Topic: lists

5 big takeaways from Justin Bieber's Changes

The Canadian pop star is back with his first album in 5 years.

From Joni Mitchell to Drake: the biggest Canadian moments in Grammy Award history

Surprise wins, Lifetime Achievement awards, a speech cut short and more.

Can you believe these albums are turning 20 in 2020?

From Sarah Harmer to SoulDecision to Nelly Furtado, we look at the albums that make us feel surprisingly old in this new decade.

10 upcoming Canadian classical albums to get excited about

Yannick-Nézet-Séguin, Marc-André Hamelin and others will release new music in the coming weeks.

25 Canadian albums to look forward to in 2020

Jessie Reyez, William Prince, Alanis Morissette and more.

In Memoriam: a tribute to the musicians who left us in 2019

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

The most underrated songs of 2019

We look at all the songs we think should have gotten more attention this year.

10 Canadian music videos that had us glued to our screens this year

Jessie Reyez, Pup, Céline Dion and more delivered some of 2019's best visuals.

7 exciting Canadian artists who broke out in 2019

Expect big things from these up-and-comers.

Meet all the artists inside Drake's musical sphere

A guide to everyone, from the star's closest producers to artists who have benefited from his mighty co-sign.

5 songs that changed Waves director Trey Edward Shults's life

The director's 3rd film takes inspiration from, and features music by, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and more.

The 10 most iconic Rolling Stone covers featuring Canadian musicians

During its 52-year history, the U.S. publication has featured some important stories highlighting talent north of the border.

10 music videos that can inspire your Halloween costume this year

Break out your flashiest outfits and best dance moves, and transform into your favourite artist.

These albums didn't win the Polaris Music Prize — but we think they could've

Which albums did you root for?

Movie scores for every mood: a playlist for music and film lovers

From the epic to the romantic, here are 8 pieces of music that'll act as the perfect soundtrack for your day.

10 movies music fans need to see at this year's Toronto International Film Festival

The 44th annual TIFF will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 5.

We ranked the 20 best Disney songs ever

From delightful earworms to tearjerker ballads, get ready to relive some childhood favourites.

Sing along to these 15 star-studded performances of 'O Canada'

From Céline Dion to Carly Rae Jepsen, here are our fave Canadian artists at their most patriotic.

40 facts about the Montreal International Jazz Festival on its 40th anniversary

Did you know that Wilson Pickett once did a 60-minute encore in his dressing gown?

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, plus 8 other music beefs that have been quashed

Looking back at the biggest feuds that have had harmonious resolves.

Céline Dion, Trevor Guthrie, Valley and more: songs you need to hear this week

Pop bangers, sex songs, breakup songs and summer anthems to add to your playlist right now.

Meet the new faces of Canadian hip hop

In a post-Drake era, these 10 artists are redefining how the genre looks and sounds.

What has Carly Rae Jepsen been up to since Emotion? A guide to her recent work

From televised musicals to exciting collabs, the Canadian pop star has had a busy few years.

Not sure where to start with K-pop? Let these Canadian superfans help

Korean pop group BTS made history in North America last year, but that was just the beginning of K-pop's global reign.

Jarred Dunn: 5 things I learned from pianist Maria João Pires

"Freedom to explore comes first, formats and rules second."

Here are 10 of the weirdest pianos ever built

From imposing modern designs to folding keyboards, here are some unusual ones.

Spring 2019 preview: 15 albums you need to hear

From Broken Social Scene to Siskiyou, here are all the upcoming Canadian releases we can't wait to hear.

A brief history of drinking songs

From classical concert halls to Irish and English pub sessions, drunk sing-a-longs date back to the 13th century.

Pup, Marianas Trench, Tanya Tagaq, Katie Moore and more: songs you need to hear this week

Seven hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

Charles Richard-Hamelin: 5 pieces that changed my life

What music has shaped the personality of the hot young Montreal pianist?

Check out the top 10 finalists of Searchlight 2019

These artists have emerged as the national finalists this year.

Dan Mangan, Murray Lightburn, Ellis and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

10 videos that prove baroque music sounds amazing on marimba

Mallets make the magic in the music of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi.

Lights, iskwē, Broken Social Scene and more: songs you need to hear this week

Four hot new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist right now.

The 10 worst love songs, as chosen by you

While many of these songs are sincere and romantic, others are offensive and just plain creepy.

Drake and Meek Mill, Hannah Georgas, Robotaki and more: songs you need to hear this week

Five brand new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist now.

