Voting Station

Rita MacNeil

Please vote to return to collections.


The Resume

    (May 28, 1944-April 16, 2013)
    Best known for the single 'Flying On Your Own'
    Made a cameo appearance on 'Trailer Park Boys' (May 2004)

Why she might be annoying:

    She is grossly obese.
    Her weight has made her the brunt of jokes by critics.
    She has a really high pitched voice.
    She was virtually unheard of until 'Flying On Your Own' made it to the mainstream music charts in 1987.
    She'll always be remembered for her physical appearance then for her music.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She has a good sense of humor.
    She doesn't take offense at jokes made about her weight.
    She owns a tea house in her hometown on Cape Breton Island.
    She sang the Canadian national anthem at the 1993 World Series.
    She hosted a popular variety show on CBC in the mid 90's.
    She has been appointed to both the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia.

Credit: Ricky

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 16 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 43.48% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 112 Votes: 66.07% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 32 Votes: 59.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 121 Votes: 53.72% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 49 Votes: 53.06% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 99 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 236 Votes: 73.31% Annoying