Fri Jan 07, 2022

It was not an easy task to list the Top 50 songs that came into the Cashbox office in 2021, and I am sure we missed some of the ones that deserve to be on this list.

Our list is compiled by content; songs that were relevant and moving about our current times with the pandemic, racism, the sad discovery of unmarked graves of Residential School Indigenous children, love and hope and great songs both lyrically and musically.

It was also based on statistic numbers of requests on Cashbox Radio and social media posts about these songs and artists.

The Top 50 Pick Hits is not a chart and the positions are based on alphabetical listings.

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Tune in Friday January 7 @ 9PM EST to hear all these artists on a special feature show.

Cashbox Canada Top 50 Picks for 2021

(in alphabetical order)

  1. Alex Goupil - I Swear
  2. Astrid Tanton - Love You
  3. AXLAUSTADE - oui no na
  4. Cameron and Crawford - I Want a Song
  5. Chris Nine - ghosts
  6. Chris Ronald - City Girl 
  7. Christina Martin - Stay With Me
  8. Christopher Ward - Black Velvet
  9. Colin James - Down On The Bottom
  10. Crack of Dawn - Gotta Find a Way
  11. Dan Hill - On The Other Side of Here
  12. Don Graham - Como Te Amo
  13. Douglas Von Irvin's Carnival - Punk Rock Heart
  14. Eclecticus - Took Me for Granted
  15. Francine Honey - Lightning
  16. Fresh Breath - World Gone Crazy
  17. Glen Foster - Friends Like That
  18. Hayley Wallis - Coffee Cup
  19. Hot Mondy - Vampire
  20. HuDost - Beat The Drum Harder
  21. James Gordon - The Great Divide
  22. Jarvis Church - Just The Two Of Us
  23. Jaye Marsh - Calling
  24. Jeff Gunn - Spiritus Momentous (Never Give Up Opus 2)
  25. Jesse Cook - Libre
  26. JukeBox County - Words
  27. K Besd - Our Love
  28. Kele Fleming - Sturgeon Love
  29. Laszlo Jones - Save My Soul
  30. Laurie Leblanc - All In
  31. Leanne Pearson - Caturday
  32. Liona Boyd - Popcorn
  33. Lisa Richard - Together
  34. Marshall Potts - The Storm
  35. Micah Barnes - The End of A Love Affair
  36. Michelle Creber - Like It Never Happened
  37. Michelle Titian - Drive
  38. Murray McLauchlan - I Live On A White Cloud
  39. Murry Robe - One Kilometre Away
  40. Myles Goodwyn - Will The Last Voice I Hear Be An Angel?
  41. Over The Moon - Lonesome Bluebird
  42. Paul Saunders - Courage
  43. Red Dirt Skinners - Your Butterfly
  44. Sean McCann - 10,0000 Miles Away
  45. Sonia Aimy - Life Nah Jeje
  46. Steven Heighton – New Year Song
  47. Sue Foley - Pinky’s Blues
  48. Sultans Of String - Mi Santuario
  49. Tom Jackson - Lost Souls
  50. Tommy John Ehman - Road Band 101

Editor’s Note: There are so many wonderful artists in Canada to check out so this is just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to talent in this country. Now more than ever artist need your support so go look for them on Spotify, Bandcamp, Google, Social Media, Amazon and whatever platform you can find them. Where would we all be without music in our lives?