........To LISTEN we offer a variety of players........
The Top 13 Local YYC Songs of 2013
1) Cam Penner - "Memphis"
(To Build A Fire)
2) Jon Gant & His Band - "One More Song"
3) Lorrie Matheson - "The Night Is For Sleepers"
(The Night Is For Sleepers)
4) Sykamore - "Oklahoma"
5) SAVK - "The Hangman"
(Love Letters & Hate Mail)
6) Cowpuncher - "Acetamenophin"
7) Michael Bernard Fitzgerald - "Firecracker"
8) Reuben & The Dark - "Rolling Stone"
9) Locomotive Ghost - "More Than I Could Ever Tell" (Autumn)
10) Tegan & Sara - "Closer"
11) High Kicks - "Rock A Little"
12) Ellen Doty - "That's Love"
13) Home - "Reader Rock Garden"
One to watch in 2014....The Wisers "Get Low"
Putting together a Top Of The Year list is a daunting task. You can compile sales figures, Social Media stats (YouTube views, likes, favorites, tweets/retweets...), requests and so on. However, in the end, it becomes a determination that is totally subjective. We toyed with the idea of releasing this list as the Top Thirteen in no particular order, but then thought it lacked punch and basically says "We can't decide!" Well we have and here it is (after much chagrin and second guessing)... We believe that all of these songs should be commercial hits on local, Canadian and International radio stations. Sadly, with the exception of a couple, they get very little airplay if they get any at all. That's why we started RADIOYYC.com.....An on-line radio station playing only local music. There is so much great music being created in our city, we thought if no one else is going to play it….we will.
btw....For us, local is defined as "music made by artists with strong roots in or ties to Calgary". Our goal is to celebrate and promote the local music scene. We don't want to get bogged down with debates on who is truly YYC, avoiding the "pure laine" mentality of the Quebecois.