Animals The Best Songs About Birds  

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List Rules Songs with "bird" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about birds as a subject.

Although eagles are the most common bird that is referenced in music, there are plenty of other great bird songs that are worth listening to. After all, what's a better fantasy to live out in a song than spreading your wings and taking to the sky? This is a ranked list of all songs about birds, including songs about eagles, doves, swans, seagulls and more. Some of the songs included below may have the words "bird" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about birds as a subject or theme. Songs like The Beatles' "Blackbird" instantly come to mind when thinking of bird songs, but what about lesser known tracks like "Vultures" by John Mayer?

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 birds 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. This list is made up of different items, including “Blackbird” and “Black Swan Song.”

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Blackbird The Beatles

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Swan Lake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
punksnotdead added Swan Lake Public Image Ltd.

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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd, Flashback!

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Three Little Birds Bob Marley & The Wailers, Soul Train

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Dodo David Bowie

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Aleksey321 added Ghetto Bird Ice Cube

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I'm Like a Bird Nelly Furtado

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Psycho Chicken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
punksnotdead added Psycho Chicken The Fools

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Tom Islava added Songbird Fleetwood Mac

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Snow Bird Anne Murray

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edward1111100 added High Flying Bird Elton John

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Surfin Bird The Trashmen

Cute Babies Who Grew Up to Be Movie Stars

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edward1111100 added Skyline Pigeon Elton John

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When Doves Cry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
punksnotdead added When Doves Cry Patti Smith  

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Penguin in Bondage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
punksnotdead added Penguin in Bondage Frank Zappa

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Glenda Farrow added Canary in a Coalmine The Police

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The Bonny Swans Loreena McKennitt

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punksnotdead added Where Eagles Dare Misfits - Misfits

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Bird Set Free is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
Glenda Farrow added Bird Set Free Sia

The Weirdest And Scariest Bird Beaks

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Bird Song is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Birds
punksnotdead added Bird Song Lene Lovich

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Bluebird Electric Light Orchestra

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Mary Khonji added The Wind and the Dove Bill Callahan - Bill Callahan

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Sally's Pigeons Cyndi Lauper

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punksnotdead added Albatross Public Image Ltd

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punksnotdead added Where Eagles Dare Misfits

Marabou Storks Don't Bring You Babies - They Bring You Nightmares

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punksnotdead added Nightingales and Bombers Manfred Mann's Earth Band

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Mockingbirds Grant Lee Buffalo

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punksnotdead added Albatross Converge

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Black Swan Song Athlete

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punksnotdead added Chicken Payback The Bees

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punksnotdead added The Eagle Has Landed Saxon

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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punksnotdead added Vultures Nicole Atkins

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The Vulture Pendulum

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Albatross Judy Collins

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I Hate Seagulls Kate Nash

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Falling Dove Crowded House

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Vultures John Mayer

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Eagle Rider Delirious?

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Eagle on a Pole Conor Oberst

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Albatross The Besnard Lakes

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Starlings Elbow