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Here are CFNY's annual "Best of" lists from the Eighties. Yes, I finally have them all, and some from the 90's too! I also have the "Greatest Music of All Time" from 1982, and the top 102 songs of the 80's, not to mention an embarrassing Thursday Thirty list from 1989.

All charts were compiled from votes submitted by CFNY listeners. Charts which only have the top 10 listed now have links to the scanned images of the full charts as they appeared in the Toronto Sun and other papers.

As well, we have the "Top 1002 Of All Time" as broadcast in 1991, and the "Top 1002 Of All Time" as broadcast in 1999.

Please if you have any other CFNY/Edge 102 lists like these.

1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1993 | 1997 | EdgeFest


"Top 50 Albums of 1978"

  1. The Cars - The Cars
  2. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings & Food
  3. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On the Edge of Town
  4. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
  5. Rolling Stones - Some Girls
  6. George Thorogood - Move it On Over
  7. UK - UK
  8. Ian Dury - New Boots & Panties!!
  9. Max Webster - Mutiny Up My Sleeve
  10. FM - Black Noise
  11. 801 - Listen Now
  12. Tom Robinson Band - Power in the Darkness
  13. Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge
  14. The Who - Who Are You
  15. Alan Parsons - Pyramid
  16. Nick Lowe - Pure Pop For Now People
  17. The Kinks - Misfits
  18. David Gilmour - David Gilmour
  19. Frank Zappa - Studio Tan
  20. Various - War of the Worlds
  21. City Boy - Book Early
  22. Brian Eno - Before and After Science
  23. Chikken - Which Came First
  24. Moody Blues - Octave
  25. Lol Creme Kevin Godley - L
  26. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
  27. Goddo - Who Cares
  28. Elvis Costello - This Years Model
  29. Joan Armatrading - To the Limit
  30. Van Morrison - Wavelength
  31. Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch
  32. Tom Petty - You're Going to Get It
  33. Genesis - Then We Were Three
  34. The Motors - Approved By
  35. BeBop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic
  36. Bill Bruford - Feels Good to Me
  37. Neil Young - Time Passes Slowly
  38. The Band - The Last Waltz
  39. Saga - Saga
  40. ELO - Out of the Blue
  41. Steely Dan - Aja
  42. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
  43. Cano - Eclipse
  44. Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare
  45. Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
  46. Nash the Slash - Bedside Companion
  47. The Reggie Knighton Band - The Reggie Knighton Band
  48. Richard Wright - Wet Dreams
  49. Brand X - Masques
  50. Devo - Are We Not Men


"Top 79 Albums of 1979"

  1. Talking Heads - Fear of Music
  2. B-52's - B-52's
  3. Gary Numan - Replicas
  4. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
  5. XTC - Drums & Wires
  6. Japan - Quiet Life
  7. Pink Floyd - The Wall
  8. Boomtown Rats - Fine Art of Surfacing
  9. The Police - Regatta De Blanc
  10. Ian Hunter - Schizophrenic
  11. Teenage Head - Teenage Head
  12. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
  13. Roxy Music - Manifesto
  14. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
  15. Lene Lovich - Stateless
  16. Magazine - Second Hand Daylight
  17. Ultravox - Systems of Romance
  18. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
  19. Flash and the Pan - Flash and the Pan
  20. Ian Dury - Do It Yourself
  21. Robert Fripp - Exposure
  22. Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust
  23. Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
  24. The Kinks - Low Budget
  25. Clash - Give Em Enough Rope
  26. Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage - Act I
  27. David Bowie - Lodger
  28. Patti Smith - Wave
  29. Bruce Cockburn - Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
  30. The Demics - New York City
  31. Steve Forbert - Alive on Arrival
  32. Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes
  33. Tony Banks - A Curious Feeling
  34. Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary
  35. Bob Marley - Survival
  36. Japan - Adolescent Sex
  37. The Only Ones - Special
  38. Joe Jackson - I'm the Man
  39. Bram Tchaikovsky - Strange Man - Changed Man
  40. The Records - The Records
  41. David Johansen - In Style
  42. Tom Robinson Band - TRB Two
  43. Van Morrison - Into the Music
  44. Joni Mitchell - Mingus
  45. Tim Curry - Fearless
  46. Kate Bush - Lionheart
  47. Iggy Pop - New Values
  48. Chris De Burgh - Crusader
  49. Ray Materick - Fever in Rio
  50. Fashion - Product Perfect
  51. Long John Baldry - Baldry's Out
  52. Jethro Tull - Storm Watch
  53. Sex Pistols - Great Rock'n Roll Swindle
  54. Squeeze - Cool for Cats
  55. The Who - The Kids Are Alright
  56. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
  57. Saga - Images at Twilight
  58. Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine
  59. Phil Manzanera - K - Scope
  60. Ry Cooder - Bop Til You Drop
  61. Simple Minds - Life in a Day
  62. Blue Peter - Test Pattern for Living
  63. Korgis - Korgis
  64. J. J. Cale - J. J. Cale
  65. Cano - Rendez - Vous
  66. FM - Surveillance
  67. Generation X - Valley of the Dolls
  68. Horslips - Man Who Built America
  69. Garfield - Reason to Be
  70. Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
  71. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
  72. Fabulous Poodles - ThinkPink
  73. Randy Newman - Born Again
  74. The Members - At the Chelsea Night Club
  75. Chris Spedding - Guitar Graffiti
  76. Peter Baumann - Transharmonic Nights
  77. The Shoes - Present Tense
  78. Little Feat - Down on the Farm
  79. Flamin Groovies - Jumpin in the Nite


