("It's a moment," producer Noah "40" Shebib told Vibe about the track.) 'Baby,' Justin … Drop the headphones and listen to this one on some loudspeakers. A modern-day wonder of blue-eyed soul, Bobby Bazini has scored two platinum albums, the second of which was the best-selling album domestically in 2014. Speaking of great choruses, (Kate) Cooper, an enigmatic figure who hails from the land down under, served this nice pop nugget in 2014. This is the top country song on our end of decade list. ... Somalia born Canadian rapper and singer K'Naan gained worldwide acclaim with this anthem. Her vocals are as seductive as ever, and this is the song to get you moving. It charted in March 2011 and reveals a vulnerable side of Avril with sensitive vocal delivery. You get them when they're having a good time.". Mia Martina knows how to throw a musical party. After revealing our Top 100 Albums of the 2010s, we’re now getting a bit more specific with genre-by-genre breakdowns. Nifty stuff. The song inspired Canadian athletes who broke the gold medal tally record winning 14. Similarly, Carly Rae Jepsen released her fantastically synth-pop masterpiece, Emotion, two years after revealing her aspirations of working with Tegan and Sara. “Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk 78. Most importantly, the sound lives at night and oftentimes inside pensive car rides as Drake once told CBC: "I make music strictly for the purpose of driving at night time." Off her debut album of the same name, “Voodoo” begins with a slapping beat and choppy guitars. Read the latest music … Off debut album Shut Up and Dance, Canada’s answer to Britney Spears, Victoria Duffield, just 17 at the time, teamed up with the godfather of Canadian dance pop, Ryan Stewart, to pen this winner. With Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line … It features the gorgeous vocals of Marissa Dattoli, lead singer of band Crystalyne. Ten years doesn't seem like much, but a decade ago, names like Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen were just blips in the Canadian music discussion. “Into the Blue” is one of her most delicious songs complete with growling synths and addictive beats. Well, you have to think about a song … from the same artist. The song doesn't just stick inside your brain; its buoyant orchestral synth punctuations graft to your soul as Jepsen's cake-pop vocals dance you through the sing-along chorus: "Hey! It was the group’s 12th charting single in Britain and 2nd last before its hiatus announcement. It was not released as a single but was praised by some critics. It wasn't a brand new sound by any means, but few mainstream (and mainstream-adjacent) artists were professing their love for '80s pop music quite like Tegan and Sara were. The 2014 song charted at 12th in the UK and 9th in Ireland. This is crazy! It is certainly evident in her song “Anchor” which rolls along so smoothly and yet with so much horsepower, you’ll have this thing on repeat for an hour, like we did. Rank Song Title Song Artist Year Genre; Top songs of the 2000's is updated by the minute by Gigbuilder - The world's most popular Event Management System. “You Da One” – Rihanna 79. With a beat that could set off an earthquake, shimmering synths that could get a sloth jiving, and twin stereo voices that could turn grapefruit into honey, this piece of wizardry is one for the record hooks. A super catchy guitar riff and infectious beat make this a winner of winners. Upon closer inspection, "Closer" and Heartthrob's influence run deeper than you think, and it sparked an era of pop that was not only exciting for Tegan and Sara but also for many other artists. The list on this page is for all #1 hit Rock & Roll singles for 2010 using proprietary methods. The Biebs was stomaching blows of bullying from all circles in those days – both for-profit and social media, and tucked into the delivery of this tune seems to be a sadness that is heartbreaking. She became the first homegrown female soloist in a whole decade to reach #1 at country radio in Canada. The group struck quadruple platinum in Australia thanks to “Ugly Heart” and platinum in Canada thanks to a feature in Pitbull’s “Wild Wild Love”. Plucky guitar leads up to the most sing-along worthy chorus in a long time. With Toronto drawing more attention this decade because of Drake's increasingly powerful presence on the world stage, Caesar was able to divert from the signature sound the city was cultivating. Rewritten from the 2002 Alabama 3 classic of the same name, Sainte-Marie samples the EDM original and combines elements of powwow, rock, industrial and spoken word for a balance that calls on Sainte-Marie's