2015 Song Inductions

A New Way of Celebrating Song Inductions: Covered Classics

 
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) launched in February 2015, Covered Classics, a new element in its song induction program. A collaboration between the CSHF and CBC/Radio-Canada, Covered Classics publically honours songs newly inducted into the Hall of Fame with covers performed by our country’s brightest musical talent.

In the past, the Hall of Fame inducted songs at its formal induction ceremonies. The organization’s desire to stay fresh and innovative led it to explore new ways to increase the profile and visibility of Canada’s greatest songwriters and help promote Canadian artists. Covered Classics is the perfect mechanism to achieve both objectives, while at the same time introducing these legendary songs to a new generation of music lovers.

Through Covered Classics, song inductions are celebrated on a regular basis with new renditions filmed at CBC’s Toronto and Montreal studios. Related content, including the song covers, is featured across CSHF, SOCAN, CBC Music, and ICI Musique digital platforms, as well as on CBC Radio and Television.

Songs inducted into the CSHF demonstrate excellence in the art of songwriting and have made an outstanding contribution to Canadian music. Eligible songs must have been written wholly or in part by a Canadian. See our Induction Guidelines for more information on eligibility criteria.
 

Songs Inducted in 2015:

We’ll Sing in the Sunshine
Written by Gale Zoë Garnett
Performed by Royal Wood
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Marie-Hélène
Written by Sylvain Lelièvre
Performed by Alexandre Désilets
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I Heard the Bluebirds Sing
Written by Hod Pharis
Performed by The Good Family
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When My Baby Smiles at Me
Written by Ted Lewis, Billy Munro, Andrew B. Sterling and Harry Von Tilzer
Performed by Jill Barber (accompanied by Marshall Bureau on drums, Dean Drouillard on guitar, Robbie Grunwald on piano, Drew Jurecka on violin and Steve Zsirai on bass)
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Vivre en amour
Written Luc Cousineau and Roger Magnan
Performed by Jill Barber (accompanied by Marshall Bureau on drums, Dean Drouillard on guitar, Robbie Grunwald on piano, Drew Jurecka on violin and Steve Zsirai on bass)
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Play Me a Rock and Roll Song
Written by Valdy
Performed by Justin Rutledge
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As The Years Go By
Written by Pierre Sénécal
Performed by A*STAR (Antoine Gratton) and Quatuor Orphée
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Câline de blues
Written by Gérald (Gerry) Boulet, Pierre Harel, Michel (Willie) Lamothe
Performed by A*STAR (Antoine Gratton) and Quatuor Orphée
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Last Song
Written by Larry Evoy
Performed by Matthew Barber (accompanied by Julian Brown, Jessie O’Brien & Joel Stouffer)
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Put your Dreams Away (For Another Day)
Written by Ruth Lowe, Paul Mann and Stephan Weiss
Performed by Alejandra Ribera (accompanied by Adrian Vedady & Jean-Sébastien Williams)
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Mommy Daddy
Written by Marc Gélinas and Gilles Richer
Lyrics adapted by Pauline Julien
Performed by Alejandra Ribera (accompanied by Adrian Vedady & Jean-Sébastien Williams)
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To Sir With Love
Written by Mark London and Don Black
Performed by Nikki Yanofsky, featuring Dan Kanter on guitar
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