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Friday Fun: Music by the Numbers

Despite my diet of Augmenten and Excedrin Migraine, this infection continues to wipe me out.

So here's today's fun:

Songs with numbers in the title. Any number, including zero (don't get bogged down in technicalities with me, buddy), fractions, decimal points, years, dates, whatever.

I'll try to post a list up (note: I started one in the extend entry) here of all the numbers that have been used (and how many times). I'd like to see what number ends up being the most represented in song titles. Oh, and the longest consecutive string of numbers we can get. Bonus points for songs with more than number in the title.

Have fun (and maybe I'll do a Friday Five tonight of number songs).

Also: No more than three songs per comment. Just to give other people a chance. If you post more than three songs, I'll delete the comment (not counting Keiran's post, which got in before I wrote this)



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4 Sticks by Zeppelin

Jenny (867-5309)
I almost have 0-9 now.

Jenny (867-5309) - Tommy Tutone
If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
One - U2
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
(This Song is Just) 6 Words Long - Weird Al
99 Luftballoons - Nena

Three Little Words - Frank Sinatra
409 - Beach Boys
Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House - Garth Brooks
Five Circles - Vangelis

How could I forget

7-11 - Joey Ramone?

I can't believe I know this...
Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4"

68 guns - The Alarm
72 - Turin Brakes
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps

I'm home sick too - bleagh. Here's five oldies to reflect my ill mood:

1969 - Iggy & Stooges
6 Inch Gold Blade - Birthday Party
96 Tears - Suicide (originally: Q & The Mysterians)
30 Seconds over Tokyo - Rocket From the Tombs
100 Years Ago - Stones

"One" - Three Dog Night
"Goody Two Shoes" - Adam Ant
"One Week" - Barenaked Ladies
Hawaii Five O theme

and an obscure one:
"Xanadu 2K" - ELO (from a recent Greatest Hits album)

Smoke 2 Joints - Sublime
Seven-Eleven- MSI
2 Hookers -MSI

Zero - Smashing Pumpkins

Ten years gone - Zep

Whoops - missed the rule about 3 songs. Can't you just let it go? One of them is probably one nobody else knows about.

99 Luft(Red)Balloons - Nena, or Goldfinger. I prefer Goldfinger.

500 Miles (I'm gonna be) - The proclaimers.

Gimme Two Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd

16 Candles - Roy Orbison

April 26, 1992 - Sublime
One - Creed

RHCP - One Hot Minute
Jay-z - 99 problems

1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Figure Number Five - Soilwork
Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

Four in the Morning- Night Ranger
One- Metallica
Knock Three Times- Tony Orlando and Dawn

How is that for diversity of music?

It takes two - Rob Base and DJ E-Z
It takes two - Tina Turner
Once Bitten (Twice Shy) - White Snake

When I'm 64 - Beatles

Room a Thousand Years Wide - Soundgarden
2 Legit 2 Quit - Hammer
Real Solution #9 - White Zombie

"27 Things I Wanna Do To You" - Screeching Weasel

Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
2112 - Rush
57 Channels (And Nothin's On) - Springsteen

Oh yeah, and "2-7 Split" - also Screeching Weasel

99 bottles of beer - ?
The twelve days of christmas - ?
36-24-36 - The violent Femmes

Five Feet High and Rising -- Johnny Cash

In the Year 2525 -- Zager & Evans

3/5th of a Mile in 10 Seconds -- Jefferson Airplane

99 Ways to Die - Megadeth
Inside Four Walls - Nevermore
Evolution 169 - Nevermore (same album too)

21 Things - Alanis Morissette

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

Eight Miles High - The Byrds

can't stand either of em.

"American Skin (41 Shots)" - Springsteen
"911 is a Joke" - Public Enemy
"Miami 2017" - Billy Joel

Also, one correction: it's "Gimme Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

1982 - Randy Travis
Three Wooden Crosses - Randy Travis
Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo - Tracy Byrd

"In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans

"Three is the Magic Number" from Schoolhouse Rock

"Saved by Zero" by The Fixx

1985 - Bowling for Soup
1984 - Van Halen
Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks

Big Ten Inch-Aerosmith
Hey 19- Steeley Dan
I Can't Drive 55-Sammy Hagar

For the record, Once Bitten (Twice Shy) is Great White, not Whitesnake..

