Though he’s had a long and storied career since, the first hit that Yusuf / Cat Stevens ever released was an ode to a household pet of a different kind. “I Love My Dog” came out in 1966, but it contains many of the sentiments that have grown exceedingly popular with — gasp — millennials!
The song is predicated on the idea that dogs are more dependable than humans, and don’t hurt us like other humans do. Plus, they ask very little. It’s a sweet and slightly tongue-in-cheek track that appeared on his debut Matthew And Son and earned him a No. 28 slot on the UK chart. Which proved his point — people really do love dogs.