Our pets are our best friends so it’s only natural that they be there for one of the biggest days of our lives!
In fact, according to a 2020 WeddingWire survey, 38% of those surveyed said they included their pet in their wedding and/or engagement.
But now for the big question: What song should accompany your furry, scaly or feathered friend on their trip down the aisle or into the reception hall?
We have five selections that cover animals of all shapes and sizes:
You knew this song would be on here! But did you know it is actually a cover of Trinidadian musician and composer Anslem Douglas; song, “Doggie”? Released on July 26, 2000, Baha Men’s version became the band’s first and only hit in the United Kingdom and the United States, gaining popularity after appearing in ”Rugrats in Paris: The Movie,” according to Wikipedia.
Covered more than 250 times, “Hound Dog” was originally recorded by Big Mama Thornton and released in late February 1953. However, the best-known version is the July 1956 recording by Elvis Presley, which was No. 1 on the U.S. pop, country and R&B charts in 1956. This song is perfect for the pup with personality!
Where are all our cat lovers? This song is perfect for your feline friend. “What’s New Pussycat?” is the companion theme song for the movie of the same name starring Woody Allen in his acting debut. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1966.
We can’t forget our feathered friends! “I’m Like a Bird” is both written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. In 2002, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Runner-up bird song? “Shake Ya Tailfeather” by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee.
While this song isn’t actually about a chameleon (In an interview, Boy George said, “The song is about the terrible fear of alienation that people have, the fear of standing up for one thing. It’s about trying to suck up to everybody. Basically, if you aren’t true, if you don’t act like you feel, then you get Karma-justice, that’s nature’s way of paying you back.”), we’ll let it slide this time.