Inside The Junos

 
 

Inside The Junos

We pull back the curtain on Canada's premiere music award show with lively stories and backstage moments from the people that were there.

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S2 E1 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - Can't Feel My Face

'Can't Feel My Face' earned The Weeknd Single Of The Year in the 2016 JUNO Awards. Chilly offers an explanation for the infectious rhythm in the melody by saying, "We all know that The Weeknd loves Michael Jackson and perhaps he got the syncopated influence from Thriller"

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S2 E2 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - Never Surrender

Corey Hart won Single Of The Year for 'Never Surrender' in 1985. Chilly Gonzales explains that "The human ear associates a falling melody with submissiveness" So what gives this song its defiant strength? Find out.

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S2 E3 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - You Oughta Know

Alanis Morissette burst on the scene with 'Jagged Little Pill' and shook up the music world. Her magic says Chilly is, "that strange yodel, that weird break in her voice that makes the vocal performance so raw and so real."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:35]


S2 E4 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - Crabbuckit

In 2005 , 'Crabbuckit' was on every radio. And Gonzales points out that it uses, "a chord progression associated with some of the saddest songs in the world."

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S2 E5 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - 1-2-3-4

In this podcast, Chilly asks, "How is it possible that it still seems like music to us when it's someone counting to four in monotone?" The secret is in the bass.

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S2 E6 Chilly Gonzales: Songs In The Key Of Eh - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Shawn Mendes won Single Of The Year in 2018, and Gonzales notes the EDM sound but Mendes also has, "the feeling of hearing a person, a true singer-songwriter."

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S2 Trailer: Chilly Gonzales 'Songs In The Key Of Eh'

We asked Canadian master musician, Chilly Gonzales to sit down at the piano and deconstruct six of Canada's best known, Juno-winning songs. And the result? You'll hear these Canuck classics in a whole new way.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:02:00]


The Wedding Dress

In 1984, classical guitarist Liona Boyd got to take something home along with her JUNO. This is the story of how a dress made for the JUNOS found a whole new life.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:05]


Trivia with Battle Of Santiago

Magdelys Sauvigne and Lyle Crilly are members of the band Battle Of Santiago. They're nominees in the World Music Album Of The Year category. As first-time nominees, we wanted to prepare them for their inaugural trip to the JUNO Awards with lots of fun facts and trivia about the JUNOS. Play along!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:07]


Top 5 JUNO Acceptance Speeches

At one time or another, we’ve all looked into a mirror and given a mock acceptance speech. Of the thousands given at the JUNOS, there are five that stand out. Hear them now!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:27]


How The JUNOS Got Its Name

Some say the Roman Goddess Juno is the inspiration for Canada’s premier music award show. Others cite a less romantic origin...a politician. Hear the real story.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:47]


Go Ahead, Make Me Laugh

The opening monologue of the JUNOS needs to hook you to watch the whole show. Meet the husband and wife team who have written 70 award shows in their careers. They critique some of the best JUNO openers and reveal their trade secrets.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:41]


The JUNO Snub

It was unexpected. A group of young Vancouver rappers tuned down a JUNO. This is the story of Rascalz, and how they started a conversation about the role of urban music at the JUNOS.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:12]


Where is Paul Anka ?

Do Canadians like music as much as they like hockey? This was the question in 1975, when the JUNO Awards first went to air for its first televised broadcast. No one knew. The CBC was willing to give it a try, but asked the producer one thing...to land the biggest Canadian star in the world to host. This is the story of how Canada's biggest draw in Las Vegas came to host the first JUNOS, along with great moments from that show from the CBC archives.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:14]


Trailer

Get a glimpse of the series that pulls back the curtain on Canada’s premiere music award show with lively stories and backstage moments from the people that were there.

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