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180+ Songs With Numbers in the Title

Carson suffers from a serious case of melophilia. Geeking out on her favorite music artists is her guilty pleasure.

Songs with numbers in their titles are more common than you'd think. See if your favorite made the list.

Songs with numbers in their titles are more common than you'd think. See if your favorite made the list.

There's no shortage of songs with numbers in their titles. What I find most interesting about these songs is the link between music and math. Back in school, I used to think that if you were good at math, then you must be terrible at music. I was like that, so I thought most people were.

As I listened to more and more songs, however, I found that all musical pieces have patterns. These patterns connect math and music (we all know that they make for an awesome combination). I could go on and on, but that's a topic for another article.

For now, let's check out some popular songs with numbers in their titles and explore what they mean.

Songs With the Number One in the Title

Song Title: "10,000 hours"

Song Artist: Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber

Song Year: 2019

A geek may be the last thing you'd think of when trying to describe songwriters. But, sometimes, they can be the geekiest. This song is a perfect example. The title was inspired by Malcolm Gladwell's book, which explains that it takes a person 10,000 hours to become a master of his craft. Justin Bieber and Dan + Shay put a romantic twist on this idea, writing a catchy piece of music that sticks in your head.

Songs With the Number One in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"1 Sun"

Miley Cyrus

2015

"1 Thing"

Amerie

2005

"One in a Million"

Hillary Duff

2015

"1 Trillion Dollar$"

Anti-Flag

2006

"1%"

Funeral for a Friend

2008

"One"

Ed Sheeran

2014

"1+1"

Beyoncé

2011

"100 Degrees"

Kylie Minogue

2015

"100"

Game

2009

"100 Letters"

Halsey

2017

"100 Suns"

30 Seconds to Mars

2009

"Number One Spot"

Ludacris

2004

"10 Commandments"

The Specials

2019

"10 Freaky Girls"

Metro Boomin

2018

"One Black Sheep"

Mat Kearney

2015

"1000 Nights"

Ed Sheeran

2019

"1000hp"

Godsmack

2014

"100M's"

Dave

2017

"101"

Alicia Keys

2012

"11"

Caassadee Pope

2013

Songs With the Number Two in the Title

Song Title: "20 Years From Now"

Song Artist: New Found Glory

Song Year: 2017

Lead guitarist Chad Gilbert explained in an interview that this song was the culmination of all the things the band had learned after performing for over 20 years. He said that, as you reflect on your life, you realize that wasting time on arguments, pride, and worrying about the little things won't change anything. They wanted this song to encourage people to let go and live life with true freedom.

Songs With the Number Two in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"Lemme Get 2"

Redman

2010

"Love Enough for Two"

Prima Donna

2008

"It Takes Two"

Katy Perry

2013

"Goody Two Shoes"

Adam Ant

1982

"2 Minute Warning"

Twenty88

2016

"2 On"

Tinashe

2014

"2 Places"

Tori Kelly

2019

"2 X 2"

Bob Dylan

1990

"2+2=?"

Bob Seger

2020

"20 Dollar Nose Bleed"

Fall Out Boy

2008

"2,000 Light Years From Home"

The Rolling Stones

1967

"2 Sides of Me"

Hinder

2010

"2 Phones"

Kevin Gates

2015

"2 Become 1"

Spice Girls

1996

"2 Minute Warning"

Twenty88

2016

"The 2 of Us"

Suede

1994

"Party Fears Two"

The Associates

1982

"Out 2 Space"

Chiddy Bang

2012

"Two Hearts Beat as One"

U2

1983

"Two Lovers"

Mary Wells

1963

Songs With the Number Three in the Title

Song Title: "3"

Song Artist: Britney Spears

Song Year: 2009

While there are plenty of songs with numbers in the title, only a few are as controversial as this song by Britney Spears. The reason is simple: It refers to a sexual act involving three people. Many people find it surprising when they learn the true meaning behind the song's lyrics. But even with its provocative theme, the song proved to be a huge hit. It was the first one-digit song to top the Hot 100.

Songs With the Number Three in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"These Three Days"

Lucinda Williams

2003

"Thirty-Three"

Smashing Pumpkins

1995

"Three Dollar Hat"

The Dead Weather

2015

"Three Bells"

Guy Garvey

2015

"Three King Fishers"

Donovan

1966

"Three Hours Past Midnight"

Johnny "Guitar" Watson

1986

"Three Times a Lady"

Commodores

1978

"3 Words"

Cheryl Cole

2009

"3 Nights"

Dominic Fike

2018

"3 Strange Days"

School Of Fish

1991

"30 Days"

The Saturdays

2012

"3000 Miles"

Emblem3

2013

"30 Minute Love Affair"

Paloma Faith

2012

"333"

Against Me!

