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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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One Metallica

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Esavi added One U2, Absolute Rock

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12 6
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One Three Dog Night

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14 8
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Still the One Orleans

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11 6
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One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley

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11 6
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For No One The Beatles

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10 6
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One of These Days Pink Floyd

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I'm One The Who

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phil-gill added The One, Elton John

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One After 909 The Beatles

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7 4
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... Baby One More Time Britney Spears

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6 3
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5 2
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jackslee2 added One More Time The Clash

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5 2
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One Good Man Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Kozmic Blues Band

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Tea for One Led Zeppelin

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6 4
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Time Waits for No One The Rolling Stones

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3 1
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One of These Days Neil Young

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6 5
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5 4
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One of These Days Paul McCartney

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3 2
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One More Time Ozzy Osbourne

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3 2
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Cluster One Pink Floyd

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3 2
One Drop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added One Drop Public Image Ltd

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One Chord Wonders is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added One Chord Wonders The Adverts

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One Day Eric Clapton

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She's the One Bruce Springsteen

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She's the One Robbie Williams

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One Rainy Wish is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
One Rainy Wish The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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MartinAustin added One Night in bankok

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You're Still the One Shania Twain

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One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 33 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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You're the One John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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One More Try The Rolling Stones

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2 2
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This One Paul McCartney

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Already One Neil Young

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One Hit (To the Body) The Rolling Stones

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One Chance Eric Clapton

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One of the Few Pink Floyd

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1 1
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That's One You Owe Me Johnny Cash

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1 1
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1 1
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The Quiet One The Who

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1 1
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One Track Mind Eric Clapton

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One Slip Pink Floyd