Songs About Wolves: From Spirit Animals to Children’s Stories

What is it about the wolf that's so inspirational?

Pop culture is full of wolves – Peter and The Wolf, The Big Bad Wolf, and the wolf who blew the house down in The Three Little Pigs. What about the wolf in sheep’s clothing, or the boy who cried wolf? (Not technically a wolf, but a valuable lesson nonetheless.)

Michael J. Fox was Teen Wolf, Leonardo DiCaprio was The Wolf Of Wall Street, and CNN always seems to have a situation in The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

If the wolf is your spirit animal it symbolizes strong instincts, an appetite for freedom, or feeling threatened with a lack of trust in yourself or someone else.

No wonder the wolf inspires so much music – check out these “wolf songs”.

MUMFORD & SONS – “THE WOLF”

 
DURAN DURAN – “HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF”

 
THE BARR BROTHERS – “WOLVES”

 
BON IVER – “THE WOLVES (ACT I & II)”

 
TV ON THE RADIO – “WOLF LIKE ME”

 
AWOLNATION – “HOLLOW MOON (BAD WOLF)”

 
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – “SOMEONE’S IN THE WOLF”

 
RADIOHEAD – “A WOLF AT THE DOOR”