Best Songs With Numbers In The Title

Check out this list of popular songs with numbers in the title. You’ll recognize many of these hit songs that share a common feature — they are all named after a number!

Songs with numbers in the title, from 1 to 10

Numerals and numbers have long been the inspiration for songs and their musical hooks. Whether they are about a year, age, mathematics, or just plain quantities, you can’t go wrong with these number-related hits.

1. One (Is the Loneliest Number) by Three Dog Night

Album: Three Dog Night
Year: 1969

Songwriter Harry Nilsson came up with this song while on hold listening to the rhythm of his telephone’s busy signal. The song earned Three Dog Night a Top 40 hit (one of 21 total for the group), topping out at the #5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

Songs about “1” runners up:

  • Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
  • One Way or Another by Blondie
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears

More songs about number 1:

1.) One by Metallica
2.) One by U2
3.) One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood
4.) One Fine Day by The Chiffons
5.) One in a Million by Hilary Duff
6.) One More Time by Daft Punk
7.) One More Try by George Michael
8.) One of These Days by Pink Floyd
9.) Only One by Yellowcard
10.) The One by Elton John
11.) Two Hearts Beat as One by U2
12.) You’re Still the One by Shania Twain

2. Love Me Two Times by The Doors

Album: Strange Days
Year: 1967

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger penned this song for the first Doors album, but it was left out of the final cut. So it was included on the band’s second record. He is said to have written both “Love Me Two Times” and “Light My Fire” — two of the band’s biggest hits — in an hour-long burst of inspiration. The song reached the #25 spot on the U.S. charts in 1968.

Songs about “2” runners up:

  • Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad by Meat Loaf
  • Two of Us by The Beatles
  • Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor

More songs about number 2:

1.) 2 Minutes to Midnight by Iron Maiden
2.) Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen
3.) It Takes Two by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
4.) Song 2 by Blur
5.) Two Ghosts by Harry Styles
6.) Two of a Kind, Workin on a Full House by Garth Brooks
7.) Two Princes by Eddie Money
8.) Two Princes by the Spin Doctors
9.) Two Tickets to Paradise by Eddie Money
10.) Two Tribes by Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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3. Three Times a Lady by The Commodores – Songs with numbers in the title

Album: Natural High
Year: 1978

Lead singer Lionel Richie’s first number-one hit song honors the women in his life — his mother and his wife. He was inspired to write “Three Times a Lady” after attending his parent’s wedding anniversary party as a way to say thanks to those he loves. The song reached #1 in the U.S. as well as becoming the biggest hit ever for Motown Records in the U.K.

Songs about “3” runners up:

  • Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • More songs about number 3

More songs about number 3:

1.) 3 by Britney Spears
2.) 3 is a Magic Number by De La Soul
3.) 3’s and 7’s by Queens of the Stone Age
4.) Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) by Arcade Fire
5.) Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
6.) Three Steps to Heaven by Eddie Cochran

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4. I Would Die 4 U by Prince and the Revolution

Album: Purple Rain
Year: 1984

“Purple Rain,” Prince’s first number one album on the Billboard 200, featured top-ten hits like “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” and “I Would Die 4 U.” It is noted as one of the best-selling albums of all time and the movie of the same name is regarded as one of the greatest musical films.

Songs about “4” runner up:

  • Friend is a Four Letter Word by Cake

More songs about number 4:

1.) Four Strong Winds by Neil Young
2.) The Four Horsemen by Metallica

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5. Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet

Album: Time Out
Year: 1959

The song “Take Five” is named for its unusual 5/4 rhythmic pattern or meter. Most jazz songs employ a 4/4 or 3/4 beat. But Dave Brubeck directed the band’s alto saxophonist Paul Desmond to try something unusual. The result is this popular song — a rare jazz selection that became a pop hit and a radio favorite.

Songs about “5” runner up:

  • Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega

More songs about number 5:

1.) Five Man Army by Massive Attack
2.) High 5 by Beck

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6. 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago – Songs with numbers in the title

Album: Chicago II
Year: 1970

The strange-sounding song title “25 or 6 to 4” refers to the time of day when songwriter Robert Lamm looked at his watch while writing the song. It was 25 or 26 minutes before 4am. So he decided to use use that time reference as a catchy line to wrap up the chorus, since the song is about the creative process and “searching for something to say.”

Songs about “6” runner up:

  • Six Feet Under by The Weeknd

7. Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Album: Elephant
Year: 2003

The title of “Seven Nation Army” comes from what songwriter Jack White used to call the Salvation Army when he was a child. He liked the sound of the phrase, so he used it as the title of this song about the downside of fame and scrutiny of a being a famous rock and roll musician. “The song’s about gossip. It’s about me, Meg and the people we’re dating,” he explained.

