Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Music Goes To The Dogs… of Hurricane Harve

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has released a new song from the album Dog Songs, and all proceeds will go to the ASPCA, helping dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Mark Hoppus is bringing his vintage pop-funk to the masses and helping dogs who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in the process. His new song, “Not Every Dog Goes to Heaven,” is part of his charity album Dog Songs. Travis Barker, Blink-182’s bassist, co-wrote the song, and performed with Hoppus and Goldfinger singer/guitarist John Feldmann.

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The musicians were channeling National Lampoon’s Vacation, which starred Chevy Chase and chronicled his ever-blundered attempt to take his family to the holy grail of amusement parks–Wally World. The lyrics reflect the movie’s dog character, Dinky’s, storyline in which he was tied up to the family car.

Dog Songs by Allie Goertz, Casey Boyd, Mark Hoppus, Nerf Herder & More! Hoppus said he became friends with musicians Allie Goertz on Twitter not long ago, and she contacted him about writing a song that was dedicated to a television or movie dog and from which the proceeds would go to the ASPCA. Goertz and musician Casey Boyd organized the Dog Songs project.

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Hoppus said that as a dog lover, he was excited to be asked and honored to be part of the project. He found it a fun experience to write an ‘anti-tribute’ to poor Dinky, as National Lampoon’s Vacation is one of his favorite movies. He said the experience with Barker and Feldman was only about 3 to 4 hours, but it’s a fun and energetic track that he is happy to have it on his album and for it to go to such a great cause.

Go check it out! Proceeds do go to a great cause!

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