20 Best Songs About Animals

By Nico Gonzalez

If you’re looking for a good playlist for your workout, this article is just what you need! Having a variety of songs in a list to choose from helps me find the perfect song to match my mood. There are so many different types of animal songs that it was hard deciding which ones to include. I narrowed it down to twenty and hope that they help inspire you when choosing the next great tune for your workout.


She Wolf – Shakira

Shakira - She Wolf (Official HD Video)

One of the best songs about animals is “She Wolf” by Shakira. The song is about a woman who turns into a wolf, and the lyrics are very powerful. The song is a great workout motivator, and it will get you moving! Many songs are about animals, and many of them are great workout songs. Its lyrics are about how the animal is more beautiful than any woman in the world.

Black dog – Led Zeppelin

Black Dog (Remaster)

Black dog is a song by Led Zeppelin. The song was written in 1970 and first released on the album Led Zeppelin III. The song was inspired by a black Labrador Retriever that was owned by guitarist Jimmy Page. The song has been described as a “bluesy, acoustic number”.

The song has been covered by a number of artists, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters. Its lyrics are about a man who is having a tough time because of his previous relationship and “black dog” (which symbolizes depression) and he wants to pursue a new one.

Dog Eat Dog – Ted Nugent

“Dog Eat Dog” is a rock song by Ted Nugent that was released in 1978. The song is about how people need to be willing to do anything to survive in the world. It’s a fast-paced, guitar-driven song that will get your heart racing. Its lyrics are about how there are only two choices in the world; get busy living or get busy dying. Its lyrics are about how people must be willing to get up and fight. With lyrics like “Dog eat dog, it’s a royal chew alright,” this song is sure to get you moving.

The Love Cats – The Cure

The Cure - The Lovecats

Love Cats is a song by British rock band The Cure. It was released in 1983 as the B-side to their single “The Lovecats”. The song was written by Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst.

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman, but she doesn’t love him back. He tries to get her attention by buying her things and taking her on dates, but she still doesn’t seem interested. In the end, he decides that he’s better off without her and walks away.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks in 1939. The song has been recorded by many different artists, but the most famous version is probably the one by Gene Autry. Its lyrics are about an animal who is discriminated against because of his nose, but who goes on to achieve fame.

If Rudolph isn’t the best song about animals, it must be very close! This classic song tells the story of a baby elephant whose mother dies in childbirth. He is left all alone until he meets some other elephants and they take him in. It has been recorded by many different artists, including Henry Mancini and the Boston Pops.

Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever (Official Audio)

“Cat Scratch Fever” is a song by Ted Nugent. The song was released in 1977 as the first single from the album of the same name. The song reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is about a man who is infected with cat scratch fever. Its lyrics are about the disease’s symptoms.

Veterinarian Dr. Steven Hammett reviewed the lyrics for “Cat Scratch Fever” in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association . He said that the song “perfectly captures the human infection with cat scratch fever, right down to the regional distribution of cases”.

Swine – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s song “Swine” is a powerful anthem about self-acceptance and owning your flaws. The song is about embracing who you are, even if you are seen as different or strange by others. In the song, Gaga sings “I am a swine, I am a swine, I am a swine.” She embraces her inner Swine and encourages listeners to do the same. The song is empowering and encourages listeners to be themselves, no matter what others think.

War Pigs – Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath ~ War Pigs

War Pigs by Black Sabbath is one of the best songs about animals. The song is about a group of pigs who are sent to war. They are killed in battle, and their meat is then served to the soldiers. The song is dark and heavy, and it tells the story of these animals in a powerful way. Its lyrics are about the grim realities of war.

White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (Audio)

One of the best songs about animals is “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. The psychedelic rock song is based on the Alice in Wonderland book, and it is a perfect fit for a workout playlist. The lyrics are catchy and will keep you moving, and the beat is upbeat and energizing. Its lyrics are about a girl who does a lot of  drugs and goes on a journey that she is scared to take. It’s an adventure song about taking risks, which is perfect for doing something like Crossfit or yoga.