"Worst Albums of 1979"

  1. The Knack - Get the Knack
  2. Styx - Cornerstone
  3. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
  4. Supertramp - Breakfast in America
  5. Foreigner - Head Games
  6. Cheap Trick - Dream Police
  7. Bob Dylan - Slow Train Coming
  8. Eagles - Long Run
  9. ELO - Discovery
  10. Rod Stewart - Blondes Have More Fun


"Best Three Albums of the Decade"

  1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
  2. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
  3. Supertramp - Crime of the Century

"The Top 80 Albums of 1980"

  1. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 3
  2. David Bowie - Scary Monsters
  3. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
  4. Clash - London Calling
  5. Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
  6. Ultravox - Vienna
  7. XTC - Black Sea
  8. Bruce Cockburn - Humans
  9. Kate Bush - Never For Ever
  10. Magazine - The Correct Use Of Soap
  11. Squeeze - Argybargy
  12. Teenage Head - Frantic City
  13. Rough Trade - Avoid Freud
  14. Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
  15. Pretenders - Pretenders
  16. English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
  17. Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood
  18. Stranglers - Raven/Iv
  19. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
  20. Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
  21. Split Enz - True Colours
  22. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Kaleidoscope
  23. John Foxx - Metamatic
  24. John Lennon - Double Fantasy
  25. Joy Division - Closer
  26. Psychedelic Furs - Psychedelic Furs
  27. Kinks - One For The Road
  28. Drastic Measures - Drastic Measures
  29. Specials - Specials
  30. New Musik - From A To B
  31. Neil Young - Hawks And Doves
  32. Public Image Limited - Second Edition
  33. Tom Waits - Heartattack And Vine
  34. Elvis Costello - Taking Liberties
  35. Vapors - New Clear Days
  36. Steve Hackett - Defector
  37. Jam - Setting Sons
  38. Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
  39. OMD - OMD
  40. BB Gabor - BB Gabor
  41. George Thorogood - More George Thorogood
  42. Lene Lovich - Flex
  43. Cure - Seventeen Seconds
  44. Monks - Bad Habits
  45. Diodes - Action/Reaction
  46. Skids - The Absolute Game
  47. Graham Parker - The Up Escalator
  48. Robert Palmer - Clues
  49. Iggy Pop - Soldier
  50. Jeff Beck - There And Beck
  51. Fischer Z - Going Deaf For A Living
  52. Devo - Freedom Of Choice
  53. Demics - Demics
  54. Judas Priest - British Steel
  55. Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
  56. Government - Guest List
  57. Echo And The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
  58. Jon And Vangelis - Short Stories
  59. Simple Minds - Empires And Dance
  60. Blue Peter - Radio Silence
  61. Bob Marley - Uprising
  62. Michaele Jordana - Romance At The Roxy
  63. Ben Mink - Foreign Exchange
  64. Specials - More Specials
  65. Rockpile - Seconds Of Pleasure
  66. Visage - Visage
  67. Russ Ballard - Barnet Dogs
  68. Korgis - Dumb Waiters
  69. Madness - Absolutely
  70. Brand X - Do They Hurt?
  71. Madness - One Step Beyond
  72. U2 - Boy
  73. Roger Daltry - Mcvicar
  74. Robert Fripp - God Save The King
  75. Doors - Greatest Hits
  76. Ramones - End Of The Century
  77. AC/DC - Back In Black
  78. Peter Green - Little Dreamer
  79. Wire - 154
  80. Forgotten Rebels - In Love With The System

"The Best 81 of 1981"
(Scan of original list)