2084 - Ayreon
Thunder Kiss '65 - White Zombie
A Million Gods - Conception

96 Tears
123 Red Light (old one!)

I can't believe nobody's posted this one:

1999 - Prince

21st Century Digital Boy - Bad Religion

300 Percent Density - Candiria
7/1000 - Volta do Mar
21st Century (Digital Boy) - Bad Religion

stone ten stitches - the clay people

22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden
#1 Summer Jam - Butch Walker
JOhn Fogerty - A Hundred and Ten in the Shade

n-n-n-n-n-nineteen (Paul Hardcastle)
'74-'75 (The Connells)
15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest (Traditional)

Sixteen Candles - (?)
Seventeen - Winger
Hangar 18 - Megadeth

one weak - deftones

Let's insert some classics:

4'33" (John Cage)
1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky)
19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones)

20th Century Man - Kinks
2000 Light Years from Home - Stones
5:15 - Who

Seventh Wave - Devin Townsend

"In the Year 2525", by Zager and Evans
"I'd Wait a Million Years", The Grass Roots

8:16 AM - 311 (Which ends with the classic line "We want to leave Wisconsin for a new life, a trailer with an antenna and a porch. Of course, we'll bring the dog")

Three Times a Lady - Commodores

R.K. 2029 - Our Lady Peace

Thirteen Baby- Pixies

Thirteen-Big Star

1977 - The Clash

21st Century Schiziod Man- King Crimson

20th Century Fox- Doors

Moody Blues:
"I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred"
"I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Million"

22,000 Days - The Moody Blues
Four Sticks - Led Zeppelin
Two Different Directions - John Denver

"Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad" - Meat Loaf
"Two Hearts" - Phil Collins
"One Little Victory" - Rush


Delete "Four Sticks - Led Zeppelin" and replace with:

Nada One - Heart

Since you didn't say one comment each:

The One - Moody Blues
House of Four Doors - Moody Blues
One More Time to Live - Moody Blues

Wednesday Morning, 3am - Simon and Garfunkel

The 59th Street Bridge Song - Simon and Garfunkel

7 O'clock News/Silent Night - Simon and Garfunkel

One Vision
One Year Of Love
Another One Bites The Dust
...all by Queen

88 Lines about 44 Women
OU812--Van Halen (or was that just the album name?)
2 a.m.-Matchbox 20

Changes IV - Cat Stevens

I'm done. :)

25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

Cygnus X-1
Force Ten
...all by Rush

i have to get back to work now :)

One World (Not Three) The Police
One of my Turns Pink Floyd
One of These Nights Eagles

Eighteen by Alice Cooper

Million Miles Away - The Plimsouls
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Three Days - Jane's Addiction

If 6 Was 9, by Jimi Hendrix

1916 - Motorhead
Just One Fix - Ministry
Psalm 69 - Ministry

The One--Rhian Benson

Two Star--Everything But The Girl

Three Times A Lady--The Commodores

2+2=5 by Radiohead

"9,999,999 Tears" by Dickey Lee (I blame my parents for this song still being stuck in my head...)

Number Nine Dream (John Lennon)
It's Three O'clock in the Morning (Bert Kaempfert)
One (is the loneliest number) (Written and Sung by Harry Nilssson)

Three coins in a fountain
Each one seeking happine...

Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!

Five-five-five - Frank Zappa
50/50 - Frank Zappa

30 Days in the Hole - Humble Pie
Get your kicks on Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Rainy Day Women #12 and #35 - Bob Dylan

Does "10 in 1" by Minimalistix count twice?

Also, please take off me;

"Double 99" by RIP Groove, and
"N M 156" by Queensryche

"Love Potion No. 9"

Damn, now I know why "Knock Three Times" has been stuck in my head the last 12 hours - I'm channelling Michele!

How come no one else remembers "One (Is The Loneliest Number)" by Three Dog Night? Do I get extra points for a "number" song done by a "number" band?

"2000 Miles" - The Pretenders
"Girl of 100 Lists" - the Go-Gos
"Johnny 99" - Bruce Springsteen

Trying not to repeat here:

Hey 19 - Steely Dan
99 - Toto

BTW, it's Gimmie Three Steps, not two.

One after 909 - Beatles
Revoltion #9 - Beatles (ugh)
Four-oh-nine - Beach Boys

Lotsa nines.

15 Minutes - Circle Jerks
Two-Sided Politics - Suicidal Tendencies
Retired at 21 - Black Flag

"who's got the 10-1/2?" Black Flag
"Engine #9" Deftones
"Seven words" Deftones

If I Had A Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies

634-5789 - Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Jonny Lang and the Blues Brothers Band

32 Flavors - Ani DiFranco

All the good numbers are taken, so I'll go with...

"10538 Overture" - Electric Light Orchestra
"-1" - Mudvayne
"Infinity Girl" - Stereolab

1,000 Hours
409 in Your coffeemaker
2000 Light years away
All by Green Day

opps, sorry it was more than three.

Two Princes--Spin Doctors
Zero from Outer Space--Tom Petty

Six To Go - Pogues
From a Buick Six - Dylan
Birmingham Six - Pogues

I can give you 3 from Wilson Pickett and still have one left over:

Engine #9
Ninety-nine and a Half (Won't Do)
Land of 1,000 Dances

And I still can't imagine why no one listed "53rd & 3rd" by the Ramones. - Cityboy
Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37) - Peter Gabriel
C30, C60, C90, Go! - Bow Wow Wow

Seven Bridges Road-Little River Band
Pennsylvania 65000-Glen Miller Orchestra
Pieces of Eight-Styx

Michele, this could take a while...

Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
Love Minus Zero/No Limit - Bob Dylan
One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) - Bob Dylan

"40/80" by Lucky Boys Confusion
"When I'm 64" by the Beatles
"One More Cup of Coffee" by Bob Dylan

Damn you Eric! ESP havin' mofo! No one play poker with Eric! He's from another planet and he cheats using alien mind control!

Sweet 69 - Babes in Toyland
40 Boys in 40 Nights - The Donnas
18 & Life - Skid Row

does a correction count? i don't wanna go over my allottment of three, but Lynyrd Skynyrd's song is "Gimme Three Steps", not two. oh, crank got it. well, i'm leaving this here, because it was a lot of effort on my part.

93 Million Miles - 30 Seconds To Mars
Seventy Times 7 - Brand New
198d - At The Drive-In

Bruce again - Incident on 57th Street and 10th Avenue Freeze-Out

Wallflowers - Sixth Avenue Heartache

REM - Pop Song 89
Saw Doctors, N17
Black 47, 40 Shades of Blue

Last Bruce tune, I promise: 4th of July, Asbury Park
U2 - 40
Prince - 7

I think I've had enough for now, thank you.

If I repeat some, I'm sorry, but there are a LOT of entires here to go through...

1000 Umbrellas-XTC
5:15 The Angels Have Gone by Bowie
The Ghost at Number 1-Jellyfish

fourty-six & two - Tool
#36 - Dave Matthews Band
#41 - Dave Matthews Band

DMB also has about 10 other songs that go by numbers, as they just didn't title them...

/former DMB junky

One in a million - Lene Lovich

Lena- 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons-English version)
54-40- One Day in Your Life (numbers in band name and song title, double score!)
Alana Davis- 32 Flavors.

Your Number Is One
One Shot
Gone Inside The Zero
...by the Rollins Band

67 - King's X
This Is The 21st Century - Marillion
.3 - Porcupine Tree

"Still the One" by Orleans
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor (written by Prince)
"Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q

Three obvious ones :)

One - Metallica
867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone
2112 - Rush

Legs Eleven - Chad Wackerman
6 Degrees of Inner Turbulance
- Dream Theater
The 39th Street Blues (I'm Sick)
- Spock's Beard

Tea for Two - Doris Day(?)
20th century Fox - Doors
3rd Stone from the Sun - Jimmi Hendrix

Agony Column's "66 Six Guns".

