Pink Floyd – Seamus
Very unlikely for Pink Floyd, “Seamus” is a short funny acoustic blues number. It is inspired by Humble Pie’s Steve Marriott’s dog and features Seamus himself.
Led Zeppelin – Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Also acoustic, this one is almost a love song. Robert Plant sings about walking with his merle in the woods. “You’re the finest dog I knew, so fine”, says mr. Plant.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blues for Meister
Done in their older, way more interesting style, this song is sung by bassist Flea, mourning his passed away calico.
Queen – Delilah
“Delilah” is a very happy love song until Freddie Mercury remembers his tortoiseshell cat pees “all over my Chippendale suite”.
The Suicide Machines – Sometimes I Don’t Mind
A very cute pop punk homage to a dog who licks his hands and then he gets a rash, but that’s ok.
Blondie – Sunday Girl
“Sunday Girl” was written by Blondie guitarist Chris Stein for Debbie Harry when their cat Sunday Man ran away.
Soundgarden – Never Named
We don’t know if the dog mentioned by Chris Cornell in this tale of self deprecating humour did actually exist. But the lyrics describing a tipical dog-owner relationship (“I had a dog / He was a mix / He loved me like a God / But I was just a kid”) grant it its place in this list.
Sublime – I Love My Dog
Besides getting this remake of Bad Brains’ “I Luv I Jah”, Lou Dog was actually treated as a member of the band before his owner and singer Bradley Nowell died tragically. He is also mentioned in songs like “What I Got”, “Doin’ Time” e Garden Grove.
Guns N’ Roses – Used To Love Her
There is some debate as to wether this is about a dog or not. It’s funnier if it is, so we’ll believe it.
Porno for Pyros – Pets
This song is actually about martians coming to “take over for us” because humanity is too failed. Then the pets will be us!