Happy holidays! When you read this I'll probably be eating turkey in my new onesie.
This week, it's an ode to the Radio 2 Top 20 voting poll. All the artists you voted to the top in 2014 get a few more moments in the sun. You won't be surprised to know that since this is a Canadian vote, it's 94% Canadian (plus one rogue American). In short, it's a who's who list of 2014 musicians across the nation who got all the love in the form of awards, acclaim and accolades.
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk won this year's CBC Music Searchlight competition, Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case won a Socan Songwriter award and Serena Ryder picked up two awards at the Junos.
There were some fun videos that came out this year including Bahamas' video for "Stronger Than That" featuring sweaty bodybuilders working in slow motion with Afie Jurvanen as a reporter and Lowell's "The Bells" fun frolic through a football field, complete with a marching band and cheerleaders.
Here's what last year looked like in the polls:
CBCMUSIC.CA'S TOP VOTED SONGS OF 2014
Adam Cohen, "We Go Home", 5X starting Jul 18
Robyn Dell'Unto, "Sidecar", 4X starting May 30
Carleton Stone, "Climbing Up The Walls", 4X starting Apr 11
Scott Helman, "Bungalow", 4X starting Oct 24
Elliott Brood, "Jigsaw Heart", 3X starting Aug 29
Scarlett Jane, "Aching Heart", 3X starting Feb 14
Sherman Downey and the Ambiguouse Case, "The Right Idea", 3X starting Jan 24
Adam Cohen, "Love Is", 2X starting Oct 3
Emma Lee, "What Would Tom Petty Do?", 2X starting May 9
Sherman Downey and the Ambiguouse Case, "Annalee", 2X starting Mar 28
Nicole Atkins, "Girl You Look Amazing", 2X starting Mar 24
Serena Ryder, "Fall", 2X starting Jan 10
Carleton Stone, "Blood is Thicker Than Water", Oct 17
Mo Kenney, "Telephones", Sep 12
Bahamas, "Stronger Than That", Aug 1
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk, "I Lost Myself", May 23
Rufus Wainwright, "Me and Liza", Feb 7