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I have fallen in love, many times, sitting by a campfire.

In love with the sky, the smell, the crackle. In love with the big stories and the marshmallow kisses. In love with the sense that we have all collectively taken pause in our lives to enjoy the spectacle around us.  The music makes us fall in love. The audio backdrop is the cherry on top of an already delicious night.

If you’re Canadian, there isn’t anything quite like the sound of the loon and first few chord of Wheat Kings. It prompts a deep breath, the sip of a beer, and a story –

Here is my most favourite collection.

xo

The Ultimate Campfire Playlist.

(Pst – if you have Spotify, I have the set below!)

The Ultimate Campfire Playlist

  1. Wheat Kings – Tragically Hip
  2. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
  3. Lucille – Fred Eaglesmith
  4. Helpless – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  5. Old Man – Neil Young
  6. The Weight – The Band
  7. Good Riddance – Green Day
  8. Going – Stockholm Syndrome
  9. Somebody That I Used to Know – Walk Off the Earth
  10. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  11. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
  12. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  13. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
  14. Fire & Rain – James Taylor
  15. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  16. Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
  17. Danny’s Song – Loggins & Messina
  18. Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  19. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
  20. Closer to Fine – Indigo Girls
  21. Rich Girl – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  22. Come Together – Aerosmith
  23. Cat’s In the Cradle –
  24. Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
  25. Layla – Eric Clapton
  26. Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
  27. Hotel California – Eagles
  28. Working Class Hero – John Lennon
  29. Redemption Song – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  30. American Pie – Don McLean
  31. The Joker – Steve Miller Band
  32. White Trash – Fred Eaglesmith
  33. Proud Mary- Creedance Clearwater Revival
  34. He’s A Good Dog – Fred Eaglesmith
  35. Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
  36. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  37. Wild World – Cat Stevens
  38. Dear Mr. President – Pink & Indigo Girls
  39. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks
  40. Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
  41. Travelin’ Soldier – Dixie Chicks
  42. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  43. Good Mother – Jann Arden
  44. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
  45. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
  46. Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  47. Mercedes Benz – Janis Joplin
  48. Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
  49. What I Got – Sublime
  50. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan
  51. Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
  52. Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
  53. Listen to The Music – The Doobie Brothers
  54. Rolling In the Deep – Adele
  55. All I Want Is You – U2
  56. Take Me To Church – Hozier
  57. Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk
  58. Put Your Record On – Corrine Bailey Rae
  59. What I Am – Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
  60. Home – Philip Phillips
  61. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  62. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
  63. Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
  64. Thinking Outload – Ed Sheeran
  65. Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
  66. Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  67. Stay – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
  68. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
  69. Leaving On a Jet Plane – Chantel Kreviazuk
  70. No Sugar Tonight – The Guess Who
  71. Acadian Driftwood – The Band
  72. Blackbird – Sarah McLachlan
  73. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
  74. Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
  75. Crash Into Me – Dave Mathews Band
  76. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
  77. What It’s Like – Everlast
  78. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  79. More Than Words – Extreme
  80. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  81. To Be With You – Mr. Big
  82. 3AM – Matchbox Twenty
  83. Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
  84. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  85. Hallelujah- Jason Castro
  86. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkle
  87. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
  88. Everything I Own – Bread
  89. Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  90. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  91. Counting Stars – One Republic
  92. Wonderwall – Oasis
  93. Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn
  94. Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
  95. Closing Time – Semisonic
  96. Rocket Man – Elton John
  97. Laid – James
  98. Harvest Moon – Neil Young
  99. Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  100. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  101. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison