BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #63: ‘ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO’- LOBO

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #63: ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’- Lobo. April 3, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’- Lobo
  • Record Company- Big Tree
  • Genre: Soft Rock
  • Written by Kent LaVoie
  • Time: 2:53
  • B-side:’Walk Away From It All’
  • Album- Introducing Lobo
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #5 13 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Kent LaVoie- better known as Lobo was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1943- a pop singer/songwriter, guitarist. He had from 1971-79 15 Hot 100 singles with 8 of them making the Top 40. His biggest hit was ‘I’d Love You To Want Me’ #2 in 1972. ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’- was his first hit.

from Wikipedia- on the writing of the song.

Lobo recalls: “I was working on several songs, including a tune about traveling around the country with this girl, and I was trying to rhyme ‘you and me.’ Now ‘me and you’ would have been easier, but I was trying to do it with proper grammar. I couldn’t find anything to rhyme that fit what I wanted to say in the song. Finally, after I got back home to Florida, I decided to turn the phrase around to ‘me and you.’ I was thinking about it, sitting in a room that had a big sliding glass door overlooking the back yard. My big German Shepherd dog: Boo, came running around the corner and looked in at me. I said: ‘Well, now, that’s kinda freaky. How about putting ‘a dog named Boo’ into the song?” That’s literally how it came about. All of a sudden the song really started coming together. I hadn’t been to any of the places mentioned in the song except Georgia, but I just kept putting in places that sounded far away like Minneapolis and L.A.”

4 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #63: ‘ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO’- LOBO

  1. Back in high school I was a fan of several country rock bands including Poco. My sister got the bands Poco and Lobo confused and when she saw Poco’s “A Good Feelin’ to Know” album in my bedroom, she thought I had lost my mind.

  2. I love that silly song. childhood memories. And some random Simpsons moment that pops into my head every time I hear him, from a now forgotten episode where Homer is having a nightmare and talking in his sleep “Lobo! Bring back Sheriff Lobo!”

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