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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jackslee2 added Queen

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22 7
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Esavi added U2, Absolute Rock

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22 8
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21 8
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Pink Floyd

5
26 13
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Three Dog Night

6
32 21
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Metallica

7
19 10
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Brewer & Shipley

8
17 9
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The Beatles

9
16 9
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Orleans

10
9 4
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10 5
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The Beatles

12
10 5
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TheWelshGuy added

13
7 3
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12 9
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phil-gill added

15
10 7
One Thing Leads to Another is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

16
7 4
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The Rolling Stones

17
5 2
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Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Kozmic Blues Band

18
5 2
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jackslee2 added The Clash

19
5 2
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The Who

20
4 1
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Neil Young

21
4 1
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12 10
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Britney Spears

23
10 8
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Alicia Keys

24
10 8
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Shania Twain

25
9 7
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8 6
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Bruce Springsteen

27
6 4
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Led Zeppelin

28
6 4
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3 1
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Eric Clapton

30
6 5
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Paul McCartney

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

32
6 5
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Phil Collins

33
4 3
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Bruce Springsteen

34
4 3
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4 3
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Pink Floyd

36
3 2
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Ozzy Osbourne

37
3 2
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Cher

38
1 0
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romero.nancyr0917 added Eagles

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8 8
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Robbie Williams

40
6 6
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jackslee2 added Daft Punk

41
5 5
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42
5 5
The Only One is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
The Black Keys

43
4 4
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4 4
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Bruce Springsteen

45
4 4
One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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3 3
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The Rolling Stones

47
3 3
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The Rolling Stones

48
3 3
One Drop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added Public Image Ltd

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Paul McCartney

50
3 3
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono