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100 Best Canadian Songs Of 2017

This is a 'sort of' 100 list because the cut-off date was Nov. 1st, but it is still a great review of who had what and you get to hear a stream of the countdown, courtesy of CBC Music. So, without further ado.....

100 Best Canadian Songs Of 2017

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This is a 'sort of' 100 list because the cut-off date was Nov. 1st, but it is still a great review of who had what, and you can stream the jukebox of songs courtesy of CBC Music. So, without further ado find yourself a comfy chair and click on the link provided.


Can one song define 2017?

CBC Music’s team of producers and hosts took weeks to agree on the 100 Canadian songs that had the greatest impact in 2017. From homegrown talent that made waves outside of Canada and acts that influenced their respective genres, these 100 songs are ones that turned heads, rose up the charts or drummed up buzz that you couldn’t miss.

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Press play on the stream of all 100 songs here to hear Canada's best pop, rock, R&B, singer-songwriter, country and hip-hop artists. Scroll down for the full ranking.

Plus! On New Year’s Eve, join hosts Raina Douris and Odario Williams as they count down to midnight with this list of the 100 best Canadian songs of 2017. Tune in on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2 starting at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on Sunday, Dec. 31.

Written by: Emma Godmere, Jeanette Cabral, Andrea Warner, Jesse Kinos-Goodin, Melody Lau, Robert Rowat, Jennifer Van Evra, Reuben Maan, Rich Terfry, Raina Douris, Odario Williams, James Booth, Mary-Anne Korosi, Monika Platek, Caroline Szwed and Holly Gordon.

Editor’s note: All 100 songs were chosen from Canadian singles and albums released between Jan. 1 and Nov. 1, 2017 — not including French releases, which is a task our sister site ICI Musique will be undertaking.

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

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Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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