Music The Best Songs About Animals  

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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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The Beatles

2
19 5
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Black Sabbath

3
20 7
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RobLein added The Tokens

4
23 10
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David Bowie

5
17 7
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The Beatles

6
17 9
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The Beatles

7
16 9
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Elton John

8
11 5
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The Rolling Stones

9
14 8
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Nazareth

10
15 9
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Alice In Chains

11
13 8
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14 10
Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Survivor

13
12 8
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The Beatles

14
10 6
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Pink Floyd

15
9 5
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The Rolling Stones

16
17 14
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16 13
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Ted Nugent

18
12 9
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19
12 9
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The Doors

20
11 8
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21
8 5
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The Kinks

22
12 10
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Bob Marley & The Wailers

23
10 8
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The Stooges

24
10 8
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Pink Floyd

25
10 8
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Duran Duran

26
9 7
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Pink Floyd

27
7 5
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Peter Gabriel

28
12 11
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The Beatles

29
11 10
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Pink Floyd

30
10 9
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

31
9 8
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Beastie Boys

32
9 8
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Rage Against the Machine

33
8 7
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Ozzy Osbourne

34
8 7
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Dead Kennedys

35
8 7
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Leonard Cohen

36
7 6
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Circle Jerks

37
7 6
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Neneh Cherry

38
6 5
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punksnotdead added David Bowie

39
6 5
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punksnotdead added Syd Barrett

40
6 5
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punksnotdead added Plasmatics

41
5 4
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Deep Purple

42
1 0
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BrendonSmith added Three Dog Night

43
1 0
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BrendonSmith added Skid Row

44
7 7
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Pink Floyd

45
5 5
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George Harrison

46
4 4
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47
4 4
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Aerosmith

48
3 3
Monkey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Robert Plant

49
10 11
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Nirvana