19 Great Songs About Pets

Songs About pets
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Songs About Pets

In the words of William Shakespeare, “If music is the food of love, keep playing.” This line was probably not written with pets in mind, although innumerable songs have been written on the joys and sorrows about pets. It’s possible he wasn’t thinking of pets while writing that sentence. As a fan of animals, you should surely check out some animal-themed music. Let us know if you have any suggestions.

19 Songs About Pets:

1. I Love My Dog—Cat Stevens

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog (Live, 1971)

His dog’s devotion is something he can bank on in this simple love song: he loves his dog, others may fade but his will dog always comes through.

2. Martha My Dear, A Song By The Beatles

Martha My Dear (Remastered 2009)

This song has nothing to do with a girlfriend. The Old English Sheepdog named Martha belonged to Paul McCartney and is thought to have been the muse behind the track.

3. Old King By Neil Young

Neil Young - Old King (Studio version)

As an homage to his lifelong traveling buddy, Elvis, a dog named Young, this song was written by the singer-songwriter.

4. The Puppy Song By Nilsson Harry

The Puppy Song - Harry Nilsson

Although Nilsson wrote several hilarious songs, he never penned one exactly like this one, in which he sings about how owning a dog is the ticket to happiness.

5. Seamus the Dog By Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - Seamus The Dog

There is a possibility that this song has nothing to do with dogs at all if the lyrics are missing. However, if the chorus isn’t sung by an actual dog, the song sounds like a generic old blues.

6. I’m Gonna Buy Me a Dog, A Song By The Monkees

The Monkees - Gonna Buy Me a Dog

It’s possible that this group’s 1960s success was due more to the members’ cuteness than to their musical ability. The concept of this song is that having a puppy can help mend shattered hearts, and this is exactly what they did.

7. How Much Is That Doggie in the Window, A Song By Patti Page

Patti Page : (How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window

This timeless song was first released in 1953 and shot straight to the top of the Billboard charts within months of its release.

8. The Dog Song By Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay - The Dog Song

During her performance at the TED conference, British-American singer-songwriter Nellie McKay sang this song.

9. Everything Reminds Me of My Dog, A Song By Jane Siberry

Jane Siberry - Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog

This Canadian singer and songwriter used a cheerful love song for her dog as an outlet to express how she felt about her relationship with it.

10. I Love My Dog—Sublime

Sublime - I Love My Dog (Official Video)

Those who are familiar with this band already know that most of their tracks have lyrics that are sexually explicit but not necessarily offensive. Brad Nowell’s Dalmatian will also be heard lending his two cents to several tracks. A G grade was given to this song.

11. Lilly By Pink Martini

Lilly - Pink Martini ft. China Forbes | Live from Stuttgart - 2010

The musical group, which calls itself a “little orchestra,” uses elements of pop, Latin, jazz, and classical music in this tune in honor of a dog.

12. ‘BINGO’, A Scottish folk song

My Scottish Bingo Dance

This traditional rendition is a great example of how well the subject matter of canines works in children’s music.

13. Magical Mr. Mistoffelees – Andrew Lloyd Webber

'Mr. Mistoffelees' | Cats The Musical

This is the perfect show tune for you if you adore songs that are centered around cats who possess mystical abilities. There is a thrilling escalation that occurs several times, and it never fails to delight the audience.

14. Jane’s Addiction ` My Cat’s Name Is Maceo

Jane's Addiction - kw03 - my cat's name is Maceo

This track has an interesting backstory to go along with it. The song was written by Perry Farrell as a dedication to his pet cat, whom he had named Maceo after the saxophone musician. In later years, the band was successful in recruiting the actual Maceo Parker to contribute his saxophone playing to the song.

15. Cool Cat – Queen

Queen - Cool Cat (Official Video)

This laid-back groove is a good alternative to the top charts, which can often receive excessive radio play, and is one of the many enormous singles that this iconic rock band has brought out in the course of their career.

This music is the ideal representation of the “strutting around” behavior, often known as moving to the “beat of one’s heart,” that people and cats alike are prone to engage in when they are in a relaxed and self-assured state.

16. Mungojerrie And Rumpleteazer – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer | Cats the Musical

There is no way to compile an exhaustive collection of songs about pets without including at least one song about those two evil feline felons.

Even though they have a propensity for breaking and stealing possessions and food from the humans in the area, they are, at their core, decent cats. This cheerful music is a lot of fun, and it perfectly captures the exhilaration of being part of a close-knit crew of cat burglars.

17. What’s New Pussycat? – Tom Jones

What's New Pussycat?

Even though this song has been played for comedic purposes an endless number of times, it is still an exceptionally well-crafted piece of music.

This is a cat song that is perfect for partying too, thanks to Tom Jones’ seductive vocal expression and the song’s different dynamics, which are carried by the eclectic instrumentation, which includes, but is not limited to, an accordion and a forceful brass section.

18. Hamsters By King Missile

Tik Tok users have shown a strong affinity for the song “Hamster” by King Missile III, which has seen widespread success. The strange song describes a man who is walking or running while wearing a belt full of balloons with hamsters hanging off of it.

The underlying message of the song is that if you behave insanely, no one will question the foolish things that you do. They will think that you have lost your mind.

19. Attack of the Radioactive Hamster From a Planet Near Mars By Weird AI

Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars

This song has a manic and gorgeous splash of energy, and it’s one of the funniest songs ever written about hamsters. This song has the longest title of any song that Weird Al has ever written for one of his songs.

“Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet Near Mars,” the third tune on UHF, shines the light on an even more peculiar aspect of Al’s life and career. The song tells the story of an alien hamster invasion coming from a planet close to Mars. It is completely absurd and illogical.