20 Songs About Elephants

For centuries, elephants have captured the human imagination. They are one of the largest and most powerful animals on Earth, yet they possess a gentle and intelligent nature that makes them all the more fascinating.

Perhaps it is their unique combination of strength and vulnerability that draws us to them. Whatever the reason, elephants have been a popular subject for artists throughout history.

There are countless songs about elephants, ranging from light-hearted and fun to serious and thought-provoking. If you’re looking for some music to add to your elephant-themed playlist, look no further! Here are just a few examples.

1. “Baby Elephant Walk” by Quincy Jones

Starting off the list is a classic: “Baby Elephant Walk” by Quincy Jones. This tune was originally written for the film Hatari! in 1964 and has been featured in a number of other films and television shows since. The song has a lovely, jaunty feel to it that makes you want to sway along with the elephants.

2. “The Elephant Song” by Barney

Barney has been a staple in many children’s lives and “The Elephant Song” is one of his most loved tunes. This song is all about the different ways that elephants are big and how they use their trunks.

It’s sure to get stuck in your head (in a good way). You can find it on the  Perfectly Platinum 30 Dino-Mite Songs album.

3. “Elephant” by Tame Impala

“Elephant” is a single off of Tame Impala’s album Innerspeaker. This song has a bit of a different feel than the first two on the list. It’s more psychedelic and dream-like, but it’s still super catchy.

The lyrics are about feeling small in the face of something huge and unknowable. It was released in 2012 as part of The Fifth Estate album.

4. “Elephant in the Room” by Fishboy

Next on the list is “Elephant in the Room” by Fishboy. This song is from the album of the same title which was released in 2014.

It’s a catchy, fun tune with lyrics that deal with feelings of uncertainty and self-doubt. The end of the song features a lovely trumpet solo that really pulls the whole thing together.

5. “Elephant Talk” by King Crimson

King Crimson’s “Elephant Talk” is still a great song about elephants. This tune is from the album Discipline which was released in 1981.

It’s a bit of a longer song, clocking in at just over six minutes, but it’s definitely worth a listen. The lyrics are interesting and deal with communication and misunderstanding.

6. “Elephants in Amsterdam” by Eiffel 65

Up next is “Elephants in Amsterdam” by Eiffel 65. This song is unofficially released but you can stream it on Youtube. It’s a bit of a quirky tune with lyrics that are, well, about elephants in Amsterdam. The song is catchy and fun, and it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

7. “Elephant Gun” by David Lee Roth

From the album Eat ‘Em and Smile, “Elephant Gun” is one of David Lee Roth’s most popular songs. The hard rock song features a heavy guitar riff and lyrics about an elephant gun.

It was released in 1986 and now has over 250k views on Youtube. This can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

8. “Cowy Has an Elephant” by Lingokids

The next song on our list is “Cowy Has an Elephant” by Lingokids. This song is a fun and catchy tune that is perfect for kids. The lyrics are about a cow who has an elephant for a friend.

This song was released in 2021 and has over 300k views on Youtube. If you have kids, then this is a great song for them to listen to.

9. “An Elephant and a Dog” by Magic Box


Next on the list is “An Elephant and a Dog” by Magic Box. This is a fun song for kids that is about two friends, an elephant, and a dog. The lyrics are cute and the song is sure to put a smile on your child’s face. This song was released in 2021 as part of the Jatak Kathayen album.

10. “Elephant’s Foot” by Maceo Parker

Ever wonder what it feels like to be stepped on by an elephant? Well, Maceo Parker’s song “Elephant’s Foot” will give you a good idea.

The song is a funky tune that features a horn section and lyrics about an elephant stepping on someone’s foot. This song was released in 1998 as part of the Funk Overload album

11. “Elephants” by Burning Spear

Burning Spear is a reggae legend and his song “Elephants” is one of his most popular tunes. The song is a roots reggae tune that features lyrics about elephants. It was released in 1990 as part of the Mek We Dweet album. You can stream this track on all music platforms out there.

12. “Elephant Man II” by Zenon & Isaac

“Elephant Man II” is a song by Zenon & Isaac. It’s a dubstep tune that features an elephant sample and lyrics about the animal. The song was released in 2011 as part of the Cloud Over the Mountain album. It also talks about how everybody is equal no matter what they do for a living.

13. “Nellie The Elephant” by Mandy Miller

This next song is an ode to the circus Elephant Nellie. The song is a traditional tune that was written in the 1950s. It’s a catchy little tune that has been covered by many artists over the years. Mandy Miller’s version is one of the most popular versions of the song.

14. “Elephant Shoes” by Jimmy Nevis

“Elephant Shoes” is a song by Jimmy Nevis. It’s a pop song that features lyrics about a girl who is addicted to elephant shoes. The song was released in 2016 as part of the album Subliminal. It has since been streamed over 80k times on Youtube. It’s a fun track to listen to on road trips.

15. “Elephant Remix” by Yvng Jewels


Next on the list is Yvng Jewels with his song “Elephant Remix”. It’s a rap song that features a heavy bassline and lyrics about being successful and above everyone else.

The song was released in 2022 and even though it’s a new track, it’s a great song to listen to, especially for rap fanatics out there.

16. “Giraffes & Elephants” by Sahbabii

“Giraffes & Elephants” is a song by Sahbabii. It’s a rap song that features lyrics about being better than your competition. The song was released in 2020 as part of the album Barnacles.

It’s one of his most popular tracks with over 300k views on Youtube and can also be streamed on all music platforms out there.

17. “Effervescing Elephant” by Syd Barrett

From his self-titled album Barrett, Syd Barrett, comes the song “Effervescing Elephant”. It’s a psychedelic rock tune about freeing the animals from the zoo.

The song was released in 1970 and is one of Barrett’s most popular tracks ever released. If you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, then this is a song you need to check out.

18. “ELEPHANT JUICE” by Entr Pryz

From the SEQUEL 2DA PREQUEL album, this song is about going crazy for love that you think of the weirdest things, like elephant juice! It was released in 2021 and has since garnered over 40 views on Youtube. This is an underrated track that needs more attention, so go check it out.

19. “Elephants And Flowers” by Prince

This song was featured in the movie Graffiti Bridge and was released as a single in 1990. It failed to make an impact on the charts but has since become a cult classic among Prince fans.

The song is about the beauty of nature and how we should appreciate it while we can. This will be a future classic for sure.

20. “White Elephant” by Theo Thomson

Wrapping up the list is this song by Theo Thomson. It was released in 2016 and has since gathered over a thousand views on YouTube.

The song is about the struggles of life and how we should try to enjoy the good moments while they last. It’s a deep and thought-provoking track that will stay with you long after it’s over.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are quite a few songs about elephants. And, while some of them are more serious than others, they all manage to capture the majestic beauty of these creatures.

If you’re ever feeling down, or just need a little boost, put on one of these songs and let the music transport you to a different place. Thanks for reading!