SOCAN celebrates romantic freedom with a dozen hits by Canadian
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - As Valentine's Day approaches, and couples
indulge in a frenzied search for just the right chocolates, flowers,
and dinner reservations, SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada -
also salutes those who celebrate the romantic freedom, independence and
fun of being single with a dozen hit singles.
After searching SOCAN's database of registered compositions written by
the non-profit organization's more than 110,000 members, SOCAN selected
12 songs whose titles revel in the single life, nine of which have
achieved at least 100,000 domestic radio plays, demonstrating the depth
and range of Canada's songwriting. With Heart, Hart, Loverboy and nine
other musical companions, we sing the praises of being single on
Certified SOCAN Classics (100,000 radio plays; at least 20 years since
"Born to be Wild" - composed by Mars Bonfire; performed by Steppenwolf.
"Constant Craving" - composed by k.d. lang and Ben Mink; performed by
"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" - composed by Eddie Schwartz; performed by
"I'm Like a Bird" - composed and performed by Nelly Furtado.
"Never Surrender" - composed and performed by Corey Hart.
"No Regrets" - composed and performed by Tom Cochrane.
"Turn Me Loose" - composed by Mike Reno and Paul Dean; performed by
"We're Here for a Good Time" - composed by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith;
performed by Trooper.
"What About Love?" - composed by Jim Vallance, Brian Allen and Sheron
Alton; performed by Heart.
Destined to be SOCAN Classics . . .
"Call Me Maybe" - composed by Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe and Josh
Ramsay; performed by Carly Rae Jepsen.
"Find Your Love" - composed by Drake, Kanye West (BMI), Jeff Bhasker
(BMI) and Ernest Wilson (ASCAP); performed by Drake.
"Haven't Met You Yet" - composed by Michael Bublé, Alan Chang (BMI) and
Amy Foster (BMI); performed by Michael Bublé.
"Valentine's Day is for music lovers," says France Lafleur, Vice
President - Membership & General Manager - Québec & Atlantic Division
at SOCAN. "Canada's songwriters create the music we love to hear, which
enhances our lives and makes special occasions like Valentine's Day
even more special, and, as Shakespeare wrote, 'If music be the food of
love, play on.' "
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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