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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Hey Bulldog The Beatles

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Little Red Rooster The Rolling Stones

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Piggies The Beatles

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Pigs on the Wing Pink Floyd

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Rooster Alice In Chains

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Apeman The Kinks

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The 26 Greatest Pictures of Animals Riding Other Animals

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Crocodile Rock Elton John

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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges

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Dog Circle Jerks

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Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent

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Martha My Dear The Beatles

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Hair of the Dog Nazareth

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Bird On The Wire Leonard Cohen

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Chicken Farm Dead Kennedys

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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones

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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

The Best Bands Named After Desert Animals

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Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Sheep Pink Floyd

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Union of the Snake Duran Duran

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Dogs Pink Floyd

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Dogs of War Pink Floyd

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I Remember Jeep George Harrison

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Death of a Martian Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Grey Seal Elton John

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Bark at the Moon Ozzy Osbourne

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Porcelain Monkey Warren Zevon

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Cat Size Suzi Quatro

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Buffalo Stance Neneh Cherry

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Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III

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Dig a Pony The Beatles

The Top Untrue Myths About Animals

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Dogs of War The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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King of the Dogs Iggy Pop

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I Wanna Be a Bear Descendents

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Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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punksnotdead added Thirsty Dog Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Kiss That Frog Peter Gabriel

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The Rat The Walkmen

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Flight of the Rat Deep Purple