The news that major metal acts Metallica and Tool are turning to COVID-sniffing dogs for help keeping their tours on the road during these pandemic afflicted times got us thinking about how great dogs are, and the answer is pretty blood great. In tribute to all 'man's best friends' out there, we put together this list of nine rock and metal songs about canines to soundtrack your doggos next walk. Listen to it with your dog!
AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog
Australia's greatest rock export, rockin' out and singing about the way of the dog. What's not to love?
Converge - Precipice/All We Love We Leave Behind
This expansive and haunting progressive song from the American hardcore punk legends is one part emotional processing and one part heartfelt goodbye to a much loved dog.
The Fauves - Dogs Are The Best People
This 1996 triple j favourite from the Melbourne rockers The Fauves declares what we've always known to be true, dogs are the best people and then sets about explaining exactly why. This song is a total bop.
Kings X - Dogman
American hard rockers Kings X are probably most known for Over My Head or Black Flag but this song about wanting to be a dog/man hybrid of types is an absolute must for this playlist. It's really fun to sing "to be the doggggggggmmmmmaaaaaaaannnn" while walking your pup around the neighbourhood.
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
This absolute classic jam off of Led Zeppelin's most famous album was named after a black labrador that would wander around the grounds of the studio at Headley Grange while they were making the record.
Motörhead - Dogs
It's Lemmy singing about dogs while Motörhead go full Motörhead, this is an obvious yes.
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
The world's most enduring rock dog, Iggy Pop, screaming about wanting to be someone's dog one one of the most iconic debut singles ever.
Stick To Your Guns - Nothing You Can Do To Me
This frenetic modern hardcore anthem is written from the perspective of vocalist Jesse's dog, Crash who was a rescue. It's a dogged anthem of defiance and the video even features Crash and a bunch of other dogs.
Sublime - I Love My Dog
A feelgood reggae influenced song about how much a man loves his dog, this has just the right rhythm for a summer nights walk by the beach with your dog.
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