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Barenaked Ladies

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After more than three decades as the lead singer and guitarist for Barenaked Ladies, Ed Robertson has a routine when it comes time to start writing songs for a new album. “I tend to get ideas while I'm driving up to my lake house,” he says. “I record voice memos along the way, and then I listen back and try to make sense of them and mix and match the various ideas I've come up with. On a typical drive, I'm happy if I get six or seven—eight ideas would be a good drive.

“For this album,” he continues, “on my first writing trip I had 21 different song ideas. I thought, ‘Wow, this is really cool.’ Then I sat down to write, and I thought if I could finish one of them—get the verses, get the bridge, get the chorus in one day—then I’ll know this whole writing period is going to be good. And I finished eight songs. I sat down at 10 in the morning, and I looked up at 9:30 and I hadn't eaten, I hadn't moved from the writing table. It was exciting. I've never felt that before.”

The results mark a new chapter for a band that’s sold more than 15 million albums, earned Grammy nominations and won multiple Juno Awards, and in 2018, were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In Flight, BNL’s eighteenth studio album, retains the dry wit and keen observation we expect from Robertson, bassist Jim Creeggan, keyboardist/guitarist Kevin Hearn and drummer Tyler Stewart, but adds a strong sense of maturing and lessons learned.

Total plays

792.8 million
Updated on 2024-06-22

Country

Canada

Monthly listeners

2,644,502

Followers

796,709

Top Cities

  1. Canada
    62,577 listeners
  2. Australia
    41,879 listeners
  3. Australia
    36,057 listeners
  4. United States
    46,793 listeners
  5. Canada
    35,574 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
One Week
One Week
259,502,223 2:50 1998-07-07
If I Had $1,000,000
If I Had $1,000,000
52,583,702 4:27 1992-07-28
Pinch Me
Pinch Me
51,489,262 4:48 2000-08-08
It's All Been Done
It's All Been Done
35,530,045 3:26 1998-07-07
Odds Are
Odds Are
34,895,080 3:02 2013-01-01
Big Bang Theory Theme
Big Bang Theory Theme
27,667,381 1:45 2010-10-11
The Old Apartment
The Old Apartment
22,631,854 3:30 1996-03-15
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
22,518,613 4:48 1992-07-28
Gotta Be Patient
Gotta Be Patient
16,403,945 2:40 2020-05-01
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings
16,106,956 3:26 2004-10-05
Lovers in a Dangerous Time
Lovers in a Dangerous Time
10,289,101 4:07 2001-11-13
One Little Slip - From "Chicken Little"
One Little Slip - From "Chicken Little"
8,141,559 2:52 2005-01-01
Invisible Fence
Invisible Fence
6,876,884 2:50 2017-11-11
Lookin’ Up
Lookin’ Up
6,876,884 2:50 2017-11-11
Be My Yoko Ono
Be My Yoko Ono
6,845,826 2:45 1992-07-28
Call and Answer
Call and Answer
6,130,525 5:49 1998-07-07
Falling for the First Time
Falling for the First Time
5,745,055 3:39 2000-09-01
Did I Say That Out Loud?
Did I Say That Out Loud?
5,187,701 2:28 2013-01-01
Jane
Jane
5,178,035 4:04 1994-08-12
What a Good Boy
What a Good Boy
4,969,494 3:55 1992-07-28
Alcohol
Alcohol
4,827,201 3:43 1998-07-07
Eif's Lament
Eif's Lament
4,414,621 3:39 2004-10-05
Another Postcard
Another Postcard
4,195,859 3:25 2003-01-01
Brian Wilson - Live
Brian Wilson - Live
4,136,771 4:45 1996-11-19
Enid
Enid
3,420,779 4:07 1992-07-28
Too Little Too Late
Too Little Too Late
