30-Day Song Challenge: Numbers!


Day 2 of the 30-day song challenge, Dear Reader…

… and this time Cade and I are looking at songs with numbers in their titles…

*Exactly. Like the one Joe Public left in comments yesterday. That was very sweet of him, Clicky…*

…And as with yesterday’s post, we’re gonna start with Cade’s first pick. Enjoy! ❤


Day 2: A song you like with a number in the title

Cade’s first song pick…

Today, I had a tie for first place. Really not sure which one jumped in there first, but for the purposes of this writing, I’ll start with number 9, then move on to 49.

Engine, engine, number nine,
Going down Chicago line.
If the train jumps off the track,
Do you want your money back?

Can’t recall when nor where I originally heard this song (probably my younger sister) but it wandered back into my life about 7 years ago whilst I was having my evening walk at the local park. Amazing the random and long forgotten stuff one stumbles across when rummaging through the storage closets of your own soul.

<Midnight Star – Engine No.9>

Roob’s first song pick…

My first song is a very easy pick for me. ‘Four to the Floor’ by Starsailor was the very first song Thing 1, Looby Lou, sang along to and requested over and over again, whilst being driven about town by Thoughtful Man. He was nearly 3… Ahhh 😀

<Starsailor – Four to the Floor>

Cade’s second song pick…

And now, onward from 9 to 49. What can you not say about this song? It’s funky, it’s bluesy, its slightly sleazy, some swing, some grind, its rock and fucking roll you can bang your head to…all with a dash of Joe Walsh weirdness. It is highly likely that I first heard this song at the local skating rink.

<James Gang – Funk #49>

Roob’s second song pick…

Five is my number – my birth day, divided by my birth month equals 5. The year I was born, when the digits are added together, comes to 5. Both 5 and 55 are Fibonacci numbers and that just so spirally 😀 I have to include a song with 5 in the title, but which to choose?

*/nods… Beethoven’s Fifth would be a good choice, Clicky, but I fancy sumfin more upbeat. Sumfin to dance and sing along to…*


Cade’s third song pick…

Was weird that the first two songs that popped into my head, have actual numbers in the title. Me and Roob are doing three songs each for this particular post, so it’d be kinda neato if all three of my songs had actual numbers in the title. However, the next song to pop into my head was Two Time Grime by Skinny Puppy. FUCK! I love that song, but no actual number in the title. What to do?

‘Gymnopedie No. 1’ by Erik Satie just popped into my head…it has an actual number in the title. Now ‘Piano Concerto No. 21’ by Wolfgang Mozart has popped into my head…it has two actual numbers in the title. After thinking even further, ‘8:15 To Nowhere’ by Vicious Pink has floated into my brain on a breeze…it has three actual numbers and a colon in the title.

Holy SHIT!!! A spoiler just appeared on my radar. On top of all that number crunching, I stumbled  across a song in my head with a really weird kind of number in the title. I think I’ll save the spoiler song for the comments section, you can look up those above three works if you so desire, and I’m gonna stick with the original #3. Quick question before we get there tho…

Q: Are these songs supposed to be “rock”?

A: ??? 

The individual from the original tweet was called “Rock God”, so I’m wondering if some of this stuff I’m picking would pass muster as “rock”, or even “songs”. Prolly some people reading this that wouldn’t even classify some of the stuff I pick as “music”. Uncultured swine the lot of you 😉

<Skinny Puppy – Two Time Grime>

Roob’s third song pick…

As I’m gonna have the final word on this post, choosing my third song is really easy; I’ve only listened to it, like, a squillion trillion times in my life. It has 4 digits only, five if you include Cade’s ‘gut’ feeling, above 😉 I give you Blondie’s ’11:59’…

<Blondie – 11:59 – Parallel Lines [1978]>

The final word by Roob

Poppy and Leggy suggest songs with number titles

*Hey, I thought I was having the final word, Clicky…*

*Woo Who, Song too… /squints… Interesting…*


And that, Dear Reader, is Cade and mine’s choices on day 2 of this 30 day challenge. Tomorrow will be ‘summertime’ songs, so do come back for that. And if you have a favourite song with a number in its title, please feel free to let us know via the comments section, below. We’d love to hear them 😀

Have a Song...
<Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye (Official Lyric Video)>

6 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge: Numbers!

  1. We’re rolling now. 🙂

    And as promised, a spoiler.

    Q: Is “once” a number?
    A: Or is it more of a quasi-numeric reference to a unique instance that exists in its own space in a certain state with properties that are absolute?

    Fluid here, rigid there, but the same thing. Once could be anything from a something that never happened and/or never could happen, to a something that always happened, is still happening, and will always be happening.

    A pretty good remix of the song in question for your trouble. That line “there is water, at the bottom of the ocean” really spun my head yesterday. What in the HELL is water doing at the bottom of the ocean?!?!?!?

    ^Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (Gigamesh Remix)^

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    1. I read that this morning, Cade – your big sis would have been 55 today…

      *It had to the fifth in the series, Clicky… /pat snout… Thanks for getting that…*

      The Thermosphere has always intrigued me – how can it be intensely cold and intensely hot at the same time?


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