The 100 tracks with the greatest impact on 2017, from homegrown talent that made waves outside of Canada, and 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 'Passionfruit', Feist 'Pleasure', Jess Moskaluke 'Drive Me Away', Daniel Caesar 'We Find Love'
The ugly sweater of Christmas music. Festive treats which are weird, colourful, fun, and strangely the most comfortable thing you could put on for the holidays. Hear: They Might Be Giants 'Santa's Beard', Bootsy Collins 'Winter Wonderland, Run DMC 'Christmas In Hollis', and Shonen Knife 'Space Christmas'
The ultimate sign of success for a pop star is releasing a hit Christmas album. A collection of beautiful musical presents gifted to us from the past 2 decades of pop divas, boy bands, and superstar acts. Hear: Wham 'Last Christmas', Madonna 'Santa Baby', Lady Gaga 'White Christmas', Justin Bieber 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'
Spruce up your holiday happenings with a delicious mix of seasonal pop and jazz standards. Make sure these songs are nearby on nights when the weather outside is frightful, yet the fire is so delightful. Hear: Bing Crosby, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole
Music that feels your pain. The most heart-breaking, tear-jerking songs of all time will bring new depths of sorrow to your day. Because sad songs say so much. Hear: Adele 'Someone Like You', Jeff Buckley 'Hallelujiah', Phil Collins 'Against All Odds', R.E.M. 'Everybody Hurts'.
Calling all witches, devils, ghosts and ghouls, this is your ultimate spooky soundtrack. Whether you need some Halloween hits for your costume party, or a creepy, spine tingling mix for those dark October nights, this stream is everything you need to get you in the Halloween mood. So take a jump to the left, take a step to the right and get ready to get spooked. Hear: Michael Jackson, Nick Cave, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Elvira and more!
Breaking new ground, by breaking new sound. The best in Canadian independent music, as it happens. Hear: Chad VanGaalen, Wolf Parade, The Pack A.D., Rae Spoon, Mac DeMarco, The Unicorns, Malajube, Junior Boys, Foxtrott
Sample new twists on old classics. Filled with fresh takes of your old favourites, here is the place where everything is both familiar and unfamiliar at the same time. Hear: Seu Jorge, K.D. Lang, Johnny Cash, Feist and Nouvelle Vague
The music of Afterdark. Avant-guarde and experimental new music from pop to electronic; singer-songwriter to ambient. Hear: Tei Shi, Chet Faker, Leif Vollebekk, Charlotte Day Wilson
The latest from the edges of the true underground music scene. Intensely creative, desperately cool. Hear: Spoon, Pixies, New Pornographers, Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, Black Mountain, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Primal Scream
The top Canadian rock artists gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Danko Jones, Metric, Billy Talent
Music to fill a stadium. Experience overdrive, crash cymbals, vocal cries, and swagger as they explode out of your speakers. Hear: Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Linkin Park, Garbage, Green Day
Music that continues to ignite generations. Loud, fast-paced, aggressive rock'n'roll classics from the UK early years, and new voices echoing out of Canada. Hear: Subhumans, Pointed Sticks, the Viletones, Forgotten Rebels, the Hot Nasties, D.O.A., and Propagandhi
The best of the 60s and late 50s. Timeless classic music from a bygone era of hotrods, soda-shops, sock-hops and switchblade combs. Hear: Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, The Turtles, Aretha Franklin, Del Shannon, The Coasters, Neil Sedaka, The Everly Brothers, Dion & the Belmonts
Style meets art. Blurring the line between pop and punk, artists from the New Wave movement's emergence in the late 70's to the present-day revivalists. Hear: Talking Heads, The Cure, New Order, The Specials, Devo, Men Without Hats, The B-52's, Hot Hot Heat, Gary Numan
The twang of country, the rhythm of the blues, and the fire of rock-and-roll. The legendary rockabilly players of the 50s to the modern revivalists, all gathered around a stand-up bass. Hear: Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Ray Condo, and Eddie Cochran
Distilling six decades of classic ska rhythms, beats and heros down into pure dancehall enjoyment. 2-Tone revival, Third Wave, and the original Jamaican jams. Hear: Desmond Dekker, Specials, and the Skatalites.
