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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23 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
19 9
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The Beatles

7
20 10
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Brewer & Shipley

8
32 23
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Metallica

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16 9
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Orleans

10
10 5
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The Beatles

11
9 4
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10 5
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TheWelshGuy added

13
11 7
One Thing Leads to Another is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One

14
7 3
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12 9
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phil-gill added

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Alicia Keys

17
9 6
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Bruce Springsteen

18
7 4
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The Rolling Stones

19
5 2
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Janis Joplin, Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band, Kozmic Blues Band

20
5 2
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jackslee2 added The Clash

21
5 2
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The Who

22
4 1
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Neil Young

23
4 1
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12 10
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Britney Spears

25
10 8
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Robbie Williams

26
10 8
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Shania Twain

27
9 7
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6 4
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6 4
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Led Zeppelin

30
5 3
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Bruce Springsteen

31
3 1
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Eric Clapton

32
6 5
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Phil Collins

33
6 5
One Rainy Wish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

34
6 5
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Paul McCartney

35
4 3
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4 3
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Pink Floyd

37
3 2
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3 2
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Cher

39
3 2
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Ozzy Osbourne

40
1 0
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romero.nancyr0917 added Eagles

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7 7
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6 6
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jackslee2 added Daft Punk

43
5 5
The Only One is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
The Black Keys

44
5 5
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45
5 5
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4 4
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47
4 4
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Bruce Springsteen

48
3 3
One Chord Wonders is listed (or ranked) 48 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

50
3 3
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The Rolling Stones