The musical meet-cute: 15 adorable stories of bandmates falling for each other

From Sharon and Lois to Snotty Nose Rez Kids to Partner to Quantum Tangle, we find out what drew everyone together.

Safia Nolin, Jenn Grant, Chris LaRocca and more: songs you need to hear this week

Six brand new Canadian tracks to add to your playlist now.

5 classical pieces to get you through the polar vortex

Add some soothing music to your coping strategy.

10 seriously underrated pieces for piano and orchestra

Move over, Rachmaninoff, and make way for these overlooked gems.

Broken Social Scene, Hannah Georgas, Pup and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are six new tracks that grabbed our attention.

Viola essentials: 10 pieces you should know

Teng Li, principal violist of the L.A. Phil, provides an introduction to this misunderstood instrument.

10 Canadian albums turning 10 this year

Time to feel old.

Clairmont the Second, Robin Thicke, Neon Dreams and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

Jan Lisiecki is the 9th busiest classical pianist in the world, and other facts

Bachtrack's annual roundup of classical concert stats contains some surprises.

CBC Music's top 100 Canadian songs of 2018

From Drake to Hubert Lenoir to Daniel Caesar to Jess Moskaluke, we rank the most popular songs of the year.

In memoriam: A tribute to the musicians who left us in 2018

A salute to the talented, inspiring, groundbreaking artists who passed on this year.

Rage, revolution and joy: 2018 was a powerhouse year in protest music

Liberating and inspiring words and songs from Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Too Attached, Shad, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino and more.

Canadian artists reveal their favourite albums of 2018

Find out which albums your favourite Canadian musicians had on repeat this year.

10 songs that prove 2018 was a great year for disco

Get down and boogie to the year's best, most joyful disco songs.

Here are the biggest Canadian music stories that shaped 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly: here are all the biggest stories of 2018.

The most underrated Canadian songs of 2018

We look at the hidden gems that stuck with us this year — ones you may not have heard, but will want on your playlist.

The 20 best Canadian music videos of 2018

Grab some popcorn: let's take a look back at the year's most captivating, funny and viral music videos.

'We mean business': the best quotes of 2018

From Janelle Monae's Grammy speech to Gord Downie in his posthumously released Secret Path documentary, we collected some of the year's best words.

10 new Canadian artists who ruled 2018

From Polaris Music Prize nominees to artists breaking out with brand new solo projects, 2018 was filled with incredible new Canadian talent.

8 things you may not know about Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

The music is so iconic and an important part of the holiday season. But how much do you know about it?

Kaytranada, Jean-Michel Blais, Grimes and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

Best new Christmas music for a festive and fabulous 2018

Kick-start your holiday party playlist with new music from Begonia, Serena Ryder, Whitehorse and more.

10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018

From Hubert Lenoir's bold, unifying debut to new albums from veteran artists: this year has been a big one.

What music did astronaut David Saint-Jacques listen to before launching into space?

His Cancon-heavy pre-launch playlist includes Elisapie, Richard Reed Parry, Patrick Watson and Daniel Bélanger.

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018

Drake, the Sorority, Bonjay, Charlotte Day Wilson, Milk & Bone and more are on our minds as we end the year in music.

Kira Isabella, Patrick Watson, Safia Nolin and more: songs you need to hear this week

Here are five new Canadian tracks that grabbed our attention.

Our 10 favourite Canadian classical recordings of 2018

These recordings are representative of the breadth and strength of the classical music being created by Canadian musicians here and around the world.

6 music programs whose inspirational work will melt your heart

Check out our video series highlighting the benefits of music education as part of our 2018 Canadian Music Class Challenge.

Michael Bublé, Jennah Barry, Odie and Said the Whale: songs you need to hear this week

Here are four new tunes that grabbed our attention this week.

10 things you need to know about Gordon Lightfoot on his 80th birthday

From his songwriting regrets to being honoured by Canada Post, a brief overview of Gordon Lightfoot's incredible life so far.

55 Canadian artists reveal their favourite Joni Mitchell song

'She is the greatest Canadian songwriter of all time and perhaps the best English-language songwriter to ever live and that's not my opinion — that's scientific fact.'

20 Canadian albums that turned 20 this year

Dig out your cargo pants, wallet chain and pager — we're revisiting 1998's most memorable Canadian albums.

A Star is Born: 9 ways Bradley Cooper paid homage to older versions of the Hollywood classic

The first-time director takes some important cues from the three previous incarnations of A Star is Born.

