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National Puppy Day: 23 songs to play for your pooch

Tahiat Mahboob

Are you sitting down? Good. Because there’s a ton of cute overload headed your way. Happy National Puppy Day, everyone!

Yes, this is an actual day. Celebrated annually on March 23 since 2006, it was founded by Colleen Paige, author of The Good Behavior Book for Dogs: The Most Annoying Dog Behaviors... Solved!. Besides wanting to celebrate the pure magic, love and joy that puppies bring, Paige also created the day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills.

While there are no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day, even lawmakers in some parts of the world have joined in to celebrate.

Now in its 11th year, it’s a day that lights up the internet with more cuteness than can be handled. So in honour of our little four-legged friends, here’s a playlist to celebrate, featuring songs about dogs.

Harry Nilsson, ‘The Puppy Song’

Peter, Paul and Mary, ‘Blue’

Cat Stevens, 'I Love My Dog’

Bob Dylan, 'If Dogs Run Free'

The Beatles, ‘Martha My Dear’

Pink Floyd, ‘Seamus’

Dolly Parton, ‘Cracker Jack’

Norah Jones ‘Man of the Hour’

Nick Drake, ‘Black Eyed Dog’

George Harrison, ‘I Remember Jeep’

Heidi Winzinger, ‘My Best Friend’

Rufus Thomas, ‘Walking the Dog’

LOBO, ‘Me And You and a Dog Named Boo’

The Byrds, ‘Old Blue’

Neil Young, ‘Old King’

Jane Siberry ‘Everything Reminds Me of My Dog’

Blitzen Trapper, ‘Furr’

Pet Shop Boys, ‘I Want a Dog’

Elvis Presley, ‘Old Shep’

The B-52's, ‘Quiche Lorraine’

Sublime, ‘I Love My Dog’

Super Furry Animals, ‘Golden Retriever’

The Stooges, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’

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