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.”