The 100 tracks with the greatest impact on 2018. From homegrown talent that made waves outside of Canada to Canadian acts that influenced their respective genres. These are the songs that turned heads, rose up the charts, and drummed up buzz at home and beyond.
Singles from pop, R&B, indie, country, singer-songwriter, hip-hop, and Indigenous artists selected by the CBC Music team.
Hear: Drake 'God's Plan', Alessia Cara 'Trust My Lonely', Jess Moskaluke 'Camouflage', Arkells 'Relentless' and more.
Contemporary hits, EDM club favourites, and plenty of rhythmic remixes fuel the ultimate high-bpm soundtrack. A steady mix of heart-racing beats designed for the dance floor –or the gym. Hear: Deadmau5, Chromeo, Icona Pop, Major Lazer, Grimes and more
A relaxing classical mix to provide a beautiful backdrop for your day. Hear: Vaughan Williams "The Lark Ascending", Gluck "Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Barber "Adagio for Strings", Beethoven: "Fur Elise", Saint-Saens: "The Swan", Albinoni: "Adagio" and more
The place to discover adult alternative bands from Canada and beyond. Arcade Fire and the Sheepdogs, the Wallflowers and the Black Keys alongside some of Canada's greatest songwriters, including Ron Sexsmith, Kathleen Edwards, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and more!
From roots and rock to hip hop and hand drums – Indigenous music is an invite to a cultural experience across all genres. Hear: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Don Amero, Iskwe, A Tribe Called Red, Wolf Saga and more
Celebrating the art of joining powerful lyric with joyous melody. From folk icons Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell through today's best young singer-songwriters, this is a musical journey through more than 50 years of songwriting craft. Hear: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Glen Hansard, Laura Marling and more
Enjoy this handpicked collection of the finest bossa nova Brazil has to offer. A tropical cocktail of bossa nova, stripped-down samba and jazz with a pinch of MPB and tropicalia to make the listening tastier. Boa sorte e desfrutar! Hear: Joao Gilberto, Elis Regina, Luiz Bonfa, Rosa Passos, Lisa Ono and Maria Rita
Motown to Muscle Shoals, gospel to girl groups, the best of classic soul. Timeless classics from Marvin Gaye & Aretha Franklin; newer soul sounds of Sharon Jones & Mayer Hawthorne. Hear: Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones and more
From Johnny Cash to Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings to George Jones. It's the pure legends of country. Hear: Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Ian Tyson and more
The place to come when you need to unwind, soothe your mind, and enjoy some exceptionally fine jazz music. Hear: Dave Koz, Esperanza Spalding, Incognito, Carol Welsman, Chris Botti and more
The Toronto band's new album operates in a pop realm of its own.