Sep 272010

In this latest installment of Last Man Standing, I’m looking for songs with animals in the title.

The rules:

  • The animal must appear in the title, not just the lyrics.
  • Once a specific animal has been mentioned, it can no longer be used. However, if for instance, “Dog” has already been used, “Dalmatian” is still in play.

As always, please just submit one answer per post. Once you have submitted an answer, you are the Last Man (or Woman) Standing, until someone trumps your answer. The game continues until we’ve exhausted our stock of answers or we can no longer stand it anymore.

Shamelessly pandering to our newfound prog-rock friends, I submit “Tiger in a Spotlight,” by ELP. (“Tiger” is now out of play.)

On this topic, bostonhistorian is Last Man Standing. Comments have been closed for this thread. Well played, Townspeople!


  289 Responses to “Last Man (or Woman) Standing: Animal Songs”

  1. 2000 Man

    I Wanna Be Your Dog.

    Yeah! I’m First Last Man Standing!

  2. Mr. Moderator

    Let’s get elephants off the board: “Elephant Talk,” by King Crimson.

  3. 2000 Man

    Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat

  4. hrrundivbakshi

    Ant Music

  5. hrrundivbakshi

    Boris the Spider

  6. Mr. Moderator


  7. BigSteve

    Bat Chain Puller, Captain Beefheart

  8. 2000 Man

    Hummingbird – Seals and Crofts. I hope to get that out of my head soon!

  9. “Crow Black Chicken”, Ry Cooder.

  10. Crawlin’ King Snake, John Lee Hooker/The Doors

  11. “Pigs” & “Sheep,” Pink Floyd
    (would have been a triple threat if “dog” hadn’t already appeared)

  12. “Rats,” The Kinks

  13. ladymisskirroyale

    “Swan, Swan, H” by REM

  14. ladymisskirroyale

    “Blue Jay Way” – the Beatles

  15. ladymisskirroyale

    Ruling, please:

    “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley

  16. bostonhistorian

    “Glow Worm” The Mills Brothers

  17. “Blackbird,” the Beatles

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    “Something for Cat” – Henry Mancini

  19. ladymisskirroyale

    “Green Dolphin Street” – standard

  20. trigmogigmo

    “Caterpillar Girl” – The Cure

  21. trigmogigmo

    Sorry, just realized that title is actually “The Caterpillar”. Even better.

  22. BigSteve

    Flash Gordon’s Ape, Captain Beefheart

  23. ladymisskirroyale

    “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by the Tokens or “Lions” by Tones on Tail.

  24. Mr. Moderator

    rowing_to_america, welcome aboard!

    Homosapiens better count as animals, ladymiss! That takes humans off the board. Damn!

    I’ll take dolphins off the board with that Tim Buckley (?) song, “Dolphins.”

  25. Mr. Moderator

    Shoot, dolphins already WAS off the board. I’ll do 20 push-ups and enter “Fly Like an Eagle” instead.

  26. ladymisskirroyale

    “Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree…” I don’t know the name, but I think it’s called “Kookaburra.”

  27. ladymisskirroyale

    And going for a sure-fire groaner here:

    “Muskrat Love” Captain and Tennille

  28. ladymisskirroyale

    What’s with the 70’s and animals?

    “Fly, Robin, Fly” by Silver Convention

    I’m not really sure what robins and motorcycles have to do with each other:

  29. Mr. Moderator

    My favorite animal and a cool song, to boot: “Horses,” by Patti Smith.

    Last Man Standing!

  30. ladymisskirroyale

    “Deer Stop” by Goldfrapp

    Last woman standing!

  31. Buffalo Gals

  32. Alligator Wine – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

  33. Damn! I didn’t get a chance to use “By-tor & the Snow Dog” by Rush.

    “Monkey Man” by Los Rolling Stones.

  34. Kangaroo – Big Star

  35. “The Ostrich” by The Primitives (One of Lou’s pre-Velvets Pickwick Records fake bands…but it’s a real record!)

  36. BigSteve

    A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond, Captain Beefheart

  37. BigSteve

    “The Ostrich” is awesome.

  38. “Run Chicken Run” by Link Wray

  39. ladymisskirroyale

    Rhinoceros – Smashing Pumpkins

  40. BigSteve

    Ant Man Bee, Captain Beefheart

  41. ladymisskirroyale

    Octopus’s Garden

  42. “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” King Crimson… well, the author/s can be used more than once, right? 😉

  43. “I’m a Hog for You Baby” by Leiber & Stoller, recorded by many, The Coasters being the first, I believe.

  44. ladymisskirroyale

    Ducks on the Wall – the Kinks
    Rubber Ducky – Bert and Ernie

  45. “Pigeon Kill” by Big Black

  46. ladymisskirroyale

    “Reptile Smile” – Th’ Faith Healers

  47. ladymisskirroyale

    “Crocodile Rock” – Reginald Dwight

  48. “Crickets” by Disco Biscuits

  49. ladymisskirroyale

    Hyena – REM

  50. “Froggy Went A Courting” by….I’ll go with the 1960 vers. by Danny Dell & The Trends.

  51. You Drive Me Ape (you big gorilla) by The Dickies.

  52. “Human Fly” by The Cramps

  53. The Raven by The Stranglers.

  54. ladymisskirroyale

    “Zebra” – Beach House

  55. ladymisskirroyale

    “Swordfish Trombone” – Tom Waits

  56. “Panther Man” by Tav Falco

  57. ladymisskirroyale

    “Barracuda” – Heart

  58. ladymisskirroyale

    Dean Martin – “That’s A Moray.”

    Just kidding.

  59. ladymisskirroyale

    “Hunting Bears” – Radiohead

  60. “A Human Coyote Stole My Girl” by Rex Allen

  61. Mr. Moderator

    “Hound Dog” (if I understand cdm’s rules, this specific dog breed is acceptable)

  62. “Firefly” by Southern Culture On The Skids

  63. Mr. Moderator

    “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway”


  64. How will the wolf survive?

  65. “Wasp Man” The Who

  66. Mr. Moderator

    I’m not sure that I have one to top cher at the moment, but can we be clear about one thing, to keep this manageable: NO MYTHICAL CREATURES, PLEASE!


    Oh, “Bluebird,” by Buffalo Springfield (no double points, though, for using a band with an animal in its name because “buffalo” is off the board.)

  67. You talking to me?

  68. “That’s a Moray” is freakin’ brilliant! Love this.

    Talkin’ Mule Skinner Blues – The Fendermen