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List Rules Songs with animal in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about animals as a subject.

It's not uncommon to find an animal song in the discography of your favorite musician. Dave Matthews has "Proudest Monkey," The Beatles have "Blackbird," and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have "Slow Cheetah." Some of these songs might be about pets, but most are about animals in general. This is a ranked list of all the best songs about animals, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "animal" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about animals as a subject or theme.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the animals songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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Blackbird The Beatles

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Cat People David Bowie

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Rocky Raccoon The Beatles

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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Piggies The Beatles

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Apeman The Kinks

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Pig Is a Pig Plasmatics

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Octopus Syd Barrett

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Cool for Cats Squeeze

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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Black Dog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Black Dog Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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Very Ape Nirvana

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry

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King of the Dogs Iggy Pop

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The Maggot Goldie Lookin Chain

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Strong Horse TV Smith

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All the Pretty Little Horses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
All the Pretty Little Horses Current 93 feat. Nick Cave

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Copy Cat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Copy Cat DM & Jemini feat.Prince Po

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Thirsty Dog Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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At the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
At the Zoo Simon and Garfunkel

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Toad - Cream is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Animals

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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Grey Seal Elton John

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Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine