Songs The Best Songs About Monkeys  

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The great part about music is that you can write a song about anything, but for this list we're ranking the best songs about monkeys. Some are literally about monkeys, but other songs reference monkey business or even a monkey wrench. Do you have a favorite monkey song? Whether it's rock, rap, country, or anything in between, we want you to vote up your favorites on this list of songs about monkeys. You can even add additional tracks to the poll if any good monkey songs are missing, so feel free to contribute to the list. We've included YouTube videos to accompany the songs when available, so think of this page as a monkey songs playlist.

Some of the songs below include Brass Monkey by Beastie Boys, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey by The Beatles, and Monkey Business by Skid Row. A song can qualify to be on this in two ways. First, the song has monkey in the title or lyrics, or some close variation of that word. Second, the song is conceptually about monkeys, even if it doesn't specifically mention that word.
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Steely Dan

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8 1
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Warren Zevon

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11 4
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13 6
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Peter Gabriel

6
10 4
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Beastie Boys

7
11 5
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Robbie Williams

8
8 3
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Foo Fighters

9
9 4
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Amy Winehouse

10
5 1
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Jeff Beck

11
5 2
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Skid Row

12
5 2
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Dave Matthews Band

13
4 1
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Traveling Wilburys

14
3 0
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Warren Zevon

15
6 4
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Aerosmith

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5 3
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Harry Belafonte

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5 3
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3 1
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George Michael

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3 1
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The Hollies

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8 7
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The Rolling Stones

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4 3
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Bush

22
4 3
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Marilyn Manson

23
3 2
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Jethro Tull

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3 2
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3 2
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Nirvana

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2 1
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4 4
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America

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2 2
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Sheryl Crow, Mitchell Froom

29
2 2
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Dave Matthews Band

30
2 2
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2 2
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1 1
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Animal Collective

33
1 1
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New York Dolls

34
1 1
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1 1
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Our Lady Peace

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1 1
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Robert Fripp, David Sylvian

37
1 1
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Ringo Starr

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1 1
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B.B. King

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1 1
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Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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1 1
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Snow Patrol

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1 1
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

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1 1
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1 1
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Skin

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1 1
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Johnny Winter

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1 1
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2 3
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Counting Crows

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2 3
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1 2
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Elvis Presley

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1 2
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1 2
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