3,290,561 3:24 2000-09-01
Who Needs Sleep?
Who Needs Sleep?
3,180,085 3:44 1998-07-07
Light Up My Room
Light Up My Room
3,081,450 3:36 1998-07-07
The Old Apartment
The Old Apartment
2,802,671 3:24 2001-11-13
I Saw Three Ships
I Saw Three Ships
2,794,704 1:07 2004-10-05
Hello City
Hello City
2,455,979 3:22 1992-07-28
7 8 9
7 8 9
2,173,676 1:33 2007-01-01
I'll Be That Girl
I'll Be That Girl
2,075,546 3:34 1998-07-07
Green Christmas
Green Christmas
1,794,039 2:34 2004-10-05
Duct Tape Heart
Duct Tape Heart
1,788,716 3:04 2015-06-02
Bringing It Home
Bringing It Home
1,769,393 3:04 2017-11-11
I Have A Little Dreidel
I Have A Little Dreidel
1,748,655 0:52 2004-10-05
Testing 1, 2, 3
Testing 1, 2, 3
1,716,275 3:32 2003-09-23
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bells
1,714,754 3:57 2004-10-05
Some Fantastic
Some Fantastic
1,669,379 4:17 1998-07-07
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
1,597,707 2:12 2004-10-05
Break Your Heart - Live
Break Your Heart - Live
1,589,668 5:07 1996-11-19
Little Green Bag
Little Green Bag
1,561,951 3:49 1999-01-01
Easy
Easy
1,559,173 4:29 2006-07-18
What a Good Boy - Live
What a Good Boy - Live
1,537,788 4:50 1996-11-19
Never Is Enough
Never Is Enough
1,470,182 3:23 1998-07-07
Hanukkah Blessings
Hanukkah Blessings
1,462,583 3:28 2004-10-05
Grade 9
Grade 9
1,452,448 2:55 1992-07-28
Crazy ABC's
Crazy ABC's
1,448,871 3:49 2007-01-01
Get in Line - King of the Hill Soundtrack
Get in Line - King of the Hill Soundtrack
1,427,169 3:40 1998-07-07
Life, in a Nutshell
Life, in a Nutshell
1,420,155 3:14 1994-08-12
Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne
1,417,179 3:05 2004-10-05
Good Life
Good Life
1,411,398 3:21 2021-07-16
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Do They Know It's Christmas?
1,402,885 3:32 2004-10-05
Shoebox
Shoebox
1,391,506 2:56 1995-09-19
Canada Dry
Canada Dry
1,371,856 3:10 2017-11-11
Green Christmas - From "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Soundtrack
Green Christmas - From "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Soundtrack
1,353,162 2:36 2000-01-01
Blame It on Me
Blame It on Me
1,331,118 3:54 1992-07-28
When I Fall - Live
When I Fall - Live
1,318,742 4:24 1996-11-19
Alternative Girlfriend
Alternative Girlfriend
1,274,955 4:22 1994-08-12
You Run Away
You Run Away
1,222,586 4:22 2010-03-23
When You Dream
When You Dream
1,221,616 5:19 1998-07-07
Carol Of The Bells
Carol Of The Bells
1,191,263 3:01 2004-10-05
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
1,182,048 4:35 1992-07-28
It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)
It's Only Me (The Wizard of Magicland)
1,176,610 2:34 2001-11-13
Pollywog In A Bog
Pollywog In A Bog
1,153,951 3:05 2007-01-01
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
1,115,289 0:59 2004-10-05
Christmastime (Oh Yeah)
Christmastime (Oh Yeah)
1,105,354 2:16 2004-10-05
The Old Apartment - Live
The Old Apartment - Live
1,082,526 3:21 1996-11-19
Leave
Leave
1,080,890 3:24 1998-07-07
Boomerang
Boomerang
1,060,389 2:35 2013-01-01
Flip
Flip
1,051,624 3:07 2021-04-12
In the Car
In the Car
1,045,113 3:53 1998-07-07
O Holy Night
O Holy Night
1,043,553 1:09 2004-10-05
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live
1,027,865 5:11 1996-11-19
Go Home
Go Home
1,023,405 2:43 2000-09-01
Christmas Pics
Christmas Pics
1,016,321 2:14 2004-10-05
Gonna Walk
Gonna Walk
1,005,742 2:40 2013-01-01
New Disaster
New Disaster
996,594 3:59 2021-06-04
Footprints
Footprints
990,098 3:14 2004-10-05
