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The Great 88 Revealed (2021)

There are but a few sacred time-honoured traditions in Toronto as revered as The Great 88.

Nothing pairs with your spiced nog and sugar cookies quite like the best songs of 2020. Gather round the crackling hearth and turn your radio machine to Indie88 as all of your favourite Indie88 hosts recap the highlights of the last 365 days.

It’s the Great 88, counting down your favourite songs of the year, airing Boxing Day to New Years Day on Indie88.

SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, Dec 26 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec 26 4 p.m. – Midnight
  • Friday, Dec 31 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 1 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 1 4 p.m. – Midnight

1. Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”


2. The Beaches – “Blow Up”
3. Weezer – “All My Favorite Songs”
4. Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”
5. Ruby Waters – “Blow”


6. Modest Mouse – “We Are Between”
7. JJ Wilde – “Off The Rails”
8. Arkells – “You Can Get It (feat. K.Flay)”
9. Vance Joy – “Missing Piece”
10. Twenty One Pilots – “Saturday”
11. Mother Mother – “I Got Love”
12. Girl In Red – “Serotonin”
13. The Strumbellas – “Greatest Enemy”
14. Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
15. MONOWHALES – “Out With The Old”
16. The Glorious Sons – “Hold Steady”
17. Cold War Kids – “What You Say”
18. Foo Fighters – “Making A Fire”
19. Bastille – “Distorted Light Beam”
20. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “Survivor”


21. Royal Blood – “Typhoons”
22. Twenty One Pilots – “Shy Away”


23. Coldplay – “Higher Power”
24. Milky Chance – “Colorado”
25. Mother Mother – “Sick Of The Silence”
26. Billy Talent – “The End Of Me (feat. Rivers Cuomo)”
27. Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”
28. Imagine Dragons – “Wrecked”
29. Death From Above 1979 – “One + One”
30. The Lumineers – “Brightside”
31. AJR – “Way Less Sad”
32. Dear Rouge – “Fake Fame”
33. Lorde – “Solar Power”
34. Charlotte Cardin – “Meaningless”
35. Arkells – “Arm In Arm”


36. Glass Animals – “I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance)”
37. Jack White – “Taking Me Back”
38. Deadmau5 – “When The Summer Dies (feat. Lights) (Meowingtons Remix)”
39. Machine Gun Kelly – “Love Race (feat. Kellin Quinn)”
40. Sam Roberts Band – “Take Me Away”
41. The War On Drugs – “I Don’t Live Here Anymore (feat. Lucius)”
42. Alt-J – “U&ME”
43. Said The Whale – “Honey Lungs”
44. Chet Faker – “Low”


45. Boy Golden – “KD And Lunch Meat”
46. CHVRCHES – “Good Girls”
47. Bleachers – “Stop Making This Hurt”
48. Benny Blanco – “You (feat. Marshmello & Vance Joy)”
49. Black Pistol Fire – “Look Alive”
50. Mountain Head – “Let It Out”
51. Alice Merton – “Vertigo”
52. Gang Of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.”
53. Dayglow – “Close To You”
54. Ten Kills The Pack – “Body”
55. Halsey – “You Asked For This”
56. Yukon Blonde – “YGTT”


57. Ellevator – “Easy”
58. Said The Whale – “99 To The Moon”
59. Bahamas – “Trick To Happy”
60. The Beaches – “Let’s Go”
61. Kings Of Leon – “Time In Disguise”
62. grandson – “Rain (feat. Jessie Reyez)”
63. AVIV – “Black Coffee”
64. Conor Gains – “Light Shine In”
65. CHVRCHES – “He Said She Said”
66. KENNYHOOPLA – “Hollywood Sucks”
67. The Weeknd – “Take My Breath”


68. JJ Wilde & Billy Raffoul – “Born To Die”
69. Yukon Blonde – “Your Heart’s My Home”
70. Halsey – “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”
71. Mother Mother – “Life”
72. Modest Mouse – “The Sun Hasn’t Left”
73. Command Sisters – “Feel Good”
74. Spoon – “The Hardest Cut”
75. Kiwi Jr. – “Waiting In Line”
76. Sean Watson Graham – “Your Life Is A Story”


77. July Talk – “I Am Water”
78. Arlo Parks – “Too Good”


79. Jungle – “Truth”
80. Foo Fighters – “Love Dies Young”
81. Billie Eilish – “Your Power”


82. TUNS – “We Stand United”
83. Orson Wilds – “dec 19”
84. The Darcys – “Running For The Hills”
85. St. Vincent – “Pay Your Way In Pain”
86. Dave Monks – “Can’t Put My Fire Out”


87. Loviet – “Picture”
88. FOALS – “Wake Me Up”

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