I Wanna Be Your Dog
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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 want to be your dog Now I want to be your dog Now I want to be your dog Well, come on Now I'm ready to close my eyes And now I'm ready to close my mind And now I'm ready to feel your hand And lose my heart on the burning sands And now I want to be your dog And now I wanna be your dog Now I want to be your dog Well, come on
Written by: Dave Alexander, Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton
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10 facts about this song
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" is performed by American rock band, The Stooges. The band formed in 1967 and included Ron Asheton on guitar, his brother Scott Asheton on drums, Dave Alexander on the bass, and Iggy Pop as the lead singer.
This song was released in 1969 as part of The Stooges' self-titled debut album.
Music publication "Rolling Stone" ranked "I Wanna Be Your Dog" at number 438 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" and the band's other early works were hugely influenced by their hometown, Detroit, and its harsh industrial landscape.
Pop singer David Bowie was a big fan of The Stooges and especially "I Wanna Be Your Dog". He went on to cover the song in his performances and co-produced Iggy Pop's first solo album, "The Idiot".
Though it became one of their biggest hits, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" was reportedly written by The Stooges in a single afternoon.
Known for its iconic three-chord riff, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" maintains a minimalistic approach to songwriting with its harsh, gritty melody and provocative lyrics.
The song is still relevant today, often being covered by modern artists and featured in movies and commercials for its raw, gritty sound.
Contribution to Punk
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" played a considerable role in the progression of punk rock music, with The Stooges often being hailed as pioneers of the genre.
Many bands and artists have covered "I Wanna Be Your Dog", including Sonic Youth, Joan Jett, and Nirvana, showing its influence and relevance across generations.
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