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
Singer
Claire Elise BoucherClaire Elise Boucher
17 March 1988
Record Producer

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Shania TwainShania Twain
28 August 1965
Singer

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer
Alanis MorisetteAlanis Morisette
01 June 1974
American-Canadian singer-songwriter

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934
Singer-songwriter

Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980
Actor
Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959
Singer

Neal PeartNeil Peart
12 September 1952
Musician, Songwriter
Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot
17 November 1938
Singer, Songwriter

Chad KroegerChad Kroeger
15 November 1974
Musician

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen
21 November 1985
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

K. D. Lang K. D. Lang
02 November 1961
Singer, Songwriter

Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco
30 April 1990
Singer
PeachesPeaches
11 November 1968
Musician

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
25 December 1958
Singer

PartyNextDoorPartyNextDoor
03 July 1993
Singer

Adam GontierAdam Gontier
25 May 1978
Singer
Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer

Shane HarteShane Harte
28 November 1996
Actor
Hailey ReeseHailey Reese
30 January 1996
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Jessica LowndesJessica Lowndes
08 November 1988
Actress

Ramin KarimlooRamin Karimloo
19 September 1978
Actor
k.d. langk.d. lang
02 November 1961
Singer-Songwriter

Amy Jo JohnsonAmy Jo Johnson
06 October 1970
Actress
Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright
22 July 1973
Singer

Rick DankoRick Danko
29 December 1943
Musician

Jessie ReyezJessie Reyez
12 June 1991
Singer-songwriter
Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz
31 July 1985
Vocalist

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Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television
Terri ClarkTerri Clark
05 August 1968
Singer

Karen DavidKaren David
15 April 1979
Actress

Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Musician

Deborah CoxDeborah Cox
13 July 1974
Singer-songwriter
John KayJohn Kay
12 April 1944
Inventor
KieszaKiesza
16 January 1989
Singer songwriter

Hank SnowHank Snow
09 May 1914
Musician

Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
08 May 1976
Singer-songwriter

Zalman YanovskyZalman Yanovsky
19 December 1944
Musician
Lindsay EllLindsay Ell
20 March 1989
Singer

Adam CohenAdam Cohen
18 September 1972
singer, writer, songwriter

Stompin' Tom ConnorsStompin' Tom Connors
09 February 1936
Singer-Songwriter

Skip SpenceSkip Spence
18 April 1946
Singer

Ron SexsmithRon Sexsmith
08 January 1964
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician,
Brett KisselBrett Kissel
27 May 1990
Singer

Martina SorbaraMartina Sorbara
13 November 1978
Singer, Songwriter
William PrinceWilliam Prince
1986 AD
Singer

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

Melissa StorwickMelissa Storwick
13 November 1998
 
Sarah HarmerSarah Harmer
12 November 1970
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician

Hawksley WorkmanHawksley Workman
04 March 1975
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Actor
Tami NeilsonTami Neilson
1977 AD
Singer

Emm GrynerEmm Gryner
08 June 1975
Singer, Pianist, Songwriter

Basia BulatBasia Bulat
13 April 1984
Singer, Songwriter

Wilf CarterWilf Carter
18 December 1904
Canadian singer

Pauline JulienPauline Julien
23 May 1928
Singer
Shane ToldShane Told
13 February 1981
Singer

Tyler ConnollyTyler Connolly
26 August 1975
Musician