songs that reference Toronto
soul groove feline · 18 years, 2 months ago
once again, i request the help of ye fair fruheads in thinking of songs that reference Toronto or stuff in/usually associated with that fine city. I'm making yet another city-specific compilation... this time it's for a friend who will be travelling there very soon.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 18 years, 2 months ago
Ten O'Clock in Toronto by Christine Lavin on the Album Compass
I can see the bunny · 18 years, 2 months ago
Congo Toronto - Robert Priest
Spadina Bus - The Shuffle Demons
Toronto Song - Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie
Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon - Bruce Cockburn (not really *about* Toronto but it's mentioned)
Mitzi's - either the Luke Doucet version or the Veal version (about what Luke considers to be a TO landmark *g*)
Those are the ones that leap to mind...
Rimbo · 18 years, 2 months ago
I don't even know who wrote this song or anything, and it's SUPER dorky, but we sang it in vocal jazz, which . . . . is super dorky in and of itself.
The Old Apartment - BNL
On Yonge Street - Gordon LIghtfoot
Bold Prince Edward Islander - Nancy White
Streets of Toronto - Stompin' Tom
(and I know there are other songs by stompin tom that have to do with toronto I'm sure)
The Toronto star also had an article "50 songs about Toronto" in 2003.
iPauley · 18 years, 2 months ago
my roommate and my friend were talking about that song the other day... of course, steve was trying to make fart noises to the background rhythm... :-P
Mamalissa! · 18 years, 2 months ago
How about "My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors?" It's by this Canadian group you've probably never heard of, but it mentions the Toronto Sun.
angelmusicmaven · 18 years, 2 months ago
And of course "Organ Grinder" which references intersections therein.
i was so disappointed when i actually stumbled upon queen and bay and saw no organ grinders *or* monkeys.
Geoff · 18 years, 2 months ago
They had these really bright lights above the stage at the Rush concert, and when they played that one, the lights came on in a pattern to display "YYZ". It was badass.
stealthlori · 18 years, 2 months ago
they misled us all. it's about the corner of queen and bay in OTTAWA.
yep. lotsa monkeys there.
Starfox · 18 years, 2 months ago
but YYZ by Rush references Toronto in the title and the opening notes of the song.
There's always Underground at Spadina, written by some dork from New Jersey.
LIARS!! EVIL FILTHY LIARS KEEPING THE MONKEYS AWAY FROM US! WE HATES THEM!!
Queen and Bay in Toronto is city hall.
I have recently assumed it was some obscure local political metaphor or something. I guess I'm wrong ;P
hey hey, don't forget, it was cowritten by a dork from chicago. :P
I need to stop playing here and get back to my Tutcest-for-college-credit ;P
Kyla · 18 years, 2 months ago
I Don't Want to Go To Toronto - Radio Free Vestibule/The Vestibules
I Remember You - Captain Tractor ("It stinks again in Toronto...")
The Toronto Song - Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie
Sleeping in Toronto - Jim Bryson
Toronto #4 - Tragically Hip (which doesn't mention the city aside from the title)
Christmastime in Toronto - Gord Downie
Dragonfly on Bay Street - Ron Sexsmith
You're So Easy to Love - Blackie and the Rodeo Kings ("I've got a big big love, bigger than Yonge Street")
Coldest Night of the Year - Bruce Cockburn
Dope Fiends and Booze Hounds - Rheostatics
My First Rock Concert - Rheostatics
Beautiful - Aengus Finnan
Cherry Beach - Martina Sorbara
You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance - Bruce Cockburn
Mark Turmell v2.0 - Dan Bryk
Spadina Expressway - Dan Bryk
I can post the paper somewhere if you are interested.
i have "the Toronto song" downloaded from ares under the name arrogant worms. it's probly misnamed. so its three dead trolls?
yup it's on their webpage being a mislabel
And as cool as these songs are...
we do not sing, or have ever sung,
* The War of 1812,
* The Toronto Song,
* The Ontario Song,
* Toronto Sucks or
* Ontario Sucks.
They are by Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. You should look them up at www.deadtroll.com
Samantha · 18 years, 2 months ago
what about "The Ballad of Marion Früvous"?
"The folks of TORONTO,they had it all.. papers thick as NY.."
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