The tracks you want to hear driving to the cottage, hanging out on a patio or just feeling good during the warmer months. Hear: Haim, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gorillaz
Celebrating the best of Canadian music from 2017. The Polaris Prize awards the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Hear this year's short-list nominees A Tribe Called Red, Tragically Hip, Leonard Cohen, Feist
Pop stars from across Canada gathered in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear Magic!, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ria Mae, Alx Veliz, Jann Arden
Gathering the best love songs from Canadian artists through the years in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. Hear: Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion
Excitment builds for the 2017 CBC Music Festival, May 27th at Toronto's beautiful Echo Beach. Gear up with a mix of 2017 artists featuring Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Ruth B, Scott Helman, and Bobby Bazini - alongside past guests Hey Rosetta, Tegan And Sarah, Bahamas, Sam Roberts and The Strumbellas
Get your tickets here: http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18119/tickets-2017-cbc-music-festival
From the fringes of mainstream pop to progressive artists around the world, Adult Alternative is home to the contemporary, groundbreaking, and occasionally idiosyncratic music of today. Hear: Broken Bells, Death Cab For Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, Jayhawks, Frazey Ford, Bruce Springsteen, Blue Rodeo, Hozier, Glen Hansard
That magic experience when a movie scene and a song work so well mere mention of one conjures up the other. Hear: 'Ms. Robinson', 'Stayin' Alive', 'As Time Goes By', Born to Be Wild', 'Man of Constant Sorrow'
Blending hip hop, R&B, and pop music from top South Asian artists - in both English and South Asian languages. Hear: Raghav, Master-D, Anjulie and Raxstar.
Music for the whole family. Classic sing-alongs from Raffi and Fred Penner along with the original songs from Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer and The Barenaked Ladies. Hear: Will Stroet, Elizabeth Mitchell, Fred Penner, Oozakazoo, The Kerplunks
Here's a selection of some of the most ambitious and grandiose rock music ever recorded. From the math rock of Rush to the mythical epics of Genesis and the space jazz of Magma, Classic Prog is rock and roll at its most far-out.
Parents, take the dull out of the lull! Let your babies drift off to these soft lullaby versions of your favourite hit songs! Hear: Adele, the Beach Boys, Pink, U2, Rush, Queen, and more!
This is the soundtrack to the greatest coming out party ever. Celebrate yourself, your friends, or the people you love by dancing the day away to iconic Pride songs. Featuring classic hits and new tracks by some of the best-loved LGBT artists throughout the world. Hear: Parachute Club 'Rise Up', Tegan And Sara 'Boyfriend', and Pet Shop Boys 'New York City Boy'.
The sound of today. A thrilling mix of artists climbing their way up the charts and those who have already reached the top. Hear: Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Tyler Shaw, Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus
The best pop songs of the 90s and 2000's and the current hit songs of today. A delectable pop blend for making the day that much more danceable. Hear: Adele, Meghan Trainor, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson
Discover adult alternative bands and singer-songwriters from Canada and beyond. Hear: Arcade Fire, The Lone Bellow, Jenn Grant, Gabrielle Aplin, Hey Rosetta!, Vance Joy, The Staves, Aidan Knight
The rock tracks that will move you now, and forever. As timeless as the day they came out. Hear:Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Heart, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin
If you fondly remember Windows 95, Monica Lewinski, and Hale-Bopp, this stream's for you. Hear: Amanda Marshall, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Crash Test Dummies, Foo Fighters, Jewel, Our Lady Peace
Classic Pop from the 90s. From Prince to Whitney Houston, we have all your favourites to bring you down nostalgia road.
The decade where pop superstars reigned. From the idols to the one-hit wonders, every song shimmers. Hear: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Honeymoon Suite, Men At Work, the Bangles, Loverboy, Phil Collins, Journey
The glorious decade that brought us ABBA, CCR, BTO, and ELO. These hits still sound as good as the days when they were played in the YMCA, Studio 54, or from the 8-track in your Trans-Am. Hear: Fleetwood Mac, Guess Who, Alice Cooper, The Eagles, Chicago, Rod Stewart, Doobie Brothers, Cheap Trick
An endless supply of easy-listening, guilty-pleasure inducing, mega-hits. Decades of Adult Contemporary radio distilled to a pure music mix of smooth, lyrical magic. C'mon, sing along. You already know the lyrics by heart. Hear: Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Adele, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, Sarah McLauchlan
6 String instrumental classics, hand-picked by the legendary Randy Bachman. Surf, rock, jazz, rockabilly, blues and beyond. Hear: Bo Diddley, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Jeff Beck
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 and Leonard Cohen.