Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sonic Sunday: The Mutt Mixx

I was listening to "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp" the other day and was suddenly hit with the inspiration to do a mix devoted to our furry little canine friends. Unfortunately, I'd already used that Zep tune in a past mix, so you won't be seeing it again here. But even without it, there are still plenty of songs that honor man's (and woman's) best friend, including these 10.

"The Puppy Song," Harry Nilsson - If only I could have a puppy/I'd call myself so very lucky/Just to have some company/To share a cup of tea with me/I'd take my puppy everywhere/La la la la I wouldn't care/Then we would stay away from crowds/With signs that said no dogs allowed

"The Dog Song," Nellie McKay - My life was tragic and sad/I was the archetypal loser/I was a pageant gone bad/Then there was you on time and wagging your tail/In the cutest mime and you was in jail/I said woof, be mine and you gave a wail

"I Love My Dog," Cat Stevens - I love my dog as much as I love you/But you may fade, my dog will always come through/All he asks from me is the food to give him strength/All he ever needs is love and that he knows he'll get

"My Dog And Me," John Hiatt & The Goners - Then she gives me that look/Like she'd lay down her life/No doubt she would in a minute, man/She'd face the bullet, oh she'd face the knife/Just to keep my butt from the fryin' pan

"Man Of The Hour," Norah Jones - You never lie/And you don’t cheat/And you don’t have any baggage tied to your forefeet/Do I deserve to be the one/Who will feed you breakfast, lunch, and dinner/And take you to the park at dawn/Will you really be my only man of the hour?

"Your Adorable Beast," Bobby Bare, Jr. - I look cute at the end of your leash/Your adorable beast/As I salivate on your shoes/Obedient and true/Loyal through and through/A fuzzy reflection of you

"Old King," Neil Young - King went a-howlin' after deer/Wasn't scared of jumpin' off the truck in high gear/King went a-sniffin' and he would go/Was the best old hound dog I ever did know

"Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long," The Magnetic Fields - Fido, your leash is too long/You go where you don’t belong/You’ve been digging in the rubble/Gettin’ bitches in trouble/Fido, your leash is too long

"Dog," Hunters & Collectors - Scratched at the gate and I scratched at the ground/My hair stands up when the gate swings around, yeah/It's all coming out into the open/And I'm licking your hand all over

"Atomic Dog," George Clinton - Like the boys/When they're out there walkin' the streets/May compete/Nothin' but the dog in ya/Why must I feel like that/Oh, why must I chase the cat?

I'm pretty sure the last two songs are dog/man metaphors, but I like them so they're staying in the mix.


Scope said...


Word ver: hersic

Even the internets doggin' ya.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

my dogs suck....

Jus sayin. Really, I love em'. Little fuckers.

SkylersDad said...

You could have listed just about any country song ever written, because they all have a dog and a truck in them.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

I love that Cat Stevens one. Aww...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

How much do you think dog songs outnumber cats songs in pop music?

Billy said...

I'm always jazzed about a list of songs where I don't know most of 'em. Excellent to play at the start of a Monday in the office!

red said...

Those puppies at the top are so cute!!

As usual, I don't know any of these song, but I'll give 'em a listen.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'd like to add "The Ghost of My Old Dog" by Jason Lytle. Man, that's some good shit for anyone who has a dead dog or two.

gennifer6 said...

Where's Iggy Pop, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" ?
Love dogs more than people, excellent post, dear!

ClevelandPoet said...

haha awesome.

what about:Dixie the Tiny Dog by Peter himmelman

"And in the middle of the day I sit in the sun and I hear young children call me a weiner dog, perhaps that's what I am The Germanic term is dachshund,and I like that I'm thin and I'm proud and no one can make fun of me"

carissajaded said...

Love this mix! Especially Nellie McKay. That song makes me so happy!


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