5 Famous Songs About Dogs
What is better than music to express your love, right? Why then leave your furry buddies behind?
Here are our favourite songs about dogs. Enjoy :)
Martha My Dear
Fun Fact: Paul McCartney’s first-ever pup, an Old English sheepdog named Martha, not only brought out his softer side, but she received her very own track on the Beatles’ “White Album” in 1968. “She was a dear pet of mine,” he once said of the pooch. “I remember John [Lennon] being amazed to see me being so loving to an animal. He said, ‘I’ve never seen you like that before.’ I’ve since thought, you know, he wouldn’t have. It’s only when you’re cuddling around with a dog that you’re in that mode, and she was a very cuddly dog.”
Fun Fact: Neil Young wrote this song for his hound dog, Elvis, who spent years traveling with him on his tour bus and was the one he told “about everything.” If you’ve ever shared the highs and lows of your day with your always-nonjudgmental canine, you know exactly what Neil is talking about.
Man of the Hour
Fun Fact: This gorgeous bluesy number is an homage to Norah’s poodle, Ralph, who turns out to be much better company than any of her potential boyfriends. “I like to say that he’s a scruffy, manly poodle. Because you say poodle and people start rolling their eyes,” she explained. “My dogological clock started to tick. So I got a dog — it’s great. I’m madly in love with him.”
Fun Fact: One of the many storytelling ditties inspired by Dolly’s impoverished childhood, this sweet and moving tale about her devoted dog will have you sniffling as you remember the “best friend that [you] ever had.”
I love my dog
Fun Fact: Cat Stevens acknowledged that the subject of his very first single probably seemed “very strange,” what with his first name and all, but he noted, “I meant it.”