20 Best Songs About Wolves

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about wolves can be a great way to educate oneself about the many sides of wolves. From fun, playful, and educational songs for children, to extremely sad ballads about animal cruelty, there are many sides to every wolf song out there. In this article I will be writing about 20 best songs about wolves composed by different artists from all over the world.


Wolves – Kanye West

Kanye West - Wolves (Intro Only)

This song is about the dangers of the city and how wolves are metaphorically compared to the dangers of the city. You can also learn more about Kanye West here. Some fun facts about him are that he has a wife, named Kim Kardashian who is known for being in the media often. Its lyrics are about him and Kim and him being ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Even though this isn’t a direct song about wolves, it is interesting to see how they are used as a metaphor in popular culture.

The Wolves (Act I and II) – Bon Iver

"The Wolves (Act I & II)" by Bon Iver

This song is about a father’s feelings of losing his daughter and the wolves that are coming after her. It is an emotional ballad with beautiful lyrics. Bon Iver is from Wisconsin and this song was released in 2016. You can learn more about him here. Some fun facts about him are that he is a Grammy award-winning artist and has a brother named Michael. The song is long with two parts, but it is interesting to listen to and learn more about the subject of emotional ballads

House of Wolves – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance - House of Wolves

This upbeat song is about animal cruelty and how it’s wrong. It is based off of the novel 1984 by George Orwell. The band broke up in 2013, but you can learn more about them here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from New Jersey and have five studio albums. The song is about three minutes long and is a fun way to educate oneself about animals and animal cruelty. Its lyrics are “But there’s a house of wolves behind those black eyes. And it’s living with demons.”

Wolves (feat. Post Malone) – Big Sean

Big Sean - Wolves (Official Music Video) ft. Post Malone

This song is about how wolves never give up and always stay hungry. It features the artist Post Malone, who you can learn more about here. Some fun facts about him are that he is a rapper and singer and his debut album was released in 2016. The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel understood. Some of its lyrics are “I’m in the corner with my wolves. They tryna know where you been, I’ve got all these feelings. These feelings that I keep on hiding.”

The Wolves – Ben Howard

Ben Howard - The Wolves

This song is about the beauty of nature and how wolves are part of that. It was released in 2013 and you can learn more about him here. Some fun facts about him are that he is from the UK and has two albums. The song is about four minutes long and is a great song to relax to. Its lyrics are “And the wolves they howl in the night. As they scent their prey before them. And the stars up high, they give light. To guide these wolves to safety.”

Wolves Without Teeth – Of Monsters and Men

Of Monsters And Men - Wolves Without Teeth (Official Lyric Video)

This song is about the dangers of the city and how wolves are metaphorically compared to the dangers of the city. You can learn more about them here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Iceland and have four albums. The song is also called “Mountain Sound” but it is interesting to see how different artists write their songs with different names. The song is about three minutes long and is a good song to listen to if you want to feel connected to nature. Some of its lyrics are “What could be safer than here? What could be safer than home, with seven wolves without teeth.”

The House of Wolves – Bring Me the Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon - "The House Of Wolves" (Full Album Stream)

This song is about how the music industry is a “house of wolves” and is full of people who will hurt you. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from the UK and have five albums. The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel empowered. Some of its lyrics are “This house of wolves is a death trap. It’s no place for a child.”

Running With The Wolves – Aurora

Aurora - Running With The Wolves - Pablo Nouvelle Remix

This song is about how nature always manages to find a way. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Norway and only one album (though they have released their new album soon). The song is also called “Running with the Wolves” but it is interesting to see how different artists write their songs with different names. The song is about four minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel motivated. Some of its lyrics are “I’m running with the wolves tonight, I’m running with the wolves tonight. And I’m feeling so alive.”

Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) – The Wombats

The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) - Live in Sydney (track 13 of 16)

This song is about a relationship that is falling apart. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from the UK and have three albums. The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel sad. Some of its lyrics are “And Tokyo, it’s tearing us apart. Tokyo, it’s tearing us apart. Vampires and Wolves.”

