The most iconic Canadian Rock Bands by the decade deserve to be better known internationally than they are at this point in time. Canada has often been overshadowed by the United States with regards to North American pop culture. Talented Canadian rock musicians have historically promoted themselves in the United States, or they have moved to the United States altogether.
This means that in spite of the fact that they are Canadian musicians themselves, they are often regarded as American musicians anyway. However, there are exceptions, and these individuals absolutely have to be recognized.
People looking for the original rock teen idol from Canada should look no further than Paul Anka. Many people today have heard of him still, which is impressive for a star from the 1950’s. However, many people still do not know that Paul Anka is a Canadian musician.
The Beaumarks could be regarded as one of the most successful Canadian rock groups of all time, and they are definitely iconic. Their song Clap Your Hands is one of the most popular Canadian rock songs of all time, and it achieved more international popularity than any Canadian rock song had previously. People still sing it today, although they might not know about the Beaumarks themselves. They might not know about the Canadian origin of the song, either. However, the work of the Beaumarks still lives on, and they date back to the 1960’s.
Canadian rock started to pick up a lot more in the 1970’s. This is partly due to some Canadian cultural changes that were created in order to address concerns that American media was dominating their popular culture too much. Many music fans and music experts will say that the 1970’s was the golden age of rock music in general, so the fact that it was a golden era for Canadian rock music should not surprise anyone. However, this is when a lot of iconic groups, such as Chilliwack, the Stampeders, Five Man Electrical Band, Wednesday, the Bells, and Lighthouse appeared on the scene. They are all still remembered today.
Music videos started to become a lot more popular in the 1980’s. The 1980’s was a profitable time for the music industry, and that includes the Canadian music industry. Blue Rodeo is considered an iconic 1980’s Canadian group. Some music artists that are still popular today, such as k.d. lang, got their start in the 1980’s.
Oddly enough, Sarah McLachlan technically arrived on the scene in the 1980’s in Canada, even though a lot of people associate her with the 1990’s. Her brand of alternative rock became more popular in the 1990’s, and it makes sense that she could be regarded as one of the most iconic Canadian artists of that decade rather than the previous decade.
Most people don’t know that the Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian group, but they are, and they could be considered one of the most successful Canadian groups of all time. Of course, in the modern Information Age, iconic power varies so much that some seemingly obscure groups can achieve a degree of p