10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Dogs

We all love dogs. And if you don’t you’re lying to yourself. Even the people in your favorite band have a soft spot for their dog. These 10 songs will have you doing everything from crying to wagging your tail and definitely have you begging for more!

Martha’s Song – The Beatles

Martha, my dear you have always been my inspiration. Please, be good to me.” When this song off The Beatles acclaimed White Album was first released many speculated that the song was written about Paul McCartney’s ex-fiance, Jane Asher. But in actuality, this song was written about Paul McCartney’s adorable sheepdog dog, Martha. I’m sure Jane Asher had a “bone to pick” with McCartney after learning that!

Supersonic – Oasis 

I know a girl called Elsa. She’s into Alka Seltzer.” Surprisingly, this song was written about the dog belonging to Dave Scott, Oasis‘ song engineer. The dog was a 126 pound Rottweiler named Elsa. It’s rumored that she had quite the flatulence problem which inspired the Alka-Seltzer lyric. This song about a gassy dog debuted at number 32 back in 1994, and fans are still listening to this day. Although Elsa passed away a few years back; her legacy, much like her flatulence, will always linger with us all.

Laika – Will Wagner

“They forgot to walk me this morning they were too busy changing the world.” Fair warning, this may be the saddest song ever recorded. Laika was the first dog/ animal in space. Unfortunately, she died during the mission, and this heart-wrenching song tells her story for all to hear. It’s a beautiful tribute to a dog who deserved more out of life.

Puppy Love – This Wild Life

“And all I know that’s true, is just how much I love you.”  If you want to lighten the mood from the last song this is definitely the one to go to. This is a cute light-hearted song that will, as the name suggests, give you some puppy love. You can’t help but perk your ears up to this tune. From the first few chords, it’s hard not to get butterflies in your tummy and think of someone you love.

Lula On The Beach – Seaway

“This is where I want to be here with Lula on the beach.” Andrew Eichner says “The video was really fun for us because on the surface, ‘Lula’ just sounds like it’s another song about a girl, but as the video reveals, it’s really a song about bringing your dog to the beach.” A fun anthem about pups enjoying the sun? With an equally amazing video featuring dogs? Sign us up! The band also pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds to the ASPCA. The good boys in Seaway will have you wagging your tail for sure.

The More Boys I Meet – Carrie Underwood

“The more boys I meet, The more I love my dog.” Obviously, we all know that men can sometimes be… you know… dogs. And Carrie Underwood has met her fair share of them. Unfortunately, these types of dogs aren’t the warm and loyal ones that will cuddle you after a long night. Rather, they’re the type to play ‘fetch’ with other women and shake mud all over you. This relatable song will have you howling with laughter.

Wondering – Good Charlotte

“If you want me to wait, I would wait for you. If you tell me to stay, I would stay right through.” Yet another song that is commonly mistaken for being written about a girl. Good Charlotte wrote the song about Benji and Joel Madden’s boxer, Cashdogg or Cash for short. This adorable pup is a loving and loyal boxer who meant a lot to the pop-punk power band. Rumors have it that Cashdogg coined the term “Pup-punk.”

All I’ve Got – The Used

“Asleep I still see you lying next to me.” The song was written about Bert McCraken’s beloved dog, David Bowie, to help him get through his dog’s untimely death. During the week of recording the band’s sophomore album In Love And Death, McCracken was booked on a flight that didn’t allow dogs, so a friend of his agreed to bring the small dog to him a few days later. Unfortunately, the next day the dog was hit by a car. Although this story has a sad ending, little David Bowie lives on with this song.

Emily – Lower Than Atlantis

It sucks you’re cool and I’m not, but they say every dog has its day.” Originally, this song was written as a joke for frontman Mike Duce’s dog, Rosie. However, he swapped the name Rosie out for “Emily” because the name fit better.

I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens

“You may fade, my dog will always come through”. It’s a song about a dog written by a man named Cat, what more is there to say?

Words: Maeve Dupree | Featured Photo: Bruce Adams / Daily Mail

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