Are you looking to compile a playlist of songs that have numbers in their titles? Are you looking for a song with a specific number in the title? Check out this list of songs that have numbers in the title and you just might find a new favorite song.
There are a variety of different reasons that you might be looking for a song with a number in the title. You might be looking for a song that has your lucky number in the title or you might be looking for a song with your birth year or a loved ones birth year in the title. Whatever the reason for your need to hunt down these interestingly named tracks, we’ve got the ultimate list below:
1. “Three Times a Lady” – the Commodores
“Three Times a Lady” was released by the Commodores in 1978 as a part of their album ‘Natural High.’ “Three Times a Lady” is a sweet love song dedicated to a kind and beautiful lover.
2. “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
10,000 hours is a long amount of time. The song “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber is about getting to know another person better over time. This country pop song was released in 2019 and is certainly still popular today!
3. “4 Minutes” – Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
What would you do if you only had 4 minutes to save the world? This song, preformed by Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Timbaland asks just that question. This catchy pop song was released in 2008 as a part of the full length album ‘Hard Candy.’
4. “Sk8er Boi” – Avril Lavigne
The song “Sk8ter Boy” by Avril Lavigne is about a pair of young star crossed lovers – a preppy ballerina and a skater boy rocker. Eventually the ballerina ends up regretting her choice to ignore the skater boy rocker. She sees him on MTV years later and realizes that she might have made a big mistake.
5. “Three Steps to Heaven” – Eddie Cochran
The song “Three Steps to Heaven” by Eddie Cochran explains a three step plan to ensure happiness. Step one involves finding a girl you love. Step two is to make sure that the girl falls in love with you. Step three is to “kiss her and hold her tightly.”
6. “Two Princes” – the Spin Doctors
It can be troublesome to have too many suitors pursuing you at once. The song “Two Princes” by the Spin Doctors is about a woman faced with a big choice. She has two very different lovers to choose from. Both of them want to marry her!
7. “The Four Horsemen” – Metallica
The song title “The Four Horsemen” is a reference to the four hoursemen of the apocalypse. This song is just as dark and ominous as the title implies. It was released as a part of the 1983 album “Kill ‘Em All.”
8. “Ten Years Gone” – Led Zeppelin
Numbers are often used to describe lengths of time. The song “Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin is about a love that persists even through the changes of time. If you see someone after 10 years and still love them, that is real love.
9. “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
For vampires, numbers associated with lengths of time are pretty much irrelevant. To a vampire, a thousand years might not even seem like a long time. The song “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri was included in the soundtrack for the popular vampire movie ‘Twilight.’ If you take the lyrics to this song literally, it would have to be about vampires. How else could you love someone for over 2000 years?
10. “Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of…) ” – Lou Bega
If you are looking for a song that features the number 5 in the title, look no further than “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega. This song is all about partying with different women. It is the perfect song to include on any party or roadtrip playlist.
11. “Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa” – Gene Pitney
If you have fallen out of love with someone, you might want to send them the song “Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa” by American singer-songwriter Gene Pitney. This song is about going out of town. While out of town, the author of the song meets a new woman and decides to write home telling his lover that he is leaving her for the new woman.
12. “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
The number 7 is often considered lucky. If you are looking for a song with lucky number 7 in the title, look no further than “7 Years” by Lukas Graham. In this song, Graham reminisces about things that he was told at the young age of 7. This is where the title “7 Years” comes from.
13. “Nine in the Afternoon” – Panic! at the Disco
Panic! at the Disco is known for their quirky alternative rock songs. If nine is your favorite number or lucky number, you might want to add this song to a playlist. After listening, you can decide for yourself if a time of day exists that might be called nine in the afternoon.
14. “Year 3000” – the Jonas Brothers
Have you ever wanted to go to the future? The Jonas Brothers told listeners that they had been there and back in the song “Year 3000.”
15. “It Takes Two” – Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
If you are looking for albums that have numbers in the title too, you are in for a pleasant surprise. The song “It Takes Two” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston was released in the year 1966 as a part of an album titled ‘Take Two.’
