Yes, dogs listen to music and, according to their owners, this action usually represents a before and after in the animal’s life. With relaxing effects, canids enjoy this therapy in a much more common way than it seems. Thus, it has been announced Spotify that, on the occasion of International Dog Day, has investigated the different ways in which dog owners around the world use music and audio to keep them entertained and relaxed, going so far as to publish the list of the five songs most listened to by dogs.
Total, more than 5 million pet owners have visited Spotify for Pets since its launch in early 2020. Thus, playlists for pets are among the most popular on Spotify in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Countries Netherlands and Poland.
For its part, the company has conducted a survey of more than 11,000 owners around the world to find out more about the relationship between music and these animals. Thus, the specific data for Spain reveal that 28% of dog owners consider that listening to music can help their dogs to be relaxed. Likewise, one in six Spanish owners (16%) also believes that music can help their dogs behave better in general. In fact, 23% of the spanish dogs they enjoy music an average of two to four hours a day thanks to their owners, while 3% of dogs already listen to more than 12 hours of music a week.
On the other hand, the Generation Z It is, in general, the one that pampers dogs the most with music. Globally, one in ten Gen Z youth has created a playlist especially for their dog, and 11% believe their dog has a similar taste in music to theirs.
The five favorite songs for dogs
With millions of playlists For dogs created by Spotify users, pop songs are featured as the most popular genre of music, with artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Lil Nas X among their favorites. The five songs most added to the playlists for dogs generated by users on Spotify worldwide during 2021 are:
- Florence + The Machine-Dog Days Are Over.
- Olivia Rodrigo-Good 4 u.
- Olivia Rodrigo-Drivers license.
- Lil Nas X-Montero (Call Me By Your Name).
- Doja Cat-Kiss Me More (feat. SZA).
Other curious facts about most popular songs in the playlists for dogs are:
Dog Days Are Over, the 2009 song by British artist Florence + The Machine, is the most popular song added to the playlists for dogs generated by Spotify users, followed by the success of Olivia Rodrigo, Good 4 u.Other songs with “canine wink” that appear in the playlists for dogs generated by Spotify users are Beggin‘de Måneskin, Black Dog-Remaster of Led Zeppelin and Who Let The Dogs Out de The Baha Men.
This study is the result of data obtained with the survey company YouGov plc, with a sample of 11,383 people worldwide, over 18 years of age, and held from August 12 to 20, 2021.