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Which songs do you think should be on Canada’s Ultimate Playlist?

Send us your picks online using the hashtag #canada150playlist on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also use the Open Mic feature on the CKUA App or call 1-855-650-CKUA to send in choices.

We’ll compile and share Canada’s Ultimate Playlist – as curated by you – to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

On July 1, tune into CKUA Radio for a Canada 150 Listening Party Birthday Bash.

Between 10am and 7pm on July 1, our hosts will bring their A Game (or Canadian ‘eh Game), and present the very best of Canadian music through the decades. With special features, a taste of interviews with beloved Canadian musicians, and select songs from Canada’s Ultimate Playlist, you’ll be in the mood to celebrate with CKUA.

Get together with fellow music lovers to throw a Canada 150 Listening Party Birthday Bash. Provide a few themed snacks to pair with your favourite show: Wide Cut Birthday Brunch, A Jazzy Garden Party, Natch’l Blues & BBQ or Mulligan Stew Porch Party. Get your FM or digital radio and speakers ready and host a fun, music-filled party that celebrates 150 years of Canadian music with Canada’s oldest public broadcaster, CKUA Radio.


Canada’s Ultimate Playlist

Here’s a list of suggestions that our listeners have picked so far. There’s still time to get your suggestion in, so nominate a song today!

Navajo Rug

Ian Tyson

8:30 Newfoundland

Mike Plume Band

Northwest Passage

Stan Rogers

Tournament of Hearts

The Weakerthans

Neil Young

Heart of Gold

Great Big Sea

Mari Mac


Sunny Days

Gordon Lightfoot

The Railroad Trilogy

Ian Tyson

Four Strong Winds


Wil Mimnaugh

If I Had A MIllion Dollars

Barenaked Ladies

Sweet City Woman

The Stampeders

Out of My Head


Under My Thumb


He Rode the Strawberry Roan

Wilf Carter


Neil Young

50 Mission Cap

The Tragicaly Hip

Sunglasses at Night

Corey Hart

Working For the Weekend


Life is a Highway

Tom Cochrane

The Hockey Song

Stompin’ Tom Connors

American Woman

The Guess Who

Taking Care of Business



Gordon Lightfoot

Tom Sawyer



Paul Anka

Farmer’s Song

Murray McLauchlan


Anne Murray

I’ve Been Everywhere

Hank Snow

You Could Have Been a Lady

April Wine


Jann Arden


The Tragicaly Hip

Barrett’s Privateers

Stan Rogers

Longest Road

Stephen Fearing

Hockey Night in Canada theme

Delores Clayman

I’m A Canadian

Barney Bentall

Oh What A Feeling

April Wine

Nice to Luv You, Baby


I Want to Believe

Sass Jordan

Fire in the Head

The Tea Party


The Tragically Hip

The Last Saskatchewan Pirate

Arrogant Worms

The Blackfly Song

Wade Hemsworth

Chelsea Hotel

Leonard Cohen

Log Driver’s Waltz

Wade Hemsworth


Charlie Panigoniak

O Siem

Susan Aglukark

Church of the Long Grass

John Wort Hannam

Seasons in the Sun

Terry Jacks

The Canadian Dream

Sam Roberts


Gene McLelland

Corb Lund

Truck Got Stuck

Corb Lund

Short Native Grasses

Corb Lund

Roughest Neck Around