ANIMALS and ROCK

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I was listening to the Beatles some time ago. It occurred to me that many other groups that came during, or just after, the Beatles, adapted animal names into their own band names.

So decided to create a list of pop rock bands that features animals.

When I had finished with that list, I tried to come up with as many song titles that had at least one animal featured in that title.

And when I finished with that list, I decided to think about album titles with at least one animal name on it.

Perhaps not so surprising is that the most common animals featured in these titles are birds.

Here are my lists. Did I miss any? If you have any to add, just send me a note. Making lists like these can be so much fun! 😉

36 MUSICAL GROUPS WITH ANIMALS IN THEIR NAMES

1) ADAM ANT

2) (THE) ANIMALS

3) ANTHRAX

4) (THE) BEATLES

5) BLACK CROWS

6) BLUE OYSTER CULT

7) (THE) BYRDS

8) BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD

9) CAT STEVENS

10) CRAZY HORSE
(Neil Young’s group)

11) COUNTING CROWS

12) COUNTRY JOE AND THE FISH

13) (THE) CRICKETS

14) DEF LEPPARD

15) (THE) EAGLES

16) FLOCK OF SEAGULLS

17) HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH

18) IRON BUTTERFLY

19) LOS LOBOS
(Spanish for “The Wolves”)

20) (THE) MONKEES

21) (THE) O’JAYS

22) (THE) PARTRIDGE FAMILY

23) PHISH

24) SAMANTHA FOX

25) (THE) SCORPIONS

26) SEAL

27) SEALS AND CROFT

28) SHERYL CROW

29) (THE) SPIDERS FROM MARS
(David Bowie’s Band)

30) STEPPENWOLF

31) (THE) STRAY CATS

32) T-REX (Named after the dinosaur)

33) THREE DOG NIGHT

34) TOTO
(After Dorothy’s dog)

35) (THE) TURTLES

36) YARDBIRDS

19 SINGLES WITH ANIMALS IN THEIR TITLES

1) A HORSE WITH NO NAME (America)

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2) BARRACUDA (Heart)

3) BLACKBIRD (The Beatles)

4) CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Ted Nugent)

5) CAT’S IN THE CRADLE (Harry Chapin)

6) CROCODILE ROCK (Elton John, 1973)

7) DISCO DUCK (Rick Dees, 1976)

8) DOG & BUTTERFLY (Heart)

9) EYE OF TIGER (Survivor)

10) FLY, ROBIN, FLY

11) FLY LIKE AN EAGLE

12) HOUND DOG (Elvis)

13) HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF (Duran Duran)

14) (THE) LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (The Tokens, 1961)

15) OCTOPUS’ GARDEN (The Beatles)

16) RAT IN THE KITCHEN (UB40)

17) ROCK LOBSTER (B52’s)

18) WHEN DOVES CRY (Prince)

19) WILD HORSES (The Rolling Stones)

6 ALBUMS WITH ANIMALS IN THEIR TITLE

1) ANIMALS (Pink Floyd. The album with flying pigs on the cover.)

2) BIRDLAND (The Yardbirds)

3) CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Ted Nugent, 1977)

4) PET SOUNDS (The Beach Boys, 1966)

5) RAT IN THE KITCHEN (UB40)

6) YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO BUT YOU CAN’T TUNA FISH (REO Speedwagon, 1978)

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