The Best and Worst Canadian Music Ever

The best and worst Canadian music ever made, a collective soundtrack of disparate lives.

The ink- and electron-stained wretches of the BCBusiness digital and editorial teams got together and reminisced about dropping out of high school, growing up in Comox, admiring Corey Hart’s lips, grimacing through Alanis’s ear-puncturing first career. And took comprehensive notes.

And this, friend, is the result: the best and worst Canadian music we could think of, the highs and lows of music north of the 49th in the last 50 years. For some songs, we feel only gratitude. And for others, a resentment time does nothing to dull.

10 Best Canadian Albums Ever

A list of the indispensable Canadian albums. These are the records that must be in your collection. Most you already have; a few you may need to steal from your parents.

10 Best Canadian Albums Since 1990

We track Canadian music from the 1990s to the present, from some barenakedly ironic singalongs some to the indie-pop that made Apple seem sweet.

10 Worst Canadian Singles Ever

Our most embarrassing cultural exports, these are Canada’s saddest songs down the ages, from a bewildering spoken-word flop to a ballad to mass-drown to.