Like My Dog

Album: Enjoy Yourself (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This tongue-in-cheek cut is a track from American Country artist Billy Currington's fourth studio album, Enjoy Yourself. The song finds Currington suggesting to his girl that she could take lessons in getting along with him from his pooch.
  • Currington told The Boot how he had to battle for this Harley Allen and Scotty Emerick penned number to be included on the album: "I had heard that song so long ago, and I brought it to the table on the last album. But I had so many people fighting against me on [it]. It was my first time as a producer, and I wanted to work well with other people. I'm a team player, so in the end, I was like, 'I know y'all hate this song, but I'm going to record this song one day because I have one to replace it for now.' So, we moved on to this album and I'll never forget the day I brought it up to the people who hated that song. They went, 'Oh my God. I cannot believe you want to record this song.' [laughs] So, all the way to the end, I just had to keep fighting about this 'Dog' song, and ended up recording it. It seems like it's becoming a lot of people's favorite. [laughs] I just hope it becomes a single. Scotty Emerick was the one who wrote this song, and I had seen this guy perform this song acoustically in front of people across the United States at songwriters' nights for five years, and I'd never not seen it explode, as a reaction."
  • At the end Currington of this song produces a howl. He told The Boot: "I didn't plan on keeping that on there, but I did it just being funny. We listened back to it. I didn't know they recorded the howl, [laughs] and when it played, we just laughed in the studio because it was funny. So, we decided to keep it on there."

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