pets The Best Songs About Dogs  

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List Rules Songs that are about man's best friend, the dog.

Man’s best friend – our warmest, fuzziest thoughts come to mind when we think about our dogs. They’re part of our family, the one that is always the very first to greet us when we come home, the one who patiently sleeps by our beds all night waiting for the moment we wake up, the one we can always count on to be there for us when no one else can be found. Pet pooches have even inspired many songs.

This list features the best songs about our dogs. They are songs that were inspired by the furry friends of the artists who wrote them. Each song on this list either was written because of the emotions of owning a dog or mentions the word “dog” or “puppy” within the song itself. They span genres, artists, and time periods.

The list contains songs like, “I Love My Dog” by Cat Stevens, “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin, “Martha My Dear” by The Beatles and “Cracker Jack” by Dolly Parton.

Vote up your favorite doggy track or add one you love that isn't already on the list. Hopefully the songs on this list will remind you of your special furry friend, and who knows – maybe your dog will even dance to the music with you!
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Black Dog Led Zeppelin

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kingbee63 added Dogs Pink Floyd

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66 42
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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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I Love My Dog Cat Stevens

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Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas

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slaft added Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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The Puppy Song Harry Nillson

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Feed Jake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
Flipper282 added Feed Jake Pirates of the Mississippi

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The Cutest Mixed Dog Breeds

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Dog Songs Kirk Olsen

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chrisinsanfran added Barking at the Moon

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Diamond Dogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
slaft added Diamond Dogs David Bowie

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Tara DeSandro added Gonna Buy Me a Dog The Monkees - The Monkees

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Bill McThrill added Atomic Dog George Clinton

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Shannon Henry Gross

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Hair of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
punksnotdead added Hair of the Dog Bauhaus

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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kingbee63 added Seamus Pink Floyd

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Dog Days Are Over Florence and the Machine

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slaft added Old Blue The Byrds - w/Joan Baez

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JessicaDaitch added Cha-cha-cha Chihuahua

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Blue Peter, Paul and Mary

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Thom Ovacek added Hounds of Love Kate Bush

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Thom Ovacek added Snoopy vs. The Red Baron The Royal Guardsmen

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Thom Ovacek added Gimme Back My Dog Slobberbone

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Puppy Love Paul Anka

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JessicaDaitch added My Dog and Me John Hiatt & The Goners

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Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
punksnotdead added Dogs of War The Exploited

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Cracker Jack Dolly Parton

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is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
punksnotdead added Adam & The Ants

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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My Best Friend Heidi Winzinger

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Like My Dog Billy Currington

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My Dog and Me John Hiatt

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kingbee63 added Quiche Lorraine The B-52's

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slaft added Old King Neil Young

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mwlittletreasures added Everything Reminds Me of My Dog Jane Siberry

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sarah.e.hutto added I Love My Dog by Sublime

The Best Dogs for Allergies

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The Puppy Song Harry Nillson

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4 11
Goldies Last Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Dogs
david-murphy added Goldies Last Day

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slaft added Dog Eat Dog Ted Nugent

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kingbee63 added Jessie Paw

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The Dog Song Nellie McKay

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Better With You There Daniel James Reising