"I Wanna Be Your Dog" is a 1969 song by the American rock band The Stooges. The song is featured on their self-titled debut album. Its memorable riff, composed of only three chords (G, F♯ and E), is played continuously throughout the song (excepting two brief 4-bar bridges). The 3-minute-and-9-second long song, with its raucous, distortion-heavy guitar intro, pounding, single-note piano riff played by producer John Cale and steady, driving beat, established The Stooges at the cutting edge example of the heavy metal and punk sound. The lyrics have been described as evoking a sense of lubricity and self-loathing, a monument to a state of blue-collar tedium and alienation of their era, late 1960s industrial Michigan. This sense of working class disfranchisement was widely echoed later by the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited.
In 2004, the song was ranked number 438 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Pitchfork Media placed it at number 16 on its list of "The 200 Greatest Songs of the 1960s".
JOYO Audio UK place it in their Top 10
I Wanna Be Your Dog
|"I Wanna Be Your Dog"|
|Single by The Stooges|
|from the album The Stooges|
|B-side||We Will Fall|
|Recorded||April 1–10, 1969|
|Genre||Protopunk, garage rock, heavy metal|
|Writer(s)||Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop|