Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday’s Music Moves Me: Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!


In honor (or, since we’re talking about Canadian Thanksgiving, honour) of the day, here are a few songs by Canadian artists…

Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane (Lynn Lake, Manitoba)

Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell (Fort MacLeod, Alberta)

No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature – The Guess Who (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Roadhouse Blues – Jeff Healey (Toronto, Ontario)

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams (Kingston, Ontario)

Cry Me A River – Diana Krall (Nanaimo, British Columbia)

La Mer – Lynn Veronneau (Quebec – no city given)

Miss Chatelaine – k. d. lang (Edmonton, Alberta) (Chatelaine is a French-Canadian women’s magazine)

Carefree Highway – Gordon Lightfoot (Orillia, Ontario) (for Halfmoon Mollie, who’d kill me if I didn’t remember him)

Blue Collar – Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Winnipeg, Manitoba) (Some incredible guitar work here)

Tom Sawyer – Rush (Toronto, Ontario) (for everyone else, who would kill me if I left them out)

I could go on, so I’d better stop. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for October 12, 2015. Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

from The Sound of One Hand Typing


  1. Thanks for the Thanksgiving shoot out! Those are some great songs!

    1. And you're not upset I left out Celine Dion? ;) Glad you enjoyed them.