Instrumental music is good to hear and soothing to feel but can you hear it every time? Not really, for after some time, you definitely need to hear some words. That is the power that lyrics add on to music! While admiring a song, most of us give credit to the musician who came up with the unique tune or the singer who added a new dimension with his versatile sound but how many of us do recognize the effort of a lyricist? A highly creative job, lyricists or songwriters help the music rise to the next level by complementing it with some meaningful lyrics that helps convey the essence of the song. Their main job is to play with words so as to come up with lyrics suiting the song type – catchy, romantic, soulful, mourning, happy, gay, and so on. Not many know that to be a successful lyricist, one has to possess knowledge about the various music genres and styles. Just like every other country in the world, Canada has a long list of lyricists and songwriters who helped Canadian music achieve greater levels. These include Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Dowie, Gordon Lightfoot, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell and so on. Check this write-up and find out in details about the life and works of famous Canadian lyricists and songwriters.
The WeekndThe Weeknd
16 February 1990
Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959
Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen
21 November 1985
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot
17 November 1938
Singer, Songwriter

Neal PeartNeil Peart
12 September 1952
Musician, Songwriter
Chad KroegerChad Kroeger
15 November 1974

Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco
30 April 1990
03 July 1993

Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
25 December 1958

Adam GontierAdam Gontier
25 May 1978

Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Shane HarteShane Harte
28 November 1996

11 November 1968

Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
01 June 1974
American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Claire Elise BoucherClaire Elise Boucher
17 March 1988
Record Producer
K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961
Singer, Songwriter

Hailey ReeseHailey Reese
30 January 1996
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Ramin KarimlooRamin Karimloo
19 September 1978

Rick DankoRick Danko
29 December 1943

Amy Jo JohnsonAmy Jo Johnson
06 October 1970
Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz
31 July 1985

Terri ClarkTerri Clark
05 August 1968
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television

Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
08 May 1976
Sarah HarmerSarah Harmer
12 November 1970
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician

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Deborah CoxDeborah Cox
13 July 1974
16 January 1989
Singer songwriter

Hank SnowHank Snow
09 May 1914

Emm GrynerEmm Gryner
08 June 1975
Singer, Pianist, Songwriter

Ron SexsmithRon Sexsmith
08 January 1964
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician,
Basia BulatBasia Bulat
13 April 1984
Singer, Songwriter
Stompin' Tom ConnorsStompin' Tom Connors
09 February 1936

Jim CuddyJim Cuddy
02 December 1955
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,

Martina SorbaraMartina Sorbara
13 November 1978
Singer, Songwriter

Hawksley WorkmanHawksley Workman
04 March 1975
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Actor
Pauline JulienPauline Julien
23 May 1928

Adam CohenAdam Cohen
18 September 1972
singer, writer, songwriter

Wilf CarterWilf Carter
18 December 1904
Canadian singer

Zalman YanovskyZalman Yanovsky
19 December 1944

Melissa StorwickMelissa Storwick
13 November 1998