As The Tragically Hip kicks off its Man Machine Poem Tour Friday in Victoria, B.C., the band’s most popular songs are being celebrated on social media.
The folks at Twitter Canada revealed Friday the most talked about songs on the social media site since the Kingston, Ont. band announced its summer tour in May.
#5 – Nautical Disaster from the 1994 album Day For Night. (Fun fact: one of the few Hip songs without a chorus)
#4 – New Orleans is Sinking from the 1989 album Up To Here. (The Hip often combine both Nautical Disaster and New Orleans is Sinking into one song during live performances.)
#3 – Bobcaygeon from the 1998 album Phantom Power.
#2 – Wheat Kings from the 1992 album Fully Completely (Based on the wrongful conviction of David Milgaard)
#1 – Ahead By A Century from the 1996 album Trouble At The Henhouse. (The Hip won Best Video MuchMusic Video Awards later that year)
Twitter Canada noted that Courage, Blow at High Dough, Fifty Mission Cap, Grace, Too and Little Bones rounded out the top ten.
The Tragically Hip announced its tour, promoting the band’s latest album Man Machine Poem, in May following the announcement that frontman Gord Downie had been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer.
“What we in The Hip receive, each time we play together, is a connection; with each other; with music and it’s magic; and during the shows, a special connection with all of you, our incredible fans,” the band said in May. “So, we’re going to dig deep, and try to make this our best tour yet.”
The Hip’s final show of the tour will be broadcasted on CBC.