2016

"Three Packs a Day"

Courtney Barnett

2016

"Three Stars"

Tommy Dee

1959

"Three Feet of Water"

Brantley Gilbert

2017

"Three Little Birds"

Bob Marley & the Wailers

1977

"Three"

Lauren Alaina

2017

"The Three Fates"

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

2020

Songs With the Number Four in the Title

Song Title: "4 Minutes"

Song Artist: Madonna

Song Year: 2008

I love this song because it was written by two of my favorite artists, Madonna and Justin Timberlake. Madonna always has nice things to say when she's collaborating with Justin. She shared that, before writing a song, the two talk about situations from their lives, relationships with people, and problems in society. This song is named "4 Minutes" because that's the length of the song. There's an interesting buildup toward the end, but it cuts off suddenly at that 4-minute mark.

Songs With the Number Four in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"The Four Horsemen"

Metallica

1983

"44 Minutes"

Megadeth

2009

"40"

U2

1983

"4 Words (To Choke Upon)"

Bullet for My Valentine

2005

"400 Bones"

Frightened Rabbit

2016

"4 Small Black and White Pictures of You"

DEC3

2014

"4 in the Morning"

Gwen Stefani

2006

"4 Degrees"

Anohni

2015

"I'm a Slave 4 U"

Britney Spears

2001

"4 Letter Word"

David Cook

2011

"4 Broken Hearts"

Norah Jones

2012

"4 Carats"

Kelly Clarkson

2013

"40 Oz. Dream"

Good Charlotte

2016

"44"

The Love Kills Theory

2007

"4:44"

Jay-Z

2017

"4WP"

Brad Paisley

2014

"Four Brothers"

The Manhattan Transfer

1978

"Four Door Aventador"

Nicki Minaj

2014

"Four Pink Walls"

Alessia Cara

2015

"Four Years of Chances"

Margo Price

2016

Songs With the Number Five in the Title

Song Title: "Mambo No. 5"

Song Artist: Lou Bega

Song year: 1999

While Lou Bega popularized this song, it was actually the King of the Mambo, Perez Prado, who debuted it in 1952. Bega added lyrics to the original, mentioning a lot of different women (who were, supposedly, his former girlfriends). He said that all he wanted from the song was to make people happy through its sexual and energetic theme.

Songs With the Number Five in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"5 Dollars"

Christine and the Queens

2018

"5 Minutes to Live"

Johnny Cash

1991

"50 Mission Cap"

The Tragically Hip

1992

"5 Years Time"

Noah and the Whale

2007

"50,000 Watts"

Rosanne Cash

2014

"505"

Arctic Monkeys

2007

"Five Minutes to Midnight"

Boys Like Girls

2006

"Five Hours (Don't Hold Me Back)"

Deorro

2014

"Five Tattoos"

Ella Henderson

2014

"Five Years"

David Bowie

1972

"Five"

Machine Head

1999

"Five Minutes Alone"

Pantera

1994

"Five More Minutes"

Scotty McCreery

2017

"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"

Paul Simon

1975

"Five Years Time"

Noah and the Whale

2007

"Five Colours in Her Hair"

McFly

2004

"50 Ways to Say Goodbye"

Train

2012

"50 Plates"

Rich Gang

2013

"50 Words for Snow"

Kate Bush

2011

"5% Tint"

Travis Scott

2018

Songs With the Number Six in the Title

Song Title: "Six Feet Under"

Song Artist: The Weeknd

Song Year: 2016

We all know what "six feet under" means. But, this song puts a unique spin on the saying. This song is about a prostitute who would do anything for money. She doesn't care about her clients one bit. All she wants is to have more money in her pocket and to get rich. When you think about it, this is a very sad song. It depicts someone who struggles to find the balance between amassing fortune and doing what society deems as acceptable.

Songs With the Number Six in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong year

"6 God"

Drake

2015

"6 Man"

6 Man

2015

"Fantastic 6"

Alphabeat

2007

"6 of 1 Thing"

Craig David

2007

"6 Weeks"

James Morisson

2011

"Six"

All That Remains

2006

"6 Underground"

Sneaker Pimps

1996

"Sixth Avenue Heartache"

The Wallflowers

1996

"6 Months"

Hey Monday

2008

"Six Pack"

Black Flag

1981

"Six Six Six"

Say Anything

2014

"Six Years Old"

Hunter Hayes

2000

"Sixty Eight Guns"

The Alarm

1984

"Sixty Minute Man"

The Dominoes

1949

"Six Days"

DJ Shadow

2002

"Six White Boomers"

Rolf Harris

1980

"Sixteen Tons"

Tennessee Ernie Ford

1947

"Sixteen Blue"

The Replacements

1984

"Six Days on the Road"

Taj Mahal

2003

"Sixty Years On"

Elton John

1970

Songs With Number Seven in the Title

Song Title: "7 Years"

Song Artist: Lukas Graham

Song Year: 2015

I didn't think much of this song until I learned about what inspired the band to write it. According to the band's lead vocalist, Lukas Forchhammer, the song was about the hard things he went through in life and who he hopes to become in the coming years. He said that it was primarily about his goal of being a good father. Lukas continued by describing his father as a "cool dad." He wants to be just like him.

