A harvest season playlist for whatever your mood

Opinion

Hi, my name is Kara, and my go-to conversation topic, if it’s not agriculture, is music. I live and breathe music. I believe it’s something that can bring people together in ways that other things simply can’t.

Recently, I took to Twitter asking our readers and listeners to send me their favourite tunes as many head into full swing harvest. After all, having music as company keeps many of us entertained for those early mornings and late nights on the combine, truck, or grain cart — especially after the coffee has cooled, and the snacks have run out. So why not have some fun?

One of the beautiful perks of music is the ability to share it! And for those of you that know me well, know I love a good playlist I can shuffle, especially if it’s filled with all different kinds of songs. Here are some of my favourite songs to keep me company, along with your suggestions. (NOTE: I didn’t duplicate artists. This list would go on for eons if I listed the best of all the bands/artists. Nor do I own ANY of these songs):

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

     

  • All Star – Smashmouth

     

  • American Idiot – Green Day

     

  • Baba O’Riley – The Who

     

  • Barracuda – Heart

     

  • Bennie and The Jets – Elton John

     

  • Best of You – Foo Fighters

     

  • Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes

     

  • Black Dog – Led Zeppelin

     

  • Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden

     

  • Burn it to the Ground – Nickelback

     

  • Butterfly – Crazy Town

     

  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

     

  • Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas

     

  • Centerfold – The J.Geils Band

     

  • Come and Get Your Love – Redbone

     

  • Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

     

  • Copperhead Road – Steve Earle

     

  • Cowboy Take Me Away – The Chicks

     

  • Cowboy – Kid Rock

     

  • Creep – Radiohead

     

  • Cum on Feel the Noize – Quiet Riot

     

  • Derniere Danse – Indila

     

  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC

     

  • (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

     

  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

     

  • Drive – Incubus

     

  • Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson

     

  • Dust On The Bottle – David Lee Murphy

     

  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

     

  • Farmer’s Daughter – Rodney Atkins

     

  • Feel It Again – Honeymoon Suite

     

  • Five Feet High and Rising – Johnny Cash

     

  • Fly Over States – Jason Aldean

     

  • Forever and Ever, Amen – Randy Travis

     

  • Fortunate Son – John Fogerty

     

  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynard

     

  • God’s Country – Blake Shelton

     

  • Groovin’ With You – Gord Bamford

     

  • Hard on Equipment (Tool For The Job) – Corb Lund

     

  • Heart of Gold – Neil Young

     

  • Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

     

  • Hurts So Good – John Mellencamp

     

  • Hit the Diff – Marty Mone

     

  • I Love This Life – LOCASH

     

  • I’m Gonna Getcha Good – Shania Twain

     

  • I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) – Alabama

     

  • Intergalactic – Beastie Boys

     

  • International Harvester – Craig Morgan

     

  • In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins

     

  • It’s All Coming Back to Me Now – Celine Dion

     

  • I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton

     

  • I Would Do Anything For You – Foster the People

     

  • Joe’s Garage – Frank Zappa

     

  • John Deere Green – Joe Diffie

     

  • Juke Box Hero – Foreigner

     

  • Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine

     

  • Learning To Fly – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

     

  • Like A Stone – Audioslave

     

  • Lithium – Nirvana

     

  • Loser – Beck

     

  • Lost in This Moment – Big & Rich

     

  • Louisiana Saturday Night – Mel McDaniel

     

  • Love Runs Out – OneRepublic

     

  • Love You ‘Til the End – The Pogues

     

  • Machinehead – Bush

     

  • Money for Nothing – Dire Straits

     

  • More Than A Feeling – Boston

     

  • Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

     

  • My Maria – Brooks & Dunn

     

  • On the Combine – High Valley

     

  • Oowatanite – April Wine

     

  • Prayed for Rain – Paul Cauthen

     

  • Record Year – Eric Church

     

  • Redneck Girl – The Bellamy Brothers

     

  • Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

     

  • Roxy Roller – The Nick Gilder Sweeney Todd Group

     

  • Runaway Train – Soul Asylum

     

  • She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful – Sammy Kershaw

     

  • Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

     

  • Sound of Madness – Shinedown

     

  • Straight Tequila Night – John Anderson

     

  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder

     

  • Superman’s Dead – Our Lady Peace

     

  • Sweetest Thing – U2

     

  • The Beat Goes On – The Kings

     

  • The Canadian Dream – Sam Roberts

     

  • The Last Saskatchewan Pirate – Captain Tractor

     

  • This Flight Tonight – Nazareth

     

  • Timber – Pitbull (feat. Ke$ha)

     

  • Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers

     

  • Turn The Page – Metallica

     

  • Under Pressure – Queen

     

  • Unwell – Matchbox Twenty

     

  • We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel

     

  • Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip

     

  • When You Were Young – The Killers

     

  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

     

  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman- Turner Overdrive

     

  • Your Daddy Don’t Know – Toronto

     

  • 5 Days in May – Blue Rodeo

     

  • 24 Feet at a Time – Aaron Traffas Band

     

Missed your favourite? Send me an email — [email protected] — and I’ll add yours to the list!

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