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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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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Rocky Raccoon The Beatles

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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Piggies The Beatles

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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Apeman The Kinks

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Union of the Snake Duran Duran

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Dogs of War Pink Floyd

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry

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Kiss That Frog Peter Gabriel

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punksnotdead added Octopus Syd Barrett

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punksnotdead added Pig Is a Pig Plasmatics

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punksnotdead added Fall Dog Bombs the Moon David Bowie

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Flight of the Rat Deep Purple

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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Dogs Pink Floyd

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I Remember Jeep George Harrison

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Dixie Chicken Little Feat

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Monkey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Monkey Robert Plant

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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Death of a Martian Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Grey Seal Elton John

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Porcelain Monkey Warren Zevon

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Cat Size Suzi Quatro

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

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Wild Horses The Flying Burrito Brothers

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Walking the Dog Rufus Thomas

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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band