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EF Playlist: Judith Owen shares her pet themed song choices

The singer-songwriter picks 10 tracks that she loves.

Judith Owen
Credit: Twanky Records

Pianist and singer-songwriter Judith Owen releases her new album Somebody’s Child next week.

Mixing her love of musical variety, the album features songs that are vignettes of life crafted from the perspective that we are all “somebody’s child” – parental as well as planetary.

To celebrate the release of the album, Judith has compiled a playlist for us themed around the love she has for her pets. Find out what tracks she selected by reading on…

1. Martha My Dear – The Beatles

The brilliant McCartney song that that’s about his Old English Sheepdog, but could be about his girlfriend…either way it makes sense!


2. Hound Dog – Big Momma Thornton

Sexual innuendo served in the best possible way. Makes the King’s 1950’s “safe for the white folk” version pale in comparison!


3. I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens

I love that this was his first hit. a beautiful song that says it all…


4 Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas

More innuendo and grooves that make you want to dance round the it No innuendo’s my version..


5. Walking the Dog – Judith Owen

No innuendo’s in my version.. just a plain story of how different men and women are and how sometimes I just rather be taking “Victor” for a walk than arguing about the toilet seat!


6. Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog – Norma Tanega

The most ridiculous, typically 60’s faux mind altering pet song. And yes.. it was a hit!


7. Dead Cat Bounce – Harry Shearer

My husband’s brilliant response to the Quixotic stock market and a common phrase used on Wall Street


8. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys

Simply the best album/song titles ever from one of the greatest, most inventive minds in music.. Brian Wilson


9. Man of the Hour – Norah Jones

A fabulous song about choosing the company of your dog over a loser lover. She’s such a soulful singer and pianist and this is a beautiful live version from her.


10. I’ll Watch You While You’re Sleeping – Judith Owen

My second song about my old dog Victor. He was dying and I wanted to thank him for everything and to let him know I was watching over over him as he had me all those years. They’re our babies so this my lullaby…


Judith Owen’s new album Somebody’s Child is released on Friday 6th May 2016. Watch the music video for Send Me a Line below:


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