(Chorus: "66, 66, 66 six guns... for Saaaaay-taaaaan!")


Eight Easy Steps - Alanis Morissette

Strawberry Letter 23 - The Brothers Johnson (But here's where I confess that I thought of the Tevin Campbell version, whatever happened to him?)

'39 by Queen
10 Days Late by Third Eye Blind
1000 Julys by 3rd Eye Blind

"Level 5" by King Crimson

Oh, and
"100 Punks" - Generation X

Can't belive no one has cited that kickass Tool song, 46 + 2.

Has one of the best drum solos around lately.

Oh, and Rocket 88 - The James Cotton Blues Band. Great harmonica blues on that one.

10,000 Miles - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
Four Brothers - Manhattan Transfer

Gone Inside the Zero - Rollins Band
The 7th Day Of July, 1777 - King Diamond
1954 in the 90's - Laree

I've got more, but I'll leave it at that because I dont' wanna get deleted.

this is fun!

Theme song from "The Six Million Dollar Man"
"Six Underground" by the Sneaker Pimps
"25 Miles" by Edwin Starr

All 4 Love - Color Me Badd
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. (and Will Smith... and Austin Powers)
Public Enemy #1 - Motley Crue

20 Flight Rock - Eddie Cochrane (and Montrose)
Sixteen Blue - The Replacements
1,000,000 - REM

(718) - 2 Skinnee J's

100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (Traditional)

One Week - Barenakedladies
If I had a million dollars - ibid
One of these nights - Eagles

"the Blizzard of '77" Nada Surf

How about 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six - Tom Waits?

"One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)" by Coven

...oh, and what about "The Twelfth of Never" by Donny Osmond?...

...and thirdly, "Five Short Minutes" by Jim Croce (okay, I'm going to bed now...)

"24" by Switchfoot

Ok, couple more:

"7" by Prince (or the Artist, as it were)

"3 Days" by Jane's Addiction

"Karn Evil 9" by Emerson, Lake, & Palmer

One more for Love
100 years ... both by Five for Fighting

Punk Rock 101 - Bowling for Soup

One Summer
3 minutes - both by 2 Skinnee J's

#1 Crush - Garbage

ok, stopping now ...

10:15 saturday night
3 Imaginary Boys
17 Seconds
--The Cure

So many I thought of were already listed, but here's more DMB:

"Two step"
"One Sweet World"

And Elton John, "The One". I don't think anyone mentioned this one either.

2 Kool 2 B 4-Gotten - Lucinda Williams
War at 33 1/3 - Public Enemy
409 - Beach Boys

Hey, somebody finally listed a Tom Waits song!

Here's another three:

Big Joe and Phantom 309
Ol 55
Innocent When You Dream (78)

A Million Miles Away—David Byrne
(Not the same as the Plimsouls song
listed above.)

Nineteen Forever—Joe Jackson

7 Nights to Rock—Moon Mullins

Inspired by this thread, I've managed to compile a list of songs containing all the numbers from 1-100.

The starting point was the suggestions found here, so thanks to all for starting me off (if thanks are appropriate, as the task ended up taking up most of my weekend!).

The full list is here

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
1432 Franklin Pike Cirle Hero

Black 7 - Cold

Got another one - "98.6" by Keith

I may be flogging this to death, but...

1910 Fruitgum Company - 1-2-3-Red Light
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Grass Roots - Two Divided By Love

(And just to get these obscurities out of my system...)

Split Enz - One Step Ahead
Sugar Bears - You Are The One
Them - One Two Brown Eyes

How about some Australian music:-

42 Wheels - Hunters & Collectors
99 Years - Vika & Linda Bull
DCN#348 - Deborah Conway

And the English:-

See you when you're 40 - Dido
6 Blade knife - Dire Straits
Sixty years on - Elton John