Canadian Musical Acts

Can you name these Canadian musical acts based on two of their songs?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJuly 5, 2012
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Songs
Musical Act
Sk8er Boi, Girlfriend
Avril Lavigne
Baby, Boyfriend
Justin Bieber
Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight
The Band
Summer of '69,
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You
Bryan Adams
Ironic, Hand in my Pocket
Alanis Morissette
Keep the Car Running, Neon Bible
Arcade Fire
Takin' Care of Business,
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Bachman-Turner
Overdrive
Tom Sawyer, New World Man
Rush
Big Yellow Taxi, Case of You
Joni Mitchell
Suzanne, Famous Blue Raincoat
Leonard Cohen
Heart of Gold, Southern Man
Neil Young
Songs
Musical Act
God's Plan, The Motto
Drake
How You Remind Me, Photograph
Nickelback
American Woman, Share The Land
The Guess Who
You're Still the One,
Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Shania Twain
Ahead by a Century, Nautical Disaster
The Tragically Hip
My Heart Will Go On,
Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,
Rainy Day People
Gordon Lightfoot
One Week, If I Had $1,000,000
Barenaked Ladies
Born to be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf
Promiscuous, Say it Right
Nelly Furtado
Angel, Adia
Sarah McLachlan
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2012
only 14% knew the Tragically Hip or Leonard Cohen. boourns....
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2012
oh and eww nickelback
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Level 27
Jun 15, 2013
Stop hating on Nickelback
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Why? They may not be the worst band ever, but they ARE terrible.
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Level 87
Sep 8, 2012
Only thirty-one percent can guess Gordon Lightfoot but fifty-eight percent can guess Nickelback? THIS is what's wrong with society.
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
Not a fan of either one (thought I got both right on the quiz). This is not indicative of musical taste, but merely a bias for more recent musical acts. Most people will always recognize the stuff that's current and the stuff from when they were young before they recognize anything older than them.
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2012
Maybe you should accept the Members of Nickleback as well (Chad Kruger etc..)
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2012
lol you wouldn't even get that right either, since you can't seem to spell his name properly.
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Level 63
Oct 16, 2012
What's the problem with Nickelback? Seen them live last month and they were awesome. The real tragedy here is that 67% know who Justin Bieber is. I'd rather not.
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2014
The only problem with Nickelback is that they are terrible and a blight on humankind. I guess that's two problems, actually.
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2016
Hehe. True.
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Level 54
Dec 29, 2012
No love for Triumph? Great band who should be here!
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Level 69
May 7, 2020
Could not agree more
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Level 85
Feb 28, 2013
Canada, I'll give you a nickel back to take Nickelback back.
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Level 33
Mar 8, 2013
R.I.P Stompin' Tom Connors. Another Canadian Musical Icon.
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Level 43
Mar 4, 2014
The musicians with low percentage guessed are the best ones. As the percentage gets higher, the musicians get worse.
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Level 81
May 18, 2014
Rush are the bests and they have a medium score :p.
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Level 34
Apr 27, 2014
only 21% knew about Arcade Fire? wow.
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Level 24
Sep 29, 2018
Who? I still do not know what that is
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Level 78
Jun 2, 2014
I would just like to point out that the only reason I got Beiber was because I was typing in all the Candaian acts I could think of at the end. I still have not consciously heard any of his "music"
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Level 24
Sep 29, 2018
oh good for youuuu
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Level 88
Mar 6, 2015
Huh, I always thought Big Yellow Taxi was a Fleetwood Mac song. Knew Mitchell more for Clouds than Case of You, but got it in the end.
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Level 62
Mar 11, 2015
How about a "part 2"? Sloan, 54-40, Arkells, Billy Talent, Our Lady Peace, Junkhouse, I Mother Earth..
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2017
That would be my first zero points, then.
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Level 53
Jul 1, 2015
No way, Nelly Furtado? Well, that opens my eyes.
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Level 74
Jul 1, 2015
Nice string of featured Canadian quizzes for Canada Day week!
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Level 79
Jul 1, 2015
No Arrogant Worms??
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Level 47
Jul 1, 2015
no hedley :'(
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Level 79
Jul 1, 2015
The Band was 80% Canadian. Levon Helm was from Marvell, AR. My bro-in-law had the privilege of playing onstage with him once when he came back to AR for "Levon Helm Day" in Marvell. My BIL said Levon was a super great guy.
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Level 41
Jul 2, 2015
Whatever happened to Remy Shand?
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Level 41
Jul 2, 2015
Tal Bachman?
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Level 80
Jul 4, 2015
Can Nickelback really be classified as music?
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
If they can't be, then Bieber can't either.
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Level 49
Jul 6, 2015
I believe "Canadian content" laws for our radio/television stations make a lot of artists Canada-famous and not world-famous.

Based on airplay, I was surprised to not see:

Jann Arden

Amanda Marshall

K-OS

Moist

City and Colour

Diana Krall

Serena Ryder

Michael Buble

Just to name a few. Again, based on radio airplay rather than personal taste. :)

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Level 80
Jul 15, 2015
It's kind of funny how so many extra-American countries have laws about using locally produced music/television/films etc. Like they acknowledge that the stuff they produce just isn't good enough that anyone would want to listen to it unless it was required by law. :)

Anyway, Michael Buble is fairly famous I think. The rest of the people you mention I've never heard of before.

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Level 27
Jul 15, 2017
Since I live in Canada, I am familiar with all the names listed. If I were to suggest listening, I would say give Diana Krall a listen, as well as Serena Ryder. I actually like all the acts listed, but as education, I might suggest listening to those two first.
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2019
There's not a lot of correlation between fame and talent in American music either.
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Level 30
Jul 13, 2015
Joni Mitchell and Neil Young may have been from Canada but their music, lyrics, and perspective are very much Southern California. They came to America to make it and they were part of the Laurel Canyon scene that also included David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, and many others.
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Level 55
Nov 24, 2016
no carly rae!?!?!!?!!??!?!
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2017
I was going to make a crack about this being a "musical acts" quiz, but with Bieber and Nickelback as answers, the joke is ruined. And besides, Call Me Maybe really isn't that bad...
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2017
Cohen is by far the most important contributor to the musical canon in this list. So disappointed more people don't know him. But everyone knows his work. He wrote "Hallelujah" and "Suzanne."
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Level 50
Apr 4, 2020
A great musician for sure, but Neil Young and the Band both rival Cohen in their contributions to music
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Level 45
Sep 26, 2018
Why no Shawn Mendes?
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Level 46
Apr 29, 2019
What about David Foster?
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Level 50
Apr 14, 2020
Stompin' Tom Connors is the most Canadian artist ever and he isn't on this list. Messed up.
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Level 47
Apr 23, 2020
Had no idea Steppenwolf was from Canada.
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Level 55
May 13, 2020
Include Halleluiah for Cohen and that percentage goes from 20 to 80.

Nickelback is a good rock band. Nothing complicated. Just good ole rock.

Paul Anka, the Weeknd, Nelly Furtado, K.D Lang, Deadmaus, Anne Murray, Michael Buble, ..... the list goes on.

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Level 72
Sep 15, 2020
What about VOIVOD .Metal ahead of their time and so influential in a sometimes stale genre. Rip Piggy.