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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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Black Dog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added Black Dog Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

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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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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Piggies 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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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

The 26 Greatest Pictures of Animals Riding Other Animals

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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punksnotdead added Pig Is a Pig Plasmatics

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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punksnotdead added Fall Dog Bombs the Moon David Bowie

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punksnotdead added Octopus Syd Barrett

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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At the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added At the Zoo Simon and Garfunkel

The Best Bands Named After Desert Animals

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Toad - Cream is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Mark Lanzarotta added Toad - Cream

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Very Ape Nirvana

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Cat Size Suzi Quatro

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Dig a Pony The Beatles

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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King of the Dogs Iggy Pop

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Delilah Queen

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Of Wolf and Man Metallica

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Cool for Cats Squeeze

The Top Untrue Myths About Animals

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Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III

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I Remember Jeep George Harrison

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punksnotdead added Schweineherbst Slime

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Copy Cat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
punksnotdead added Copy Cat DM & Jemini feat.Prince Po

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punksnotdead added Lion and the Lamb TV Smith

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punksnotdead added Thirsty Dog Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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punksnotdead added Strong Horse TV Smith

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punksnotdead added The Maggot Goldie Lookin Chain