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The Tragically Hip

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Biography

The Tragically Hip's infectious songs, catchy melodies, inspired lyrics, and solid musicianship have secured their place as the kings of rock in Canada. Formed in the early '80s in Kingston, Ontario, they are a five-piece group of friends: Gordon Downie (primary lyricist and lead vocalist (February 6, 1963-October 17,2017), Paul Langlois and Rob Baker (guitars), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). For thirty years, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian music scene and has been recognized for its Canadian storytelling and references, and for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled throughout the country. The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through eleven (11) Juno Awards from more than a dozen recordings.

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1.  
    Lyrics
    First thing we'd climb a tree and maybe then we'd talk
    Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts
    With illusions of someday casting a golden light
    No dress rehearsal, this is our life
    And that's where the hornet stung me
    Ahead By A Century  -  197,080 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    Alright
    Bourbon blues on the street
    Loose and complete under skies so smokey blue green
    I can't forsake a dixie dead-shake
    So we danced the sidewalk clean
    New Orleans Is Sinking  -  176,600 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    I left your house this morning
    About a quarter after nine
    Could have been the Willie Nelson
    Could have been the wine
    When I left your house this morning
    Bobcaygeon  -  171,464 plays
  4.  
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    Sundown in the Paris of the prairies
    Wheat kings have all treasures buried
    And all you hear are the rusty breezes
    Pushing around the weathervane Jesus
    In his Zippo lighter he sees the killer's face
    Wheat Kings  -  139,686 plays
  5.  
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    They shot a movie once in my hometown
    Everybody was in it from miles around
    Out at the speedway, some kind of Elvis thing
    Well, I ain't no movie star but I can get behind anything
    Yeah, I can get behind anything
    Blow At High Dough  -  122,142 plays
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