As the weather warms up, you and your dog are likely to spend more time outside. You may go for runs, long walks, car rides, or even a road trip to the beach. While you’re hanging out with your dog, here are some dog songs to add to your summer playlist:
1. “Hound Dog” – Elvis Presley
This song has been recorded over 250 times, the most notable recording being Elvis Presley’s. Presley’s version of “Hound Dog” is one of the best-selling singles of all time with over 10 million copies sold globally.
It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988 and has made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll” as well as Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
2. “Black Dog” – Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin released “Black Dog” in 1971. The single reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and hit number 10 in Australia. It’s considered one of Led Zeppelin’s most instantly recognizable tracks. “Black Dog” made the list of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
3. “Atomic Dog” – George Clinton
“Atomic Dog” was a single off of George Clinton’s album Computer Games, which was released in 1982. It reached number 1 on the R&B Chart in the US. Although it didn’t make it into the Billboard Hot 100, it has gained some notoriety since thanks to being sampled in a variety of hip hop songs.
4. “Who Let the Dogs Out?” – Baha Men
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” was the summer jam when it was released in July 2000. It won a Grammy in 2001 for Best Dance Recording. It topped the charts in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand while breaking into the top 40 in the US.
5. “The Puppy Song” – Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson released “The Puppy Song” in 1969. It’s been covered a few times since its release and is always a great listen when you’re in the mood for a song about puppies.
6. “Gonna Buy Me a Dog” – The Monkees
“Gonna Buy Me a Dog” appears on the band’s first studio album, which was titled The Monkees.
7. “Ol’ Red” – Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton recorded and released “Ol’ Red” in 2002. It was the final single and the third release of his debut album, which was self-titled. It became a top 20 hit and a Country music classic.
8. “Diamond Dogs” – David Bowie
“Diamond Dogs” is a single off of David Bowie’s eighth studio album of the same name. It was released in 1974 and was certified Gold in the US, UK, and France.
9. “The More Boys I Meet” – Carrie Underwood
“The More Boys I Meet” is a single off of Carrie Underwood’s second studio album Carnival Ride. It was released in the US in 2007.
With these songs on your playlist, you and your dog can enjoy a summer jam together, whether it’s during the dog days of summer or not.