  1. Simple Minds - Sons & Fascination
    & King Crimson - Discipline (tie)
  2. Human League - Dare
  3. Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
  4. Iggy Pop - Party
  5. U2 - October
  6. OMD - Architecture & Morality
  7. The Clash - Sandinista!
  8. Ultravox - Rage In Eden
  9. UB40 - Present Arms
  10. Kraftwerk - Computer World
  11. Duran Duran - Duran Duran
  12. Japan - Tin Drum
  13. John Foxx - The Garden
  14. Martha And The Muffins - This Is The Ice Age
  15. Adam And The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier
  16. Killing Joke - Killing Joke
  17. Eno & Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
  18. Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders
  19. The Police - Ghost In The Machine
  20. Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
  21. Joy Division - Still
  22. The Jam - Sound Affects
  23. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Ju Ju
  24. Joe Jackson - Jumpin' Jive
  25. Neil Young - Reactor
  26. Stranglers - Men In Black
  27. Bruce Cockburn - Inner City Front
  28. The English Beat - Wha'ppen?
  29. Marianne Faithfull - Dangerous Acquaintances
  30. Spandau Ballet - Journeys To Glory
  31. Elvis Costello - Trust
  32. Godley/Crème - Ismism
  33. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  34. Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
  35. The Stranglers - La Folie
  36. New Musik - Anywhere
  37. Split Enz - Waiata
  38. Boomtown Rats - Mondo Bongo
  39. Jon & Vangelis - The Friends Of Mr. Cairo
  40. Rough Trade - For Those Who Think Young
  41. Nash The Slash - Children Of The Night
  42. Classix Nouveaux - Classix Nouveaux
  43. New Order - Movement
  44. The Ramones - Pleasant Dreams
  45. The Cure - Faith
  46. Stray Cats - Stray Cats
  47. Jerry Harrison - The Red & The Black
  48. Squeeze - East Side Story
  49. Gang Of Four - Solid Gold
  50. Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist
  51. Robin Trower - BLT
  52. John Martyn - Glorious Fool
  53. Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle…
  54. John Entwhistle - Too Late/The Hero
  55. Magazine - Magic, Murder & The Weather
  56. Stiff Little Fingers - Go For It
  57. The Kinks - Give The People What They Want
  58. The Spoons - Stick Figure Neighbourhood
  59. Pet Metheny/Lyle Mays - As Falls Wichita
  60. The Tubes - Completion Backwards Principle
  61. Little Feat - Hoy Hoy
  62. Heaven 17 - Penthouse & Pavement
  63. Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates
  64. The Deserters - The Deserters
  65. B.B. Gabor - Girls Of The Future
  66. The Go Go's - Beauty & The Beat
  67. Tim Curry - Simplicity
  68. Ian Hunter - Short Back 'N' Sides
  69. Rick Wakeman - 1984
  70. 999 - Concrete
  71. Eberhard Schoener - Video Magic
  72. Walkie Talkies - Surveillance
  73. Tangerine Dream - Exit
  74. Marquis De Sade - Rue De Siam
  75. Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
  76. Spirit - Potatoland
  77. Jona Lewie - On The Other Hand…
  78. Rupert Hine - Immunity
  79. The Pretenders - 2
  80. Masque - Camouflage
  81. Icehouse - Icehouse


"The Worst of '81"

  1. AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
  2. Foreigner - IV
  3. Reo Speedwagon - High Infidelity
  4. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
  5. Pat Benatar - Precious Time
  6. Bob & Doug McKenzie - The Great White North
  7. Loverboy - Get Lucky
  8. Styx - Paradise Gardens
  9. Genesis - Abacab
  10. Debbie Harry - Koo Koo


"The Best Damn Music of '82"
(Scan of original list)

  1. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  2. Duran Duran - Rio
  3. Roxy Music - Avalon
  4. The Spoons - Arias And Symphonies
  5. ABC - Lexicon Of Love
  6. Joe Jackson - Night And Day
  7. Peter Gabriel - Security
  8. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
  9. Flock Of Seagulls - Flock Of Seagulls
  10. Culture Club - Kissing To Be Clever
  11. Clash - Combat Rock
  12. The Beat - Special Beat Service
  13. Men At Work - Business As Usual
  14. Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now
  15. Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's
  16. UB40 - UB44
  17. Haircut 100 - Pelican West
  18. China Crisis - Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms
  19. Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out
  20. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay
  21. The Jam - The Gift
  22. Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter
  23. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
  24. Rough Trade - Shakin The Foundations
  25. Thomas Dolby - The Golden Age Of Wireless
  26. XTC - English Settlement
  27. New Order -Temptation
  28. Soft Cell - Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing
  29. Blue Peter - Up To You
  30. Human League - Dare (Domestic Release)
  31. Gang Of Four - Songs Of The Free
  32. Stray Cats - Built For Speed
  33. Joe Cocker - Sheffield Steel
  34. Fashion - Fabrique
  35. Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
  36. Musical Youth - Youth Of Today
  37. Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love
  38. Leisure Process - Love Cascade
  39. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
  40. Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band...
  41. Pete Shelley - Homosapien
  42. Billy Idol - Billy Idol
  43. Payolas - No Stranger To Danger
  44. B Movie - Nowhere Girl
  45. Spandau Ballet - Diamond
  46. Associates - Sulk
  47. Captain Sensible - Women And Captains First
  48. Fun Boy Three - Fun Boy Three
  49. Romeo Void - Benefactor
  50. Pat Metheny - Off Ramp
  51. Black Uhuru - Chill Out
  52. Altered Images - Pinky Blue (I Could Be Happy)
  53. Heaven 17 - Let Me Go
  54. Grandmaster Flash - The Message
  55. Level 42 - Level 42
  56. Phil Collins - Hello, I Must Be Going
  57. Rush - Signals
  58. Ultravox - Quartet
  59. The Fixx - Shuttered Room
  60. New Musik - Warp
  61. Nina Hagen - Nunsexmonkrock
  62. Gil Scott-Heron - Moving Target
  63. Bill Nelson - The Love That Whirls
  64. Icehouse - Primitive Man
  65. Phil Manzanera - Primitive Guitars
  66. Visage - The Anvil
  67. Flash And The Pan - Headlines
  68. Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
  69. Van Morrison - Beautiful Vision
  70. The Buggles - Adventures In Modern Recording
  71. Soft Machine - Land Of Cockayne
  72. Men Without Hats - Rhythm Of Youth
  73. Steel Pulse - True Democracy
  74. King Crimson - Beat
  75. Nash The Slash - And You Thought You Were Normal
  76. Adrian Belew - Lone Rhino
  77. Lene Lovich - No Man's Land
  78. Secret Service - Cutting Corners
  79. Way Of The West - Don't Say That's Just For White Boys
  80. Falco - Einzelhaft
  81. Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
  82. Rational Youth - Cold War Night Life


