500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Stooges, 'I Wanna Be Your Dog'

Writers: Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
Producer: John Cale
Released: August '69, Elektra
Did Not Chart

These groundbreaking Detroit punks tapped into the brutal side of the blues for this primitive classic. They also offer a one-note piano tribute to the Kinks' "You Really Got Me." Over the ultimate bone-crunching three-chord guitar riff, Iggy Pop screams about the agony of teenage hormones the way only Iggy Pop can.

Appears on: The Stooges (Elektra)

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