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8 “Dog” Rock Songs For Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!  Since 2018 is the year of the dog, we thought we’d have a little fun and fetch some of our favorite “dog” songs for your listening pleasure.

(Get it?  Dog…fetch?  Fine!  They can’t all be winners!)

Anyway, here are eight “Dog” songs in honor of Chinese New Year.


The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”

Carnal and raw, it’s The Stooges is their purest form.

The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog

Song: I Wanna Be Your Dog Band: The Stooges Album: The Stooges Year: 1969 Genre: Proto-Punk Lyrics: So messed up I want you here In my room I want you here Now we're gonna be Face-to-face And I'll lay right down In my favorite place And now I wanna be

Temple of the Dog – “Hunger Strike”

Technically not a “dog” song, but how could we really keep Temple of the Dog off this list?

Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike

Music video by Temple Of The Dog performing Hunger Strike. (C) 1991 A&M Records

AC/DC – “Dog Eat Dog”

An underrated track from AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock.  In fact, after listening to all these “dog” songs, just go listen to Let There Be Rock.  Your day will be better for it.

AC/DC - Dog Eat Dog (from Plug Me In)

Music video by AC/DC performing Dog Eat Dog.(Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978) (C) 2007 Leidseplein Presse B.V.

Flogging Molly – “Every Dog Has Its Day”

A mainstay on Flogging Molly’s setlist, one listen and we already want to start pre-gaming for St. Patrick’s Day.

Flogging Molly - Every Dog Has Its Day (Live at the Greek Theatre)

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The Cult – “Peace Dog”

“Peace Dog” can be found on 1987’s Electric, which is so underrated it’s practically criminal.  Fun fact:  Electric was produced by Rick Rubin.  You can thank us for that factoid later when it eventually helps you win a game of pub trivia.

The Cult - Peace Dog

Uploaded by Clapham Junction on 2015-03-13.


Beck – “Diamond Dogs”

It takes a lot of guts to cover David Bowie, but Beck’s moody rendition of “Diamond Dogs” is a killer.

Beck - Diamond Dogs

Beck's cover of the David Bowie classic, "Diamond Dogs" on the soundtrack to the film, Moulin Rouge.


Eagles of Death Metal – “Poor Doggie”

With a groove like this, no wonder it can be found on their album Death By Sexy.

Poor Doggie

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Poor Doggie · Eagles Of Death Metal Death By Sexy ℗ 2006 Downtown Records ℗ ℗ 2006 Downtown Records Released on: 2006-04-11 Producer: Joshua Homme Author, Composer: Josh Homme Author, Composer: Jesse Hughes Music Publisher: Almo Music Corp.


Motorhead – “Dogs”

Can you think of a more badass way to end this list?  Didn’t think so.

Motörhead Dogs (HQ)

From their 1987 album Rock 'n' Roll.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.