"Greatest Music of All Time" from 1982

  1. Genesis - Supper's Ready
  2. Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  3. Human League - Don't You Want Me
  4. Pink Floyd - Money
  5. John Lennon - Imagine
  6. The Clash - London Calling
  7. The Clash - Pressure Drop
  8. Duran Duran - Planet Earth
  9. David Bowie - Heroes
  10. Beatles - Hey Jude
  11. Earl jive - Tudor the Dog
  12. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
  13. The Specials - Ghost Town
  14. Sex Pistols - Friggin' in the Riggin & My Way
  15. Trio - Da Da Da
  16. Japan - Television
  17. Clash - Rock the Casbah
  18. Beatles - Twist and Shout
  19. Duran Duran - Girls on Film
  20. Beatles - Let it Be
  21. Billy Idol - White Wedding
  22. King Crimson - Fracture
  23. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  24. OMD - Joan of Arc
  25. Pigbag - Papa's Got a Brand New Pigbag
  26. Rough Trade - High School Confidential
  27. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
  28. Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
  29. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
  30. Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
  31. The Beat - Save it for Later
  32. The Doors - The End
  33. David Bowie - Young American
  34. Echo & The Bunnymen - Rescue
  35. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
  36. Generation X - Dancing with Myself
  37. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
  38. Nobby Klegg - My Old Man
  39. Madness - Madness
  40. Led Zeppelin - Kasmir
  41. Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
  42. Romeo Void - Never Say Never
  43. New Order - Temptation
  44. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
  45. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
  46. Supertramp - Fools Overture
  47. Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen
  48. Animals - House of the Rising Sun
  49. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  50. David Bowie - Sorrow
  51. The Beat - Stand Down Margaret
  52. David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  53. Depeche Mode - See You
  54. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  55. Elvis Costello - Alison
  56. Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf
  57. Roxy Music - Jealous Guy
  58. Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
  59. Japan - Ghosts
  60. Cockney Rebel - Mirror Freak
  61. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  62. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
  63. Van Morrison - Moondance
  64. Don McLean - American Pie
  65. OMD - She's Leaving
  66. 102.1 Band - Working on the Radio
  67. Pink Floyd - Us and Them
  68. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
  69. Payolas - Eyes of a Stranger
  70. Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning
  71. Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go to My Lovely
  72. Angelic Upstarts - I'm An Upstart
  73. Stranglers - Get a Grip on Yourself
  74. Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
  75. Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  76. Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
  77. Spoons - Nova Heart
  78. Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
  79. The Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
  80. Lou Reed - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  81. Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy
  82. Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
  83. ABC - Look of Love
  84. UB40 - One in Ten
  85. Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
  86. Asia - Heat of the Moment
  87. Urban Verbs - Only One of You
  88. Troggs - Wild Thing
  89. Leisure Process - Love Cascade
  90. Clash - Clampdown
  91. Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman
  92. Yes - Close to the Edge
  93. Beatles - Help
  94. Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
  95. Rita Marley - One Draw
  96. Yazoo - Situation
  97. David Bowie - Changes
  98. Yazoo - Only You
  99. Kate Bush
  100. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Teach Your Children
  101. Beatles - She Loves You
  102. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone


"The Best of '83"
(Scan of original list)

Yellow Highlight = Premiered Exclusively on CFNY

  1. Tears for Fears - The Hurting
  2. U2 - War
  3. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
  4. Big Country - The Crossing
  5. New Order- Power Corruption and Lies
  6. China Crisis - Working with Fire and Steel
  7. Elvis Costello - Punch the Clock
  8. UB40 - The Labour of Love
  9. The Police - Synchronicity
  10. Culture Club - Colour by Numbers
  11. Yazoo - You and Me Both
  12. The The - Perfect Day
  13. The Spoons - Talkback
  14. Blancmange - Happy Families
  15. Spandau Ballet - True
  16. David Bowie - Let's Dance
  17. Aztec Camera - High Land Hard Rain
  18. Echo and the Bunnyman - Porcupine
  19. Heaven 17 - The Luxury Gap
  20. The Stranglers - Feline
  21. Shriekback - Care
  22. The Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  23. Nick Heyward - North of a Miracle
  24. Blue Peter - Falling
  25. OMD - Dazzle Ships
  26. Fun Boy Three - Waiting
  27. Mike Oldfield - Crises
  28. Thompson Twins - Side Kicks
  29. Japan - Oil on Canvas
  30. Kissing the Pink - Naked
  31. Bauhaus - Burning from the Inside
  32. The Cure - The Walk
  33. Howard Devoto - Jerky Versions of the Dream
  34. John Foxx - The Golden Section
  35. Gazebo - Gazebo
  36. U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
  37. The Style Council - Introducing
  38. Bruce Cockburn - The Trouble with Normal
  39. Juluka - Scatterlings
  40. Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown
  41. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
  42. Peter Gabriel - Plays Live
  43. R.E.M. - Murmur
  44. Paul Young - No Parlez
  45. Herbie Hancock - Future Shock
  46. The Fixx - Reach the Beach
  47. Tom Robinson - War Baby
  48. A Flock of Seagulls - Listen
  49. Bill Nelson - Chimera
  50. Altered Images - Bite
  51. Roxy Music - High Road
  52. Bob Dylan - Infidels
  53. The Payola$ - Hammer on a Drum
  54. Simple Minds - Waterfront
  55. XTC - Mummer
  56. Peter Schilling - Error in the System
  57. Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing
  58. Marianne Faithfull - A Child's Adventure
  59. PIL - This is Not a Love Song
  60. Hunters & Collectors - Hunters & Collectors
  61. The Boys Brigade - The Boys Brigade
  62. Grace Jones - Living My Life
  63. New Order - Blue Monday
  64. Roman Holiday - Cooking on the Roof
  65. The Alarm - The Alarm
  66. The C.S. Angels (Comsat) - Land
  67. Freur - Doot Doot
  68. Trans X - Trans X
  69. David Wilcox - My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble
  70. Martha & the Muffins - DANSEPARC
  71. Ministry - With Sympathy
  72. The Kinks - State of Confusion
  73. Rational Youth - Rational Youth
  74. Prince - 1999
  75. Modern English - After the Snow
  76. The Eurythmics - Touch
  77. The Hawaiian Pups - Split Second Precision
  78. Level 42 - Out of Sight Out of Mind
  79. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
  80. The Belle Stars - The Belle Stars
  81. Wham! - Fantastic
  82. Tin Tin - Kiss Me
  83. Gang of Four - Hard


