A paucity of new releases, post-Christmas blues leaving consumers strapped for cash, and a cold snap that tickled few funny bones in the first week of the new year likely contributed to ho-hum activity on the chart. Whatever the case, Teddy's cheering.
Below is a list of the Top 25 tunes that received the most radio airplay in Canada through the year 2017, as compiled by Nielsen BDS between Dec. 6, 2016, and Nov. 25, 2017.
It’s Christmas time, and the bells are ringing, so don’t be surprised to hear some of the old with the new. Take the Chairman of the Board. He’s teamed up with Seal, if you can believe it. There's a stocking full of music videos here for your enjoyment.
The Irish band's latest album debuts at No. 1, but Roy Woods, Neil Young and Chris Stapleton also make the charts and a trio of Christmas sellers continue showing gains.
Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.
With only partial reports from retailers on Friday, Reputation, Taylor Swift’s new album, has chalked up 50,000 Canadian sales and it promises to become the top-selling record of the year.
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber continue their winning streaks on the Albums, Songs and Streaming charts this week.
Arcade Fire has the number one album this week, with Everything Now selling a respectable 50,000 copies out of the box.
Canadian concert dates by Metallica and the death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington have a dramatic impact on this week's Albums chart.
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Zay-Z is the top gun this week, but Broken Social Scene, the Haims, 21 Savage, and Kesha also place well on the charts this week.
Canada's female vocalists shine this week, and altogether the two Top 10 lists include a creative and sometimes humorous clutch of music videos.