Top Rock Songs from the Canadian Billboard Charts.

Results of a comprehensive analysis of Canadian Billboard Charts archives of Pop and Rock artists. All intensive research was done using the RPM Magazine archives. We have here the result of years of work done by Jason Saulnier in the field of the billboard top 100 charts from Canada. In addition to the joy of doing the intense research and learning more about the bands’ and artists’ hit singles throughout the years, he is pleased to share the noteworthy research in the best way possible online. As a result of this work we will all be discovering the songs from Canadian radio that may or may have not been forgotten. Furthermore, this comprehensive fieldwork in archives offers a better searchable index on the internet as we know it. It offers an opportunity to discover and appreciate all genres of music and their contributions to what we call the evolution of music.

Most of the time we go to record stores and dig into the old dollar bins and accidentally find treasures in the form of vinyl’s, CD’s and cassettes. This method of treasure hunting has been used by every age group throughout the years. Coupled with the method of billboard research, we are bound to discover bands and artists we never would have known otherwise. More importantly, with this database of lost archives placed into searchable indexes, it will be preserved for future generations.

In conclusion, we should all be grateful that magazines like RPM and Billboard have kept their traditions and continuity strong with their collecting of data from the radio stations back in the day, to the methods used of today. A big salute has to be given to all the people that have always worked extra hard in this domain. Without these magazines we would not have these types of statistics to browse through and learn from.

Top Rock Songs A to Z

Lee Aaron
1987 Only Human – 44
1987 Goin Off The Deep End – 93
1989 Whatcha Do To My Body – 25
1989 Hands On – 38
1990 Sweet Talk – 66
1991 Sex With Love – 55

Aldo Nova
1982 Fantasy – 14
1982 Foolin’ Yourself – 45
1991 Blood On The Bricks – 65
1991 Medicine Man – 82
1991 Someday – 45

Alias
1990 Haunted Heart – 35
1990 More Than Words Can Say – 1
1991 Waiting For Love – 4
1991 The Power – 32
1991 Perfect World – 51

Alice In Chains Top Songs
1994 No Excuses – 17
1995 Grind – 53
1996 Over Now – 50
2010 Check my Brain – 62
2010 Your Decision – 57

Bad English
1989 Forget Me Not – 57
1989 When I See You Smile – 1
1990 Price Of Love – 7
1990 Heaven Is A 4 Letter Word – 74
1990 Possession – 25
1991 Straight To Your Heart – 23
1992 The Time Alone With You – 79

Billy Talent
2007 Surrender – 22
2007 Fallen Leaves – 73
2008 This Suffering – 93
2008 Turn your back – 23
2009 Devil on my Shoulder – 93
2009 Rusted from the Rain – 9
2010 Saint Veronica – 62
2010 Diamond on a Landmine – 88
2012 Viking Death March – 69
2012 Surprise Surprise – 78

Buckcherry
2008 Sorry – 7
2008 Too Drunk… – 52
2010 All night long – 87

Chilliwack
1970 – Chain Train – 67 – seven weeks on the charts
1970 – Rain-O – 70 – six weeks on the charts
1971 – Sundown – 54 – seven weeks on the charts
1971 – Lonesome Mary – 9 – nineteen weeks on the charts and three weeks in the top 10
1973 – Groundhog – 41 – nine weeks in the charts
1974 – There’s Something I Like About That – 85
1974 – Crazy Talk – 11
1975 – Come On Over – 54
1976 – California Girl – 74
1977 Fly At Night – 7
1977 Something Better – 56
1978 Baby Blue – 78
1978 Arms Of Mary – 49
1978 Never The Same – 59
1980 Communication Breakdown – 86
1981 My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) – 3
1982 I Believe – 13
1982 Whatcha Gonna Do (When I’m Gone) – 17
1983 Don’t Stop – 46

Tom Cochrane
1973 You’re Driving Me Crazy (Faith Healers) – 71
1986 Boy Inside The Man – 25
1986 The Untouchable One – 70
1987 One More Time – 85
1987 Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue) – 88
1988 Big League – 76
1989 Good Times – 13
1989 Victory Day – 32
1989 Different Drummer – 67
1989 White Hot – 50
1990 Bird On A Wire – 88
1991 Life Is A Highway – 1
1991 No Regrets – 3
1992 Sinking Like A Sunset – 2
1992 Mad Mad World – 25
1992 Washed Away – 7
1992 Bigger Man – 45
1995 I Wish You Well – 1
1995 Wildest Dreams – 5
1996 Dreamer’s Dream – 4
1996 Just Scream – 41
1996 Crawl – 11
1997 Lunatic Fringe – 70
1997 Good Man, Feeling Bad – 46
1999 Willie Dixon Said – 30