Run With the Wolves – The Prodigy

PRODIGY - RUN WITH THE WOLVES

This song is about the glory of nature and how it can make you feel like a god. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from the UK and have four albums. The song is about three minutes long and is a good song to listen to if you want to feel empowered or inspired. Some of its lyrics are “Running with the wolves. They’re running wild and free.”

Raised By Wolves – Falling in Reverse

Falling In Reverse - "Raised By Wolves"

This song is about a person who has been isolated from the rest of society and how they have to find a new family. You can learn more about them here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Nevada and only one album (though they have released their new album soon). The song is also called “Raised by Wolves” but it is interesting to see how different artists write their songs with different names. The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel empowered. Some of its lyrics are “Fuel, fire, foe and fight. Wolves of the night.”

Wolves (Song of the Shepherd’s Dog) – Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine - Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)

This song is about a dog that is the protector of his shepherd. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from the US and have six albums. The song is about five minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel connected to nature or inspired. Some of its lyrics are “In the night, when the land’s asleep in a dream of a tree. I will keep you safe in a song of a meadowlark.”

Wolves At Night – Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra - Wolves At Night (audio)

This song is about how there are people who you think you can trust, but then they end up betraying you. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Atlanta and have five albums (though they will be releasing their new album soon). The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional. Some of its lyrics are “And when I wake up, don’t come around. Because in the night, wolves at night will come out and they’ll hunt you down.”

Wolves of Winter – Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro - Wolves Of Winter (Official Video)

This song is about the end of the world and how everything will eventually fall apart. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Scotland and have six albums. The song is about four minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or depressed. Some of its lyrics are “And I’m gonna howl at the moon tonight. I’m gonna cry, let it all out.”

Up the Wolves – The Mountain Goats

The Mountain Goats - Up the Wolves (Lyrics)

This song is about a person who has been betrayed and how it is even worse than the horror of death. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from the US and have five albums (though they will be releasing their new album soon). The song is about three minutes long and is a good song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or angry. Some of its lyrics are “And they come down in packs, these days. They come down in packs and they’re hungry for your flesh.”

Wolves (with NAV) – Pop Smoke

POP SMOKE - WOLVES ft. NAV (Official Audio)

This song is about how there are people who you think you can trust, but then they end up betraying you. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Brooklyn and only have one song. The song is also called “Wolves” but it is interesting to see how different artists write their songs with different names. The song is about three minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or angry. Some of its lyrics are “Fell in love, got burned. Fell back on the other side.”

Wolves of the Sea – Alestorm

Alestorm - Wolves of the Sea [HQ+LYRICS]

This song is about pirates. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Scotland and have six albums (though they will be releasing their new album soon). The song is about five minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or sad. Some of its lyrics are “Like wolves of the sea, we follow in their wake. Like wolves in the night, our cannons will bring death.”

Raised by Wolves – Voxtrot

Voxtrot - Raised by Wolves lyrics

This song is about a person who is raised by wolves and how they are different from the normal people. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Austin, Texas and have three albums. The song is about four minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or sad. Some of its lyrics are “And I can howl at the moon, and I can run on four legs. I’m not like you, I’m not like them.”

Wolves Ov Siberia – Behemoth

Behemoth - Wolves ov Siberia (Official Video)

This song is about how there are people who you think you can trust, but then they end up betraying you. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Poland and have eight albums (though they will be releasing their new album soon). The song is about seven minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or sad. Some of its lyrics are “All those miserable liars who left me behind, will hear the howling from the wolves from Siberia.”

7 Days to the Wolves – Nightwish

Nightwish - 7 Days To The Wolves (Live at Wembley Arena)

This song is about how the protagonist will do anything to save the one they love. You can learn more about the artist here. Some fun facts about them are that they are from Finland and have eight albums (though they will be releasing their new album soon). The song is about six minutes long and is a great song to listen to if you want to feel emotional or romantic. Some of its lyrics are “Where are you now? My enemies surround me. And all I can do is wait for the final day.”