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The Best Songs About The Number One 

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Updated June 18, 2020 3.5k votes 751 voters 51.4k views 230 items

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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Esavi added U2, Absolute Rock
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One More Try is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
MusicOfTheForest added One More Try George Michael
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phil-gill added
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Three Dog Night
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Britney Spears
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The Beautiful Ones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
MIKEBTM added The Beautiful Ones Prince and the Revolution
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Shania Twain
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The Beatles
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jackslee2 added Queen
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Brewer & Shipley
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The One You Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
MIKEBTM added The One You Love Glen Frey
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StrayCatJagger69 added Eagles
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You'r the One That I Wan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
MIKEBTM added You'r the One That I Want John Travolta and Olivia Newton John
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Alicia Keys
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Phil Collins
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Bruce Springsteen
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The Beatles
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MIKEBTM added Linda Ronstadt
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Metallica
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Family of One is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About The Number One
MusicOfTheForest added Family of One Catman Cohen
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The Rolling Stones
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Led Zeppelin
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Orleans