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The Top 100 Canadian Singles [Hardcover]

Bob Mersereau

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Sept. 29 2010

A book that gets to the heart of the matter! Whether you're a professional musician or an air guitarist, a collector or a true amateur, this book will shake things up!

The Top 100 Canadian Singles — brought to you by Bob Mersereau and Goose Lane Editions, the team that assembled the controversial, much discussed, best-selling volume, The Top 100 Canadian Albums. The Top 100 Canadian Singles will undoubtedly stir the souls, ears, and tongues of music lovers everywhere. And answer the question, for better or for worse.

Once again, Bob Mersereau has assembled a blue ribbon panel of musicians, broadcasters, reviewers, managers, promoters, record-label executives, retailers, roadies, and more to cast their votes in a major, nationwide poll. John Roberts, Canada's original VJ; Joel Plaskett; Sarah Slean; the late Paul Quarrington; CBC's Stuart McLean; Sam Roberts; Sophie Durocher; and Eric Trudel all contributed lists — along with hundreds more.

Whose single will make it to the top 10? The top 40? The top 100? Neil or Leonard? Feist or Alanis? k.d. lang or Stompin' Tom? The Guess Who or Arcade Fire? Gilles Vigneault or k-os? This oversized, full colour book features in-depth interviews with musicians, fascinating facts, musician-penned sidebars, documentary photographs, cover art, and much, much more.


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A book that gets to the heart of the matter! Whether you're a professional musician or an air guitarist, a collector or a true amateur, this book will shake things up! Cover art, memorable insider stories from the musicians themselves, celebrity sidebars, documentary photographs, and much, much more make this book an unforgettable addition to any Canadian music-lover's library.

The Top 100 Canadian Singles will undoubtedly stir the souls, ears, and tongues of music lovers everywhere. For this massive undertaking, Bob Mersereau assembled a blue-ribbon panel of musicians, broadcasters, reviewers, managers, promoters, record-label executives, retailers, and collectors who cast their votes in a major, nationwide poll. John Roberts, Canada's original VJ; Joel Plaskett; Sarah Slean; the late Paul Quarrington; CBC's Stuart McLean; Sam Roberts; Sophie Durocher; and Eric Trudel all contributed lists — along with hundreds more.

The results of Mersereau's poll span many decades and genres, with more than a few surprises. Like The Top 100 Canadian Albums, this new volume is destined to spark debate about Canadian music.

About the Author

The author of the best-selling The Top 100 Canadian Albums, Bob Mersereau is a practitioner of his first love. A prolific music columnist and long-time arts reporter for CBC Television, Mersereau has written thousands of music reviews and interviewed just as many Canadian musicians along the way. His columns have appeared in The Coast and The Telegraph-Journal, and his interviews have been broadcast on numerous CBC Radio programs. The richness and variety of material in this

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