Monday, December 29, 2008

49 Songs North of 49

CBC Radio 2 is having a competition. The idea is to come up with 49 songs from north of the 49th parallel to present as a welcome gift to incoming US president Barrack Obama.
This is your official heads up: you have a week to consider which song you think best represents and defines our country to the incoming president. On January 5th, we'll invite you to start making your suggestions to us online at our special website, by email or by phone (details to come).

On January 12th we'll unveil the top 100 candidates. You'll have 5 days to vote for your favourite entries online (until January 16th), and finally on January 20th - Inauguration Day in the USA - we'll announce the winning songs and play as many of the 49 as we can fit into our daytime shows: Radio 2 Morning, Tempo, Drive and Tonic.
If McCain had been elected down south this would have been an easy one, with a clear #1:

Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

But since it's Obama I think this would be a good place to start: It kinda goes well with 'Yes We Can':

You Have A Choice

K-OS, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Kowalewicz of Billy Talent,
Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace, Sarah Harmer, Hawksley Workman, Jason
Collett of Broken Social Scene, Darren Dumas of The Salads and the Arts
Offstage Choir under the direction of David Reed.

Ian Lefeuvre (The Hundreds and Thousands) and K-OS

Lyrics all contributed by the artists. Additional keyboards are performed by Todor Kobakov from Major Maker. The track was mastered by Joao Carvalho

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