Tragically Hip Song Opens New CBC Series ‘Anne’

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The CBC has revealed the opening sequence for its upcoming television series “Anne” and it features a tune by Kingston’s Tragically Hip.

The Hip’s “Ahead by a Century” plays over the title sequence for the show, which is based on the Anne of Green Gables novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

The CBC describes ANNE as a drama series that centers on a young, orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother.

Ahead by a Century” is the first single from The Tragically Hip’s fifth studio album, Trouble at the Henhouse.

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It hit number one on Canada’s singles chart and was nominated for Best Single at the 1997 Juno Awards.The song was certified Platinum in 2016.

The music video won for Best Video at the 1996 Much Music Video Awards and nominated for Best Video at the 1997 Juno Awards.

Ahead by a Century” was the last song performed at the Hip’s final Man Machine Poem tour concert in Kingston’s K-Rock Centre on August 20, 2016.

The new series ANNE premiers Sunday, March 19th on CBC. Learn more about the show on Facebook or at Check out the opening sequence below.

Did You Know?

Both Anne and members of the Tragically Hip are graduates of Queen’s! Anne attended the fictional Queen’s Academy at the age of 15 and The Hip are Queen’s University alumni.