Top 5 Songs That Reference Dogs

We all love dogs. So it’s no wonder they’ve gained a mentionĀ in many popular songs. Not all of them are great (ah hem, Who Let the Dogs Out?) But today we made a list of some songs we think sound great and are all to do with man’s best friend.

1. Hound Dog

Did you know that this song has been recorded more than 250 times? The most well known recording of course is of Elvis, the King himself.

2. Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine

Lead singer Florence Welch used to see a giant text installment titled “Dog Days Are Over” by artist Ugo Rondinone while riding her bike over Waterloo bridge every day and this was the inspiration for this song.

3. White Knuckles – OK Go

Ok, while we realise this song doesn’t actually mention dogs, you have to see the film clip. It might even inspire you to learn how to teach a dog tricks!

4. I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens

This song was written by Cat Stevens and was in fact his first single. He apparently wrote the song about a dachshund he found tied to a post and when no one claimed it he took it home with him. He of course got attached to the dog and this song is the result.

5. Puppy Love – Paul Anka

Paul Anka wrote this song about a lady named Annette that he was having an affair with during a music tour! But it’s nice to think of cute puppies instead.