"The Ten Worst of 1983"

  1. Def Leppard - Pyromania
  2. Quiet Riot - Come on Feel the Noise
  3. AC.DC - Flick of the Switch
  4. Michael Jackson - Thriller
  5. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark.Howl at the Moon
  6. The Rolling Stones - Undercover
  7. Duran Duran - Seven & The Ragged Tiger
  8. Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
  9. Genesis - Genesis
  10. Black Sabbath - Born Again


"The Best Music of 1984"
(Scan of original list)

  1. Psychedelic Furs - Mirror Moves
  2. U2 - Unforgettable Fire
  3. Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain
  4. Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
  5. Bronski Beat - Age of Consent
  6. Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
  7. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome To the Pleasuredome
  8. Thompson Twins - Into the Gap
  9. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
  10. Jane Siberry - No Borders Here
  11. Howard Jones - Human's Lib
  12. General Public - All the Rage
  13. Blancmange - Mange Tout
  14. Talk Talk - Its My Life
  15. Bruce Cockburn - Stealing Fire
  16. Alphaville - Forever Young
  17. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moves
  18. David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
  19. Alison Moyet - Alf
  20. OMD - Junk Culture
  21. Ultravox - Lament
  22. Flock of Seagulls - Story of a Young Heart
  23. The Cure - The Top
  24. UB40 - Geffery Morgan
  25. The Stranglers - Aural Sculpture
  26. Waterboys - A Pagan Place
  27. Fad Gadget - Gag
  28. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hyaena
  29. Art of Noise - Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise
  30. Parachute Club - At the Feet of the Moon
  31. Tears for Fears - Mother's Talk
  32. Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth
  33. Joe Jackson - Body and Soul
  34. Tina Turner - Private Dancer
  35. Billy Idol - Eves Without a Face (12")
  36. M+M - Mystery Walk
  37. Tom Robinson - Hope & Glory
  38. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
  39. INXS - The Swing
  40. Eurythmics - Sex Crime (1984)
  41. Savage Progress - Celebration
  42. Icicle Works - The Icicle Works
  43. Level 42 - True Colours
  44. Big Country - Steel Town
  45. Aztec Camera - Knife
  46. Malcolm McLaren - Madam Butterfly
  47. Wang Chung - Points on the Curve
  48. The Spoons - Tell No Lies
  49. R.E.M. - Reckoning
  50. The Fixx - Phantoms
  51. Pukka Orchestra - Pukka Orchestra
  52. Lotus Eaters - No Sense of Sin
  53. Shriekback - Jam Science
  54. Men Without Hats - Folk of the 80s
  55. Divine - You Think You're a Man
  56. SSQ - Playback
  57. Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
  58. The Alarm - Declaration
  59. Silent Running - Shades of Liberty
  60. Juluka - Stand Your Ground
  61. Icehouse - Sidewalk
  62. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
  63. Images in Vogue - Rituals
  64. Orange Juice - The 3rd Album
  65. Matt Bianco - Whose Side Are You On
  66. Scritti Politti - Absolute
  67. Nash the Slash - American Bandages
  68. Dalbello - Whomanfoursays
  69. Wham! - Make it Big
  70. Comsat Angels - You Move Me (12")
  71. Danse Society - Heaven is Waiting
  72. Fiction Factory - Throw the Warped Wheel Out
  73. Human League - Hysteria
  74. Luba - Let it Go (12")
  75. David Bowie - Tonight
  76. Rough Trade - O Tempora! O Mores!
  77. Elvis Costello - Goodbye Cruel World
  78. Sherry Kean - People Talk
  79. The Cars - Hello Again (12")
  80. Paul Young - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
  81. Mark Knopfler - The Long Road
  82. Benjamin Russell - Miracle (12")
  83. Prince - Purple Rain
  84. Julian Lennon - Valotte
 

"The Best of '85"

(Top 10 only listed below. Here's the complete list (276K), scanned from the Toronto Star.)

