Playlist for puppies

Playlist for Pups: Worry for Dogs as Lockdown Eases

Frontline has worked together with Spotify to create a playlist specifically designed for our dogs’ well-being – both to uplift and calm. You can find the playlist on the Spotify app.

Music playlist including Prince, Elvis Presley and Sheryl Crow launched specifically for dogs to help calm, uplift and ensure mental health is looked after as the lockdown begins to ease for the nation.

EXPERTS have compiled a music playlist together to keep dogs occupied as owners ease themselves back into normal life.

Vets are warning of an increase in emotional problems for many pets and owners are expressing the same concerns. Two in five owners say that they are worried about their dogs for when the lockdown is fully lifted while 42% say their dogs will be confused when their owners start to be home a lot less.

The five-hour playlist is designed specifically to be played while owners are out of the house and with affirmations to make sure your fluffy pal knows just how much of a good boy he is, it can keep dogs occupied and in the right frame of mind while they’re home alone.

In between every track, your pooch will hear “You’re a good boy. Did you enjoy that song? Shall we listen some more?”

Pet flea and tick treatment experts FRONTLINE® have got together with the world’s most popular streaming service Spotify to devise a playlist of songs designed to keep lonely dogs company. Songs include one of the most prominent pooch-themed songs – Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’. Reggae is also a clear favourite for the nation’s dogs as both Inner Circle’s ‘Sweat’ and Yellowman’s ‘Zungguzungguguzungguzeng’ make appearances for our pets to wag their tails along to. 

Many dogs may feel a certain affinity to some of the tunes, with Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, Player’s ‘Baby Come Back’ and Chicago’s ‘If You Leave Me Now’ also making an appearance.

Geoffrey Guyot at FRONTLINE® said

“As lockdown eases, we will start going back to our usual activities such as going back to work. Unfortunately, this means many dogs will be left alone at home, which they might find stressful after spending so much time with their owners. Many of us listen to music to unwind and relax and we wanted to extend those benefits to dogs too with our very own Spotify playlist.”

Over half of Brits (52%) say that music is important to the well-being of their dog, with 46% of pups singing along to a merry tune and another 42% showing their enjoyment by wagging their tail.

What’s more, the nation’s dogs have got a lot needier since lockdown began, with one in five Brits saying their pets have become more clingy when they leave the room and a further one in five say they’ve noticed a lot more restlessness in their dogs.

Still, another one in five Brits are making good use of their free time and are giving their pooches top treatments with a lot more pampering sessions.

FRONTLINE® conducted the research to find out how the nation’s pets are dealing with the lockdown as well as how we can ease our dogs back into normal life.

The full playlist includes:

  1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
  2. The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack
  3. Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
  4. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
  5. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
  6. Player – Baby Come Back
  7. Eagles – One Of These Nights
  8. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
  9. John Mayer – New Light
  10. Daryl Hall & John Oates – Rich Girl
  11. The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
  12. America & George Martin – Ventura Highway
  13. The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
  14. Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
  15. Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over
  16. Elton John – Rocket Man
  17. 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
  18. Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John – Ordinary Man
  19. Tom Petty – Wildflowers
  20. Suede – Saturday Night
  21. Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
  22. Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
  23. Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
  24. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
  25. Bread – Make It With You
  26. Electric Light Orchestra – Livin’ Thing
  27. The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
  28. Don Henley – New York Minute
  29. Radiohead – Karma Police
  30. Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
  31. David Bowie and Paul Metheny Group – This Is Not America
  32. Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
  33. The Cranberries – Linger
  34. New Radicals – You Get What You Give
  35. Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
  36. Prince – Purple Rain
  37. Sting and Eric Clapton – It’s Probably Me
  38. The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
  39. Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
  40. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  41. Billy Joel – My Life
  42. Foo Fighters – Everlong
  43. Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
  44. Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi
  45. Bruce Hornsby and The Range – The Way It Is
  46. Cat Stevens – Wild World
  47. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under The Bridge
  48. Nirvana – About A Girl
  49. Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
  50. Queen – Heaven For Everyone
  51. Blind Melon – No Rain
  52. Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
  53. Whitesnake – Is This Love
  54. Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
  55. Eric Clapton – Change The World
  56. Inner Circle – Sweat
  57. Big Mountain and Tom Lord-Alge – Baby, I Love Your Way
  58. Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
  59. UB40 – Red Red Wine
  60. Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
  61. The Maytals – Pressure Drop
  62. Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng

Here’s the playlist for immediate play ..

About the research:

An online survey was conducted by Atomik Research among 1,558 dog owners from the UK. The research fieldwork took place on 19th May – 25th May 2020. Atomik Research is an independent creative market research agency that employs MRS-certified researchers and abides by MRS code.


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