It’s a map that will have you tapping your toes in no time flat — but we need your help creating it. Canadian Geographic’s interactive Great Canadian Song Map will plot tunes about the nation in time for Canada’s 150th birthday.
Staff at Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographic Society have already started populating the map with their picks, a few of which appear below. Now it’s your turn. Send us your single favourite song via Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #CanadaSongs, or use the online form, and we’ll add it to the map.
"Runnin' Back to Saskatoon" by The Guess Who
Chosen by: John Geiger, RCGS
"Summer Wages" by Ian Tyson
Chosen by: Nick Walker, Canadian Geographic
"The Last Saskatchewan Pirate" by The Arrogant Worms
Chosen by: Alexandra Pope, Canadian Geographic
"Helpless" by Neil Young
Chosen by: Michela Rosano, Canadian Geographic
"The Night Pat Murphy Died" by Great Big Sea
Chosen by: Sara Black, RCGS
"Barrett's Privateers" by Stan Rogers
Chosen by: Harry Wilson, Canadian Geographic
"Wheat Kings" by The Tragically Hip
Chosen by: Ellen Curtis, RCGS