16. “Only One” – Yellowcard
Looking for a song to dedicate to someone who you love? Try the song “Only One” by Yellowcard. Alternative rock fans will especially love this romantic love song.
17. “Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes
“Seven Nation Army” is a popular alternative rock song originally written and recorded by The White Stripes. This song is about feeling so tough that you could take on any army, even if it was comprised of seven different nations.
18. “Song 2” – Blur
Are you looking for a song that has the number 2 in the title, but not looking for a song about lovers? Try the song “Song 2” by Blur. This hard rock song is often played at football, basketball, and soccer games.
19. “A Thousand Miles” – Vanessa Carlton
Sometimes singers and songwriters exaggerate when using numbers in their songs and song titles. It is doubtful that Vanessa Carlton could actually walk a thousand full miles to see her lover, but it is still a nice sentiment.
20. “Eight Days a Week” – The Beatles
The Beatles are known for their often nonsensical song themes and song lyrics. There are only seven days in a week, but that did not stop The Beatles from releasing this song.
21. “Two Tickets to Paradise” – Eddie Money
In the mood for a vacation? If you are craving a getaway, you will love the song “Two Tickets to Paradise” by Eddie Money. This song is all about taking a spontaneous trip.
22. “One” – Metallica
Multiple contemporary rock bands have released songs titled “One.” You could even make a playlist comprised entirely of songs titled “One.” Metallica’s “One” set itself apart when it received a Grammy award.
23. “2 Become 1” – the Spice Girls
“2 Become 1” was released by the Spice Girls in the year 1996 as a part of their hit album ‘Spice.’ “2 Become 1” is the perfect title for a love song like this. It is often said that, in love, two people spiritually become one.
24. “One” – U2
U2 also released a song that is simply titled “One.” If you are also looking for artists who use numbers in their names, be sure to add U2 to those playlists too.
25. “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” – Paul Simon
Breakups are inevitable. They often leave people counting up time wasted, money spent, and other figures. During his breakup, Paul Simon found himself counting up all the different ways there are to say goodbye to someone. For more goodbye songs, check out our list now.
26. “Two Tribes” – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The song “Two Tribes” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was released in 1984. Frankie Goes to Hollywood is popular because of their other hit songs released throughout the 1980s. These popular releases include “Relax” and “The Power of Love.”
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27. “When I’m 64” – The Beatles
The Beatles have released more than one song with a number in the title. If 64 is your lucky number or your favorite number, you might want to check out this classic British pop rock song.
28. “1234” – Feist
The lyrics of this song involve some counting, as you might expect from the title. Counting (like Feist does in this song) is a great way to use numbers in the title or lyrics of any song.
29. “1985” – Bowling for Soup
Using a year in the title of the song is a popular way to use a number in the title of a song. If you or a loved one was born in the year 1985, then you might enjoy reminiscing with this fun pop rock song.
30. “Summer of ’69” – Bryan Adams
If 69 is your favorite number, then you might enjoy the song “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams. This sentimental rock song is all about happenings from the year 1969.
31. “Six Feet Under” – The Weeknd
Numbers are often used in euphemisms. The Weeknd titled this song “Six Feet Under” in reference to the depth that caskets are traditionally buried underground. This song is not actually about literal death but about the metaphorical death of feelings.
32. “FourFiveSeconds” – Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
If the number four or five is your favorite number, then you might enjoy the song “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney. This unexpected trio released the song as a single in the year 2015. This song was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song, a Much Music Video Award for iHeart Radio International Music Artist of the Year, and an American Music Award for Collaboration of the Year.
33. “Two of a Kind, Workin on a Full House” – Garth Brooks
Playing cards is all about the numbers. This hit country song uses gambling and card playing as a metaphor for love.
34. “You’re Still the One” – Shania Twain
“You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain is about timeless, enduring love. If you are looking for a song to share with someone you love, you might want to try this song or another one with the word “one” in the title.
35. “25 Or 6 To 4” – Chicago
This song by Chicago has three separate numbers in the title – jackpot! If the number 25, 6, or 4 is one of your lucky numbers, you might love this rock song.
That wraps up our list of songs with numbers in the title. Did we miss out on any crucial songs on this list? Let us know and we may very well add them in!
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