Snowman
Snowman
972,233 2:59 2004-10-05
Thanks That Was Fun
Thanks That Was Fun
950,906 3:40 2001-11-13
Told You So
Told You So
934,205 4:22 1998-07-07
Sleigh Ride
Sleigh Ride
922,290 0:46 2004-10-05
Wonderful Christmastime
Wonderful Christmastime
912,077 1:19 2004-10-05
Raisins
Raisins
873,361 1:40 2007-01-01
Sunshine
Sunshine
870,893 3:57 2017-11-11
The Ninjas
The Ninjas
866,102 1:06 2007-01-01
Never Do Anything
Never Do Anything
858,384 3:51 2000-09-01
Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel / / Hidden Sun (Hidden Track)
Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel / / Hidden Sun (Hidden Track)
838,451 8:52 2000-09-01
Box Set
Box Set
799,688 4:49 1992-07-28
This Is Where It Ends
This Is Where It Ends
798,207 2:53 1996-03-15
The King of Bedside Manor
The King of Bedside Manor
782,365 2:27 1992-07-28
Good Times
Good Times
775,714 4:02 2017-04-14
Deck The Stills
Deck The Stills
773,217 0:32 2004-10-05
One Week - Live in Dallas, 3/11/2004
One Week - Live in Dallas, 3/11/2004
767,261 3:29 2004-07-06
Gonna Walk
Gonna Walk
744,123 2:41 2017-04-14
The Flag
The Flag
738,988 3:53 1992-07-28
Jane - Live
Jane - Live
720,293 3:59 1996-11-19
Theme from The Big Bang Theory - Freestyle Version
Theme from The Big Bang Theory - Freestyle Version
717,936 0:40 2019-05-17
These Apples
These Apples
711,679 3:10 1994-08-12
New Kid (On the Block)
New Kid (On the Block)
686,961 4:13 1992-07-28
Crazy
Crazy
679,821 4:51 1992-07-28
A
A
674,679 4:20 1994-08-12
Limits
Limits
660,498 4:29 2013-01-01
Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
660,080 3:24 1996-03-15
Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank - Live
Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank - Live
637,383 3:28 1996-11-19
Life, in a Nutshell - Live
Life, in a Nutshell - Live
625,844 2:40 1996-11-19
Best Damn Friend
Best Damn Friend
618,221 3:49 2013-01-01
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy II: Popcorn
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy II: Popcorn
617,303 1:17 2007-01-01
Keepin' It Real
Keepin' It Real
615,096 3:32 2013-01-01
The Old Apartment
The Old Apartment
598,056 3:13 2017-03-10
Bank Job
Bank Job
589,161 4:27 2006-09-08
I Love You
I Love You
580,466 4:09 1992-07-28
When I Fall
When I Fall
578,606 4:04 1996-03-15
Hello City - Live
Hello City - Live
578,521 3:13 1996-11-19
Break Your Heart
Break Your Heart
577,810 4:57 1996-03-15
Get Back Up
Get Back Up
575,478 3:02 2015-06-02
For You
For You
574,874 3:27 2003-09-23
Off the Hook
Off the Hook
563,456 4:34 2000-09-01
The Humour of the Situation
The Humour of the Situation
555,161 3:45 2000-09-01
Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Outtake
Lovers in a Dangerous Time - Outtake
554,943 4:01 1997-04-22
Give It Back To You
Give It Back To You
543,689 2:47 2013-01-01
Narrow Streets
Narrow Streets
542,931 2:31 2017-04-14
You Run Away
You Run Away
532,451 3:55 2010-01-01
Lovin' Life
Lovin' Life
530,365 3:35 2023-06-23
Conventioneers
Conventioneers
510,902 3:43 2000-09-01
Smile
Smile
509,352 2:27 2013-01-01
Say What You Want
Say What You Want
499,690 3:35 2015-06-02
War on Drugs
War on Drugs
492,432 5:32 2003-09-23
Maybe Katie
Maybe Katie
479,790 2:57 2003-09-23
I Can Sing
I Can Sing
464,200 1:09 2007-01-01
Off His Head
Off His Head
463,494 4:11 2013-01-01
We Took The Night
We Took The Night
461,077 2:14 2017-11-11
Shoe Box - Radio Remix
Shoe Box - Radio Remix
459,818 3:09 1999-01-01
Baby Seat
Baby Seat
450,255 4:14 2000-09-01
