Friday, March 13, 2015

CBC's Best Hamilton Song Contest Showcases the Hammer''s Greatest Tunes!

In honour of the Junos coming to the Hammer, CBC created an interesting battle of classic local songs.  After three rounds of public voting, it came down between Junkhouse's big hit Shine and Blues queen Rita Chiarelli's These Four Walls.  

Unfortunately, due to problems with the online poll, the the final round was cancelled.  Click here for more information.  The contest did shine a light on just how many classics have called Hamilton home.

Junkhouse defeated popster Jessy Lanza, punk stalwarts Forgotten Rebels and hip hop group Warsawpack.

Links: Junkhouse, More Junkhouse StoriesVideo above courtesy of CANADA ROCKS!

Rita beat out supergroup Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (featuring Tom Wilson of Junkhouse), punk legends Teenage Head (by only ONE VOTE!), and veterans Crowbar.

Links: Rita ChiarelliMore Rita Chiarelli StoriesVideo above courtesy of Q on CBC

Below is the history of the contest with the number of votes in brackets.  Click the link for details.

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Blast From the Past: CBC's Top Canadian Songs List

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