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) – Ylvis

Ylvis - The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) [Official music video HD]

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) by Ylvis is a catchy and upbeat song that will have you dancing along in no time. The song is about a fox who is trying to figure out what the fox says. He asks other animals what the fox says, but they all give him different answers. Finally, he comes across a snake who tells him that the fox says “gonna catch me a rabbit”. This song is sure to get your feet moving and your heart pumping!

Blind Pig – Emmi

Emmi’s song “Blind Pig” is a catchy, upbeat tune that is sure to get your feet moving. The song is about a hard-working pig who is “blind as a bat” but never gives up. The lyrics are fun and will have you rooting for the little piggy. Its lyrics are about how the pig works all day and loves to spend his money.

Shake me Like a Monkey – Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band’s “Shake me Like a Monkey” is one of the best songs about animals. The song is a great choice for a workout playlist because it is upbeat and energetic. The lyrics are fun and playful, and they encourage listeners to let loose and have some fun. The song is sure to get you moving, and it is sure to put a smile on your face. Its lyrics are about having fun, and getting “wild like an animal.”

Shock the Monkey – Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel - Shock The Monkey

One of the best songs about animals has to be “Shock the Monkey” by Peter Gabriel. The song is about a monkey that is being tortured, and it is a powerful ballad. Gabriel’s voice is intense and emotional, and the lyrics are moving. The song is a must-listen for animal lovers everywhere. Its lyrics are about more than just a monkey, though. The song was actually inspired by the idea of people torturing other humans.

Black Swan – Andrew Stockdale

Black Swan is the debut solo album by Australian rock musician Andrew Stockdale, released on 3 February 2012. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien. Black Swan peaked at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart. Its lyrics are about animals, including “Pleased to Meet You” about a snake and the title track features lyrics inspired by Australia’s black swans.

(How Much is) That Doggie in the Window? – Lita Roza

Lita Roza ::: (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window.

“How Much is) That Doggie in the Window?” is a popular song that was written by Bob Merrill and was published in 1952. The song was originally recorded by Patti Page and reached number one on the charts. The song has been covered by many different artists over the years, and continues to be a popular choice for karaoke nights. Its lyrics are about a woman who wants to purchase a dog from a pet store window, but does not have enough money.

Black Sheep – Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore - Black Sheep (Official Video)

“Black Sheep” is a song by Gin Wigmore, released as the lead single from her debut studio album, Gravel and Wine. The song was written by Wigmore, Joel Little, and Salaam Remi. It is a country and blues song with lyrics that tell the story of an outcast or “black sheep” of the family. Its lyrics are about encouraging the “black sheep” to embrace their reputation and use it to rise above others.

The song was featured in the 2012 film The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

Peace Frog – The Doors

The Doors - Peace Frog

The Doors were a rock band from the 1960s that is still popular today. “Peace Frog” is one of their most well-known songs and is about the Vietnam War. The lyrics are dark and mysterious, and the song is full of psychedelic sounds. Its lyrics are about the people who are left behind to fend for themselves. “Peace Frog” is an innuendo for the blood that starts running down the street when the peace of war finally ends.

Monkeys on my Back – Aerosmith

Monkeys on my Back by Aerosmith is one of the best songs about animals. The song is about a person who is tired of being followed around by monkeys. The monkeys are always causing trouble and the person is fed up. The song is a great reminder to never take anyone or anything for granted. Its lyrics are about how life is better without anyone or anything holding us back.

Bat Out of Hell – Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (PCM Stereo)

Bat Out of Hell was released in 1977 by Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman. It is a rock opera album that tells the story of two lovers, Strat and Raven, who are forced to run away from the city and live in the country. The album was a massive success, and it has been cited as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. Many songs from the album have been covered by various artists. One popular cover of a song from Bat Out of Hell is “Two out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meat Loaf, which was also released as a single and went to #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Roger Rabbit – Sleeping With Sirens

Sleeping With Sirens - Roger Rabbit (Official Music Video)

“Roger Rabbit” by Sleeping With Sirens is one of the best songs about animals. The song is about a man who is in love with a Roger Rabbit, and he sings about how he would do anything to make her happy. The song is fun and upbeat, and it is sure to get you moving. Its lyrics are about how the man would “build a rocket ship” to take his love to outer space.