music The Best Songs About The Number One  

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List Rules Best songs about one, featuring songs with one in the title or lyrics.

You only have one job for this list, and this is to vote for your favorite songs about the number one. To be on this list the song should have one in the title or lyrics. The one songs below encompass every genre, from pop songs like Britney's "...Baby One More Time" to rap hits like Nas's "One Mic." Upvote all the songs with one in them that you really love, and feel free to also add any that aren't already here.

Originally written by Harry Nilsson but made popular by Three Dog Night, the song "One" is perhaps the most memorable song with one in the lyrics. The song's opening line "one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do" will probably make our older readers reminiscent of their half-baked teenage days seeing laser light shows with their friends.

"One' is also the name of a very famous Metallica song. The epic anti-war song was actually the band's first top 40 hit, and is an absolute staple at live shows.

What is your favorite song with the number one in it? Vote up your favorites on the poll below and watch those songs rise to the top of the list.

  

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jackslee2 added Another One Bites The Dust Queen

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One Three Dog Night

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One Metallica

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Esavi added One U2, Absolute Rock

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One of These Days Pink Floyd

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One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley

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For No One The Beatles

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I'm One The Who

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One After 909 The Beatles

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Still the One Orleans

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phil-gill added The One, Elton John

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... Baby One More Time Britney Spears

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All One Piece Opening Songs, Ranked Best to Worst

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jackslee2 added One More Time The Clash

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One Good Man Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Kozmic Blues Band

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You're Still the One Shania Twain

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Tea for One Led Zeppelin

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Time Waits for No One The Rolling Stones

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TheWelshGuy added One Night in bankok

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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One of These Days Neil Young

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One Rainy Wish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
One Rainy Wish The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Cluster One Pink Floyd

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One More Time Ozzy Osbourne

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One Day Eric Clapton

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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No One Alicia Keys

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One Thing Leads to Another is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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She's the One Bruce Springsteen

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jackslee2 added One More Time Daft Punk

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One of These Days Paul McCartney

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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punksnotdead added We Are the One Avengers - The Alley Cats

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One Chord Wonders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added One Chord Wonders The Adverts

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This One Paul McCartney

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You're the One John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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One More Try The Rolling Stones

Famous People who Majored in Mathematics

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One Drop is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added One Drop Public Image Ltd

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One By One Cher

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One Chance Eric Clapton

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One Hit (To the Body) The Rolling Stones

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One Track Mind Eric Clapton

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