180+ Songs With Numbers in the Title

Updated on April 24, 2020
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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.
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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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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 Title
Song Artist
Song 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

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        Mitch-1 

        4 weeks ago

        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

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        Liz Westwood 

        6 weeks ago from UK

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

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