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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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Black Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added Black Dog Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

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RobLein added The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens

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Rocky Raccoon The Beatles

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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Piggies The Beatles

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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Apeman The Kinks

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Octopus Syd Barrett

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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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Peace Frog The Doors

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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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Of Wolf and Man Metallica

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Cool for Cats Squeeze

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Toad - Cream is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added Toad - Cream

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At the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added At the Zoo Simon and Garfunkel

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Delilah Queen

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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Very Ape Nirvana

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Grey Seal Elton John

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Death of a Martian Red Hot Chili Peppers

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She Wolf Shakira

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Cat Size Suzi Quatro

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Dogs of War Pink Floyd

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Dogs Pink Floyd

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Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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King of the Dogs Iggy Pop

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III

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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

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Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry