Music – Families w/Animals

Ben – Vocals by Michael Jackson (14 years old). Music and lyrics by Walter Scharf and Don Black. 1972. (Rats)

Dogs Are The Best People – Vocals, music and lyrics by The Fauves. 1996. [While ostensibly about dogs, the song asks why humans can’t be more like our canine companions. Review.] (Dogs/Humans)

The Hunters – Vocals, music and lyrics by Allison Russel. 2021. (Wolves)

I Want A Dog – Vocals, music and lyrics by Rivers Cuomo, on Weezer’s album, SZNZ: Winter. 2002. (Dogs)

Memory – Vocals by Barbra Streisand. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Trevor Nunn based on poems by T. S. Eliot. For the Broadway musical, Cats. 1981. (Cats)

Ride Me Back Home – Vocals by Willie Nelson. Music and lyrics by Lucinda Hinton, Joe Manual, Debby Throckmorton, Sonny Throckmorton. 2019. (Horses)

Serenade To A Poodle – Vocals, music and lyrics by Slim Gaillard. Slim Gaillard And His Trio. 1949. (Dogs)

Something Blue – Vocals, music and lyrics by Neil Diamond. 2014. (Possibly from a dog’s perspective, as suggested by the official video)

They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! – Vocals, music and lyrics by Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels), 1966. Wise Brothers Music. (Dogs) [This was a massive hit in the US, Canada, and UK. The lyrics tell of a man who went ‘out of my mind’ and would subsequently be institutionalized after his dog ran away.]

updated March 19, 2023