It takes a special breed of entertainer to morph a restyling of the Spider-Man theme into a Top 10 hit on the Canadian charts. Privacy rights have restricted our access to information on whether or not Michael Bublé has radioactive blood, but we can confirm that the Canuck was the right man (spider or otherwise) for the job. Joyous, glitzy and rich with colour, this cover scored a spot as the end credit music for Sam Rami's superhero blockbuster Spider-Man 2. (To be fair, that's just sensible placement. It's not like Blue Is The Warmest Colour or Amour would have been a better fit.)
A technicolor adult contemporary offering complete with tongue-in-cheek commentary on celebrity culture, "Hollywood" features Bublé basking in the light of pop and enjoying a healthy glow as a result. It's not your stereotypical Bublé tune, but that didn't stop this accessible number from being embraced with open arms by his fans.
8. White Christmas (featuring Bing Crosby)
Just like Boney M and the Chipmunks before him, Michael Bublé has carved out a special place as an unshakable staple in the Christmas music rotation. Heck, Bublé snagged the Juno for Album of the Year thanks to his megapopular Xmas record and he'll probably go down in history (Rudolph style) as the only act in Junodom to pull that feat off with a holiday offering. On 2011's Christmas, Bublé shares the classic "White Christmas" with Shania Twain, but we're giving the nod to the singer's technologically aided duet with Bing Crosby on his NBC holiday special. It's more gorgeous than gimmick and worthy of an annual revisiting every winter. (Both duets have their charms, mind you.)
7. After All (featuring Bryan Adams)
Michael Bublé and fellow Canadian superstar Bryan Adams aligned forces on this To Be Loved tune. (According to Bublé, the first ever he bought was an Adams offering.) "After All" is a soaring sunshine packed duet that makes a strong case for a Bublé/Adams album tumbling out one day.
Twisting and turning the heartstrings with a puppeteer's touch, offers up the semi-autobiographical tale of a man yearning to return home (SENSIBLE SONG TITLE AHOY!) to be with the one they love. This emotionally stirring track hit #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, earned the 2006 Single of the Year Juno and was the subject of hit covers from Blake Shelton and Westlife.
A chest tightening ballad for 2007's multi-platinum certified smash Call Me Irresponsible, "Lost" earned a Juno nomination for Single of the Year. Co-penned with Jann Arden, the track emerged following his breakup with longtime girlfriend Debbie Timuss. "I loved the girl. And I'll always love the girl," said Bublé before the album's release. "We just happened not to be right together, and we moved on. It was devastating. I mean, this was my best friend, you know?"
Elsewhere in the world of "Michael Bublé is a Juno nomination magnet," this cut also scored a Single of the Year nod. This remarkably charming love song cracked the Top 10 on the Canadian chart and by our calculations has soundtracked hundreds of thousands of anniversary gift reveals. "You're every line, you're every word, you're everything" sings the Canuck sweetheart as gasps break out wherever it's played.
3. Save The Last Dance For Me
No need to be nervous, you can trust Michael Bublé with your time-tested standards. Many a classic tune has been in safe hands with our crooner hero, including this 2006 rework of "Save The Last Dance For Me." Other legendary tunes given the Bublé treatment include "Me & Mrs. Jones," "Sway" and "Feeling Good."
2. It's A Beautiful Day
The oh-so-bubbly lead single off his warmly received 2013 full-length To Be Loved, "It's A Beautiful Day" is a concentrated dose of joy that springs to life in stereo and in concert. (Bublé made a habit of capping off the non-encore part of his tour setlist with the track.) The singer told the Associated Press that he wrote the song as an "anti-love song" for heartbroken folks that realized that their breakup was the best thing that ever happened to them. "Who did I write this song about? Harry Styles. He destroyed me. Broke my heart, man. Left me for Taylor," joked Bublé.
1. Haven't Met You Yet
Is there a better Bublé offering than this? "Haven't Met You Yet" boasts so many of the things we love about this Canadian megastar. This Juno Single of the Year decorated smash is unapologetically romantic, catchy as hell and oozes with that trademark Bublé charm. It doesn't hurt that the song's origin story has heartmelting capabilities, either. It's about his future wife Luisana Lopilato. "I wrote it because I had met this girl and there was nothing solid about anything of it," he told The Age in 2009. "She didn't speak English. She had just been in a relationship that was very public for her and so had I. There was every reason to not try to get into this predicament of a relationship, yet I did and it was weird. The song came from that – it was inspired by meeting her."