Crowbar
Corrina Corrina – 1970 – 40
Oh what a feeling – 1971 – 10
Too True Mama – 1971 – 60
Fly Away – 1972 – 48
Hey Baby – 1972 – 59
Million Dollar Weekend – 1973 – 22
All the living things – 1974 – 81

The Cult
1986 She Sells Sanctuary – 11
1987 Love Removal Machine – 36
1989 Fire Woman – 22
1989 Edie (Ciao Baby) – 62
1991 Wild Hearted Son – 47
1994 Coming Down – 69
2007 Dirty Little Rockstar – 45

Roger Daltrey
1977 Avenging Annie – 83
1980 Free Me – 44
1985 After The Fire – 53
1985 Let Me Down Easy – 82
1992 Days Of Light – 35

Jerry Doucette
1978 Down The Road – 71
1978 Mama Let Him Play – 46
1978 All I Wanna Do – 56
1979 Nobody – 18
1979 Run Buddy Run – 83
1994 How Strong – 41

Doug and the Slugs
1980 Too Bad – 20
1980 Chinatown Calculation – 75
1983 Who Knows How To Make Love Stay – 25
1983 Making It Work – 29
1985 Day By Day – 92
1985 I’ll Be Waiting For You – 83
1988 Tomcat Prowl – 23

Extreme
1991 More Than Words – 1
1991 Hole Hearted – 2
1992 Rest In Peace – 21
1992 Stop The World – 19
1993 Tragic Comic – 85
1995 Hip Today – 64

Peter Frampton
1976 Show me the Way – 2
1976 Baby, I Love your Way – 3
1976 Do You Feel Like We Do – 7
1977 I’m In You – 1
1977 Signed Sealed Delivered – 13
1977 Tried To Love – 41
1979 I Can’t Stand It No More – 15
1989 Holding On To You – 66
1994 Day In The Sun – 37

The Grapes Of Wrath
1987 Peace Of Mind – 56
1989 All The Things I Wasn’t – 19
1989 Do You Want To Tell Me – 50
1990 What… Through My Head – 33
1991 I Am Here – 8
1991 You May Be Right – 7
1992 A Fishing Tale – 64

Harlequin
1979 Survive – 87
1980 You Are The Light – 78
1980 Innocence – 29
1981 Thinking Of You – 44
1982 Superstitious Feeling – 29
1982 I Did It For Love – 19
1984 Take This Heart – 64
1986 (It’s) No Mystery – 92

Jeff Healey

  • 1989 Angel Eyes – 16
  • 1990 I Think I Love You Too Much – 5
  • 1990 While My Guitar Gently Weeps – 27
  • 1990 Full Circle – 72
  • 1991 How Long Can A Man Be Strong – 8
  • 1991 How Much – 32
  • 1992 Cruel Little Number – 17
  • 1993 Heart Of An Angel – 51
  • 1993 Lost In Your Eyes – 5
  • 1993 Leave A Light On – 60
  • 1993 You’re Coming Home – 40
  • 1995 I Got A Line On You – 33
  • 1995 Angel – 33
  • 1995 Stuck In The Middle With You – 62

Helix
1984 Rock You – 18
1985 (Make Me Do) Anything You Want – 40
1985 Deep Cuts The Knife – 66
1985 The Kids Are All Shakin’ – 75
1990 The Storm – 74
1990 Good To The Last Drop – 27

James Gang
1970 Funk 49 – 26
1971 Walk Away – 31
1971 Midnight man – 46
1972 Looking for my lady – 82
1974 Must be love – 51
1974 Standing in the rain – 84

Kansas
1977 Carry On Wayward Son – 5
1977 What’s On My Mind – 89
1977 Point Of Know Return – 13
1978 Dust in the Wind – 4
1978 Portrait (He Knew) – 62
1979 Lonely Wind – 62
1979 People Of The South Wind – 59
1982 Play The Game Tonight – 35
1986 All I Wanted – 75

Lighthouse
1969 Feel so good – 55
1970 The chant – 18
1971 Hats off (to the strangers) – 9
1971 One Fine Morning – 2
1971 Take it slow – 12
1972 I just wanna be your friend – 54
1972 Sunny Days – 4
1973 You Girl – 17
1973 Broken guitar blues – 34
1973 Pretty Lady – 9
1974 Can You Feel It – 19
1974 Good Day – 66

Max Webster
1979 Let Go The Line 39
1979 A Million Vacations 80
1980 Paradise Skies 47
1980 Blue River Liquor Shine 98

