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.
Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne
27 September 1984
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934

Michael BubleMichael Bublé
09 September 1975
Singer-songwriter, Actor

The WeekndThe Weeknd
16 February 1990

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Mac DeMarcoMac DeMarco
30 April 1990

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

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot
17 November 1938
Singer, Songwriter

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

Adam GontierAdam Gontier
25 May 1978
03 July 1993

Alannah MylesAlannah Myles
25 December 1958

Edison Chen Edison Chen
07 October 1980
Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Luke MacfarlaneLuke Macfarlane
19 January 1980

Shane HarteShane Harte
28 November 1996
11 November 1968

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

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

Hailey ReeseHailey Reese
30 January 1996
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz
31 July 1985

Ramin KarimlooRamin Karimloo
19 September 1978

Edgar Bronfman Jr.Edgar Bronfman Jr.
16 May 1955

Jann ArdenJann Arden
27 March 1962
Street artist, Singer, Film producer, Television
Jian GhomeshiJian Ghomeshi
09 June 1967
Terri ClarkTerri Clark
05 August 1968

Hank SnowHank Snow
09 May 1914

Martha WainwrightMartha Wainwright
08 May 1976

Sarah HarmerSarah Harmer
12 November 1970
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician
29 January 1989
Singer songwriter

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Basia BulatBasia Bulat
13 April 1984
Singer, Songwriter

Martina SorbaraMartina Sorbara
13 November 1978
Singer, Songwriter

Ron SexsmithRon Sexsmith
08 January 1964
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Musician,

Jim CuddyJim Cuddy
02 December 1955
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Musician,
Hawksley WorkmanHawksley Workman
04 March 1975
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Actor

Emm GrynerEmm Gryner
08 June 1975
Singer, Pianist, Songwriter
Adam CohenAdam Cohen
18 September 1972
singer, writer, songwriter

Zalman YanovskyZalman Yanovsky
19 December 1944

Melissa StorwickMelissa Storwick
13 November 1998