Ten Songs About Chickens (Arranged In Pecking Order)

I asked Carrot Topp from Radioactive Chicken Heads if he wanted to help create this blog. He is certainly an expert in Chicken Music. Between the two of us, we found ten good to great songs and arranged them in our preferred order of greatness.


NUMBER TEN
“The Song Of The One Legged Chicken” by Tom T Hall



NUMBER NINE
“Chicken Walk” by Hasil Adkins



NUMBER EIGHT
“Chicken” by The Cramps



NUMBER SEVEN
“Know Your Chicken” by Chibo Mato



NUMBER SIX
“Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five



NUMBER FIVE
“Magic Chicken!” by The Aquabats!



NUMBER FOUR
“The Chicken In Black” by Johnny Cash



NUMBER THREE
“Chick Chick” by Wang Rong Rollin



NUMBER TWO
“The Funky Chicken” by Rufus Thomas



HONORABLE MENTIONS
“Chicken Squawk” by MDC
Super Chicken Theme Song
“Chicken Fat” by Robert Preston
“Teenage Mutant Kung Fu Chickens” by Ray Stevens
“Chicken Strut” by The Meters
“Run Chicken Run” by Link Wray


NUMBER ONE
“Psycho-Chicken” by The Fools

Here is the video, but it has a lot of hiss from the VHS tape.



BONUS TRACK
“Cluck At The Moon (I Was A Teenage Werechicken)” by Radioactive Chicken Heads

Don’t get your feathers in a bunch if these songs were not in the order you would put them in. Cluck about it in the comments instead.

-Wacky Alex /w Carrot Topp

“Surfin’ Bird” by The Radioactive Chickenheads

John James Audubon was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He is remembered for his extensive studies of American birds. He made detailed illustrations of birds in natural habitats. Audubon’s The Birds of America is considered by many to be the finest ornithological work of all time.

The dude was born on April 26, 1785 and so National Audubon Day occurs on April 26 every year. It’s not a bad time to do a little bird watching.

The strange thing is that a group of people now believe (or pretend to believe) that birds are not real.

Taylor Lorenz (NY Times) reports, “In Pittsburgh, Memphis and Los Angeles, massive billboards recently popped up declaring, ‘Birds Aren’t Real.’ On Instagram and TikTok, Birds Aren’t Real accounts have racked up hundreds of thousands of followers, and YouTube videos about it have gone viral. … Adherents even protested outside of Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco to demand that the company change its bird logo.”

“The events were all connected by a Gen Z-fueled conspiracy theory, which posits that birds don’t exist and are really drone replicas installed by the U.S. government to spy on Americans. Hundreds of thousands of young people have joined the movement, wearing Birds Aren’t Real T-shirts, swarming rallies and spreading the slogan.”

So yeah. The song of the day is “Surfin’ Bird” as covered by one of our favorite currently active touring groups, Radioactive Chicken Heads. The song has not been officially released yet. We currently feature the version by The Ramones on the live stream.

I really love the visuals in this video. It’s a cluckin’ great time!

-Wacky Alex