Joni Mitchell

  • 1970 Big yellow taxi – 15
  • 1971 Carey – 27
  • 1972 Turn me on i’m a radio – 22
  • 1974 Raised on Robbery – 51
  • 1974 Help Me – 6
  • 1974 Free Man in Paris – 16
  • 1975 Big yellow taxi – 54
  • 1976 In France they Kiss on Main St. – 19
  • 1977 Coyote – 80
  • 1988 My Secret Place – 41
  • 1991 Come In From The Cold – 27
  • 1991 Nothing Can Be Done – 80
  • 1994 How Do You Stop – 66
  • 1995 Sex Kills – 68

Kim Mitchell
1984 Go For Soda – 22
1984 All We Are – 79
1986 Patio Lanterns – 12
1986 Alana Loves Me – 31
1987 Easy To Tame – 24
1987 In Your Arms – 97
1989 Rock ‘N’ Roll Duty – 7
1989 Rocklandwonderland – 10
1989 Expedition Sailor – 20
1990 Lost Lovers Found – 76
1990 All We Are – 73
1990 I Am A Wild Party – 43
1992 Find The Will – 28
1992 America – 3
1992 Pure As Gold – 21
1992 Some Folks – 16
1994 Acrimony – 40
1994 Wonder Where & Why – 63
1995 The U.S. Of Ache – 78
1995 Rainbow – 22
1995 No More Walking Away – 35

Moist

  • 1994 Push – 32
  • 1994 Silver – 9
  • 1994 Believe Me – 11
  • 1995 Machine Punch Through – 72
  • 1996 Leave It Alone – 3
  • 1997 Resurrection – 8
  • 1997 Tangerine – 25
  • 1997 Gasoline – 27
  • 1999 Breathe – 28
  • 1999 Underground – 36

Nazareth
1974 This Flight Tonight – 27
1975 Love Hurts – 1
1976 Carry Out Feelings – 79
1976 Loretta – 84
1980 Holiday – 21
1982 Love Leads To Madness – 44

The Northern Pikes

  • 1987 Teenland – 29
  • 1987 Things I Do For Money – 85
  • 1988 Wait For Me – 58
  • 1989 Let’s Pretend – 66
  • 1990 She Ain’t Pretty – 6
  • 1990 Girl With A Problem – 8
  • 1990 Kiss Me You Fool – 12
  • 1991 Dream Away – 47
  • 1992 Twister – 18
  • 1993 Believe – 17
  • 1993 Worlds Away – 40

Platinum Blonde

  • 1984 Doesn’t Really Matter – 31
  • 1984 Standing In The Dark – 43
  • 1984 Sad Sad Rain – 56
  • 1984 Not In Love – 44
  • 1985 Crying Over You – 1
  • 1985 Situation Critical – 8
  • 1985 Somebody Somewhere – 23
  • 1986 Hungry Eyes – 57
  • 1987 Contact – 13
  • 1987 Connect Me – 45
  • 1988 Fire – 49
  • 1988 If You Go This Time – 71

Prism

1977 Spaceship Superstar – 63

1978 Take Me To The Kaptain – 52

1978 Flyin’ – 41

1978 Take Me Away – 94

1979 You’re Like The Wind – 63

1979 Armageddon – 23

1979 Virginia – 77

1980 Night To Remember – 33

1980 Young and Restless – 14

1981 Don’t Let Him Know – 49

Suzi Quatro
1974 48 Crash – 91
1974 All Shook Up – 50
1975 Your mama won’t like me – 88
1976 Can the Can – 84
1979 If You Can’t Give Me Love – 55
1979 I’ve Never Been In Love – 87
1979 Stumblin’ In (with Chris Norman) – 11

Red Rider
1980 White Hot – 20
1980 Don’t Fight It – 75
1981 What Have You Got To Do – 42
1983 Human Race – 29
1984 Young Thing, Wild Dreams (Rock Me) – 44
1984 Breaking Curfew – 93

Rush
1973 Not fade away – 88
1975 In the Mood – 31
1975 Fly by night – 45
1977 Closer to the Heart – 44
1980 The Spirit Of The Radio – 22
1980 Entre nous – 94
1981 Limelight – 18
1981 Tom Sawyer – 24
1982 New World Man – 1
1982 Subdivisions – 36
1984 The Body Electric – 86
1985 The Big Money – 52
1987 Time Stand Still – 52
1990 Show Don’t Tell – 46
1990 The Pass – 25
1990 Superconductor – 67
1991 Dreamline – 36
1991 Roll The Bones – 25
1992 Ghost Of A Chance – 40
1992 Bravado – 56
1993 Stick It Out – 63
1994 Cold Fire – 48
1994 Nobody’s Hero – 19
1996 Test For Echo – 6
1996 Half The World – 34
1997 Driven – 60
1998 The Spirit Of Radio – 22
2010 Caravan – 44
2010 BU2B – 50
2012 Headlong Flight – 84

