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10 Classic Rock n Roll Artist To Feature On Your Dog's Playlist!

12 Dec 2014 | by Srishti Das | Posted in: Wag Wiki

music and dogs

Whether as hellhounds or loyal companions, our furry best friends have been part of our lives forthousands of years. Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Lobo and the history Rock and Roll put together some of the most touching and memorable songs about dogs. Think of these tunes as a music lover's best friend. Here is our list of 10 artist and their best tracks to enjoy with your dear.

1."Martha My Dear” and “Hey Bulldog”  - The Beatles

Although there has been a controversy about whom the song is really written about.-“Martha” in this song is indeed not a human. She's an Old English Sheepdog who Paul McCartney adopted in 1965. They also had another song in the ‘Yellow Submarine’ record called ‘Hey Bulldog’.

The song boasts of being one of the Beatles’ best riffs, John Lennon’s patented lyrical mix of nonsense,wisdom, and vitriol, one of George Harrison’s most ecstatic solos, a tremendous bass line from Paul McCartney, and wild barking and howling from the boys, adding up to one of the Beatles’ most raucous tracks: “You think you know me but you haven’t got a clue.”

2."Hound Dog” and “Old Sheep” - Elvis Presley

"You ain’t nothing but a hound dog...” is one of the biggest hits by the legend Elvis. And we know why, it’s because it has to do with a dog. We’d love to be hound dogs (or any dog) and groove to this  1956 classic. 

But that’s not it, the legend also wrote a great cover of a sad tale. In 1933, country singer Red Foley wrote this song ‘Old sheep’about his childhood German Shepherd Dog, Hoover, who was poisoned by a neighbor.

3. “Dogs” – Pink Floyd

It doesn’t take much to get a Pink Floyd song on your playlist. Although the song doesn’t have much to do with Dogs, the band has a song titled ‘Dogs’ with the ambient Pink Floyd sound. This definitely puts it in our list.

4. ”Me and You and A Dog Named Boo” – Lobo

Well, relax and sit back, play the song sitting on a rocking chair with your dog on your lap, slowly rubbing it’s soft furry cover on a warn winter afternoon. Perfection!

5. Bob Dylan, “One Too Many Mornings”

The first line, “down the street the dogs are barking,” sets the mood on the song with Dylan’s weary recognition that “you’re right from your side and I’m right from mine. We’re both just one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind.” The song also features Johnny Cash and John Lennon in some versions.

6. "Black Dog” - Led Zeppelin

You can't write a list of Rock songs without Led Zepplin on the list. They manage to make this list too with their song inspired by a black dog that wandered by the studio during a recording session.

7. "Old King” - Neil Young

It's apparently a true story that Neil Young never went on tour without Elvis aka King. So, he had to sing a tale about his beloved hound dog that was always on the road with him.

8. “The Promised Land” – Bruce Sprinsteen

The chorus of 'The Promised Land” from 1978’sDarkness on the Edge of Townsays it all: 

“The dogs on Main Street howl ‘cause they understand if I could take one moment into my hands,Mister, I ain’t a boy, no I’m a man, and I believe in a Promised Land.”

Dogs live in the moment, the Boss seems to imply, and they believe in themselves and in us.

9."Cracker Jack” and “Gypsy, Joe and Me” - Dolly Parton

The Country music star wrote a nice, wholesome, sweet song about a woman and her faithful dog. 

The lyrics definitely of ‘Cracker Jack’ say it all:

"The best friend that I ever had was Cracker Jack.But he was more than that.A playmate, a companion.He was loving and understanding That was Cracker Jack.”

But that wasn’t all.Dolly Parton specially loved to write about dogs and also wrote her popular song “Gypsy, Joe and Me”.


10."Man of the Hour” - Norah Jones

Norah Jones wrote this beautiful ballad for the furry, four-legged "man” in her life: her Poodle,Ralph. This song gives you the perfect reason as to why dogs are the best men in a woman’s life.

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