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THE TOP CANADIAN GOLD HITS (50's-70's) OF ALL TIME


THE TOP CANADIAN GOLD HITS of the 50’s through 70’s!

Compiled by Ted Yates

Based on chart success, sales, impact on Canadian music scene and appeal.

 

1. AMERICAN WOMAN                                     Guess Who                                1970

2. DIANA                                                         Paul Anka                                 1957

3. SEASONS IN THE SUN                               Terry Jacks                             1974

4. HEART OF GOLD                                          Neil Young                                1972

5. BORN TO BE WILD                                      Steppenwolf                             1968    

6. THESE EYES                                                Guess Who                                1969

7. LITTLE DARLIN’                                          Diamonds                                  1957

8. SPINNING WHEEL                                       B,S, &T                                    1969

9. SUNDOWN                                                   Gordon Lightfoot                      1974

10. SIGNS                                                        5 Man Electrical Band               1971

11. ROCK ME GENTLY                                       Andy Kim                                  1974

12. YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET                B.T.O.                                       1974

13. SWEET CITY WOMAN                                Stampeders                              1971

14. SUNNY DAYS                                             Lighthouse                                1972

15. SNOWBIRD                                                Anne Murray                             1970

16. NO TIME                                                    Guess Who                                1969

17. TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS                      B.T.O.                                       1974

18. YOU’VE MADE ME SO… HAPPY                    B.S. & T                                    1969

19. LAST SONG                                                Edward Bear                            1973

20. HOT CHILD IN THE CITY                          Nick Gilder                               1978

21. IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND                 Gordon Lightfoot                      1971

22. PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER         Paul Anka                                 1959

23. OH WHAT A FEELING                                Crowbar                                   1971

24. I JUST WANNA STOP                               Gino Vanelli                              1978

25. ONE FINE MORNING                                 Lighthouse                                1971

26. BIG YELLOW TAXI                                    Joni Mitchell                            1970

27. PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND                Ocean                                       1971

28. LAUGHING                                                 Guess Who                                1969

29.  BABY I LOVE YOU                                    Andy Kim                                  1969

30. AS THE YEARS GO BY                               Mashmakhan                             1970

31. WHICH WAY YOU GOING BILLY               Poppy Family                             1969

32. SH BOOM                                                   Crewcuts                                  1954

33. MAGIC CARPET RIDE                                 Steppenwolf                             1968

34. YOU’RE HAVING MY BABY                        Paul Anka                                 1974

35. BO DIDDLEY                                              Ronnie Hawkins                        1963

36. STAY AWHILE                                           Bells                                         1971

37. PAINTED LADIES                                      Ian Thomas                               1973

38. UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK                               Band                                         1970

39. FORTUNE TELLER                                      Bobby Curtola                           1962

40. YOU, ME AND MEXICO                              Edward Bear                            1970

41. RAISE A LITTLE HELL                                Trooper                                    1978

42.CLAP YOUR HANDS                                     Beau Marks                               1960

43. ALBERT FLASHER                                      Guess Who                                1971

44. CARRY ME                                                  Stampeders                              1971

45. INDIANA WANTS ME                                R. Dean Taylor                          1970

46. WHEN I DIE                                              Motherlode                               1969

47. THE WEIGHT                                             Band                                         1969

48. ONE TIN SOLDIER                                    Original Caste                           1969

49. WE’RE HERE FOR A GOOD TIME                Trooper                                    1979

50. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER                                    Chad Allen & Expressions          1965
51. LONELY BOY                                              Paul Anka                                  1959
52. YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY               April Wine                                1972
53. AND WHEN I DIE                                       Blood, Sweat & Tears               1969
54. STAND TALL                                              Burton Cummings                        1976
55. THE STROLL                                              Diamonds                                   1958
56. UNDUN                                                      Guess Who                                 1969
57. SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH                Dan Hill                                     1977
58. BE MY BABY                                               Andy Kim                                   1970
59. PRETTY LADY                                            Lighthouse                                  1973
60  CAREFREE HIGHWAY                                Gordon Lightfoot                              1974   

