Playlist Thursday – Epic (Canadian) Songs

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner. This is my first time participating and I’m excited to join in on the fun. It’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week’s theme is Epic songs: Let’s break out the big songs. The epic ones that will live on forever (good or bad). The anthems, the songs that go down in history as “the song of your generation.”

I decided to go with a Canadian theme…

Something Old

Artist: Bryan Adams

Title: Summer of 69

Side Note: Every artist has a song where at every concernt, after singing the first line, the audience takes over and finishes singing the song in unison. This is definitely one of those songs for Bryan Adams. It is also my go-to karaoke song.

Quotable: “Oh, when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice, yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life.”

Something Current

Artist: Carly Rae Jespen

Title: Call Me Maybe

Side Note: Carley Rae Jespen was a contestant on Canadian Idol (the awkward cousin of American Idol) back in 2007. I think it’s safe to say this song will go down in history as the theme song for the summer of 2012.

Quotable: “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me, maybe.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Sloan

Title: Unkind

Side Note: The band Sloan, as a whole, is epic to me. I was obsessed with them in highschool back in the 90s. Don’t believe me? I somehow convinced my grade 12 geography teacher to let me write my term project on them. Years later I brought the same paper with me to one of Sloan’s concerts and had them all sign it. This song is off of their current album.

Quotable: “Are you ready? For this to take a hold of you?”

Head on over to Pavement Runner to check out his epic picks.


  1. A fellow Canadian also posted a Bryan Adams song… LOVE CRJ and that song definitely IS epic to run to. Nicely done.

  2. Love, love, love Sloan.


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