J-Walk compiled a list of songs with animals in the title. That data screams for analysis, doesn’t it?
The vertebrates (phylum Chordata) kicked ass and mammals (class Mammalia) dominated. But Birds (class Aves) were no slouch either, although many of those songs only references “bird”.
The most popular species is dog (Canis lupus). Oddly missing is human (Homo sapiens). The biggest contributing song was Pigs, Sheep, and Wolves by Paul Simon. The three titles that didn’t quite make it into kingdom Anamalia were Puff the Magic Dragon, Werewolves of London, and The Unicorn Song. I let the Monkees in as primates against my better judgment.
Mammals with only one entry: skunk, weasel, walrus, raccoon, bear, llama, reindeer, beaver, muskrat, mouse, kangaroo, sloth, and mole. Smallest phyla (at one) were Porifera (sponge), Mollusca (octopus), and Cridaria (coral).
Can you think of a better use of Excel than this?
You can download AnimalSongs.zip