Sometimes, relaxing music for dogs is also needed to somehow help them calm down when their days get too overwhelming. And with relaxing music, we don’t only mean the usual instrumental lullabies we play to help them drift off (although these can count as well) – these can also be upbeat and cheerful. In this article, we have curated for you an ‘80s-edition playlist that you and your dog could enjoy and unwind to!
ENDLESS LOVE – LIONEL RICHIE FT. DIANA ROSS (1983)
Our favorite lyrics: “Your eyes, your eyes / They tell me how much you care / Oh yes, you will always be / My endless love”
A timeless song about unfaltering love and devotion, its heartwarming lyrics paired with a mellow tune would surely let your dog feel your love for them when you make them listen to it.
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF – DURAN DURAN (1982)
Our favorite lyrics: “Scent and a sound, I’m lost and found / And I’m hungry like the wolf”
This song from Duran Duran was a chart-topper back in the early ‘80s, and we could easily hear why. With its straightforward lyrics and upbeat tempo, you and your dog would want to dance along to this banger. Extra fun to listen to on road trips with them!
NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US NOW – STARSHIP (1987)
Our favorite lyrics: “Let ‘em say we’re crazy / What do they know? / Put your arms around me / Baby, don’t ever let go”
Ah, another ‘80s classic. This song perfectly sums up the “our love against the world” narrative. Perfect for listening on slow and chill afternoons!
THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR – DIONNE WARWICK (1985)
Our favorite lyrics: “For good times and bad times / I’ll be on your side forever more / That’s what friends are for”
There isn’t a song that better describes our relationship with our dogs than this Dionne Warwick hit song. Listening to this will kind of want to make us lie down beside them, hug them, and quietly make them feel our love. We think it’s one of the best music for dogs and humans, too.
TRUE COLORS – CYNDI LAUPER (1986)
Our favorite lyrics: “So don’t be afraid to let them show / Your true colors / True colors are beautiful / Like a rainbow
Cyndi Lauper’s breathy vocals give solace to anyone who looks for comfort by listening to this song – your dog included. Perfect for when you’re both curled up in bed and it’s raining outside.
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH – BELINDA CARLISLE (1987)
Our favorite lyrics: “They say in Heaven, love comes first / We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth”
This extremely catchy song will instantly remind you of beach trips with your dog in the summer. And while you’re at it, why don’t you complete your R&R time by going on a vacation with your fur baby when it’s safer to go out again? Your dog will surely thank you for it!
Do you know of more motivating, comforting, or relaxing music for dogs? You can definitely add more songs to the above playlist we’ve created for you! After all, it’s you who knows your dog best – and what their music taste might be.