What Were the Top Canadian Songs on the Radio in 2017?

If it seems that you heard a lot of Arkells on the radio in 2017, you’re not imagining things. According to Nielsen Music Canada, the Hamilton band dominated at least two radio formats in the last 12 months. Have a look at these Top 10s:

Modern Rock

  1. Arkells, “Knocking at the Door”
  2. Mother Mother, “The Drugs
  3. Allan Rayman, “13”
  4. July Talk, “Beck + Call”
  5. Hollerado, “Born Yesterday”
  6. Death from Above, “Freeze Me”
  7. Japandroids, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life”
  8. July Talk, “Picturing Love”
  9. Mother Mother, “Love Struck”
  10. Glorious Sons, “Everything is Alright”

Mainstream Rock

  1. Arkells, “Knock at the Door”
  2. Bleeker, “Highway”
  3. Headstones, “Devil’s On Fire”
  4. Glorious Sons, “Kill the Lights”
  5. One Bad Son, “Raging Bull”
  6. Big Wreck, “One Good Piece of Me”
  7. Death from Above, “Freeze Me”
  8. Glorious Sons, “Everything is Alright”
  9. July Talk, “Picturing Love”
  10. Danko Jones, “My Little RnR”

For more Top 10 lists from various radio formats, go here.

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.

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