Canadian Pacific (song)

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"Canadian Pacific"
Single by George Hamilton IV
from the album Canadian Pacific
B-side "Sisters of Mercy"
Released June 1969
Genre Country
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Ray Griff
George Hamilton IV singles chronology
"Back to Denver"
"Canadian Pacific"
"Carolina in My Mind"
"Back to Denver"
"Canadian Pacific"
"Carolina in My Mind"

"Canadian Pacific" is a song written by Ray Griff and recorded by American country music artist George Hamilton IV. It was released in June 1969 as the first single from his album Canadian Pacific. The song, about a cross-Canada trip aboard the eponymous railway, peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[1] It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
US Billboard Hot Country Singles 25
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary[citation needed] 4
Canadian RPM Top Singles[citation needed] 9


  1. ^ "George Hamilton IV singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for August 2, 1969". RPM. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
Preceded by
"One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)"
by Jerry Lee Lewis
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 2-August 16, 1969
Succeeded by
"A Boy Named Sue"
by Johnny Cash