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August 24, 2010

I am working on a little fundraising item - creating an all dog song themed CD for the pug rescue org. to both play at events and to use as raffle / contest giveaways.

My goal was to have about 17 songs to fill up the CD but the problem is I have only been able to come up with 12.

So I'm hoping my dog loving readers will be able to step in and offer a few suggestions, for the good of the pugs.

The theme of the CD is "Pug Party Rescue Remix" so the songs can't be anything sad or slow or depressing. It Is an adult CD so kiddie songs like "How much is that doggy in the window", etc. won't really work for the format.

We are looking for upbeat songs that are danceable and / or can be rocked out to. The song can be about dogs (or wolves), contain the word dog in it, or better yet if you can hear dogs barking in the song. The song can also just convey the work we do in rescue for the dogs.

Here are the tracks I've chosen so far:

01. I Will Survive - Frank from the Men In Black movie
02. Atomic Dog - George Clinton
03. Who Let the Dogs Out? - Baha Men
04. Woof! There it is! - Shaggy Dog soundtrack
05. Been Caught Stealin' - Jane's Addiction
06. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
07. Lil' Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharoah's
08. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
09. Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
10. Every Dog Has his Day - Shaggy Dog Soundtrack
11. It's a Dog - Shaggy Dog Soundtrack
12. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

C'mon guys I know I am missing some good ones that just aren't coming up in my iTunes search - I just need 5 or so more if you have any to recommend.

I thank you, and the pugs thank you.


Posted by Lori on August 24, 2010 6:45 AM permalink Comments (8)



Casey commented August 24, 2010 9:47 AM

Great idea Lori! Google searching for you....

(copying and pasting what others have written on internet - do not necessarily know how any of these songs sound)...

Another good one is "Old King" by Neil Young on his "Harvest Moon" album. A tribute to his beloved hound dog.

The Dog Song - Nellie McKay (very good dog song)

the Pet Shop Boys -- "I Want A Dog"
the Beatles -- "Hey Bulldog," "Martha My Dear"

David Bowie - Diamond Dogs

The Ramones - Howlin' At The Moon?

The Osmonds' (And They Call It) Puppy Love

Bob Dylan's 'If Dogs Run Free



Casey commented August 24, 2010 9:48 AM

PS - please don't use Who Let the Dogs Out... it is way over-done.



Lori commented August 24, 2010 12:28 PM

Thanks Casey, I saw those too in Google but they don't really work for the CD. "Neil Young's "Old King" for instance talks about the dog dying and how he "kicked" him when he was alive...I think the Bob Dylan one talks about a dog getting shot too :(

Keep the suggestions coming peeps!



Robin commented August 24, 2010 12:47 PM

"Do the Dog" by the Specials
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" Iggy Pop
"Dog Eat Dog" Adam and the Ants
These are all VERY danceable!



Becky commented August 24, 2010 1:14 PM

How about Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon. I love that song!



Becky commented August 24, 2010 1:24 PM

Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine by Tom T Hall. I'm not really into country but it's a good song. There's another one about a female hound dog and some guy in jail. It's pretty good too but can't think of the name of it, rather current song.



Libby's Library News commented August 24, 2010 5:06 PM

Nellie McKay: The Dog Song Lyrics:

Cat Stevens: I Love My Dog Lyrics:

Lobo: Me and You and a Dog Named Blue Lyrics:

I know that The Fuaves did a song called: Dogs Are The Best People, but I haven't been able to find the complete lyrics.



Lori commented August 26, 2010 4:26 PM

Great ideas, thanks ladies! I will check them out on iTunes.
Warren Zevon, for sure!


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