Shimmy Shimmy Ya: the Dr. Dog edition

Dr. Dog is a Giddy Up America favorite. Here is a playlist of the band’s best songs (according to Giddy Up America)“The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer” was the first Dr. Dog song I ever heard. It was on a CD sampler than came with a music magazine, a CD that became a staple in one of our work trucks. The rest of the songs were junk. “The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer” was not.

It makes me so happy, one of the dudes working for me at the time said.

That song became the catalyst for my strong, love-filled relationship with Dr. Dog. I listened to the album that song was on, Fate, endlessly. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Dr. Dog sounded like nothing I had ever heard before, but with hints of everything I had liked from what I had heard before- most notably the best & brightest niblets of the Beatles, the Beach Boys and the Band. The harmonies were wonderfully lush- caked on top of surprisingly deep grooves, infectious hooks and scrumptious melodies. Dr. Dog was an anomaly band in terms of situational music. They weren’t suited for just one or two situations- but damn near any situation. Mellow situations. Lively situations. Summer situations. Winter situations. Driving situations. Office situations. The list goes on and on.

The band has released three albums since Fate, the most recent being B Room, which came out in late 2013. Every album is worth listening to, but here is a playlist of Giddy Up America’s favorite Dr. Dog songs.

Giddy Up America’s Best of Dr. Dog Playlist


“The Breeze”
“Warrior Man”
“The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer”
“Unbearable Why”
“How Long Must I Wait”
“Distant Light”
“Jackie Wants a Black Eye”
“These Days”
“Long Way Down”
“The World May Never Know”
“My Friend”
“That Old Black Hole”
“Do the Trick”
“Mirror, Mirror”
“Shadow People”
“The Ark”
“Rock & Roll”
“Heavy Light”
“The Old Days”
“My Old Ways”
“Broken Heart”
“Easy Beat”



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