  1. New Order - Low Life
  2. The Cure - The Head on the Door
  3. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
  4. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair
  5. Propaganda - A Secret Wish
  6. Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time
  7. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
  8. Prefab Sprout - Two Wheels Good
  9. OMD - Crush
  10. The Waterboys - This Is The Sea


Another chart contributed by a fan is this Live Earl Jive Hitlist!


"The Best 86 of '86"

(Top 10 only. Scan of complete list - 124K).

  1. Peter Gabriel - So
  2. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  3. New Order - Brotherhood
  4. REM - Lifes Rich Pageant
  5. Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
  6. Paul Simon - Graceland
  7. OMD - The Pacific Age
  8. The Cure - Standing On A Beach
  9. Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life
  10. Love & Rockets - Express

"The Best 87 of '87"

(Top 10 only. Scan of complete list - 103K).

  1. U2 - Joshua Tree
  2. New Order - Substance
  3. REM - Document
  4. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses
  5. The Cult - Electric
  6. The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come
  7. Sting - Nothing Like The Sun
  8. The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
  9. Echo & the Bunnymen - self-titled
  10. Blue Rodeo - Outskirts


"The Best 88 of '88"

(Top 10 only. Scan of complete list - 374K).

  1. U2 - Rattle & Hum
  2. INXS - Kick
  3. Pet Shop Boys - Introspective
  4. Erasure - The Innocents
  5. Midnight Oil - Diesel & Dust
  6. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
  7. Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
  8. Information Society - Information Society
  9. R.E.M. - Green
  10. Morrissey - Viva Hate

To illustrate how far CFNY fell in 1989, here is a sample from the Thursday Thirty, as printed in Metropolis magazine, September 7, 1989. "Modern Rock" indeed! (Scan of chart below)

  1. Rolling Stones - "Mixed Emotions"
  2. Paula Abdul - "Cold Hearted"
  3. Neneh Cherry - "Kisses On The Wind"
  4. Milli Vanilli - "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You"
  5. Fine Young Cannibals - "Don't Look Back"
  6. Madonna - "Cherish"
  7. The Cure - "Love Song"
  8. Soul II Soul - "Keep On Movin'"
  9. Prince - "Partyman"
  10. Janet Jackson - "Miss You Much"


Even the New Kids on the Block are on this list - at number 25!


CFNY "FM 102" started to get back on track in 1990, as you can see from this list, but believe it or not, Vanilla Ice is number 15!

"The Top 90 [Singles] of '90"

(Top 10 only. Scan of complete list - 189K).

  1. Fool's Gold - Stone Roses
  2. Policy of Truth - Depeche Mode
  3. Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
  4. Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
  5. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  6. The Only One I Know - Charlatans UK
  7. Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
  8. Never Enough - The Cure
  9. I'm Free - The Soup Dragons
  10. World In My Eyes - Depeche Mode


"The Top 91 [Singles] of '91"

(Top 10 only. Scan of complete list - 317K).

  1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  2. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
  3. If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
  4. Superman's Song - Crash Test Dummies
  5. Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
  6. Rush - Big Audio Dynamite II
  7. Unbelievable - EMF
  8. Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie & the Banshees
  10. The Fly - U2

Top 102 Albums of 1993

Thanks to Gilbert for this one.

