The Puppy Song

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"The Puppy Song" is a Harry Nilsson song that appeared on his album Harry released in August 1969. Nilsson originally wrote this song at Paul McCartney's request for Mary Hopkin, an 18-year-old singer that McCartney had signed to Apple Records and whose first album, Post Card would feature her version of Nilsson's song. Nora Ephron would use Harry's own version for the opening credits of her 1998 film, You've Got Mail[1] and at the end of the first episode of the FX series Wilfred.

David Cassidy version[edit]

It was popularized by David Cassidy in his double A-side single "Daydreamer"/"The Puppy Song" reaching #1 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song also appears on David Cassidy's 1973 album Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes.

Track list[edit]

  • Side A: Daydreamer (written by Terry Dempsey) (2:46)
  • Side B: "The Puppy Song" (written by Harry Nilsson) (2:44)


Chart (1973) Peak
UK Singles Chart 1


  1. ^ Courrier, Kevin (2005). Randy Newman's American Dreams. ECW Press. p. 133. ISBN 1550226908. Retrieved 2013-05-26.
  2. ^ "David Cassidy". Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26.