Songs With the Number Seven in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"7 Things"

Miley Cyrus

2008

"Seven Year Ache"

Rosanne Cash

1981

"7 Rings"

Ariana Grande

2019

"77"

The Big Pink

2012

"7/11"

Beyoncé

2014

"7 Seconds"

Youssou N'Dour

1994

"Seven Turns"

The Allman Brothers Band

1990

"7 Days"

Alessia Cara

2018

"Seven Stars"

Air

2012

"Seven Mile Breakdown"

Taylor Hicks

2009

"Seven Years Gone"

Richie Sambora

2012

"Seven Falls"

Laura Veirs

2018

"Seven High"

Damon Albarn

2014

"The Magnificent Seven"

The Clash

1980

"7½ Cents"

Pajama Game Cast Ensemble

1954

"Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)"

Paul Evans

1996

"Seventeen Forever"

Robin Beck

2007

"Song Number 7"

Randy Houser

2016

"Seven Years"

Saosin

2003

"Seven Wonders"

Fleetwood Mac

1987

Songs With the Number Eight in the Title

Song Title: "Eight Days a Week"

Song Artist: The Beatles

Song Year: 1964

This is probably one of the most famous songs with numbers in its title. Given that it's a Beatles song, that's not too surprising. Paul McCartney said that it was Ringo who came up with the phrase "eight days a week," and all of them knew it would make for a great song title. While millions of fans love the song, John Lennon said it wasn't good and that the band struggled to record it.

Songs With the Number Eight in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"8"

Billie Eilish

2019

"I'm Eighteen"

Alice Cooper

1971

"Eighteen Inches"

Lauren Alaina

2011

"88 Lines About 44 Women"

The Nails

1984

"Figure 8"

Ellie Goulding

2013

"Ei8ht Mile"

DigDat

2020

"Eight Second Ride"

Jake Owen

2006

"I'm Henry the VIII, I Am"

Herman's Hermits

1964

"Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses"

Kathy Mattea

1987

"80"

Green Day

1991

"Eighteen Yellow Roses"

Bobby Darin

1963

"8 Gods of Harlem"

Rosanne Cash

2018

"Eight of Swords"

Huntress

2011

"8 Nights of Joy"

Katherine Jenkins

2014

"8:18"

The Devil Wears Prada

2013

"Hangar 18"

Megadeth

1990

"88"

Wale

2013

"8 out of 10"

Drake

2018

"8teen"

Garth Brooks

2016

"Eight Miles High"

The Byrds

1966

Songs With the Number Nine in the Title

Song Title: "Nine in the Afternoon"

Song Artist: Panic! At the Disco

Song Year: 2008

This is the kind of song that gets stuck in your head the first time you listen to it—and that's exactly what the band wanted. According to guitarist Ryan Ross, they wanted to write a song about the things that happened over the past few years, looking at them from a positive standpoint. The song clearly talks about the band, the old music that inspired them, and the criticism they received after changing their sound (no longer sounding like a pop punk band).

Songs With the Number Nine in Them

Song TitleSong ArtistSong Year

"Nine"

Patti Smith

2012

"9"

Drake

2016

"'90s Music"

Kimbra

2014

"9 Shots"

50 Cent

2015

"Nine Lives"

Def Leppard

2008

"9 Piece"

Rick Ross

2011

"99 Ways to Die"

Megadeth

1995

"Nineteen"

Paul Hardcastle

1991

"90 Days"

Pink

2019

"90 to Nothing"

Mac Powell

2014

"19th Nervous Breakdown"

The Rolling Stones

1966

"Ninety Nine"

Slaves

2015

"Nineteen"

Grand Slam

2007

"Track 99"

Marilyn Manson

1996

"Revolution 9"

The Beatles

1968

"99"

Toto

1979

"99 Revolutions"

Green Day

2012

"The '90s"

Lisa Loeb

2013

"99 Miles From L.A."

Johnny Mathis

1975

"99 Times"

Kate Voegele

2009

Comments

Mitch-1 on May 01, 2020:

Huh, I thought these songs would definitely be on here, but here they are I guess:

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

1985 - Bowling For Soup

I Would Die 4 U - Prince

Liz Westwood from UK on April 18, 2020:

I hadn't realised that there were so many. This is a good list.