  1. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
  2. Nirvana - In Utero
  3. Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
  4. Pearl Jam - Vs.
  5. New Order - Republic
  6. Radiohead - Pablo Honey
  7. Breeders - Last Splash
  8. Catherine Wheel - Chrome
  9. U2 - Zooropa
  10. Porno For Pyros - Porno For Pyros
  11. James - Laid
  12. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
  13. Bjork - Debut
  14. Pet Shop Boys - Very
  15. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
  16. Suede - Suede
  17. The The - Dusk
  18. Juliana Hatfield Three - Become What You Are
  19. The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't I?
  20. Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads
  21. P.J. Harvey - Rid Of Me
  22. Stone Temple Pilots - Core
  23. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
  24. Doughboys - Crush
  25. Adorable - Against Perfection
  26. Belly - Star
  27. Tea Party - Splendor Solis
  28. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
  29. hHead - Fireman
  30. Tool - Undertow
  31. Kate Bush - The Red Shoes
  32. I Mother Earth - Dig
  33. Dinosaur Jr- Where You Been
  34. Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy
  35. Various - 1993 CFNY New Music Search
  36. Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
  37. Blind Lemon - Blind Lemon
  38. Verve - A Storm In Heaven
  39. Frank Black - Frank Black
  40. Trash Can Sinatras - I've Seen Everything
  41. Midnight Oil - Earth And Sun And Moon
  42. 13 Engines - Perpetual Motion Machine
  43. Dead Can Dance - Into The Labyrinth
  44. Curve - Cuckoo
  45. Revolting Cocks - Linger Ficken' Good & Other...
  46. Swervedriver - Mescalhead
  47. Eric's Trip - Love Tara
  48. Wonder Stuff - Construction For The Modern Idiot
  49. Primus - Pork Soda
  50. R.E.M - Automatic For The People
  51. Concrete Blonde - Mexican Moon
  52. Front 242 - :06:21:03:11 Up Evil
  53. Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast
  54. Urge Overkill - Saturation
  55. Cocteau Twins - Four Calendar Cafe
  56. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancer's Union
  57. Spirit Of The West - Faithlift
  58. World Party - Bang!
  59. Cracker - Kerosene Hat
  60. New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Body Exit Mind
  61. Odds - Bedbugs
  62. (missing)
  63. Jesus Jones - Perverse
  64. Beloved - Conscience
  65. Cranes - Jewel
  66. The Watchmen - McLaren Furnace Room
  67. The Fall - Infotainment Scan
  68. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Sport Fishin'
  69. Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal?
  70. Hothouse Flowers - Songs From The Rain
  71. Mystery Machine - Glazed
  72. INXS - Full Moon Dirty Heart
  73. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Don't Know How To Party
  74. Hunters & Collectors - Cut
  75. House Of Love - Audience With The Mind
  76. Daniel Lanois - For The Love Of Wynona
  77. Tears For Fears - Elemental
  78. Acid Test - Drop
  79. Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
  80. Paul Weller - Wildwood
  81. Stereo MCs - Connected
  82. Ocean Blue - Beneath The Rhythm And Sound
  83. Revolver - Cold Water Flat
  84. Rose Chronicles - Dead And Gone To Heaven
  85. Waterboys - Dream Harder
  86. Machines Of Loving Grace - Concentration
  87. Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate
  88. Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
  89. Peter Gabriel - Us
  90. Cowboy Junkies - Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
  91. UB40 - Promises & Lies
  92. Crash Vegas - Stone
  93. Dada - Puzzle
  94. Teenage Fanclub - Thirteen
  95. Moxy Fruvous - Bargainville
  96. Mae Moore - Bohemia
  97. Various - Stone Free
  98. Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day
  99. Various - Sweet Relief
  100. Rymes With Orange - Peel
  101. Redd Kross - Phaseshifter
  102. Pursuit Of Happiness - The Downward Road

Top 102 Albums of 1997

Thanks to "Yokes" for posting this on alt.fan.cfny. According to Alan Cross, this list was compiled by taking into consideration the number of requests for each song over the course of the year, listener votes, album sales (HMV stats), and chart time in 1997.

  1. Our Lady Peace - Clumsy
  2. Radiohead OK - Computer
  3. Oasis - Be Here Now
  4. Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse
  5. Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
  6. Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
  7. Foo Fighters - The Colour & The Shape
  8. U2 - Pop
  9. Beck - Odelay
  10. Green Day - Nimrod
  11. Blur - Blur
  12. Moist - Creature
  13. The Tragically Hip - Live Between Us
  14. Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You
  15. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It
  16. The Tea Party - Transmission
  17. Collective Soul - Disciplined Breakdown
  18. Live - Secret Samadhi
  19. I Mother Earth - Scenery & Fish
  20. Tonic - Lemon Parade
  21. Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
  22. Silverchair - Freak Show
  23. The Offspring - Ixnay On The Hombre
  24. Days of the New - Hitchin' A Ride
  25. Depeche Mode - Ultra
  26. The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
  27. Sloan - One Chord To Another
  28. The Verve - Urban Hymns
  29. Sugar Ray - Floored
  30. Econoline Crush - The Devil You Know
  31. Chumbawamba - Tubthumper
  32. Marilyn Manson - Anti-Christ Superstar
  33. Big Sugar - Hemi-Vision
  34. Bush - Deconstruction
  35. treble charger - Maybe It's Me?
  36. Talk Show - Talk Show
  37. Various Artists - "The Lost Highway" soundtrack
  38. Catherine Wheel - Adam & Eve
  39. The Age of Electric - Make A Pest A Pet
  40. Rusty - Sophomoric
  41. Various Artists - "Batman & Robin" soundtrack
  42. Headstones - Smile & Wave
  43. Smash Mouth - Fush You Mang
  44. Various Artists - "Romeo & Juliet" soundtrack
  45. The Cure - Galore
  46. Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow
  47. Holly McNarland - Stuff
  48. Veruca Salt - Eight Arms To Hold You
  49. Counting Crows - Recovering The Satellites
  50. Portishead - Portishead
  51. Tool - Aenima
  52. Big Wreck - In Loving Memory Of...
  53. K's Choice - Paradise In Me
  54. 311 - Transistor
  55. The Cardigans - First Band On The Moon
  56. Echo and the Bunnymen - Evergreen
  57. Goldfinger - Hang Ups
  58. Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X
  59. INXS - Elegantly Wasted
  60. Dodgy - Free Peace Sweet
  61. Eels - Beautiful Freak
  62. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
  63. Junkhouse - Fuzz
  64. Cake - Fashion Nugget
  65. Matthew Sweet - Blue Sky On Mars
  66. Zuckerbaby - Zuckerbaby
  67. James - Whiplash
  68. Wide Mouth Mason - Wide Mouth Mason
  69. White Town - Women In Technology
  70. Mansun - Attack Of The Grey Lantern
  71. The Sundays - Static & Silence
  72. King Cobb Steelie - Junior Relaxer
  73. Seven Mary Three - Rock Crown
  74. The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories
  75. Faith No More - Album Of The Year
  76. Change of Heart - Steel Teeth
  77. Luscious Jackson - Fever In Fever Out
  78. The Killjoys - Gimme Five
  79. Love Spit Love - Trysome Eatone
  80. Kula Shaker K
  81. Glueleg - Clodhopper
  82. Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen
  83. Matthew Good Band - Underdogs
  84. Fiona Apple - Tidal
  85. The Seahorses - Do It Yourself
  86. Soul Coughing - Irresistible Bliss
  87. Forest For The Trees - Forest For The Trees
  88. Jane's Addiction - Kettle Whistle
  89. Rheostatics - Blue Hysteria
  90. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
  91. Morrissey - Maladjusted
  92. Monaco - Music For Pleasure
  93. David Bowie - Earthling
  94. Longpigs - The Sun Is Often Out
  95. Supergrass - In It For The Money
  96. Artificial Joy Club - Melt
  97. Sandbox - A Murder At The Glee Club
  98. Bloody Chicklets - Presenting... Bloody Chicklets
  99. Gandharvas - Sold For A Smile
  100. Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground
  101. Barstool Prophets - Last Of The Big Game Hunters
  102. Copyright - Love Story

