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 Stories, Video 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 Chiarelli, More Rita Chiarelli Stories, Video 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.
- Teenage Head: Let's Shake (198)/Junior Boys: So This is Goodbye (85)
- Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Lean on Your Peers (342)/Rita Chiarelli: These Four Walls (636)
- Crowbar: Oh What a Feeling/Caribou (277): Can't Do Without You (54)
- The Dirty Nil: F---ing Up Young (151)/Jeremy Fisher: High School (90)
- Ian Thomas: Painted Ladies (145)/Warsawpack: Poorboy Blues (232)
- Arkells: Whistleblower (128)/Stan Rogers: Barrett's Privateers (185)
- Junkhouse: Shine (699)/Jessy Lanza: Kathy Lee (567)
- Daniel Lanois: The Maker (91)/The Forgotten Rebels: Surfin' on Heroin (378)
- Rita Chiarelli vs Junkhouse (cancelled)
Blast From the Past: CBC's Top Canadian Songs List
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