8. The Tragically Hip
They've been called Canada's R.E.M., but up there, many see R.E.M. as America's Tragically Hip. Over the last 30 years, the Tragically Hip have scored a staggering amount of hit songs and albums in Canada, but in America, they've never been more than a cult act. None of their albums has cracked the Top 100 in America, but they have eight Number Ones in Canada. It's unlikely that's lost them much sleep; they have a huge audience and can sell out most venues across the country. They released Plan A in October 2012 and it peaked at Number Three in Canada, their worst showing there in over two decades. Strangely, it reached Number 129 in America, their best yet. Maybe things are starting to change, but probably not.