Happy New Year! I hope 2018 is going well for you so far. I always find January to be a bit of a bleak month. Christmas and New Year are over, I’ve eaten too much, it is dark and spring is a long way away. So, to cheer myself up I made dog and cat playlists on Spotify. Music is uplifting and I love dogs and cats, so it is a great combo!
Each song has dog or cat in the title. Some are actually about dogs or cats, perhaps some are not, but they are great tunes.
Just in case you are feeling the January blues, I thought I would share the playlists with you. Last week I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners. Perhaps you could use these dog and cat playlists as soundtracks for your resolutions – walking, running, spending quality time with your pet. There is a good mix of genres, so hopefully there is something for everyone. If you use Spotify, you can link directly to the dog and cat playlists.
So whether you like to walk or run to music, dance in your kitchen while you cook or jive while you drive, enjoy the music!
Dog and Cat Playlists
Without further ado, here are the Barks & Squeaks dog and cat playlists.
Dogs are epic! They have inspired many artists to write songs. This is a small collection of some of my favourites. We start off with a bit of classic rock before mixing up the decades and the genres. Watch out for the tear-jerker at the end of the playlist!
- Sick As A Dog – Aerosmith
- Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
- Dogs – Pink Floyd
- Dog & Butterfly – Heart
- Dog Days are Over – Florence & the Machine
- I love my Dog – Cat Stevens
- Diamond Dogs – David Bowie
- Dog New Tricks – Garbage
- Call Me a Dog – Temple of Dog
- Wolves (Song of the Shepherd’s Dog) – Iron & Wine
- Space Dog – Tori Amos
- Me and You and a Dog Named Boo – Lobo
- Who Let the Dogs Out? – Baha Men
- The More Boys I Meet (The More I Love My Dog) – Carrie Underwood
- Gonna Buy Me a Dog – The Monkees
- Puppy Song – Harry Nielsson
- Atomic Dog – George Clinton
- Big Black Dog – Emmylou Harris
- Dog Years – Rush
- Dogs Are Everywhere – Pulp
- Heart of a Dog – The Kills
- Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old – Luke Bryan
Cats are cool! There is no shortage of songs about cats, inspired by cats or just with cat in the title. Like the dog playlist, there is a mix up of decades and genres. ‘Walking my Cat called Dog’ caused a little bit of a debate about which list it belongs to. It is actually about cat whose name was Dog that used to go out for walks… So, officially he is a cat and therefore the song ended up on the cat playlist.
- Cool for Cats – Squeeze
- Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
- The Lovecats – The Cure
- What’s New Pussycat – Tom Jones
- Honky Cat – Elton John
- Cat’s in the Cradle – Harry Chapin
- Look What the Cat Dragged in – Poison
- Black Cat – Janet Jackson
- Year of the Cat – Al Stewart
- A Girl and His Cat – Biffy Clyro [explicit]
- Stray Cat Strut – Stray Cats
- Everybody Wants to be a Cat – Dimie Cat
- Big Cat – Wild Beasts
- Walking My Cat Named Dog – They Might Giants
- Cat and Mouse – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
- Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie
- Postman Pat and His Black and White Cat – Postman Pat
- The Cat with the Cream – Belle and Sebastien
- Robot Cat – Logan Whitehurst and the Junior Science Club
- Phenomoenal Cat – The Kinks
- Pussycat Meow – Deee-Lite
- El Pussycat – Bad Manners
Dogs, Cats and Music
I hope you and your furry friends enjoyed these dog and cat playlists together. Which raises the question Do dogs and cats like music? Check out these bonus YouTube videos and make up your own mind!