Reply
Regular Social Butterfly

Songs with Animal Names in the Title

Here's a topic with a bit of a biological slant. I'm wondering how many songs have different members of the Animal Kingdom mentioned in the title (I'm excluding Homo sapiens here-- not to discriminate but just for the sake of focus 🤓). I happened to meet an octopus during a snorkel a few years ago & have been obsessed with them ever since ... so  I'll start this off with my favorite animal 🐙:

 

Octopus's Garden -- The Beatles

 

 

 PS ... This is not a strict rule but I think it would be nice if we just have one song title per post so each animal gets its own honorable mention. ❤

12,917 Views
177
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

The Hounds of Winter - Sting

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

Strange Bird -- Jimmy Buffett

 

Just read this interesting NYT article about how Jimmy Buffett, the icon of beach chill, built his Margaritaville empire. Very smart, thoughtful man: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/arts/jimmy-buffett-does-not-live-the-jimmy-buffett-lifestyle.html

Regular Contributor

Free Bird --  Lynyrd Skynyrd

Regular Social Butterfly

The Bird and the Worm -- Owl City 

 

"With fronds like these well, who needs anemones?"

 

Honored Social Butterfly

Hound Dog  - Elvis

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

Year of the Cat -- Al Stewart

Honored Social Butterfly

Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

Eye Of The Tiger -- Survivor

Honored Social Butterfly

"They Call Her the Cat", Elton John

Honored Social Butterfly

A Horse with No Name - America

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

Fireflies -- Owl City

Honored Social Butterfly

Changing gears . . .

 

The Flight of the Rat - Deep Purple

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

White Rabbit -- Jefferson Airplane

Bronze Conversationalist

Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen

Honored Social Butterfly

Crocodile Rock - Elton John

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly


@MaVolta wrote:

Crocodile Rock - Elton John


Good one!!

 

Here's one more from the Beatles:

 

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

 

Some people say this song is about drugs, but this is what John Lennon himself said, "That was just a sort of nice line that I made into a song. It was about me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love. Everything is clear and open when you're in love. Everybody was sort of tense around us: you know, 'What is she doing here at the session? Why is she with him?' All this sort of madness is going on around us because we just happened to want to be together all the time." 

 

Honored Social Butterfly


@millineutron wrote:

 

 

Here's one more from the Beatles:

 

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

 

Some people say this song is about drugs, but this is what John Lennon himself said, "That was just a sort of nice line that I made into a song. It was about me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love. Everything is clear and open when you're in love. Everybody was sort of tense around us: you know, 'What is she doing here at the session? Why is she with him?' All this sort of madness is going on around us because we just happened to want to be together all the time." 

 


It's so interesting to find the true meaning behind song lyrics. Sometimes the lyrics will mean different things to different people, but the writer often had something else in mind! 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Honored Social Butterfly

And one more from The Beatles - Dig A Pony

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly


@MaVolta wrote:

And one more from The Beatles - Dig A Pony


I never noticed before how many animal songs the Beatles had. It's like a musical menagerie! Here's one more:  Rocky Raccoon 

Honored Social Butterfly

Might as well keep it going  - - -  Smiley Very Happy

 

And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

Haha ... shoulda called this Beatles Songs with Animal Names in the Title:

 

Piggies 🐷 🐷 -- The Beatles

 

Newbie

The Color of the Wind...fom Pocahontas

0 Kudos
2,744 Views
0
Report
Honored Social Butterfly

The Beatles sure had a lot of them!  . . . including . . .

 

Hey Bulldog!

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
Regular Social Butterfly

And yet another!

 

Blue Jay Way -- The Beatles

Social Butterfly

Wait, another Beatle's song "Blackbird"...

 

The story behind "Blackbird" is interesting to me, especially now..

 

#VegasStrong

 


#VegasStrong
Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Regular Social Butterfly

Wow! I had no idea that's what that song was about! Thank you for sharing that.

 

OK here's another Beatles song:

 

I Am the Walrus

 

 

Social Butterfly

Geat first song, btw!

 

I'm going with Savage Garden's "The Animal Song"...

 

So we've got all Animals covered from post 2!

 

#VegasStrong

 


#VegasStrong
Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
Info Seeker

Jim Stafford recorded a very funny song called Spiders and Snakes

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Need to Know

"I downloaded AARP Perks to assist in staying connected and never missing out on a discount!" -LeeshaD341679

AARP Perks

More From AARP