X-LIST: Songs with numbers in the title

28 March 2020, 20:03 | Updated: 28 March 2020, 20:11

Thom Yorke performing with Radiohead at Glastonbury 2003
Thom Yorke performing with Radiohead at Glastonbury 2003. Picture: Globe Photos/SIPA USA/PA Images

Whether they're adding or subtracting, remembering a vintage year, or looking to the future, we've got some of the best numerically-based anthems!

  1. Radiohead - 2+2= 5

    The first track on Radiohead’s Hail To The Thief album not only has numbers, but it makes an attempt at maths too.

  2. The Beatles - Eight Days A Week

    An oldie but a goodie, The Beatles use the power of numbers to get an extra day of loving in.

  3. Blur - Song 2

    It may be called Song 2, but it's undoubtedly in first place on most 90s anthems lists.

  4. Kings Of Leon - Four Kicks

    The second single from KOL's Aha Shake The Heartbreak album is sure to prompt kicks, stomps and every other move on the dancefloor.

  5. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

    Arcade Fire's big tune passes the number and the anthemic indie power ballad test.

  6. Foo Fighters - The One

    The One video saw Foo Fighters go back to art school and study various disciplines, including acting and ballet. No mention of maths though...

  7. Jack White - Sixteen Saltines

    We reckon some of the kids in Jack White's Sixteen Saltines vid could have done with counting to 10.

  8. The Strokes 12:51

    We wouldn't be surprised if this indie floor-filler hit the dancefloor of many a club night at 12:51.

  9. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

    It may have only actually been released by the Pumpkins in 1995, but when it comes to nostalgic coming-of-age tracks, you can't beat 1979.

  10. Pulp - Disco 2000

    No number or year-based list is complete without Pulp's futuristic love song, Disco 2000, which has pretty much become Britpop's answer to Prince's 1999.


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