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The 5 Most Watched Canadian Music Videos of 2011

It's that time of the year again, where we reflect and reminisce about the music videos we watched and replayed since January.I present to you, the  five most-watched Canadian music videos of 2011!

5. Drake — "Headlines"

Drake sure has kept himself busy this year. The rapper released his second album Take Care, won an MuchMusic Video Award and has been nominated numerous awards, including three Grammys. In October, he released the first music video from Take Care called"Headlines." The song and the video are a combination of a nod to his fans and a tribute to his hometown of Toronto, Ontario. Shot in landmarks like the Rogers Centre and the CN Tower, the video is cool, crisp and confident. No wonder it appears on our list this year!

4. Simple Plan - "Jet Lag"

Shot in Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Simple Plan's "Jet Lag" appears at number four on our list. This year, the band released their fourth studio album, Get Your Heart On!, were nominated for an MMVA, toured the U.S.A. and announced their Canadian and European tours for 2012. With all the travel plans coming up, being jet lagged seems to be in store for the band a little while longer.

3. Justin Bieber ft. Rascal Flatts - "That Should Be Me"
This pairing is musical (and marketing) genius! The sweet voice of the Canadian golden boy pairedwith the country crooners, produces music that would make anyone root for the underdog. The video within a video takes a look behind the scenes at Bieber meeting Rascal Flatts and performing on a sound stage. It is a nice and relaxed change from his normal video routine of dancers and purple lights. The teen sensation has had a whirlwind year from releasing a 3D movie and a Christmas album to performing for Barack Obama and starting his own charity. We look forward to hearing his new material in 2012.

2. Nickelback - "When We Stand Together"
The theme of Nickelback's latest release, "When We Stand Together," seems reminiscent of their 2006 hit "If Everyone Cared." The song and video encourage the world to unite as one to take on our social problems. The video shows the band singing on a hillside while images of poverty-stricken regions flash by. Last month, the band performed at a football game in Detroit after more than 55,000 fans signed a petition begging them not to. Can't we all just get along?

1. Avril Lavigne - "What The Hell"
Canada's punk princess has returned to the musical spotlight after launching her new clothing line and perfume. In the video, which was nominated for two MMVAs, we see Lavigne stealing and crashing a taxicab, flirting with a basketball court full of guys and flipping the bird to the camera. Seems like the shenanigans have only become amplified since her first video "Complicated" burst onto the scene in 2003. However, through her tough exterior and loads of media attention, she can still deliver one catchy tune. So, what the hell?

Don't see a song here that you think should have been included? Leave a comment below!.

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