People love their pets. Some recent statistics compiled by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) show that in America there are about 75 million pet dogs and 88 million pet cats. The majority of these animals are spayed or neutered, and the average pet owner spends around $200 per year on vet visits. Of course, there are still way too many abused and unwanted animals, but for the most part, people take good care of their pets. Musicians also have a special bond with animals and pets have inspired thousands of songs over the years. For this playlist I've selected what I feel are the best representations of pet-inspired songs. These are not all necessarily my favorite animal-centric songs, but they describe the human-animal relationship better than most.
What is your favorite pet-inspired song?
Top 10 Songs Inspired By Pets
1. Ben - Michael Jackson (Rat)
2. Jet - Paul McCartney (Dog)
3. Old Shep - Elvis Presley (Dog)
4. Me And My Arrow - Harry Nilsson (Dog)
5. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo (Dog)
6. Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey (Pony)
7. I Love My Dog - Cat Stevens (Dog)
8. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) - Arcade Fire (Dog)
9. Shannon - Henry Gross (Dog)
10. Lucifer Sam - Pink Floyd (Cat)
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