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Week Three Song List

Cover Me Canada's seven competitors have been sleeplessly prepping their songs for Sunday's show, and we're sitting on the edge of our seats waiting to hear what they've arranged for their performances!

Until then, here's the official track list for episode three.

Living In Red (Vote!)
Song: April Wine - "You Could Have Been a Lady"

History: Originally recorded by the band Hot Chocolate, April Wine took "You Could Have Been a Lady" to new heights when they released their version in 1971. The tune hit number 1 in Canada, and made itself at home on the top Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven weeks in the US. April Wine hails from Nova Scotia, and since forming in 1969 have released 16 studio albums.

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Whosarmy (Vote!)
Song: Nick Gilder - "Hot Child in the City"

History: When Nick Gilder met with producer Mike Chapman to record three songs in three days, "Hot Child in the City" was born. Chapman didn't think it was strong enough to be Nick's lead single, but after 20 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, it reached #1. The track also earned 2 JUNO Awards and a People's Choice Award in the US. Nick Gilder was born in Britain and raised in Vancouver, and has released 10 studio albums.

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Warren Dean Flandez (Vote!)
Song: Dan Hill - "Sometimes When We Touch"

History: Written by Dan Hill and Barry Mann, "Sometimes When We Touch" was released as a single in 1978. It hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making the song Hill's most successful recording. Since then, the song has been covered by Tina Turner and Rod Stewart (among others), and most recently by curreny WBO Welterweight World Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao. Yes, the man stated by many to be the "number one pound-for-pound best boxer has a soft spot for tender ballads.

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The Simpson Brothers (Vote!)
Song: Buffy Sainte Marie - "Up Where We Belong"

History: Cree Canadian artist Buffy Sainte-Marie wrote "Up Where We Belong" with Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings; it was recorded by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes for An Officer and a Gentleman in 1982. Not only did it become a number one song on Billboard's Hot 100, but it won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Original Song. And to think, the producer of An Officer and a Gentleman demanded that the track be cut from the movie, saying, "The song is no good. It isn't a hit."

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Georgia Murray (Vote!)
Song: Corey Hart - "Sunglasses At Night"

History: "Sunglasses At Night" was the final song recorded for Hart's debut album, and was a bit of an afterthought. Corey returned from the studio in Britain, and says: "when I got back to Canada I had this image of "Sunglasses At Night" 'cause I ended up wearing them sometimes in the UK at night. I begged the record company to let me go back to England and record this new song. Sure glad they did." [source] Music history was made - it became a massive single, reaching #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 and remaining a timeless Canadian pop tune.

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Ali Milner (Vote!)
Song: Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"

History: Winnipeg formed Crash Test Dummies hit the jackpot when "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" broke into the US market, peaking at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100. The song was nominated for a Grammy and a JUNO Award, brought appearances on Saturday Night Live and Conan O'Brien, and was even famously parodied by Weird Al. The band eventually sold over five million copies of God Shuffled His Feet worldwide, largely thanks to this tune.

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Melanie Morgan (Vote!)
Song: Gino Vannelli - "Wild Horses"

History: Gino Vannelli was a seasoned Billboard charting vet when he recorded "Wild Horses" in 1987 as part of Big Dreamers Never Sleep. It wasn't until "Wild Horses" was released as an official single that he began hitting the Top 10 in several countries worldwide, marking his first experiences as a successful international artist. The song earned a JUNO Award for "Recording Engineer of the Year" and Gino continues to tour on the world stage today.

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