Musical animals: creatures that feature on songs
Bird song just broke through on the British charts
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Have you ever realized that mother nature actually makes a lot of great music? Rainfall is fantastic study music, while thunder is basically the boldest black metal you can find. Then there's mother nature's band members: animals. Whether it's a rooster's cry or a whale's bellowing call, many animals have unique sounds that are naturally musical. Meanwhile in the UK, a song consisting of just bird sounds charted above ubiquitous pop hits. Many artists have used animals in their own music, be it the Beatles with blackbirds or Missy Elliott with an elephant's trumpet. Click on for the best examples of animals featured on songs.
LIFESTYLE Animal kingdom
CELEBRITY Celebrity deaths
HEALTH Middle age