Songs about “7” runner up:

  • Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac

More songs about number 7:

1.) 7 Things by Miley Cyrus
2.) Dash 7 by Wilco
3.) Seven Curses by Bob Dylan
4.) Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat) by Paul Evans
5.) Seven Seas of Rhye by Queen
6.) Seven Turns by The Allman Brothers Band
7.) 7 by Prince

8. Driver 8 by R.E.M. – Songs with numbers in the title

Album: Fables of the Reconstruction
Year: 1985

The title “Driver 8” has origins in R.E.M.’s early years in and around the train tracks of Athens, Georgia and the mythological effect they had on the band. The lyrics speak of an overworked train engineer who is urged to take a break by the conductor, a metaphor for life.

Songs about “8” runners up:

  • Eight Days a Week by The Beatles
  • Eight Miles High by The Byrds

More songs about number 8:

1.) 8 Million Stories by A Tribe Called Quest
2.) 8 Out of 10 by Drake
3.) Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne

9. #9 Dream by John Lennon

Album: Walls And Bridges
Year: 1974

The number 9 held a fascination for John Lennon. His birthday was October 9. He grew up on 9 Newcastle Road. He and the Beatles played their first gig on February 9, 1961. And his son Sean was born on Lennon’s birthday, October 9. To top it all off, “#9 Dream” peaked at the ninth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

Songs about “9” runners up:

  • 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
  • Love Potion Number Nine by the Clovers / The Searchers
  • Revolution 9 by the Beatles

More songs about number 9:

1.) Cloud Number 9 by Bryan Adams
2.) Nine Lives by Def Leppard

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10. Big Ten Inch Record by Aerosmith

Album: Toys In The Attic
Year: 1975

This song dates back to 1952, when Bull Moose Jackson originally made it a hit. The song’s lyrics play on the double entendre of a “Big Ten Inch Record.” Aerosmith was in need of material for their album “Toys In The Attic,” so they decided to add their cover version of this lighthearted, campy tune.

Songs about “10” runner up:

  • Ten Cent Pistol by The Black Keys

More songs with numbers in the title

  • 99 Luftballons by Nena
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
  • 867-5309 / Jenny by Tommy Tutone
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown by The Rolling Stones
  • TVC 15 by David Bowie
  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
  • Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
  • 1999 by Prince
  • A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
  • 10538 Ouverture by ELO
  • 33 Crows by Kula Shaker
  • Royal Station 4/16 by Melissa Etheridge
  • 13 Beaches by Lana Del Rey
  • Zero by Imagine Dragons
  • 99 by Toto
  • I Can’t Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
  • 2000 Light Years From Home by The Rolling Stones
  • 21 Guns by Green Day
  • A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
  • 911 by Lady Gaga
  • Land of 1,000 Dances by Wilson Pickett
  • Back To Zero by The Rolling Stones
  • Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Songs about years – Songs with numbers in the title

  • ’39 by Queen
  • Ol’ 55 by Tom Waits
  • December 1963 (Oh What a Night) by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Thunder Kiss ’65 by White Zombie
  • Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams
  • 1984 by Van Halen
  • 1985 by Bowling for Soup
  • Disco 2000 by Pulp
  • 2112 by Rush
  • In the Year 2525 by Zager and Evans
  • Year 3000 by The Jonas Brothers
  • 3005 by Childish Gambino
  • 20th Century Boy by T Rex
  • 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson

Songs about age

  • Fifteen by Taylor Swift
  • Sixteen Candles by The Crests
  • 17 by Avril Lavigne
  • 18 and Life by Skid Row
  • Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan
  • A Pirate Looks at 40 by Jimmy Buffett
  • Sixty Years On by Elton John
  • When I’m Sixty Four by The Beatles

Songs about time – Songs with numbers in the title

  • FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney
  • 4 Minutes by Madonna
  • 5 Minutes to Live by Johnny Cash
  • Ten Minutes by The Get Up Kids
  • 11 Minutes Away by Yungblud and Halsey
  • 3am by Matchbox 20
  • 11am by Incubus
  • 4:44 by Jay-Z
  • Four Hours from Tulsa by Spin Doctors
  • 24 Hours from Tulsa by Gene Pitney
  • 25 Hours by Johnny Marr
  • 7 Days by Sting
  • 7 Days by Craig David
  • 30 Days by The Saturdays
  • 90 Days by Pink
  • One Week by The Barenaked Ladies
  • 6 Weeks by James Morisson
  • Five Years by David Bowie
  • 7 Years by Lukas Graham
  • Nine in the Afternoon by Panic! At the Disco
  • Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
  • 14 Years by Guns N’ Roses
  • 18 Years by Daughtry
  • 20 Years From Now by New Found Glory
  • 100 Years by Spice Girls
  • 10,000 Hours by Dan+Shay and Justin Bieber
  • 100,000 Years by Kiss

Songs about math and counting

  • 1,2,3,4 by Plain White T’s
  • 2 Become 1 by The Spice Girls
  • 1,2,3,4 (Sumpin’ New) by Coolio
  • 1234 by Feist
  • 2 + 2 = 5 by Radiohead
  • 2 x 2 by Bob Dylan

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By Greg Johnson | Published 3/21/2022