Dog & Butterfly (song)

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"Dog & Butterfly"
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Single by Heart
from the album Dog & Butterfly
B-side "Mistral Wind"
Released January 1979
Format 7" single/ 12" promo
Recorded 1978
Genre Folk rock
Length 5:22
Label Portrait Records
Songwriter(s) Ann Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Sue Ennis
Producer(s) Mike Flicker
Heart singles chronology
"Straight On"
"Dog & Butterfly"
"Even It Up"
"Straight On"
"Dog & Butterfly"
"Even It Up"

"Dog & Butterfly" is a song recorded by the rock band Heart. It is the title track to the band's fourth studio album Dog & Butterfly and was released as the album's second single. The song is a more subdued effort from the band, differing from past hard rock-oriented hits, as Ann and Nancy Wilson pulled from their folk music influences. The song charted moderately in the US in 1979, peaking at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although it enjoyed only moderate chart success, the song has gone on to be viewed as a classic and has remained a setlist staple consistently through the years.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 51
French Singles Chart[citation needed] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 34
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart[citation needed] 33
U.S. Cash Box Top 100 31


  1. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Heart - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-14.