experimental side while continuing the conversation of decolonization and environmental protection. After scoring a hit as a featured artist (Icona Pop’s “I Love It”), Charli XCX was ready to chalk one up as the main artist. You were more likely to hear it on television than the radio, as it was used to promote some TV series. And what an inspiration for country music that land must provide. Easily the standout track from the British duo’s highly acclaimed I’m All Ears album, this timeless climactic piece of alternative electronica cascades into ecstasy closing out with a nice sax bit. With so many male voices AutoTuned to a higher register or scratching away in falsetto, Stefie’s refreshing baritone (perhaps an emulation of Serge Gainsbourg) reminded us what real male voices sound like. The Biebs scored quite the hit with this super fun blast off album Believe. But years of being blacklisted by U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson pushed Sainte-Marie even further into the margins of an industry that already marginalizes people of colour — and an industry that would not recognize the name Buffy Sainte-Marie alongside contemporaries like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Thick bass pumps, sparkling synthesizers, and of course Lights’ honey drenched vocals singing out the beautiful poetry—it’s all simply perfect. But it is the title-track off Carly Rae Jepsen’s EP (which cast “Call Me Maybe” into public consciousness before the Kiss LP was put together and released) that somehow brewed beneath the overshadowing hype of the “here’s my number” … number. The hypnotic atmosphere of “Warm Blood” received much tweaking from Carly and the track’s producer Rostam Batmanglij. Jess Moskaluke’s “Good Lovin” is one, but rather than the beat coming from the drums, it gets the boots stomping thanks to a ground-shaking bass. “Call Me Maybe” was fresh-sounding, catchy, expertly produced, and intelligently composed by the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter, a pure pop song embraced by fellow celebrities like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and of course Cookie Monster. The song appeared on Zedd’s 2015 album True Colors [sic] and was co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Platinum certified and reaching #17 on the charts in April 2013, though receiving only limited radio support, the lead single from Avril Lavigne’s eponymous album is a nice tie-in to her beginnings as a mall circumambulating skater teen. Off the highly praised and somewhat successful album Love Life, the Canadian singer’s sixth studio album, this Tricky Stewart & The Dream penned electronic R&B anthem gave the genre some much needed sparkle. “Cover Me” makes the heart feel as if it is soaring through dense material, backed with invigorating power and restorative juices, a feel-good anthem with a wall of sound that is rich, intricate, and plentiful. — ML, 'Electric Pow Wow Drum,' A Tribe Called Red (March 2012). Keyboards kick in and we’re off the races. We are counting down our 100 favourite songs of the 2010s. Almost as good is the album version of the song which is more suitable for the dancefloor. “Crying for No Reason” was the most successful single from Little Red in her native UK reaching #5 on the British charts with her rich R&B vocals soaring over the balladry of house electronica. Co-writing this delicious pop song was Canadian record producer Henry “Cirkut” Walter. We like the French version even better. We have allowed multiple entries from the same artist. The result is perfect. With its infectious, metronomic cadence, "Oblivion" set the stage for an artist who now looks forward more than most — questioning, suggesting and trying to prepare for what's to come via futuristic theories and art-pop exploration. For something even better, check out the French version. The Keane frontman released a solo album, and we are grateful, especially for the turbo charged burst of emotional elation that is “Quicksand”. “Coming of Age” was the lead single from Foster the People’s second album, Supermodel. “Texas is hot, I can be cold; Grandma cried when I pierced my nose” – a quirky lyric that doesn’t quite rhyme but one that sticks – opens the opening track of Kacey’s award-winning album. As a result, its becoming merely a Top 20 hit, as the charts were determined mostly by airplay in those days, was misinterpreted as a song that could be better. Because that song was a collaboration, the American media did not give credit to Carly for the successful followup. In other words: powwow-step. It is important to note that the reader may find discrepancies between this list and the end