SOCAN Honors Past And Present Hits

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Pat Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and Trooper’s “Pretty Lady” were among five songs added to the list of classic Canadian-penned tunes last week by the Society of Composer, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.

The group also honored Jann Arden’s “Insensitive,” Paul Carrack’s “Don’t Shed A Tear,” and Nick Gilder’s “Hot Child In The City,” which all passed the 100,000-airplay mark on Canadian radio in 2004.

In addition to marking the classics, SOCAN, a songwriter royalty collection and distribution agency, acknowledged newly written songs that dominated Canadian radio last year.

The list included Nelly Furtado’s “Powerless” and “Try,” Sarah McLachlan’s “Fallen” and “Stupid,” Sarah Harmer’s “Almost,” k-os’s “Crabbuckit,” Finger Eleven’s “One Thing,” and Emerson Drive’s “Waitin’ On Me.”

The event was hosted by Canadian pop singer Jully Black. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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