20 Songs With Dog in the Title

Dogs are a man’s best friend. Almost every household has a dog or two. They’re also a musician’s best friend, as evidenced by the number of songs that include the word “dog” in the title.

Whether it’s because dogs are loyal, lovable creatures, or just because they make great listening companions, musicians have been writing about dogs for centuries. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most famous songs with dog in the title.

1. “Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie

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The first song on our list is “Diamond Dogs” by David Bowie. The title track from his 1974 album of the same name, “Diamond Dogs” is a dark, menacing song about a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by dogs. The song was inspired by George Orwell’s novel and it now has almost a million views on Youtube.

2. “Dog and Butterfly” by Heart

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Heart’s “Dog and Butterfly” is a lot lighter than Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs.” It’s a beautiful song about the relationship between a dog and its owner.

This was released in 1978 for the album Heart Live In Pittsburgh 1978. It can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

3. “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin

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The next song is “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin. This track’s lyrics does not contain the title. It just so happens that they can’t think of a title so they based it on the nameless black dog that wandered around the place where they were working on the song. The song was released in 1971 for the album The Song Remains the Same.

4. “Dog’s A Best Friend’s Dog” by Tears for Fears

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“Dog’s A Best Friend’s Dog” is a song by Tears for Fears. It was released in 1993 for the album Elemental.

The song is about how dogs are always there for us, even when we don’t realize it. This now has over 150k views on Youtube and can still be streamed on all major music platforms out there.

5. “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (Official Audio)Elvis Presley – Hound Dog (Official Audio)

Elvis Presley is the next artist on our list with the song “Hound Dog.” This was released in 1956 and it is one of his most famous songs.

The song is about a woman who is treating him badly. It is one of the tracks under his album of the same title.

6. “Shake Dog Shake” by The Cure

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“Shake Dog Shake” is a song by The Cure. It was released in 1984 for the album The Top. It’s a rock song with a heavy bassline. This now has over 200k streams on Youtube.

The lyrics are haunting, and they describe a dream in which the singer sees a dog shaking. The song is about fear, and it’s one of The Cure’s most popular songs.

7. “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton

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Next on the list is “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton. This song was released in 1982 and it’s a funk song.

It is considered to be his most popular song under the album Computer Games. It now has almost 14 million views on Youtube and can also be streamed on other music platforms.

8. “Burning Dog” by Sugar Ray

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“Burning Dog” is a song by Sugar Ray. It was released in 1991 for the album 14:59. The lyrics are not clear, but they might be about a relationship or a break-up. It’s an underrated song with over 9k views so far on Youtube.

9. “A Salty Dog” by Procol Harum

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Procol Harum is a British rock band, and “A Salty Dog” is one of their most popular songs. It was released in 1969 on the album A Salty Dog.

The song is about a sailor’s life at sea. It has a lot of nautical references, and it’s one of the band’s most well-known songs.

10. “Rain Dogs” by Tom Waits

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“Rain Dogs” is a song by Tom Waits. It was released in 1985 on the album of the same title. The song is about the homeless and the people who live on the streets.

It’s a dark and depressing song, but it’s still worth a listen. It has over 250k views on Youtube and can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

11. “Big Black Dog” by Emmylou Harris

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Next on the list is “Big Black Dog” by Emmylou Harris. It was released in 2011 on the album Hard Bargain.

The song is about stray dogs that are caught and transferred to a shelter and how their lives are put on death row if nobody adopts them. It’s a sad song, but it’s also Emmylou Harris’ tribute to all the stray dogs out there.

12. “Givin’ The Dog A Bone” by AC/DC

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“Givin’ The Dog A Bone” is a song from AC/DC’s album, “The Razors Edge”. The song is about a man who is giving his woman a bone, but she’s not interested.

It was released in 1980 for their Back In Black album. It became a hit song with over 4 million Youtube views.

13. “Black Dog Barking” by Airbourne

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Airbourne is an Australian rock band and “Black Dog Barking” is the title track from their 2013 album of the same name. It’s about being the black dog in the industry, and fighting your way to the top. It is an underrated track and if you’re a fan of rock music, you should check it out.

14. “Dog eat Dog” by Adam & The Ants

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“Dog eat Dog” is a song from Adam & The Ants’ album, Kings of the Wild Frontier. It was released in 1980 and reached #4 on the UK charts.

The song is about how humans are just animals who will eat each other alive if they’re not careful. You can stream this hit song on all music platforms.

15. “Police Dog Blues” by Hugh Laurie

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The next song is “Police Dog Blues” by Hugh Laurie. This is a cover of an old blues song originally performed by Blind Blake in 1929.

Laurie’s version was released in 2011 on his album, Let Them Talk. It’s a great cover and if you’re a fan of the blues, you should check it out.

16. “Water Dog” by Roger Miller

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“Water Dog” is a song from Roger Miller’s album, The Return of Roger Miller. It was released in 1965 and the song is about a man who is trying to drown his sorrows by drinking himself into oblivion.

But even the water dogs won’t let him forget what he’s done. You can only stream the song on Youtube so go check it out.

17. “Space Dog” by Tori Amos

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Tori Amos is a singer-songwriter and “Space Dog” is a song from her album, Night of Hunters. It was released in 1994 and the song is about a woman who is lost in space and is trying to find her way back home. It’s a beautiful and haunting song, and you can stream it on all music platforms out there.

18. “Hot Dog!” by They Might Be Giants

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Next on the list is “Hot Dog!” by They Might Be Giants. It was released in 2008 on the album, Here Come the 123s.

It’s a popular children’s song that was also featured on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show. If you have kids, you should definitely check it out.

19. “Dogs” by Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd is a legendary rock band and “Dogs” is a song from their album, Animals. It was released in 1977 and the song is about how humans are the true animals.

It’s a great track to listen to if you’re a fan of rock music. You can stream it on all music platforms.

20. “Stray Dog” by New Order

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The last song on the list is “Stray Dog” by New Order. It was released in 2015 on their album, Music Complete.

The song is a love song about a man who is trying to find his way back to the woman he loves. It’s a beautiful track and it has over 400k Youtube views.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, a list of songs with dog in the title. I hope you enjoyed it and found some new tunes to check out. These songs vary in genres, so there’s something for everyone. Thanks for reading!