Cats are a popular theme in pop and rock music. Out of hundred of cat-related songs, many topped the charts and marked their territory in pop culture, a few even went to #1 on the Top-40 Charts. After sifting through the kitty litter of decades of music, we honed in on the best of the cat songs. These feline songs really purr with a nice set of headphones in hand. Here at Top2040 are the top 40 cat songs of all time:
1 - Cat People (Putting Out Fire) by David Bowie, our top cat song of all time. It still rocks.
2 - Year of the Cat by Al Stewart, a smooth cat track.
3 - Cat's in the Cradle by Harry Chapin
4 - Stray Cat Strut by the Stray Cats
5 - Honky Cat by Elton John (1972), a top-10 hit from the piano man.
6 - Ride the Tiger by Jefferson Starship from the indelible Dragon Fly album.
7 - Leave My Kitten Alone performed by Elvis Costello in 1995
8 - Kitty Cat Song by the Troggs (1966)
9 - Don't Wake the Lion by Magnum, an under-appreciated song and band.
10 - Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, an 80's montage stape
11 - Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
12 - Kitten Got Claws by Whitesnake (1989)
13 - Go Little Go Cat by the Four Teens (1958), an old jukebox tune
14 - Old Black Cat by Jethro Tull
15 - Kitty by Cat Stevens. Apparently, a bad kitty.
16 - Can't Tame the Lion (1996) by Journey
17 - Tiger by Abba, the super-pop quintet from Sweden, but this kitty was not in Mama Mia
18 - Cat Size by Suzi Quatro
19 - Like a Cat by Cindi Lauper (1989) You throw me out the window... I landed on my feet.
20 - Pussy Power by Iggy Pop
21 - The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens (1961)
22 - Cleopatra's Cat by the Spin Doctors
23 - Tom Cat Goodbye written by Laura Nyro
24 - Tiger Tiger by Duran Duran
25 - "Cat" performed by The Hassles (1969) written by Billy Joel
26 - They Call Her the Cat by Elton John (2004)
27 - When the Tigers Broke Free by Pink Floyd, a top2040 favorite
28 - Tom Tom Cat by the Tom Cats (1961)
29 - Look What the Cat Dragged In, 1986 by Poison and in 2005 by the Rolling Stones
30 - Lions by Dire Straits
31 - Pussycat Meow by Deee-Lite, whose groove is in the heart.
32 - Tiger by the Tail by Rick Springfield
33 - Cat Food by King Crimson, our most progressive rock cat track.
34 - Buttons by the Pussycat Dolls
35 - Easy Tiger by Depeche Mode
36 - Roar by Katy Perry
37 - Black Cat by Janet Jackson
38 - Kitty Kat by Beyonce (2006)
39 - Nine Lives by Aerosmith
40 - Pussy Cat (1958) by the Ames Brothers
Bonus Tracks with honorable mention: Lion of Judah by Prince, and Bottle of Fur by Urge Overkill
This song list is not purr-fect, but it's more fun than a ball of string.
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No cats were harmed in the making of this song list. That would have been a catastrophe. Thanks for trying out our pop/rock list of cat songs and kitty tunes.