20 Songs About Owls

Owls are both fascinating and mysterious creatures. Their nocturnal habits and their ability to fly silently make them particularly intriguing. It’s no wonder that owls have been the subject of a few songs over the years.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular songs about owls. These songs range from spooky to simply curious, and they offer a variety of perspectives on these amazing creatures. 

If you want to learn more about owls, or just enjoy some good music, then read on!

1. “Spark Another Owl” by Cypress Hill

The first song on our list is “Spark Another Owl” by Cypress Hill. This rap song was released in 1995 and it offers a unique take on owls. The lyrics associate owl with marijuana and are about sparking another joint. You can find it on the Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom album.

2. “I Am The Owl” by Dead Kennedys

The song by punk rockers Dead Kennedys is about how the narrator is the owl, and how he’s been watching everything that’s going on. He’s seen the hypocrisy and the greed, and he’s not happy about it. It was released in 1982 as part of the album Plastic Surgery Disasters.

3. “Two Little Owls” by Burl Ives

“Two Little Owls” is a song by American singer and actor Burl Ives. It’s a children’s song about two owls who are always together. It was released in 1988  as part of the album Burl Ives Sings Little White Duck And Other Children’s Favorites. Your little one is sure to love this song!

4. “The Night Owls” by Little River Band

Little River Band is an Australian rock band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s. “The Night Owls” is a song about two people who are up all night long, talking and dancing.

It was released in 1981 as the lead single from the album Time Exposure. If you’re a night owl who loves to party, you’ll definitely relate to this song!

5. “Owls” by Zenon & Isaac

The next song is by Zenon & Isaac, an electronic music duo from Spain. “Owls” is a song about animals, emphasizing on owls.

The lyrics talk about how these animals are mysterious in different aspects. The song was released in 2021 as part of their self-titled album, The Zenon & Isaac Album.

6. “One Little Owl” by Music Together

“One Little Owl” is a song by Music Together, a company that creates music education programs for children. The song is about a little owl who is trying to find his way in the world.

It was released in 2007 as part of the album Family Favorites. This will make a great bedtime song for your little ones!

7. “Night Owl” by Dick Dale

Next on the list is “Night Owl” by Dick Dale. This song is a lot more upbeat than the few previous songs, and is about staying up all night long!

The lyrics talk about how the night owl never sleeps, and how they’re always up for a good time. This song is perfect for anyone who loves to stay up late and party all night long!

8. “Black Cat Hoot Owl” by Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey is a legendary blues singer, and “Black Cat Hoot Owl” is one of her most famous songs.

This song is about getting weird signals of bad luck like a black cat sitting on your windowsill and an owl hooting by the door. It was released in 1928 and can still be streamed on major music platforms out there.

9. “The Owl of Love” by Clogs ft Shara Worden

“The Owl of Love” is a song by Clogs, which is a band made up of three classically trained musicians. This song is a beautiful ballad about love and loss.

The lyrics talk about how love can make you do crazy things, and how it can also be the most beautiful thing in the world. This song is perfect for anyone who is in love or has ever been in love.

10. “Owl’s Head Park” by Eleanor Friedberger

This next song is not about the animal, but rather a park in Brooklyn that happens to have an owl-shaped rock.

Friedberger’s wistful and longing lyrics reflect on a past relationship against the backdrop of this unique place. It was released in 2011 as part of the Last Summer album which can be streamed on all music platforms.

11. “Owl Eyes” by Devendra Banhart

“Owl Eyes” is a much more light-hearted and whimsical song. It was released in 2004 as part of Banhart’s Niño Rojo album and has a very traditional folk sound. If you’re a fan of native music, you’ll enjoy this one.

12. “Awake Like an Owl” by Andre Nickatina

Next on the list is a song by rapper Andre Nickatina. It’s called “Awake Like an Owl” and it’s from his  Daiquiri Factory: Cocaine Raps, Vol. 2 album. This song is about staying up all night and being alert like an owl. It’s a great song for those who enjoy rap and hip hop.

13. “An Owl Song” by Canned Heat

Canned Heat’s “An Owl Song” is a bluesy and soulful ballad. It’s from their 1968 album,  Boogie with Canned Heat, which can be streamed on all music platforms.

This song is about a man who is trying to find his way in life and compares himself to an owl. It now has over 80k views on Youtube so go check it out.

14. “Night Owl” by Carly Simon

The next song is called “Night Owl” by Carly Simon. It was released in 1972 as part of her No Secrets album.

This song is about a woman who is in love with a man who is always working at night. It’s a great song for those who are looking for some female empowerment to get them through the day.

15. “California Owls” by Death and Vanilla

Death and Vanilla’s song “California Owls” is a haunting and beautiful ode to the state’s nocturnal birds.

The song’s ethereal quality is a great listen for a late night drive or watching the stars. It was released in 2015 as part of the To Where the Wild Things Are album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.

16. “Owl Song” by Firewoodisland

“Owl Song” by Firewoodisland is a delicate and pretty song about the creature of the night. The song was written as a love letter to frontman Einar’s wife after she had undergone surgery and he wanted to express how much he loved her. It’s a moving and emotional track to listen to on a winter’s night.

17. “Parliament of Owls” by Agnes Obel

Next up is “Parliament of Owls” by Agnes Obel which was released in 2020 as part of the Myopia album. The song is a slow and atmospheric track that builds to a crescendo with Obel’s gorgeous vocals at the forefront. It’s a beautiful and haunting song that will stay with you long after it’s over.

18. “Owl” by Hopesfall

“Owl” by Hopesfall is a heavier song on this list and is about the feeling of being watched. The song was released in 2004 as part of the A Types album and is a great listen for fans of metal and hardcore music. You can listen to it on all music platforms out there.

19. “Owl Song” by Cosmo Sheldrake

The next song is “Owl Song” by Cosmo Sheldrake which was released in 2020. The song is an upbeat and quirky track that features a variety of instruments. It’s a catchy song that will get stuck in your head after just one listen. You can find it on their Wake Up Calls album.

20. “That Owl” by Tech N9ne

Wrapping up this list is “That Owl” by Tech N9ne which was released in 2006 as part of the Everready (The Religion) album.

The song is a dark and intense track that sees Tech N9ne rap about being watched by an owl. It’s a great song for fans of hip hop and rap music. You can find it on all major music platforms.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are quite a few songs about owls out there! Whether you’re looking for something to listen to on a long car ride, or you’re just curious about what musicians have had to say about these amazing creatures, these tunes are sure to please. Thanks for reading!