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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War Pigs Black Sabbath

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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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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Piggies The Beatles

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Apeman The Kinks

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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Animals
Eye of the Tiger Survivor

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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 Pink Floyd

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Dogs of War Pink Floyd

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Kiss That Frog Peter Gabriel

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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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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Brass Monkey Beastie Boys

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Bulls on Parade Rage Against the Machine

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Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry

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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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Flight of the Rat Deep Purple

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BrendonSmith added Joy to the World Three Dog Night

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BrendonSmith added Monkey Business Skid Row

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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I Remember Jeep George Harrison

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Monkey on My Back Aerosmith

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

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Very Ape Nirvana