What better way to mix things up than by hitting shuffle on your favorite playlist? Animals have long been an inspiration for the arts, and music is no exception. Check out our 10 favorite songs inspired by animals!
10. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Sir Elton John does not disappoint in this tune about two young lovers getting down to the Crocodile Rock on Friday night!
9. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
Featured in the iconic Disney film The Lion King, this song first made famous by The Tokens is permanently engrained in your brain if you are a child of the 90s! We bet you can’t hit all the same notes as lead singer Jay Siegel!
8. Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog! The “King of Rock” made the song famous, but it was actually first recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952!
7. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
Perhaps the most motivational song of all time, we dare you to listen to Eye of the Tiger during a workout and not feel like you can take on the world afterward!
6. I Am the Walrus – The Beatles
The Beatles have sold 1.6 billion records in the U.S. alone. With legendary songs like I Am the Walrus, it’s no wonder why they won seven Grammy Awards!
5. Rockin’ Robbin – The Jackson 5
Tweet, tweet, tweet. Originally recorded by Bobby Day, the rockin’ version recorded by The Jackson 5 spent time on the Cash Box singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100.
4. Barracuda – Heart
A barracuda is a large tropical marine fish known for its predatory tendencies and large jaws and teeth. How could such a fierce animal not inspire a catchy song?
3. Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s dark, magical song is a worldwide sensation that should make anyone seriously consider messing with her!
2. Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
One of the most iconic power ballads of all time, Free Bird is also one of the longest popular songs ever recorded, ringing in at over 14 minutes when played live.
1. Who Let the Dogs Out – The Baha Men
Yepee ah yo! We don’t know what else The Baha Men did with their lives, but we are oh so glad they took the time to record Who Let the Dogs Out (Who? Who? Who? Who?)! The song gained a lot of popularity in 2000 when it was featured in the movie Rugrats in Paris.
What’s your favorite animal-inspired song? Share with us in the comments section below! And don’t forget, you can channel your inspiration by creating your own MixedUPPET at www.mixeduppets.com!