In song titles, numbers go extremely well to complement the words and titles and attribute various meanings to the words used.
Numbers can be used to express time frames and periods to remember things by. They are used to attribute meaning to the distance and locations and express the volume of emotions being explored throughout the songs.
In this guide, we have chosen for you some of the greatest songs that include numbers in their titles. These are all classic and well-enjoyed songs, and we hope you will like them too.
12 Songs with Numbers In The Title
Song #1: Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
You’ve probably heard of the extremely popular alternative rock classic “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.
This song was recorded in 2003 and is still one of the top favorites for those who enjoy garage rock or alternative rock music.
The song makes you feel as though you can fight off anything, including an army that comprises seven nations altogether. It has undertones of resistance and persistence for not giving up.
‘Seven Nation Army’ has become a staple song at sporting events, such as football, and if you are a sports fan, you probably associate it with sporting events.
Song # 2: Sk8er Boi by Avril Lavigne
“Sk8er Boi” was released by Avril Lavigne in 2003 and was one of the most monumental pop-punk songs of the early 2000s. It was released when pop-punk was all the rage, becoming very popular amongst youngsters.
This song is a classic and is still ranked the 5th best song with a pop-punk chorus in the 21st century, according to the spin magazine.
The song is a fun and upbeat song about a ballerina stuck up and a skater boy who are star-crossed lovers. Their romance is short-lived because she chooses not to be with him due to his skater boy status, and then later she regrets it when he grows up to become a big rock star.
Song # 3: The Four Horsemen by Metallica
The song title “The Four Horsemen” was released by the heavy metal band Metallica in 1938 as part of their album “Kill ‘Em All.”
The song is very intense and dark, detailing the ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which they describe as Time, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.
The song is very heavy metal, so if you’re a fan, then this is the song for you!
Song # 4: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
A thousand years by Christina Perri is a very romantic song, which describes how she is willing to wait even a thousand years for her beloved. It is a very slow and sweet song, with gentle music and strong vocals.
The sound was used and written for the soundtrack for the ‘Twilight’ movie “Breaking Bad: Part 1” and was apt as the movie is about immortal vampires who live for a very long time, and so it fits perfectly with the theme as the song describes waiting for thousands and thousands of years for love.
If you want to listen to some slow and romantic song alone or with your partner, then “A Thousand Years” is a perfect choice for you.
Song # 5: Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
“Ten Years Gone” was released in 1975 by the popular rock band “Led Zeppelin”.
The number ‘Ten’ refers to the extremely long period that has gone by, specifically ten complete years in loving a single person.
In the song’s light and dark instrumental music, the lyrics connote that if you still love the same person after seeing them after ten whole years, then that is genuine love.
Song # 6: 7 Years by Lukas Graham
The song “7 years” is yet another song that references the number of years in the song title.
In this song, Lukas Graham describes everything that his father told him when he was 7 years old and then gradually becomes older and older over time.
This is a very emotional song because it comprises all the advice his father gave to him and all the advice he wishes to pass on to his children once he becomes a father. This is a gentle and melodic song, which fits perfectly if you are in the mood to listen to some tasteful and/or emotional music.
Song # 7: Summer Of ’69 by Bryan Adams
The “Summer of 69” is one of the most classic hits from the late 90’s, written by Bryan Adams in 1985.
The song is an extremely nostalgic tribute to the summer of 69′ and in it, he explains all the major things that were happening in his life at that time.
The song is about Adam’s conflict between becoming a rock star and making music and touring or settling down.
Despite the song being very old, it is still one of the classic songs that will make you feel nostalgic about a time, even if you haven’t experienced it.
Song # 8: Nine In The Afternoon by Panic! At The Disco
Panic! at the Disco is an alternative rock band that has been around for a while.
The eccentric band talks about a time, specifically nine in the afternoon (which does not exist in reality), and then sings about this time.
If your lucky number is 9, this song will be a great addition to your playlist.
Song # 9: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
Paul Simmons wrote this song, “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover’ when he went through his breakup with his first wife, Peggy Harper.
This song gives apt imagery on how to leave your lover and gives an insight into the mind of someone going through a hard breakup and details on how to leave your lover. Although the song is titled “50 ways”, it only goes into five ways to leave your lover.
This song is great to listen to if you are going through a similar situation.
Song # 10: Year 3000 by The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers covered the famous song “Year 3000” in 2007.
The song was originally written and performed by the band ‘Busted.’ The song blew up and became very popular after the Jonas Brothers decided to cover it and release a single.
In this song, the future is talked about, specifically a thousand years later, in the year 3000, and they talk about how it feels to be living in this future.
Song # 11: Two Tickets To Paradise by Eddie Money
“Two Tickets To Paradise” is a sweet and romantic song written by Eddie Money and is about going away on a vacation or retreat with your other half.
This is the perfect song to listen to while planning your weekend getaway or to listen to on any trips you go on. Even if you are not going on any retreat, this song will make you want to go on a sweet and loving holiday “to paradise.”
Song # 12: 11 Minutes Away by Yungblud and Halsey
If your lucky number is 11, then this is a song you must have in your playlist.
This song is about two lovers who are going through some issues and are not seeing each other at the moment. The song references 11 minutes as the amount of time it would take for one of them to travel to see the other and talks about how they are far away from one another despite the close distance.
This is an alternative rock and emo-pop song, so if you enjoy these genres, this is a song you must hear.
The Bottom Line
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Eduardo Perez is a multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience playing instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass. Having arranged songs and produced music in a recording studio, he has a wealth of knowledge to share about analyzing songs, composing, and producing. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Musical Studies at Berklee College School of Music. Featured on Entrepreneur.com. Subscribe to his YouTube channel, or follow him on Instagram.