With Canada’s 150th Birthday Comes a New Music Collection

Universal Music Canada has been working on a special collection to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada. Called Canada 150: A Celebration of Music, it will be available in several forms: a single CD, a double CD and a Super Deluxe 6-CD “Coffee Table Book” edition. Everything will be released June 30. Let’s go through them all.

Single CD (The Icon Edition)

  1. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
  2. Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway
  3. Shania Twain –Man! I Fell Like A Woman
  4. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird
  5. The Band – The Weight
  6. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  7. Rush – Tom Sawyer
  8. Nickelback – Photograph
  9. Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
  10. Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City
  11. Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)

 

Double CD Edition (The Now & Next Edition)

Disc 1:

  1. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  2. Hedley – Crazy For You
  3. Justin Bieber – Sorry
  4. Keisza – Hideaway
  5. Shawn Mendes – Stitches
  6. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
  7. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart
  8. Lights – Up We Go
  9. The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know
  10. Serena Ryder – Stompa
  11. Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost
  12. City And Colour – The Girl
  13. Feist – I Feel It All
  14. Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill
  15. Metric – Help I’m Alive
  16. Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves

Disc 2:

  1. Alessia Cara – Here
  2. Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul
  3. Dear Rouge – Black To Gold
  4. Alx Veliz – Dancing Kizomba
  5. Tory Lanez Feat. Sean Paul – LUV
  6. Jazz Cartier – Tempted
  7. The Strumbellas – Spirits
  8. Arkells – My Heart’s Always Yours
  9. Timbre Timbre – Black Water
  10. Reuben And The Dark – Bow And Arrow
  11. Whitehorse – Boys Like You
  12. July Talk – Push + Pull
  13. Mother Mother – Love Stuck
  14. Grimes – Kill V. Maim

 

The Super Deluxe Coffee Table Book 6-CD Edition

Disc 1:

  1. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
  2. Hedley – Crazy For You (Radio Edit)
  3. Justin Bieber – Sorry
  4. Keisza – Hideaway
  5. Shawn Mendes – Stitches (Canada Radio Version)
  6. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Single)
  7. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart
  8. Lights – Up We Go
  9. The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know
  10. Serena Ryder – Stompa
  11. Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost
  12. City And Colour – The Girl
  13. Feist – I Feel It All
  14. Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill
  15. Metric – Help I’m Alive
  16. Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves

Disc 2:

  1. Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
  2. Colin James – Just Came Back
  3. Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway
  4. Avril Lavigne – Complicated
  5. Loverboy – Working for the Weekend
  6. The Spoons – Nova Heart
  7. Platinum Blonde – Not in Love
  8. The Pursuit of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now (original)
  9. Barenaked Ladies – Lovers In A Dangerous Time
  10. Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night
  11. The Northern Pikes – She Ain’t Pretty (Radio Edit)
  12. Payola$ – Eyes Of A Stranger / Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Single Mix)
  13. Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
  14. Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach
  15. Rough Trade – High School Confidential
  16. Gowan – A Criminal Mind

Disc 3:

  1. The TransCanada Highwaymen – It’s All Been Done
  2. Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild (Single Version)
  3. Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
  4. Stampeders – Sweet City Woman
  5. Lighthouse – Sunny Days
  6. April Wine – Bad Side Of The Moon
  7. Five Man Electrical Band – Signs
  8. The Band – The Weight
  9. Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City
  10. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
  11. Nickelback – Photograph
  12. The Tea Party – Heaven Coming Down
  13. Rush – Tom Sawyer
  14. Triumph – Lay It On The Line
  15. 54.40 – I Go Blind
  16. Sloan – The Rest Of My Life
  17. Teenage Head – Let’s Shake
  18. The Headstones – Tweeter And The Monkey Man

Disc 4:

  1. Lighthouse – Tower of Song
  2. Michael Bublé – Home
  3. Ron Sexsmith feat. Chris Martin – Gold in Them Hills (Remix)
  4. Bachman feat. Neil Young – Little Girl Lost
  5. Marc Jordan Feat. Johnny Reid – Rhythm Of My Heart
  6. Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
  7. Bobby Bazini – Leonard Cohen
  8. Daniel Lanois – Flametop Green
  9. Sarah McLachlan – Angel
  10. Cowboy Junkies – Misguided Angel
  11. The Rankin Family – Fare Thee Well Love
  12. Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance (Single Remix)
  13. Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman
  14. Alan Doyle feat. Ed Robertson – 1,2,3,4
  15. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird
  16. Dream Warriors – My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style
  17. Rascalz feat. Kardinal Offishal, Thrust, Choclair, Checkmate – Northern Touch

Disc 5:

  1. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
  2. Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now
  3. k.d. Lang – Constant Craving
  4. Anne Murray – You Needed Me
  5. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from “Titanic”)
  6. Blue Rodeo – Try
  7. Burton Cummings – Stand Tall (Live At Massey Hall)
  8. Gino Vannelli – I Just Wanna Stop
  9. Murray McLauchlan – Whispering Rain
  10. Bruce Cockburn – Pacing The Cage
  11. The Jeff Healey Band – Angel Eyes
  12. Buffy Sainte-Marie – Up Where We Belong
  13. Ian & Sylvia – Four Strong Winds
  14. Jann Arden – Good Mother
  15. Johnny Reid – What Love Is All About
  16. The Tenors – Home I’ll Be
  17. Tom Jackson – Promises (remake)

Disc 6:

  1. Big Sugar – O Canada
  2. Catherine MacLellan – Singing Sands (CBC Radio 2’s Great Canadian Song Quest)
  3. Matt Andersen – Alberta Gold
  4. The Guess Who – Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon
  5. Max Webster – Toronto Tontos
  6. Spirit Of The West – Canadian Skye
  7. Rush – Lakeside Park
  8. The Trews – Highway Of Heroes
  9. City And Colour – Coming Home
  10. Dan Mangan – Pine For Cedars
  11. Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy
  12. Sam Roberts – The Canadian Dream
  13. Sarah Harmer – Escarpment Blues
  14. Various Artists featuring Marc Jordan & Ian Thomas – Sing It Together
  15. Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage
  16. James Barker Band – Lawn Chair Lazy (AM Radio Mix)
  17. Dean Brody – Canadian Girls
  18. Kathleen Edwards – Hockey Skates
  19. Stompin’ Tom Connors – The Hockey Song

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “With Canada’s 150th Birthday Comes a New Music Collection

  • June 8, 2017 at 11:13 am
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    Looks like a great CD, but I can’t believe it doesn’t have one of the most famous and beloved Canadian bands of all time on it. Where is the Hip? Or some of Gord Downie’s solo work? It’s not a complete compilation without them.

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    • June 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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      Simple – because Disc 7 should be The Hip’s Yer Favourites compilation. Problem solved. 🙂

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  • June 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    No Blue Rodeo either. Talk about a smack in the face to two of the biggest bands Canada has ever produced!

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  • June 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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    Hip jumped out but also Tears Are Not Enough and anything Québécois.

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  • June 14, 2017 at 10:28 am
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    No Great Big Sea either…

    I’m thinking they had a hard time getting licensing from some labels. It’s the only way to explain so many of the core Canadian bands being omitted.

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