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John Sakamoto is a Canadian journalist and music critic. He is best known for the Anti-Hit List column, which has appeared on canoe.ca and in eye, the Toronto Sun and the Toronto Star. In Anti-Hit List, Sakamoto compiles a list of songs that are under the radar screen of popular music. The column also includes the Week’s Best Invented Words and Ponder It. He has been writing the Anti-Hit List for more than 15 years. He served as executive producer of canoe.ca's entertainment section, Jam!, from 1996 to 2002.
Sakamoto released his very own CD compilation, titled John Sakamota’s Anit-Hit List in 2003. The CD features 10 tracks, which included artists Sharon Jones, Shawn Amos, The Russian Futurists, Border, and An Pierle.
In 2005, the Anti-Hit List expanded into a biweekly podcast.
- Dernavich, Drew (March 17, 2009). "An Interview with John Sakamoto". The New Yorker. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
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- "John Sakamoto Brings the Anti-Hit List to the Record Store". Chart Attack. September 26, 2003. Retrieved March 20, 2017.
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