EdgeFest Appearances

Thanks to "David" for getting this list from Alan Cross:

EDGEFEST: A Main Stage History 1987-1999

July 1 1987 - CANADA DAY - MOLSON PARK

Breeding Ground 
Teenage Head
Carole Pope 
Blue Rodeo
Northern Pikes 
Images in Vogue
The Saints 
Pursuit of Happiness
Satallites

July 1 1988 - CANADA DAY -MOLSON PARK

Parachute Club 
Razorbacks
Pursuit of Happiness 
Eugene Ripper
54-40 
Mighty Lemon Drops
Manteca 
Underworld
Andrew Cash 
Timbuk Three

July 1 1989 - FM 102 3RD ANNUAL CANADA DAY FESTIVAL -MOLSON PARK

Jeff Healey Band 
The Tragically Hip
Dalbello 
Chalk Circle
Sass Jordan 
National Velvet
Andrew Cash 
Sarah McLachlan
Spoons 
Sons of Freedom
Carole Pope 
Jeffery Hatcher and the Big Beat

July 1 1990 - 4TH ANNUAL CFNY CANADA DAY FESTIVAL-MOLSON PARK

The Box 
Skydiggers
Lava Hay 
The Tragically Hip
Satallites 
54-40
Crash Vegas 
Pursuit of Happiness
The Northern Pikes 
Grapes of Wrath
National Velvet

July 1 1991 - CFNY'S 5TH ANNUAL CANADA DAY FESTIVAL-MOLSON PARK

Blue Rodeo 
Violent Femmes
Dream Warriors 
Crash Test Dummies
Skydiggers 
Spirit of the West
Teenage Head 
Bootsauce
King Apparatus 
Skaface

July 1 1992 - CFNY AND MOLSON CANADIAN ROCKS "GREAT CANADIAN PARTY"-MOLSON PARK

Spinal Tap 
54-40
Leslie Spit Tree-O 
Bootsauce
Slik Toxic 
Amanda Marshall
The Tragically Hip 
Sass Jordan
Sons of Freedom

July 1 1993 - EDGEFEST-ONTARIO PLACE FORUM

Rheostatics 
Lowest of the Low
Waltons 
Crash Vegas
The Watchmen 
hHead
Odds 
Corky and the Juice Pig
Sarah Craig

July 1 1994 - 2ND EDGEFEST-ONTARIO PLACE FORUM

Lemon Heads 
The Proclaimers
13 Engines 
hHead
The Watchmen 
One
The Killjoys 
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Lost Dakotas 
Wild Strawberries
Brett Brothers 
King Cobb Steelie

May 21 1995 - EDGEFEST #1 AT MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE

Blur 
Ned's Automatic Dustbin
Elastica 
Our Lady Peace

July 1 1995 - EDGEFEST #2 AT MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE

54-40 
The Watchmen
Odds 
Crash Vegas
Junkhouse 
Headstones
Treble Charger 
hHead

August 5 1995 - EDGEFEST #3 AT MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE

Sloan 
13 Engines
Treble Charger 
Killjoys
Change of Heart 
Rusty
Glueleg 
Superfriends
Jale 
Adam West

June 30 1996 - EDGEFEST AT MOLSON PARK

Tea Party 
54-40
Our Lady Peace 
Ashley MacIsaac
I Mother Earth 
13 Engines
Killjoys 
Big Sugar

June 28 1997-EDGEFEST AT MOLSON PARK

Our Lady Peace 
Tea Party
I Mother Earth 
Collective Soul
Holly McNarland 
BTK
Verve Pipe

July 1 1998-EDGEFEST AT MOLSON PARK

Tea Party 
Moist
Green Day 
Foo Fighters
Sloan 
Econoline Crush
Bif Naked

July 1 1999-EDGEFEST AT MOLSON PARK

Hole 
Moist
Big Wreck 
Silverchair
Matthew Good Band 
Edwin
Wide Mouth Mason 
Kerns Brothers


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