Canada Day - Top 10 Canadian Songs of All Time

By: Stingray CuratorsTue, 06/29/2021
Canada Day - Top 10 Canadian Songs of the Year

Canada Day Music - It’s Only Rock and Roll (But We Like It)!

Canada is a big place- and you can find just about every kind of music here. But if you had to pick a national genre, it would probably be rock.

We Canadians like to rock about as much as we enjoy watching hockey, lounging by lakes, and apologizing.

Maybe it’s because the Canadian Shield covers half the country. And when you factor in the Rockies, well, that’s a whole lot of rock across the land!

So with Canada Day around the corner, Stingray Music asked rockologist Stu Jeffries and legendary rockers Loverboy to choose their Top 10 Canadian Rock songs of all time. And - drum roll, please - here they are:


1. Summer of '69

- Bryan Adams

2. New Orleans Is Sinking

- The Tragically Hip

3. Life is a Highway

- Tom Cochrane

4. Takin' Care of Business

- Bachman Turner Overdrive

5. Tom Sawyer

- Rush

6. Working for the Weekend

- Loverboy

7. American Woman

- The Guess Who

8. Bobcaygeon

- The Tragically Hip

9. Roll on Down the Highway

- Bachman Turner Overdrive

10. Heart of Gold

- Neil Young


Curious to hear their other all-time faves? Their channels are sure to get your long weekend rocking, loaded with stone-cold classics quarried right here at home.

Top 100 Canadian Rock Songs

Top 100 Canadian Rock Songs

Canada will rock you! This selection of 100 of the best Canadian rock songs of all times is best enjoyed kicking back on Canada Day with friends. Turn it up and let the air-guitar competition begin!

Top 100 Canadian Classic Hit Songs

Top 100 Canadian Classic Hit Songs

Celebrate Canadian talent with our pick of the country’s top 100 classic hit songs!


Other Channels We Recommend

If rock isn’t your cup of tea, you’re still in luck for the holiday! Stingray has plenty of other Canada-themed channels to recommend, eh. So, pop a cold one, fold back the Muskoka chair and explore some quality Canadiana here:

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day!

Every Canada Day celebration needs music by the best artists of our home and native land! On July 1st, and every day you feel like a proud Canadian, break out the maple leaf and tune in to this collection of homegrown hits.

House Party

Canada House Party!

Get your party started with the best Canadian dance, hip-hop, and pop. With all the amazing artists from the North, you won’t have to cross the border to have a good time.

Top 40

Canadian Top 40

Continuously updated channel of the biggest pop hits on the Canadian charts.

Hot Country

Hot Country Canada

This channel is your source for all of today’s biggest and most popular Canadian country music hits.


Canadian Jazz Masters

A must-listen for fans of Canadian jazz legends such as Oscar Peterson, Moe Koffman, Oliver Jones, Fraser MacPherson and more.


Today's Canadian Hip-Hop

The true north strong and free is home to a distinctive hip-hop culture. Listen to the most popular tracks of the past two years from East to Western sea.


Today's Canadian Metal

Your source for all the Canadian metal masters currently lording over the charts. Features all the most popular genres from deathcore to prog metal and everything in between.

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Music: Canada

Explore Canada’s diverse Indigenous music, which features both traditional and contemporary songs from the nation’s many Indigenous artists.


Canadian Indie Chart

Canada's alternative rock bands are increasingly experiencing international recognition.


Canadian Blues Night

Sit out on the deck, put your feet up and watch the sun go down as the voices of Canadian blues performers fill the evening air with songs of booze, disappointments and broken hearts.