Monday, August 25, 2008

Top 10 Songs With "Dog" In the Name

A repost from Sept, of 2008.
  1. Hound Dog, Elvis Presley
  2. The Dog Song, Nellie McKay
  3. I Love My Dog (As Much as I love You) - Cat Stevens
  4. Walking the Dog, Rufus Thomas
  5. Even a Dog Can Shake Hands, Warren Zevon
  6. I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treat Me) Bobby “Blue” Bland
  7. If Dogs Run Free, Bob Dylan
  8. Dirty Ol' Egg-Sucking Dog, Johnny Cash
  9. Hey Bulldog by The Beatles
  10. Wild Pack of Family Dogs by Modest Mouse

Did I miss some?
Of course!
How about Gonna Buy Me a Dog by The Monkees? Or Everything Reminds Me of My Dog by Jane Sibbery? Or Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo? Or Black Dog by Led Zeppelin? Or Walking the Dog by Aerosmith? Or Dog On Wheels by Belle and Sebastian? Dog Eat Dog by Adam and the Ants? Or Yellow Dog Blues by Bessie Smith? Or the haunting Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War by Paul Simon? Or the haunting Ghost of a Dog by Edie Brickell (Paul Simon's wife and the voice of The New Bohemians)?

And then there are the great songs about dogs that do not have dog in the title, such a Ol' Red by Blake Shelton or Old King by Neil Young. Or the twisted Dead Puppies by Dr. Demento, or Fido your Leash Is Too Long by The Magnetic Fields.
And where do you place The Bitch is Back by Elton John, with pole dance by Pamela Anderson?
Others? Add them in the comments!

The only requirement is that the song be on Youtube.


Anonymous said...

Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men

Heather Houlahan said...

The Beach Boys' "Shannon." Couldn't find the BB version on YouTube, but here's a cover:

Anonymous said...

1. "My Dog and Me" by John Hiatt (

Should be in your top 10.

2. "My Dog Thinks I'm Elvis" by Ray Herndon (

Worthy of an honorable mention.

3. "You Mangled My Dog" by Terri Hendrix (

Not as bad as the title suggests.

Dan & Margaret said...

"How Come My Dog Doesn't Bark (Whenever you come around?)".. I like the Dr John version, but YouTube only has The Loan Sharks (South Africa)

somedaysoonjrt said...

pirates of the mississippi sang "Feed Jake" anybody who has ever owned THAT DOG would understand....
"And if I die before I wake.... Feed Jake, he's been a good dog, my best friend right through it all..."
i'm kinda mushy like that!:)

wftmom said...

Joe Cool (Snoopy's alter ego) performed by B.B. King and available on the C.D. Happy Anniversary Charlie Brown. One of my all time favorite C.D.'s. Lyrics are credited to Desiree Goyette.

Sue in Denver

Sheila said...

"That Dog" by hair metal band Dangerous Toys is about a vicious homeless dog.

"Dog About Town" by Furry Murray and the Bow Wow Band.
I like their raggae song "Big Dogs Need More Food", but it wasn't on youtube. You can find a clip of it on CD Baby though:

Jemima Harrison said...

Love Me, Love My Dog - Peter Shelley. Absolute pants it is...

seeker said...

Ah, but you forgot my favorite.

GoD and DoG.

If you're an emotional type like me, I'll give a hanky warning.

soggy Debi and the TX JRTs
members of The First Church of Field and Stream.