2013 was the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Music Awards. CBC invited nominations for the top East Coast songs of all time. After receiving more than 5,000 nominations, the top 10 songs were selected. The public then got to vote for their favourite song. On March 9th, the Top 10 East Coast Songs of all time were revealed on a special live broadcast of CBC Radio One’s Atlantic Airwaves during East Coast Music Week. The songs were performed by Ben Caplin, Jen Grant, Jimmy Rankin, Kim Stockwood and Maureen Ennis.
The Top 10 East Coast songs of all time are:
10. I’m Movin’ On, Hank Snow
9. Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s, Otto P. Kelland
8. Snowbird, Gene MacLellan
7. When It Comes My Turn, David Myles
6. Farewell to Nova Scotia, traditional
5. Nowhere With You, Joel Plaskett (Joel Plaskett Emergency)
4. Peter’s Dream, Lennie Gallant
3. Working Man, Rita MacNeil
2. Sonny’s Dream, Ron Hynes
1. Fare Thee Well Love – Jimmy Rankin (The Rankin Family)
Below is a video for eacho of the Top 10 East Coast Songs (except #9 – audio only). Where possible, I have included video by the actual songwriter/original performer. I hope you enjoy.