Sell, Sell, Sell
Sell, Sell, Sell
449,421 4:01 2000-09-01
These Apples - Live
These Apples - Live
431,304 3:60 1996-11-19
One Week
One Week
424,704 3:08 2017-04-14
Diamonds, Diamonds
Diamonds, Diamonds
409,270 3:30 2019-02-22
Helicopters
Helicopters
408,618 4:33 2000-09-01
Here Come The Geese
Here Come The Geese
400,698 3:13 2007-01-01
Odds Are
Odds Are
400,586 3:09 2017-03-10
Eraser
Eraser
397,520 2:24 2007-01-01
Daydreamin'
Daydreamin'
393,687 5:46 2013-01-01
Four Seconds
Four Seconds
375,098 2:45 2010-03-23
Crawl
Crawl
372,632 6:48 2013-01-01
The Old Apartment - Live
The Old Apartment - Live
360,029 3:42 2016-05-20
Matter Of Time
Matter Of Time
357,001 3:36 2015-06-02
Navigate
Navigate
354,805 4:44 2017-11-11
Aluminum
Aluminum
354,601 4:34 2003-09-23
Allergies
Allergies
349,264 1:48 2007-01-01
Louis Loon
Louis Loon
345,083 2:58 2007-01-01
Shopping
Shopping
326,712 3:34 2003-09-23
Upside Down
Upside Down
322,453 3:14 2003-09-23
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy I: Snacktime
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy I: Snacktime
322,167 3:30 2007-01-01
Food Party
Food Party
318,736 1:40 2007-01-01
The Township Of King
The Township Of King
317,198 4:09 2017-11-11
Silverball
Silverball
316,513 4:37 2015-06-02
A Word For That
A Word For That
308,236 1:40 2007-01-01
Celebrity
Celebrity
307,902 3:29 2003-09-23
Big Back Yard
Big Back Yard
305,824 3:58 2021-07-16
Here Before
Here Before
303,263 3:55 2015-06-02
I Don't Like
I Don't Like
301,458 3:07 2007-01-01
Sound Of Your Voice
Sound Of Your Voice
291,202 3:17 2006-09-08
Bad Day
Bad Day
289,670 3:42 2007-01-01
Am I the Only One?
Am I the Only One?
288,925 4:49 1994-08-12
One Week - Pull's Break Remix
One Week - Pull's Break Remix
287,300 3:24 2012-05-04
Passcode
Passcode
286,257 2:36 2015-06-02
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy III: Vegetable Town
The Canadian Snacktime Trilogy III: Vegetable Town
284,967 2:31 2007-01-01
Brian Wilson - Live
Brian Wilson - Live
282,945 4:08 2016-05-20
Drawing
Drawing
281,192 1:44 2007-01-01
Odds Are - Live
Odds Are - Live
276,532 3:12 2016-05-20
Old Apartment - 1995 Demo
Old Apartment - 1995 Demo
272,993 1:48 2012-05-04
You Will Be Waiting
You Will Be Waiting
268,900 3:45 1994-08-12
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live
268,057 6:37 2016-05-20
Things
Things
266,442 0:57 2007-01-01
My Big Sister
My Big Sister
263,970 0:54 2007-01-01
What A Wild Tune
What A Wild Tune
263,429 2:32 2007-01-01
Humungous Tree
Humungous Tree
262,736 3:31 2007-01-01
Lookin’ Up - acoustic
Lookin’ Up - acoustic
258,132 2:59 2019-05-30
One Week - Live
One Week - Live
258,121 3:26 2016-05-20
Intermittently
Intermittently
257,585 3:06 1994-08-12
Long Way Back Home
Long Way Back Home
252,484 4:39 1998-07-07
She's on Time
She's on Time
250,687 3:22 1998-07-07
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live 5/01/04 Glasgow
If I Had $1,000,000 - Live 5/01/04 Glasgow
248,511 7:38 2004-07-06
Dusty Rooms
Dusty Rooms
248,082 3:20 2017-11-11
Piece Of Cake
Piece Of Cake
246,633 3:25 2015-06-02
Here Together
Here Together
246,549 4:06 2021-07-16
Big Bang Theory Theme - Live
Big Bang Theory Theme - Live
246,381 1:50 2016-05-20
Canada Dry - acoustic
Canada Dry - acoustic
245,604 3:10 2019-05-30
Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog)
Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog)
243,817 2:18 2019-01-15
Keepin' It Real
Keepin' It Real
243,393 4:12 2017-03-10
Bringing It Home - acoustic
Bringing It Home - acoustic