6 things you need to know about Montreal's Lydia Képinski

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter's debut album has been nominated for six awards at l'ADISQ — and she's just getting started.

Fall 2018 preview: 16 albums you need to hear

From Shad to Ryan Hemsworth to Ralph to Metric, here's our list of albums to watch for this fall.

The 5 most powerful music movie moments, as chosen by you

From Leonard Cohen's atmospheric voice in Natural Born Killers to Shania Twain's powerhouse song in Twister, you answered our call.

6 things to know about violinist Kerson Leong

As a new concert season gets underway, we catch up with one of Canada's busiest young classical musicians.

10 must-see movies for music lovers at this year's Toronto International Film Festival

From A Star is Born to Quincy, here are the best music films to check out at TIFF.

From Tegan and Sara to Drake: Canadian artists who have been inspired by Madonna

To celebrate the pop icon's 60th birthday, we're taking a look at six Canadian musicians who have shown love for Madonna over the years.

20 things Shawn Mendes achieved before turning 20

To celebrate his 20th birthday today, we look back at the pop star's biggest personal and professional feats.

30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, 2018 edition

Meet the young Canadian musicians burning up the classical music scene.

6 best Canadian moments at Osheaga 2018

From Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard's band to Little Scream singing onstage with the National, we've got it covered.

The 10 best road-trip songs for your long weekend, as chosen by you

From the Tragically Hip to Ed Sheeran to Nelly Furtado, you answered our call.

10 Canadian songs you forgot were on The O.C.

The teen drama and its memorable soundtrack debuted 15 years ago.

7 things you didn't know about the Mission: Impossible theme song

Learn more about one of the most famous action film theme songs ever.

10 massive hits that defined the late-'90s Lilith Fair era

The groundbreaking all-female touring festival launched 21 years ago this week.

Drake reveals he's a father and 4 other things we learned from 'Scorpion'

Drake opens up about fatherhood, success and more on his latest album, Scorpion.

10 collaborations this year that prove the U.S. and Canada can get along

These successful musical collaborations prove that there's still plenty of neighbourly love between Cananda and the U.S.

Take a tour through Canada with these 20 music videos

Get to know the sights and sounds of Canada better through these incredible music videos shot throughout the country.

That's so Canadian: 20 songs that always make us think of Canada

Our Canada: a personal CBC Music playlist.

Lydia Képinski, Laye, Kirouac and more: Quebec songs you need to hear

To mark Saint-Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec, some recent tunes from la belle province.

The 5 weirdest fathers in opera

If you're looking for tips on being a good father, opera is not the place to turn.

Love & marriage: 25 new songs for your indie wedding playlist

Songs to make your wedding as unique as your love.

10 things you need to know about the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards

Watch the IMAs live on Friday, May 18, right here on CBC Music.

Mother's Day: a tribute from Bahamas, Jenn Grant, Martha Wainwright, more

Happy Mother's Day!

Please enjoy these awesome Leonard Cohen covers

Watch the Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Half Moon Run, Leif Vollebekk and Little Scream cover classic Cohen tracks.

5 stories about Marvin Gaye on the 34th anniversary of his death

April 1 marks the 34th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's death so this week on Marvin's Room we celebrate the late, great R&B legend.

'It made me feel like I could do anything': artists reveal the women who inspired them to make music

Zaki Ibrahim, Lindi Ortega, Hannah Georgas, Weaves' Jasmyn Burke and others discuss the seminal women who made an impact on them and their decision to get into music.

From Beethoven to The Phantom of the Opera: the most overused pieces of music in figure skating

Figure skating fans will recognize all of these.

Incredible portraits of 12 unsung black music pioneers

From Portia White and Geeshie Wiley to Gertrue "Ma" Rainey and the Mills Brothers, 12 black music pioneers we need to know.

10 things you should never say to a double bassist

Some things are simply better left unsaid.

Here are the Canadian songs the 2018 Canadian Olympic hopefuls are warming up to

Find out which world-class athletes have been pumping anthems from fellow Canadians like Joni Mitchell, the Tragically Hip, Drake and many more!

The 10 best covers of '(You Make me Feel Like) a Natural Woman'

The hit single from Aretha Franklin's "Lady Soul" has been covered by Céline Dion, Kelly Clarkson and many others.

Kick-start your day with these energizing R&B songs

It can be a challenge getting out of bed. Here's an R&B soundtrack to give you the energy boost you need.