ALL-CANADIAN COUNTDOWN FOR CANADA DAY 2023

Dan Bremnes

This year our Joy Top 20 All-Canadian countdown featured some of your favourite songs from artists north of the border. On Canada day, host Johnny Rocket celebrated the Canadian artists currently in hit rotation on JOY Radio. This year’s top song was “Fingerprints” by Dan Bremnes.

The song has over 222,000 views and counting on YouTube. Musician, guitarist and drummer Dan Bremnes has released four studio albums since 2010, including “Your Strength”, “Where Your Light Is”, “Into the Wild” and “Wherever I Go”.

Other songs in 2023’s top five were “Not My Own” by The Color, Jordan St. Cyr’s “Rescue”, Manic Drive’s latest single “Livin’ The Life”, and “Not Finished” by Brooke Nicholls.

Nicholls is a Canadian contemporary worship music singer and songwriter who has been nominated for a Juno award, won 6 Covenant Awards, and recently returned as a guest on the Between The Grooves podcast hosted by JOY Radio’s James Kurtis and GRAMMY Award winner Ayiesha Woods.

We also celebrated 2023 Juno award winner for contemporary Christian/Gospel album of the year Jordan St. Cyr. “Rescue” from his “No Matter What” album ranked #4 on our 2023 All-Canadian countdown.

St. Cyr’s 2022 hit “Weary Traveler” is the longest charting Canadian song in Joy Top 20 history at 28 weeks. It was also JOY Radio’s 2022 “Song of the Year”. Additionally, St. Cyr was named our 2022 “Artist of the Year” – a category which includes all international solo performers!

Canada Day’s All-Canadian countdown saw another history making group of Canadians frequent in our rotation. The Color have more weeks at number one than any other Canadian artist in Joy Top 20 history. Comprised of lead singer Jordan Janzen, guitarist and vocalist Larry Abrams and drummer Tyson Unrau, The Color have won 2 Juno Awards for Christian/Gospel album of the year in the years 2018 and 2022; as well as over twenty GMA Canada Covenant Awards.

While Matt Maher’s recent #1 hit ranked lower on the July 1st All-Canadian countdown, it was only because the song spent most of 2023 near the top of our charts! ”The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)” has been #1 not once, not twice, but THREE times this year! It spent 20 weeks on our regular chart so far.

Our All-Canadian countdown represents the current trending songs in rotation on JOY Radio – a sort of musical time capsule!

This Glorious and Free edition of the Joy Top 20 All-Canadian countdown is available on-demand using our free ‘My Joy Radio’ app from July 1 – 8. Here’s the links: Apple Store Link | Google Play Link

Happy Canada Day!

Joy Top 20 All-Canadian Countdown – July 2023
July 1st, 2023ARTISTSONG
1Dan BremnesFingerprints
2The ColorNot My Own
3Brooke NichollsNot Finished
4Jordan St. CyrRescue
5Manic DriveLivin’ The Life
6Damara MelissaDon’t Give Up Now
7Matt MaherThe Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours)
8Cynthia Lok & Jake FretzMy Home
9College Street WorshipHeaven In My Heart
10Carine BadoFound & Crowned
11Allen FroeseHoly
12Jake FretzLook Up
13TuzeeThere Must Be A God
14Love & The OutcomeSame Page
15Stirling JohnHoldin’ On To You
16Corey LueckSilver And Gold
17Faith ThompsonNothing Without You
18Jordan St. CyrNo Matter What
19Elias DummerWe’re Here Because You’re Here
20Tehillah WorshipNewness
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