61. YOU NEEDED ME                                        Anne Murray                              1978
62. ROXY ROLLER                                             Sweeney Todd                           1976
63. WILDFLOWER                                             Skylark                                     1973
64. PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE                                 Gino Vanelli                               1974
65. ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART        Neil Young                                 1970
66. DAYTIME, NIGHTTIME                              Keith Hampshire                         1972
67. CHARLENA                                                   Richie Knight & The Midnights   1963
68. GASLIGHT                                                   Ugly Ducklings                          1967
69. TWO FOR THE SHOW                                  Trooper                                    1976
70. PUPPY LOVE                                                  Paul Anka                                 1957

71. BREAK IT TO THEM GENTLY                        Burton Cummings                       1978
72. 3 ROWS OVER                                               Bobby Curtola                          1963 
73. WE'LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE                 Gale Garnett                             1964

74. ABSOLUTELY RIGHT                                    5 Man Electrical Band               1971
75. COULD YOU EVER LOVE ME AGAIN              Gary And Dave                          1973
76. RINGO                                                          Lorne Greene                             1964

77. SHARE THE LAND                                         Guess Who                                1970

78. FOUR STRONG WINDS                                 Ian & Sylvia                              1963

79. SO GOOD TOGETHER                                    Andy Kim                                  1969
80. MUSIC BOX DANCER                                     Frank Mills                               1979
81. BEAUTIFUL                                                    Gordon Lightfoot                      1972
82. DANNY'S SONG                                             Anne Murray                            1973
83. GOTTA SEE JANE                                          R. Dean Taylor                         1971
84. WHAT IN THE WORLD'S COME OVER YOU   Jack Scott                               1960
85. HAND ME DOWN WORLD                               Guess Who                               1970
86. THE UNICORN                                               Irish Rovers                             1968
87. THAT'S WHERE I WENT WRONG                  Poppy Family                            1970
88. LOVIN' YOU AIN'T EASY                              Pagliaro                                   1971
89. OLD MAN                                                        Neil Young                               1972
90. OH PRETTY LADY                                           Trooper                                   1978
91. LET IT RIDE                                                    B.T.O.                                      1974
92. BLACK DAY IN JULY                                       Gordon Lightfoot                     1968
93. ANY OTHER WAY                                            Jackie Shane                          1963
94. YOU WON'T DANCE WITH ME                        April Wine                              1977
95. VIRGINIA (Touch Me Like You Do)                   Bill Amesbury                          1974
96. I'M SCARED                                                     Burton Cummings                     1976
97. FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST                          Keith Hampshire                      1973
98. WHERE EVIL GROWS                                       Poppy Family                           1971
99. ROCK ME                                                          Steppenwolf                            1969
100.DEVIL YOU                                                      Stampeders                             1971   
101.EVERY BIT OF LOVE                                         Ken Tobias                              1975
102.FLIP, FLOP AND FLY                                        Downchild Blues Band              1974
103.CLOSE YOUR EYES                                          Edward Bear                            1973
104. RUNNIN' BACK TO SASKATOON                    Guess Who                               1972
105.YOU ARE MY DESTINY                                    Paul Anka                                 1958
106.RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES                             Ian Thomas                              1977
107.I'M ON FIRE FOR YOU BABY                            April Wine                               1974
108.UNLESS YOU CARE                                           Terry Black                             1964
109.NO SUGAR TONIGHT                                        Guess Who                              1970
110.MAGIC MAN                                                        Heart*                                   1976 
111.HOW'D WE EVER GET THIS WAY                      Andy Kim                                 1968
112.LOVIN' SOUND                                                  Ian & Sylvia                            1966
113.WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD              Gordon Lightfoot                    1976
114.BIG TOWN BOY                                                  Shirley Matthews                    1964
115.HELP ME                                                              Joni Mitchell                          1974
116.OPPORTUNITY                                                    Mandala                                 1967
117.MY TRUE LOVE                                                    Jack Scott                             1958
118.COMING HOME                                                    Ian Thomas                            1978
119.CINAMON GIRL                                                    Neil Young