242,625 3:09 2019-05-30
Flat Earth
Flat Earth
241,468 3:36 2021-07-16
I Know
I Know
239,606 3:03 1996-03-15
Next Time
Next Time
238,037 3:50 2003-09-23
Toe To Toe
Toe To Toe
237,921 3:17 2015-06-02
Curious
Curious
237,344 2:01 2007-01-01
Wind It Up
Wind It Up
236,474 4:27 2006-09-08
Gonna Walk - Live
Gonna Walk - Live
235,638 3:23 2016-05-20
Odds Are - Acoustic
Odds Are - Acoustic
235,415 3:06 2014-07-01
Every Subway Car
Every Subway Car
231,903 3:50 2010-01-01
Flying Dreams
Flying Dreams
231,081 4:33 2017-11-11
Stomach vs. Heart
Stomach vs. Heart
229,330 2:29 1996-03-15
Landed on My Head
Landed on My Head
228,139 2:43 2021-12-17
Live Well
Live Well
227,567 4:13 2021-07-16
Narrow Streets
Narrow Streets
226,764 2:55 2015-06-02
Hold My Hand
Hold My Hand
224,862 3:60 2015-06-02
Who Can It Be Now? - Live
Who Can It Be Now? - Live
224,832 4:52 2016-05-20
You + Me Vs The World
You + Me Vs The World
223,718 3:38 2017-11-11
One Night
One Night
222,506 3:18 2023-08-18
Everything Old Is New Again
Everything Old Is New Again
221,582 4:14 1994-08-12
Nobody Better
Nobody Better
219,964 3:02 2017-11-11
Too Old
Too Old
219,816 3:01 2023-07-21
Pinch Me - Live
Pinch Me - Live
217,992 4:46 2016-05-20
When I Fall
When I Fall
217,498 4:06 2017-04-14
The Old Apartment - Radio Remix
The Old Apartment - Radio Remix
214,957 3:34 1997-04-22
I Live with It Every Day
I Live with It Every Day
214,514 4:30 1996-03-15
Summertime
Summertime
214,444 3:52 2010-03-23
Bull In A China Shop
Bull In A China Shop
214,217 3:25 2006-09-08
Call Me Calmly
Call Me Calmly
213,146 2:52 1996-03-15
Don't Shuffle Me Back
Don't Shuffle Me Back
211,099 3:17 2017-03-10
Wishing
Wishing
207,777 2:12 2007-01-01
Another Heartbreak
Another Heartbreak
204,994 3:24 2010-03-23
Take It Back
Take It Back
204,227 4:01 2006-09-08
Maybe You're Right
Maybe You're Right
202,961 4:27 2006-09-08
Second Best
Second Best
197,940 3:21 2003-09-23
Adrift
Adrift
197,826 3:36 2006-09-08
Take It Outside
Take It Outside
197,627 3:49 2003-09-23
Running Out Of Ink
Running Out Of Ink
197,345 3:59 2007-02-06
20/20 Hindsight
20/20 Hindsight
195,873 3:52 2017-11-11
Some Fantastic
Some Fantastic
194,290 4:33 2017-04-14
Globetrot
Globetrot
191,028 3:28 2015-06-02
Get Back Up - Live
Get Back Up - Live
186,733 3:12 2016-05-20
Bag Of Bones
Bag Of Bones
185,161 3:37 2017-11-11
Unfinished
Unfinished
184,847 2:59 2003-09-23
Angry People
Angry People
180,593 4:02 2007-02-06
Roll Out
Roll Out
180,587 3:06 2021-07-16
The Wrong Man Was Convicted
The Wrong Man Was Convicted
178,344 5:06 1994-08-12
For You
For You
176,324 3:47 2017-04-14
Same Thing
Same Thing
175,782 4:01 1996-03-15
Oh Yoko
Oh Yoko
175,483 4:06 2007-06-11
Falling For The First Time - Live
Falling For The First Time - Live
174,447 5:12 2016-05-20
Blame It On Me - Acoustic
Blame It On Me - Acoustic
171,507 4:43 2014-07-01
Blame It on Me - Acoustic
Blame It on Me - Acoustic
171,507 4:43 2014-07-01
Everything Had Changed
Everything Had Changed
167,622 3:22 2006-09-08
Ordinary
Ordinary
164,553 4:10 2010-03-23
Tired Of Fighting With You
Tired Of Fighting With You
161,116 3:46 2015-06-02
Have You Seen My Love
Have You Seen My Love
160,039 2:54 2003-09-23
Spider in My Room
Spider in My Room
158,625 4:04 1996-03-15
Home
Home
156,476 3:35 2006-09-08
Great Provider
Great Provider
155,795 4:35 1994-08-12
Light Up My Room - Live
Light Up My Room - Live
150,643 4:26 2016-05-20
Man Made Lake
Man Made Lake
147,936 5:19 2021-07-16
The Fog Of Writing
The Fog Of Writing
147,665