Beautiful - Joydrop
Whatever happened to Joydrop? Well, having a song on the radio called "Sometimes Wanna Die" right before 9/11 ensured that they were removed from the airwaves forever. Lead singer Tara Slone is now a broadcaster for Hockey Night in Canada, and the band even reunited in Guelph, ON, a few years ago to sing this hit!
Numb - Holly McNarland
Another badass female singer before we plunge into some male-fronted bands...
Blown Wide Open - Big Wreck
The lead singer was wearing a plunging v-neck before it was made cool by American Apparel hipsters. Canada's impact!
Thief - Our Lady Peace
Did the OP make this post looking for an excuse to include this video of lead singer Raine Maida getting soaked in the rain? There's a good chance of it. Fun fact: His real name is Michael Maida!
Load Me Up - Matthew Good Band
I've said it before, but this video gave me unrealistic expectations for what high school was all about. What do you mean I'd never be part of a walk-out that includes jumping off a roof into a nearby body of water?
38 Years Old - The Tragically Hip
I mean, I could have included Bobcaygeon, but radio stations had to play some "deeper cuts" to have some ~legit Canadian cred, right? The lyrics also made me hope I'd have my first kiss by 38. (I did.)
Spaceman - Bif Naked
Looking for something to read? This OP recommends Bif Naked's memoir.
American Psycho - Treble Charger
"And now I know how far you'd go / to be the next freak show / American psycho." Pretty relevant lyrics for 2020.
Summertime in the Void - I Mother Earth
Did anyone buy their CD, Blue Green Orange? It came in the 3 colours of the album title. Which one did you get??
Remote Control - Age of Electric
This screencap, along with the rest of this post, makes me nostalgic for the whole rocker look. I hope it comes back.
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