24 thoughts on “Top Five Cat Songs

  1. You are too funny Trytsan! I confess I have done something similar with my cat Winky – whose name is easily replaced in your intrepretations above!

    But my concert takes place while in the shower, and my usual songs are from Showboat or South Pacific. How about “Can’t Help Loving that Cat of Mine” (when he is being good) and “I’m Gonna Wash that Cat Right Outta My Hair…” (when he has been a bad boy).

  2. I call my dog horrible things while singing to her sweetly. She just wags her tail. I don’t have regular standbys. This post makes me think I should start.

    1. I sing mean songs in a sweet voice to our cats, as in “Dumb cat, dumb as a door nail, thick as a lunch pail–a cat without any brain.” (To the tune of “Born Free.”) There are others, which I won’t inflict on you all.

    1. Yes!
      I forgot to mention my cats responses when I sing to him in the shower. He howels like a banchee in protest!!

  3. I have several editions of “What’s New Pussycat,” one for each of my kitties. One of which is in my crude Korean. “(Cat name) anyeong hae/Woah~woah~woah…”

  4. I sang the “Pina Colada Song” to my dog last night while I was feeding her; she was not impressed. Everyone’s a critic. :)

  5. Pooka’s song

    You’re so cute with your little black snoot and your fuzzy boots. (extemporaneous tune).

    Filked song – Lovin’ Spoonful’s Summer in the City

    Hot time summer for the kitty –
    Bottom of the paws gettin’ dirty and gritty
    Bend down isn’t it a pity, doesn’t seem to be a shadow for the kitty
    All around mice are looking half-dead walking on the sidewalk hotter than a match-head.

    But at night it’s a different world.
    Go out and hunt a squirrel
    C’mon, c’mon you can play all night.
    Forget about the heat it’ll be all-right
    In the summer for the kitty
    In the summer for the kitty

    I have dozens of others.

  6. I love these! I have sung lots of things to my cats over the years, but I admit the one in current rotation is a filk of Nine Inch Nails – “You are the perfect loaf, the perfect loaf, the perfect loaf…”

  7. It’s not historica, but we sing The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” like this:

    Psycho kitty,
    Qu’est-ce que c’est
    Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow!
    Better zoom zoom zoom zoom, zoom zoom zoom away!

  8. I love this. My family is full of people who would do this. Our crowning glory, however, was not cat themed, but this one Christmas when my brother started replacing every word in Christmas carols with “snore” or some other sleep related word… we’re a bit von Trapp-ish so that meant 4 part harmony on the Angels We Have Heard on High chorus but singing “Snore-i-a”. :-)

  9. Musician Tom Smith has a (non-historical) song called Cat Macros.
    Which if you want can haz cheeseburger, then Last Verse Kitty will be amused…

  10. I love these! It’s nice to know I’m not alone. I have a few songs, but my main one is also not historical: I sing the Monkees’ “Mary Mary” with my kitties’ names: “Dexter Dexter (or Chloe Chloe) why you meowin’…” And when they inevitably walk away, of course I sing “where ya gojn?”

  11. One of my favorite songs I used to sing to my cat Smokey was “The Stroke” by Billy Squier. I would sing “Smokey, Smokey. Smoke Smoke!” during the chorus part :))))) I don’t like the song, but his name went so well in the lyrics.

  12. Not historical, but I sing “You are my sunshine” to my grey cat. You are my sunshine, my kitty sunshine. You make me happy, ‘cause you are grey…

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