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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Blackbird The Beatles

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RobLein added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

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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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Piggies The Beatles

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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Apeman The Kinks

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Octopus Syd Barrett

The Scariest Animals in the World

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punksnotdead added Fall Dog Bombs the Moon David Bowie

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punksnotdead added Pig Is a Pig Plasmatics

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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10 7
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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Peace Frog The Doors

Animals with the Cutest Babies

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Very Ape Nirvana

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Cat Size Suzi Quatro

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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Dig a Pony The Beatles

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6 4
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King of the Dogs Iggy Pop

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6 4
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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

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Delilah Queen

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Me and My Monkey Robbie Williams

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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Union of the Snake Duran Duran

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Death of a Martian Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Dogs Pink Floyd

The Best Songs on YoungBoy Never Broke Again's Album Until Death Call My Name

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She Wolf Shakira

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Of Wolf and Man Metallica

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6 5
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Cool for Cats Squeeze

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Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III

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punksnotdead added Lion and the Lamb TV Smith

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punksnotdead added Schweineherbst Slime

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punksnotdead added Bring the Bull Down TV Smith

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I Remember Jeep George Harrison