Songs 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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Three Dog Night

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20 7
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Esavi added U2, Absolute Rock

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20 8
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Pink Floyd

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20 8
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30 19
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Metallica

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19 9
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Brewer & Shipley

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16 8
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The Beatles

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15 9
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Orleans

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10 5
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The Beatles

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9 4
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9 5
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TheWelshGuy added

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5 1
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The Who

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12 9
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phil-gill added

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11 8
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Britney Spears

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10 7
One Thing Leads to Another is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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9 6
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Shania Twain

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7 4
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The Rolling Stones

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6 3
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5 2
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jackslee2 added The Clash

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5 2
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Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Kozmic Blues Band

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9 7
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6 4
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Led Zeppelin

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6 4
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3 1
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3 1
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Eric Clapton

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3 1
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Neil Young

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9 8
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Alicia Keys

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7 6
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Bruce Springsteen

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6 5
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Phil Collins

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6 5
One Rainy Wish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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6 5
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Paul McCartney

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4 3
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Pink Floyd

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3 2
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Ozzy Osbourne

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3 2
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Cher

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6 6
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jackslee2 added Daft Punk

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5 5
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Kelly Clarkson

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5 5
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4 4
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4 4
One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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4 4
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Bruce Springsteen

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3 3
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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3 3
One Chord Wonders is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added The Adverts

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3 3
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Paul McCartney

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3 3
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The Rolling Stones

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3 3
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The Rolling Stones

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3 3
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punksnotdead added Avengers - The Alley Cats

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3 3
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3 3
One Drop is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added Public Image Ltd

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Eric Clapton