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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Metallica

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23 11
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Three Dog Night

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19 8
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Pink Floyd

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19 8
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16 6
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Esavi added U2, Absolute Rock

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18 8
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Brewer & Shipley

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14 7
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The Beatles

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9 4
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The Beatles

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5 0
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The Who

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8 4
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TheWelshGuy added

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12 9
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Orleans

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12 9
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9 6
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Britney Spears

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6 3
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6 3
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6 3
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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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5 2
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jackslee2 added The Clash

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8 6
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7 5
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Shania Twain

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6 4
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The Rolling Stones

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6 4
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Led Zeppelin

24
3 1
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3 1
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Neil Young

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8 7
One Thing Leads to Another is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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6 5
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jackslee2 added Daft Punk

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6 5
One Rainy Wish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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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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2 1
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Eric Clapton

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8 8
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Alicia Keys

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6 6
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Bruce Springsteen

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5 5
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5 5
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Paul McCartney

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4 4
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4 4
One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

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3 3
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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3 3
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Paul McCartney

40
3 3
One Chord Wonders is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
punksnotdead added The Adverts

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

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Eric Clapton

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2 2
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Cher

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2 2
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Eric Clapton

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2 2
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2 2
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1 1
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The Who