Top 100 Lists


TOP 100 ANIMAL SONGS
OF THE '50S AND '60S

  1. The Doggie in the Window - Patti Page - 1953
  2. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley - 1957
  3. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley - 1956
  4. The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks - 1958
  5. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens - 1961
  6. Pony Time - Chubby Checker - 1961
  7. Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day - 1958
  8. Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers - 1958
  9. Shrimp Boats - Jo Stafford - 1951
  10. Mockin' Bird Hill - Les Paul and Mary Ford - 1951
  11. Mockin' Bird Hill - Patti Page - 1951
  12. The Horse - Cliff Nobles and Company - 1968
  13. Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen - 1967
  14. The Cry of the Wild Goose - Frankie Laine - 1950
  15. The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens - 1965
  16. What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones - 1965
  17. Tiger - Fabian - 1959
  18. Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris - 1963
  19. Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - 1953
  20. See You Later, Alligator - Bill Haley and his Comets - 1956
  21. Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen - 1964
  22. Yellow Bird - The Arthur Lyman Group - 1961
  23. Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen - 1960
  24. Peter Cottontail - Gene Autry - 1950
  25. Tiger Rag - Les Paul and Mary Ford - 1952
  26. Alley Cat - Bent Fabric - 1962
  27. Mockingbird - Inez Foxx - 1963
  28. The Lonely Bull - The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb
    Alpert
    - 1962
  29. Speedy Gonzales - Pat Boone - 1962
  30. The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold - 1955
  31. Wild Horses - Perry Como - 1953
  32. Monkey Time - Major Lance - 1963
  33. Hummingbird - Les Paul and Mary Ford - 1955
  34. Mickey's Monkey - The Miracles - 1963
  35. Pepino the Italian Mouse - Lou Monte - 1963
  36. Peter Cottontail - Mervin Shiner - 1950
  37. Sparrow in the Tree Top - Guy Mitchell - 1951
  38. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane - 1967
  39. Hound Dog Man - Fabian - 1959
  40. I Taut I Taw a Puddy Tat - Mel Blanc - 1951
  41. Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas - 1963
  42. Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky - 1961
  43. Do the Bird - Dee Dee Sharp - 1963
  44. Muskrat Ramble - The McGuire Sisters - 1954
  45. Little Red Rooster - Sam Cooke - 1963
  46. Sparrow in the Tree Top - Bing Crosby and the Andrews
    Sisters
    - 1951
  47. The Hot Canary - Florian Zabach - 1951
  48. The Duck - Jackie Lee - 1966
  49. May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose - Little Jimmy
    Dickens
    - 1965
  50. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird - Marvin Rainwater - 1957
  51. At the Zoo - Simon and Garfunkel - 1967
  52. Pussy Cat - The Ames Brothers - 1958
  53. Mockin' Bird Hill - The Pinetoppers - 1951
  54. Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas - 1953
  55. Harry the Hairy Ape - Ray Stevens - 1963
  56. Let's Turkey Trot - Little Eva - 1963
  57. Tom Cat - The Rooftop Singers - 1963
  58. (How Much Is) That Hound Dog in the Window - Homer and
    Jethro
    - 1953
  59. Walking My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega - 1966
  60. Paper Tiger - Sue Thompson - 1965
  61. Bulldog - The Fireballs - 1960
  62. Too Many Fish in the Sea - The Marvelettes - 1964
  63. I've Got a Tiger By the Tail - Buck Owens - 1965
  64. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - David Seville and the
    Chipmunks
    - 1960
  65. Mockin' Bird Hill - Russ Morgan - 1951
  66. The Cry of the Wild Goose - Tennessee Ernie Ford - 1950
  67. The Chicken Song - Guy Lombardo - 1951
  68. Cincinnati Dancing Pig - Red Foley - 1950
  69. Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry - 1956
  70. The Mocking Bird - The Four Lads - 1952
  71. The Snake - Al Wilson - 1968
  72. Shrimp Boats - Dolores Gray - 1952
  73. The Fish - Bobby Rydell - 1961
  74. Too Many Fish in the Sea & Three Little Fishes - Mitch Ryder
    and the Detroit Wheels
    - 1967
  75. The Cat in the Window (The Bird in the Sky) -
    Petula Clark
    - 1967
  76. Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey - 1965
  77. Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann - 1966
  78. The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini - 1964
  79. This Little Bird - Marianne Faithfull - 1965
  80. Is a Blue Bird Blue - Conway Twitty - 1960
  81. Hitch it to the Horse - The Fantastic Johnny C - 1968
  82. Bird Dance Beat - The Trashmen - 1964
  83. Shaggy Dog - Mickey Lee Lane - 1964
  84. The Happy Reindeer - Dancer, Prancer and Nervous - 1959
  85. Frogg - The Brothers Four - 1961
  86. Lonesome Polecat - The McGuire Sisters - 1954
  87. The Bird on My Head - David Seville - 1958
  88. You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd - Roger Miller - 1966
  89. Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Welk - 1962
  90. Peter Rabbit - Dee Jay and the Runaways - 1966
  91. Leave My Kitten Alone - Little Willie John - 1959
  92. The Bird's the Word - The Rivingtons - 1963
  93. The Bluebird, The Buzzard and the Oriole - Bobby Day - 1959
  94. Bluebird - The Buffalo Springfield - 1967
  95. The Chicken and the Hawk - Joe Turner - 1956
  96. I Am the Walrus - The Beatles - 1967
  97. Rocking Goose - Johnny and the Hurricanes - 1960
  98. Three Little Pigs - Lloyd Price - 1959
  99. Lonely Little Robin - Mindy Carson - 1951
  100. The Cat Came Back - Sonny James - 1956

This list is comprised of songs with animals (be they mammal, fowl or fish) in the title or an overall animal theme in the title and/or lyrics. Fictional animals, such as cartoon characters, are included. Insects and mythical animals are omitted, as are indirect title references, such as a person's name that may also be an animal. Rankings are based on the popularity of each song during the period of 1950 through 1969.





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The Doggie in the Window (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear Hound Dog The Chipmunk Song The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Horse The Cry of the Wild Goose What's New Pussycat? Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport Hound Dog