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Billy Currington, ‘Like My Dog’ – Song Review

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Billy Currington deserves more credit. The Savannah, Ga. born singer keeps releasing the country music equivalent of dimples. His songs — including the newly released ‘Like My Dog’ — are cute and a little superficial, but impossible to ignore or not fall in love with. Even if you hate dimples it’s not because you hate dimples. It’s because you’re jealous of the person with dimples.

‘Like My Dog’ captures the mood Currington has set with hits like ‘Good Directions’ and ‘People Are Crazy.’ It’s an instant hit, but because it’s a little goofy, the song won’t get nearly as much recognition for its craftsmanship as it deserves.

“Want you to love me like my dog does baby / When I come home I want you to just go crazy / He never looks at me like he might hate me / I want you to love me like my dog,” Currington sings in the chorus. Each verse has at least one laugh out loud lyric.

“He never tells me that he’s sick of this house / He never says, ‘Why don’t you get off that couch?’ / He don’t cost me nothing when he wants to go out / Want you to love me like my dog.”

A guy doesn’t even have to be married to appreciate this story. Women will love it because they have a better sense of humor than men. That’s a fact. Look it up on Wikipedia! Or just listen to Currington’s contagious second verse: “He never acts like he don’t care for my friends / He never asks me, ‘Where in the hell have you been?’ / He don’t play dead when I walk at him / I want you to love me like my dog does, honey.”

Harley Allen and Scotty Emerick wrote ‘Like My Dog,’ and Currington included it on his 2010 album ‘Enjoy Yourself.’ Was there ever an album more appropriately titled?

4.5 Stars

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