SOCAN's list of highly played tunes about school or education by
TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - As Canada's youth return to school, the
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
remembers the three musical R's - recording, redeeming and writing -
and taps its data warehouse to determine the most successful songs
about or reminiscent of school or education, penned by Canadian
Mining a database of registered compositions by the more than 110,000
members of SOCAN, these seven hits have chalked up at least 100,000
domestic radio plays and demonstrate the variety of talent that Canada
has to offer. The list was determined by the number of performances
that each song has enjoyed and its relevance to school or learning.
"High School Confidential" - composed by Carole Pope and Kevan Staples;
performed by Rough Trade.
"Old Skool Love" - composed by Divine Brown and James McCollum;
performed by Divine Brown.
"Not Ready to Go" - composed by Sean Dalton, Gordie Johnson, Colin
MacDonald, John-Angus MacDonald, and Jack Syperek; performed by The
"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" - composed by Brad Roberts; performed by Crash Test
"Raise a little Hell" - composed by Brian Smith and Ra McGuire;
performed by Trooper.
"1234" - written by Feist and Sally Seltmann (APRA); performed by Feist.
"All Good Things (Come to an End)" - composed by Nelly Furtado, Nate
Hills (SESAC), Chris Martin (PRS), and Timbaland (ASCAP); performed by
"Whether it's back-to-school season or the middle of summer or any
occasion, music feeds an essential part of Canadian life, and SOCAN
nurtures those who produce what we need," says Eric Baptiste, SOCAN
CEO. "Canadians have written some of the world's greatest songs and,
without their original music, life in this country wouldn't be nearly
as enjoyable. SOCAN connects people to music."
SOCAN is a not-for-profit, member-based organization that represents the
Canadian performing rights of more than three-million Canadian and
international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a
leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than
110,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. SOCAN
collects licence fees from more than 48,000 businesses from coast to
coast and distributes royalties to its members and music rights
organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its
members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration
with its peer societies. www.socan.ca
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