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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.

Host your own Canada 150 Listening Party!


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!

Fred Eaglesmith


49 Tons

Nice to Luv You, Baby



Harry Manx


A Single Spark



A Tribe Called Red

The Band


Acadian Driftwood



Anne Murray

You Could Have Been a Lady


April Wine

Oh What A Feeling


April Wine

The Last Saskatchewan Pirate


Arrogant Worms

Lennie Gallant


Back To Rustico

If I Had A MIllion Dollars


Barenaked Ladies

I’m A Canadian


Barney Bentall

Joni Mitchell


Both Sides Now

Summer of ’69


Bryan Adams

Taking Care of Business



Stompin’ Tom


Canada Day Up Canada Way

Steve Pineo


Canadian Man



Charlie Panigoniak

Willie P Bennett


Come On Train

Prairie Lullaby


Connie Kaldor

Sunglasses at Night


Corey Hart

Hockey Night in Canada theme


Delores Clayman

Harry Manx


Don’t Take His Name Away

Stan Rogers


Field Behind The Plough

The Tea Party


Fire In The Head



Gene McLelland

The Railroad Trilogy


Gordon Lightfoot



Gordon Lightfoot

Mari Mac


Great Big Sea

k.d. lang



I’ve Been Everywhere


Hank Snow

Fred Eaglesmith


I Like Trains

Navajo Rug


Ian Tyson

Four Strong Winds


Ian Tyson

Milk River Ridge


Ian Tyson



Jann Arden

Church of the Long Grass


John Wort Hannam

Out of My Head






Bruce Cockburn



Chelsea Hotel


Leonard Cohen

Sunny Days



Working For the Weekend



Immigrant Dreams


Maria Dunn

Oh Saskatchewan


Matt Masters

Centennial Swell


Matt Masters

8:30 Newfoundland


Mike Plume Band

Stompin’ Tom


Muckin’ Slushers

Farmer’s Song


Murray McLauchlan

Heart of Gold


Neil Young



Neil Young

The Shmenge Brothers


New Wave Shmenge

Garnet Rogers


Night Drive






Paul Anka

Baby Beluga



Wendell Ferguson


Rocks and Trees

Corb Lund


Roughest Neck Around

Tom Sawyer



The Canadian Dream


Sam Roberts

I Want to Believe


Sass Jordan

One Elephant


Sharon, Lois and Bram

Corb Lund


Short Native Grasses



Sookie Sookie

Northwest Passage


Stan Rogers

Barrett’s Privateers


Stan Rogers

Longest Road


Stephen Fearing

The Hockey Song


Stompin’ Tom Connors

Under My Thumb



O Siem


Susan Aglukark

Prairie Town


T Buckley

Seasons in the Sun


Terry Jacks

Joni Mitchell


The Circle Game

American Woman


The Guess Who

Runnin’ Back to Saskatoon


The Guess Who

The Shmenge Brothers


The Happy Wanderers

Sweet City Woman


The Stampeders

Fire in the Head


The Tea Party



The Tragically Hip

50 Mission Cap


The Tragicaly Hip



The Tragicaly Hip

Tournament of Hearts


The Weakerthans

Ian Tyson


This Is My Sky

The Travelers


This Land Is Your Land

Life is a Highway


Tom Cochrane

Corb Lund


Truck Got Stuck

The Blackfly Song


Wade Hemsworth

Log Driver’s Waltz


Wade Hemsworth



Wil Mimnaugh

Rawlins Cross


Wild Rose

He Rode the Strawberry Roan


Wilf Carter