Great Big Cat Songs

Robert of the Radish
The Y! Music Playlist Blog (NEW)

Last week we had a big cat playlist theme running, it included lists of songs by bands named after lions, bands named after tigers and bands named after panthers. And previously on the Y! Music Playlist we've featured Alt/Indie Lion Songs and Songs About Tigers.  The number of band names and songs inspired by big cats is huge. And it makes sense due to the strong symbolism these animals  hold.

Continuing the big cat theme, this playlist feature my top 15 big cat songs. Lions, Tigers, panther, leopards, jaguars and cheetahs are all represented, and unlike the inconsistency playlists based on band names tend to have, this playlist is an excellent listen from beginning to end.

If you have an eclectic taste in music and are a fan of big cats, this is a list you really need to keep.

Even with all the big cat playlists we've done so far, we still have not even scratched the surface, so please let us know -- what are your top big cat bands and big cat songs?

Great Big Cat Songs

1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

2. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

3. Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini

4. Lions - Dire Straits

5. Panthers - Wilco

6. Lions - Pavement

7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat - Bob Dylan

8. When The Tigers Broke Free - Pink Floyd

9. Cheetah - Rocket from the Crypt

10. Lion In A Coma - Animal Collective

11. The Tigers Have Spoken- Neko Case

12. Jaguar - Stan Getz

13. Paper Tiger - Spoon

14. Taming The Tiger - Joni Mitchell

15. The Snow Leopard - Shearwater

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