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Last week’s post about the phenomenal ‘Horse Outside‘ (naturally the world’s media followed our lead a couple of days later) got me to thinking – what other great songs have been written about horses?

Horses play an important role in  western cultural mythology – think everything from the cowboys to Black Beauty – and it’s no less pronounced in music. Horses are hugely symbolic creatures: strong, graceful and difficult to tame. In other words, the very qualities that most (male) musicians would like to see in themselves.

I’ve decided to limit the countdown to actual horse-related songs, which unfortunately means no euphemisms. That means no ‘Horse it Into Ya, Cynthia‘ and no Band of Horses. It also excludes every song ever written about heroin, which rules out 90% of rock songs written between 1968 and 1995.

#5: Metallica – ‘Four Horsemen’ (from Kill ‘Em All)

#4: Aerosmith – - ‘Back in the Saddle’ (from Rocks)

#3: Rolling Stones – ‘Wild Horses’ (from Sticky Fingers)

#2: Iron Maiden – ‘The Trooper’ (from Piece of Mind)

#1: Father Ted – ‘My Lovely Horse’ (from Song for Europe)





amialive
12.15.10
converge - dark horse

eternium
12.15.10
Are you that bored?

bloc
12.15.10
Sikth - Flogging the Horses

Emim
12.15.10
Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree

bloc
12.15.10
^God I hate that song so much

STOP SHOUTING!
12.15.10
that rolling stones song is great.

Emim
12.15.10
pg.99 - The Hollowed Out Chest Of A Dead Horse

And no you don't. You love it.

Enotron
12.15.10
word emimmmmmm

Fort23
12.15.10
123456

horses-patti smith.

JWT155
12.15.10
A Horse Called Golgatha - Baroness

Kris.
12.15.10
uhhhhh
the horse - a wilhelm scream
duh

thebhoy
12.15.10
Fahdder Ted

SHAKEandBAKE
12.15.10
List is missing America

pizzamachine
12.15.10
Cool article, reminds me of Cracked articles.

mynameischan
12.15.10
wild horses is such a great song

porch
12.15.10
clicked to make sure my lovely horse was here and i wasnt disappointed

StreetlightRock
12.15.10
GNR - Dead Horse. Ugh Dave you're like one disappointment after another.

No but seriously Patti Smith.

Knott-
12.15.10
surely room for some garth brooks here somewhere

fairly sure half his love songs are even about horses

bloc
12.15.10
"wild horses is such a great song"

I like the one from Gino Vannelli

Captain North
12.15.10
Bahahaha, father ted. I love it.

DaveyBoy
12.15.10
How about Rickie Lee Jones' (or Daryl Braithwaite's cover which seemingly stayed at #1 in Oz for months) 'The Horses'.

Electric City
12.15.10
this is the second of the 12 days of christmas series, yes?

DaveyBoy
12.15.10
No, that will be 'Top 5 Songs About... Reindeers'.

Klekticist
12.15.10
jethro tull - heavy horses

Manic_
12.15.10
Patti Smith

Meatplow
12.15.10
Current 93 - All The Pretty Little Horses

much respect for #1

Baphomet
12.15.10
Baroness - A Horse Called Golgotha
Dillinger Escape Plan - Horse Hunter
Goldfrapp - Ride a White Horse
HORSE the Band - HORSE the song
Ellie Goulding - Guns and Horses
The Microphones - Headless Horseman

Josh D.
12.15.10
Fuck yeah 4 and 2.

Awesomesauce
12.15.10
No A Wilhelm Scream - The Horse? List fails for not including that track.

StreetlightRock
12.15.10
I also went into itunes and typed in horse and found that there are so many songs that this blog post missed so now I can complain!

Jim
12.15.10
feckin arse

elephantREVOLUTION
12.15.10
yeah, definitely needs horse the song

tiesthatbind
12.15.10
"Big Black Horse and a Cherry Tree"

Exactly what I was thinking when I opened this.

fr33convict
12.15.10
needs moar opeth

Mordecai.
12.15.10
only horse song you need:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUl9_5kK9ts

JayVex
12.15.10
#1 Slays everything on this list.

musicConsumer
12.15.10
This Town need guns-Baboon

musicConsumer
12.15.10
Wrong list. I mean These Arms Are Snakes-Horse Girl

AliW1993
12.15.10
I was gonna suggest father ted

then i saw it was #1 and suddenly became incredibly happy. genius.

qwe3
12.15.10
you would include father ted

Poet
12.15.10
"only horse song you need:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUl9_5kK9ts"

Truth

GnarlyShillelagh
12.15.10
WHERES DETHKLOK

Aids
12.15.10
baaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha, when I scrolled down and saw what number 1 was, i almost lost my shit. Father Ted is gold. On a serious note, Wild Horses is one of the only Rolling Stones songs I can get on board with. Great tune.

AggravatedYeti
12.15.10
best dave blog yet.

BallsToTheWall
12.15.10
Odin has an eight legged horse.

jebus FX
12.16.10
A Wilhelm Scream - The Horse

IS needed.

taylormemer
12.16.10
Ghost Riders in the Sky

Static
12.16.10
list sucks

Douglas
12.16.10
needs more Daryl Braithwaite

DonniSharK
12.16.10
Miike Snow - A Horse Is Not A Home

kangaroopoo
12.16.10
Daryl Braithwaite the Sherbet meister!

bat for lashes - horse and I
pig destroyer - crippled horses
king diamond - black horsemen

Puzzles
12.16.10
Don't The Dead Weather have like... four songs about horses over 2 records? Seriously, I'm not joking.

viewerslikeyou
12.16.10
I AM MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF A DEAD HOOOOOORSE

qwe3
12.16.10
"Wasn't Daryl Braithwaite a sprinter?"

nah youre thinking of Michael Johnson Dave

AliW1993
12.16.10
My lovely horse
Running through the field
Where are you going, with your fetlocks blowing in the wind?
I want to shower you with sugarlumps
And ride you over fences
Polish your hooves every single day
And bring you to the horse dentist

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