The 25 greatest Canadian singers ever
There was swearing. Arguing. Laughter. Tears.
And finally — finally — grudging consensus. Compiling a list of the 25 greatest Canadian singers ever isn’t as simple as picking the voice you fell in love with at 16, or the timbre that soothes the nostalgic part of your brain or even the impressive pipes that blew your mind your first time at the opera.It’s a tenuous, lawless balancing act of separating voices from songwriting skills, honouring established talents while still giving a nod to younger generations and giving due respect to those with mad skills regardless of whether they are too cool or not cool enough.
25 greatest Canadian guitarists ever, we assembled a panel of CBC producers and hosts and tried our best to arm wrestle this list into submission. But there are just 25 spots and a country’s worth of incredible talent to squeeze into position. If your favourite didn’t make the list, we’re sure they would have made the top 50.
Who do you think is Canada’s greatest singer? Who did we miss? What would your list of the 25 greatest Canadian singers ever look like? Let us know in the comments.