Saga
1980 It’s Time – 84
1981 Wind Him Up – 22
1984 Scratching The Surface – 45
1985 What Do I Know? – 57
1987 Only Time Will Tell – 93

The Stampeders
1967 Morning Magic – 23
1968 Be A Woman – 51
1969 Crosswalk – 95
1971 Carry Me – 2
1971 Sweet City Woman – 1
1971 Devil You – 8
1972 Monday Morning Choo Choo – 9
1972 Wild Eyes – 2
1972 Johnny Lightning – 54
1973 Oh my lady – 12
1973 Minstrel Gypsy – 6
1973 Running Wild – 18
1974 Me & My Stone – 27
1974 Ramona – 18
1975 Hit the Road Jack – 6
1975 New Orleans – 35
1976 Playing in the Band – 23
1976 Sweet Love Bandit – 39
1976 San Diego – 71

Streetheart

Here Comes The Night – Charted at 62 in 1979

Under My Thumb – Charted at 20 in 1979

Draggin You Down – Charted at 78 in 1980

What Kind of Love Is This – Charted at 22 in 1982

Temple of the Dog

1992 Hunger Strike – Peak 50 – 8 weeks on the charts

Toronto
1980 Even the Score – 44
1980 Lookin’ For Trouble – 73
1982 Your Daddy Don’t Know – 5
1982 Start Tellin’ The Truth – 15
1983 Girls Night Out – 14
1983 All I Need – 41
1983 Ready To Make Up – 33

The Tragically Hip
1989 Blow At High Dough – 48
1989 New Orleans Is Sinking – 70
1990 Boots Or Hearts – 41
1990 38 Years Old – 41
1991 Little Bones – 11
1991 Three Pistols – 59
1991 Twist My Arm – 22
1991 Long Time Running – 55
1991 On The Verge – 77
1992 Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – 11
1993 Fifty Mission Cap – 40
1993 Courage – 10
1993 At The Hundredth Meridian – 18
1993 Looking For A Place To Happen – 51
1993 Fully Completely – 65
1994 Grace, Too – 11
1994 Greasy Jungle – 8
1995 Nautical Disaster – 26
1995 So Hard Done By – 64
1995 Scared – 57
1996 Thugs – 81
1996 Ahead By A Century – 1
1996 Gift Shop – 4
1996 700 Ft. Ceiling – 22
1997 Flamenco – 12
1997 Springtime In Vienna – 11
1998 Poets – 4
1998 Something On – 60
1998 Fireworks – 9
1999 Something On – 83
1999 Bobcaygeon – 3
2000 My Music At Work – 47
2002 It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken – 5
2002 Silver Jet – 3
2004 Vaccination Scar – 5
2006 In View – 1
2009 Love is a First – 22
2012 At Transformation – 63

Triumph
1978 Rocky Mountain Way – 64
1979 Hold On – 33
1979 Lay It On The Line – 63
1980 I Can Survive – 85
1981 Magic Power – 14
1982 Say Goodbye – 36
1986 Somebody’s Out There – 84
1987 Just One Night – 33
1987 Let The Light (Shine On Me) – 61
1992 Child Of The City – 91

Van Halen
1978 You Really Got Me – 49
1979 Dance The Night Away – 28
1980 And the Cradle Will Rock – 81
1981 So This Is Love – 20
1982 Pretty Woman – 5
1982 Dancing In The Street – 15
1984 Jump – 1
1984 I’ll Wait – 21
1984 Panama – 15
1984 Hot For Teacher – 83
1986 Why Can’t This Be Love – 13
1986 Dreams – 85
1986 Love Walks In – 65
1988 Black & Blue – 42
1988 When It’s Love – 21
1991 Poundcake – 55
1991 Runaround – 50
1991 Top Of The World – 23
1993 Won’t Get Fooled Again – 64
1995 Don’t Tell Me – 36
1995 Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – 3
1995 Amsterdam – 46
1995 Not Enough – 6
1996 Humans Being – 47
1996 Me Wise Magic – 14
1997 Can’t Get This Stuff No More – 38
1998 Without You – 55
1998 Fire In The Hole – 65
2012 Tattoo – 62

Winger
1989 Headed For A Heartbreak 72
1990 Can’t Get Enuff 82
1990 Miles Away 44
1991 Easy Come Easy Go 80

Edgar Winter
Keep playin’ that Rock ‘N Roll – 51 – 1972
Frankenstein – 1 – 1973
Free Ride – 8 – 1973
Hangin’ Around – 39 – 1974
River’s Risin’ – 58 – 1974
Easy street – 79 – 1974

Sources of Magazine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RPM_(magazine)

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