Musicians? :scratch:

1. Rush
2. Rush
3. Rush
4. Rush
5. Rush
6. Rush
7. Rush
8. Neil
9. Geddy
10. Alex
11. someone else
12. someone else noone heard of
13. who cares.
14. from here on it's pointless.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.


:laughing3::laughing3::laughing3::laughing3::laughing3:

(no offense meant to our good neighbors to the North)
 

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After Rush, who cares. :lol:

Actually, I still like music from many of the other artists on the list. The Hip is a band that I liked for a hot minute and they moved to the "meh" column for me. I'm in the minority here in Buffalo NY though. They are rock royalty here. They played here a lot in the early 90's and obviously a lot of fans from Buffalo trekked up north to catch them too. They'd play the arena here one night and then a club in Cleveland the next as they never really took off across the whole U.S. Good band though. Just not my thing.
I said something similar, "After Mahogany Rush, I didn't care for any other."
 

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Never heard Big Wreck? They actually wrote one of mi favourite all time songs.

That song.
 

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...and musicians

Oscar Peterson
Ed Bickert
Peter Appleyard
Gil Evans
Maynard Ferguson
Liona Boyd
Glen Gould
Loreena McKennett
Leonard Cohen
Bruce Cockburn
Whitey Glann
Dominic Troiano
Anne Murray
Hank Snow
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Celine Dion ( yeah, I know...)
Paul Anka
Andy Kim


Lots of others I'm not sure attained recognition outside of Canada , so I didn't include them
 
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