of year lists. Edmonton’s award winning star Livy Jeanne made the country Top 40 with “Wrong Side of the Dirt” but it was “Fake It Past Goodbye” and its walloping chorus that took us when it came to her superb debut full-length album Dashboard Renegade. In other words, when the smoke cleared away, Carly Rae Jepsen had slayed like nobody’s business. “Bad Habits” is a standout track from Astronautica’s excellent album Gemini. “Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz)” – Kanye West 80. A guide to her recent work. It was decided however that the song was more suitable in style for Ms. Spears. While there seemed to be a lack of good Franco pop in France – the decade saw their charts inundated with English language songs – Canada’s Alexe Gaudreault showed the world how to craft French language music properly. Carrying an infectious melody, delivered with graceful piano, and knocked out of the ballpark by a soaring voice, this hair-raising anthem of excellence is simply stunning. 'Call Me Maybe,' Carly Rae Jepsen (September 2011). The British songstress’ biggest hit to date, “Wings”, co-penned by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, peaked at #8 on the UK charts in September 2013. It seemed an impossible task; 10 songs can never feel fully conclusive. ", It's a classic Sainte-Marie twist, a call for peace instead of war, effectively playing on what she called the double entendre of "power in the blood": "It's the power of the feudal system to hurt and exploit us. It begins with a drum beat and synth pulse, adds electronic textures, and Andrea Lo’s angelic voice surges above. But A Tribe Called Red was the first time the urgent, communal sound that DJs NDN, 2oolman and Bear Witness had been creating live for years was officially on record: a mix of traditional powwow songs and electronic music, addictively danceable while ultimately political. “Up All Night” – Drake 73. Canadian Music Blog declares Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Curiosity” (original version) as the 2010s song of the decade. “Toes”, however, stands like a pivot, straddling both fields with smart, razzle-dazzle production and a tantalizing chorus to boot. Armin van Buuren. Known for making some of the best music videos around, the MV for this one is no exception. We count down the decade through its most influential songs. Complex parts from the various instruments make for an intelligent track and masterpiece of composition and arrangement, and the whole is handled perfectly by Birdy’s delicate vocals. View the current Canada Singles Top 100 with at #1 Willow by Taylor Swift. The song itself is an exhilarating, powerhouse electric guitar infused number opening Avril’s excellent self-titled 2013 album. "Call Me Maybe" is fun and freeing and not trying to be cooler than it is, nor has it ever heard the word "dignified." This is the only track on the twin sisters’ best album Heartthrob that was co-written with Sultan + Shepard. And press play on the playlist below to hear … It's sweet and awkward, like a prom-posal in song form. With one of the most unique and savory voices in the world, the rising star can also boast lending her cords to some of the catchiest pop songs through the decade. The song builds to a rewarding climax, and her vocals, in letting loose, provide an exhilarating emotional boost. Jonas Tomalty is for sure one of Canada’s finest rock vocalists. The song was later covered by a group of Canadian artists, including Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, and Drake, in response to the 2010 … We prefer songs with good, pleasant vocals and that have melody. The Los Angeles based producer specializes in chillout electronica, dressing it with her sultry R&B vocals. Pop icon Justin Bieber — a legit teen at the time — urged his manager, Scooter Braun, to sign Jepsen and suddenly "Call Me Maybe" was memed, charted, and amplified into becoming the biggest and best song of 2012, even though it launched in Canada in 2011. Enticing keyboard riffs drenched in reverb, with two of the sultriest vocals in 2010s’ music: British cool cats Katy B and Jessie Ware, a collaboration made in heaven. Its music video surpassed a billion views. Opening track from synth-tickler Lights’ sophomore record Siberia should grab you immediately, hitting you with a great wall of ethereal sound and sounding a little sad. Led by exquisite vocalist Marissa Dattoli, Crystalyne’s delicious dance-pop number “Punks Don’t Dance” should have been a major hit. While Todd’s 2010 effort saw her finding her way, she hit her stride with Escapology in 2013. The song became a global smash when it was chosen as Coke’ anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The song has been certified triple platinum. When Abel Tesfaye self-released his debut mixtape House of Balloons in 2011, he was a high-school dropout from Scarborough who had moved down to the hungry, neon-lit streets of Toronto's Queen West — a burgeoning party hub that would birth his moody internet R&B and grab the attention of fellow rising Torontonian Drake. The fact that a prepubescent boy with a mop of brushed-forward hair could get a rap verse from Ludacris, then one of hip hop's biggest names, underlines the juggernaut of Bieber's ascent. The Canadian singer’s voice is stunning, and the songwriting in the genre is unparalleled with one of the memorable guitar solos we’ve ever heard. “Goodbye” is one of the finest examples of the decade’s EDM, achieving double platinum sales, and peaking at #12 on the Hot 100. At points, it even sounds like she’s giving us an evil laugh. Ludacris (January 2010). Most attempts at remixes through the decade fell short of bettering the originals. Download as PDF and watch all the videos of the chart. "Call Me Maybe" is a specific kind of genius, and there has been plenty written in its favour since its debut. In a broad sense, the city's sound is a reflection of the environment its artists live in: frigid winters that force a slowed-down pace, but still burn with emotions. How Justin Bieber proved that YouTube can produce pop stars, Meet all the artists inside Drake's musical sphere, How Drake is inspiring the next wave of Toronto artists, What has Carly Rae Jepsen been up to since Emotion? By international we mean songs from around the world recorded in any language. This is a list of songs featuring Canadian artists which have reached number one on the … An ardent champion of his hometown of Toronto, Drake strived to make his city a hip-hop hotspot and by 2011, a trademark sound finally started to crystallize. Why haven't we gotten a new Grimes album yet? While radio support faltered in other gold and platinum certified tracks from Avril’s eponymous album, once Chad was in the mix, they were onboard. She took a lion’s share of the genre’s success. Streaming services were just launching, and YouTube wasn't yet the juggernaut it is today. It was remade for Carly’s LP Kiss. Maylee Todd is a marvel. Few Canadian songs have seeped into the public consciousness like Waving Flag did. Lights captured our attention with the most successful single off her sophomore record Siberia; “Toes” wiggled its way up to #62 on the charts. Next up, our Top 25 Metal Albums of the 2010s. The beautifully crafted “Super Love” from Dami Im has it all: synthpop, dance pop, gorgeous balladry, big vocals, and even a touch of R&B. Composed entirely by Lights herself, “Cactus in the Valley”, off the Canadian recording artist’s second studio album Siberia, is hauntingly beautiful with an effective combination of eerie music and warm vocals. Keep reading for the 100 best Canadian songs this year had to offer — the songs that CBC Music producers and hosts feel have soundtracked 2020. — JH, 'Closer,' Tegan and Sara (September 2012), In a 2016 interview with Stereogum, Tegan Quin, one-half of Tegan and Sara, reflected on their band's pop breakthrough, Heartthrob: "We've crossed over into a territory.... Not where we're pop stars, not where we're 'superstars,' not where everything is easy…. For example, a song which finished ahead of another in an end of year list may appear behind the other in this decade list. “Lights Out” was our favourite cut, brooding synth pop that bursts out in beats, arpeggios, and an effective chorus. While the album version of “Missing You” from EDM singer Mia Martina was savory, the remix, an infectious wall of sound, has your feet racing for the dancefloor. The top 100 Canadian songs now spills over to a top 500 that includes any and all songs which might fall under "essential Canadian Music." Below, 10 Canadian songs that have shaped the 2010s. Off her superb 2011 album Femme Fatale, the song reached #4 in May 2011. “Let Her Go” – Jasmine Thompson 72. It is the wild hope that someone sees us like we see them, and it lingers, suspended in mid-air and perpetual adolescence, waiting for that phone to ring. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. The song sports a clap-along beat, funky guitar, and gliding keys, all carried by the English singer’s soulful vocals. Diamond Rings, stage name of John O’Regan, included this delicious number on his sizzling second studio album Free Dimensional. How could there be a 2010s song that bettered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”? 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