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A new book says the Guess Who’s 1970 smash “American Woman” is the greatest Canadian single of all time.
Author Bob Mersereau polled roughly 800 musicians, journalists, label retailers and music fans to compile his book, “The Top 100 Canadian Singles.”
Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” took second spot, followed by the Band’s “The Weight,” Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Between the Guess Who and Bachman-Turnover Overdrive, Randy Bachman has six songs in the top 100.
Young has five tunes on the list while the Tragically Hip and Adams have four each.
The 1970s were the best-represented period, with 35 songs making the list.
Notable omissions from the list include Shania Twain, Nelly Furtado, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne and Sarah McLachlan.