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Watch: Some of the Best Canadian Performances of the Year

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Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Releases Full-length Videos of the Most Memorable Moments and Performances from 2022 Gala Honouring Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, David Foster and Daniel Lavoie

 22 newly available videos which include Olivia Rodrigo’s special appearance, Chad Kroeger, Deborah Cox, Alessia Cara, Corey Hart, Serena Ryder and more!

Toronto, ON (December 20, 2022) — The most unforgettable performances from Canada’s biggest night in songwriting have been remixed and made available on YouTube by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF).  This year the CSHF ushered in five new Inductees: Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, David Foster and Daniel Lavoie who have collectively written some of the biggest chart-topping hits in pop culture.

Canada’s most exciting and chart-topping recording artists came together for one night to pay tribute to their music idols and influences during a star-studded celebration that saw performances from Deborah Cox who hit all the right notes to Foster’s “I Have Nothing,” while Charlotte Cardin and Pierre Lapointe sang in perfect harmony to Lavoie’s “Ils s’aiment.”  Some of Morissette’s biggest hits from her trailblazing career were performed, including an emotionally charged performance of “Ironic” sung by Jessie Reyez, “You Oughta Know” by Serena Ryder, and “Hand in My Pocket” by Alessia Cara who surprised the live audience with her harmonica skills.

Corey Hart honoured Bryan Adams with a solo piano performance of “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” and “Straight From the Heart,” while Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake brought the house down with a high-octane performance of “Summer of ’69,” the iconic song written by Adams and fellow Inductee Vallance.

Singer-songwriter Marie-Mai gave a memorable performance of Vallance’s “What About Love,” and rejoined all of the night’s performers for the grand finale of “Tears Are Not Enough” written by Adams, Vallance, Foster, and Rachel Paiement.  Dan Hill, Andy Kim, Murray McLauchlan, Marc Jordan, Ian Thomas, Jane Siberry and Lorraine Segato were among some of the artists on the original recording who reunited for the finale with a new generation of artists singing the 1985 charity classic.

The live performances are beautifully captured in audio and video with the backdrop of a sold-out audience and the acoustics of the newly renovated Massey Hall.  Additional performances include JP Saxe and Ruby Waters, Bruno Pelletier, Chicago’s Neil Donell, Bobby Bazini, Clerel, Maurice Moore, Tafari Anthony, Divine Brown, and James Baley.

2022 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala performances and moments available on YouTube include:

  1. “After the Love Has Gone” (Foster) – Maurice Moore, James Baley, Tafari Anthony, Divine Brown
  2. “Hand in My Pocket” (Morissette) – Alessia Cara
  3. “You’re The Inspiration”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, “Get Away” (Foster) – Neil Donell
  4. “Run to You” (Adams/Vallance) – Bobby Bazini
  5. “Ironic” (Morissette) – Jessie Reyez
  6. “I Have Nothing” (Foster) – Deborah Cox
  7. “You Oughta Know” (Morissette) – Serena Ryder
  8. “Heaven” (Adams/Vallance) – Charlotte Cardin
  9. “You Learn/Thank U” (Morissette) – JP Saxe & Ruby Waters
  10. “Ils s’aiment” (Lavoie) – Charlotte Cardin & Pierre Lapointe
  11. “Je voudrais voir New York” (Lavoie) – Clerel
  12.  “La danse du smatte” (Lavoie) – Bruno Pelletier
  13.  “Summer of ‘69” (Adams/Vallance) – Chad Kroeger & Ryan Peake of Nickelback
  14. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” (Adams) – Corey Hart
  15. “Straight From the Heart” (Adams) – Corey Hart
  16. “What About Love” (Vallance) – Marie-Mai
  17. “Tears Are Not Enough” (Adams, Foster, Vallance) – Various Artists

For more information about the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame go to

The CSHF has its permanent home at the National Music Centre in Calgary, which features a celebrated catalogue of inducted songs that fans can listen to in addition to displays, exclusive artifacts and one-of-a-kind memorabilia celebrating Canada’s greatest songwriters and Inductees.


The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) honours and celebrates Canadian songwriters and those who’ve dedicated their lives to the legacy of music; and works to educate the public about these achievements. National and non-profit, the CSHF is guided by its own Board of Directors, who comprise both Anglophone and Francophone music creators and publishers, as well as representation from the record industry. In December of 2011, SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) acquired the CSHF. The Hall of Fame’s mandate aligns with SOCAN’s objectives as a songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. The CSHF continues to be run as a separate organization.

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