Sunday, July 15, 2018

Songs with Numbers in the Title Presented by The Count


This week’s theme for #MusicMovesMe has been selected by our guest conductor, Michele from Musings & Merriments.

There really are quite a few songs out there with numbers in the title. And it’s strange, while I really never watched Sesame Street as a child, whenever I think of numbers, I think of The Count from Sesame Street.

So today, The Count is going to assist me with this post (just don’t tell the folks at Sesame Street, because I don’t have THAT kind of money!)






"One" is a song written by Harry Nilsson, and made popular by Three Dog Night. The song was released as the second single from Three Dog Night's first album. It became their first of seven gold records over the next five years. The song reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent three weeks at number two on the Cash Box Top 100. It also reached number four in Canada


"Love Me Two Times" is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It first appeared on their second studio album Strange Days. It was edited to a 2:37 length and released as the second single (after "People Are Strange") from that album, and reached number 25 on the charts in the United States.


"Gimme Three Steps" is a song by southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd released on its 1973 debut album,. It was written by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant.


Four Horsemen” is from The Clash’s third studio album, London Calling.


"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" is a song performed by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from Jackson's 2003 compilation album Greatest Hits Volume II.


“A Dozen Roses and a Six Pack” - written by Cole Swindell. Swindell has written singles for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan, and has released two albums for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. He has released nine singles, of which seven have charted within the Top 5 of Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay.


"Seven Nation Army" is a song by the White Stripes. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Elephant, in March 2003, and reached number one on the Alternative Songs chart —maintaining that position for three weeks.


"867-5309/Jenny" is a 1981 song written by Alex Call and Jim Keller and performed by Tommy Tutone that was released on the album Tommy Tutone 2, on the Columbia Records label. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #16 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart in May 1982. The song caused a fad of people dialing 867-5309 and asking for "Jenny".


"9 to 5 (Morning Train)" is a popular song written by British songwriter Florrie Palmer and recorded by Sheena Easton in 1980, becoming her biggest hit. It peaked at number three in the United Kingdom in August 1980 and was certified gold. It was released in the United States in February 1981, where it reached number one, becoming Easton's only number one chart-topper.


"Ten Years Gone" is a song by Led Zeppelin from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti. Record producer Rick Rubin has described the song as, "A deep, reflective piece with hypnotic, interweaving riffs. Light and dark, shadow and glare. It sounds like nature coming through the speakers."






And there you have it!  Ten songs with numbers in the title. Thanks for playing along and counting with The Count! Special thanks to The Count for making an appearance today!





This was a lot of fun and I hope that you enjoyed it as well. What other songs with numbers in the title do you enjoy?


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22 comments:

  1. Fun presentation, Mary! ☺ Excellent song choices, as well. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie!

      This was a lot of fun to put together. Each time I wrote one of the numbers, I heard the counts voice in my head counting away.

      Have a Great week as well!

      ~Mary
      Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  2. Awwwwwwwwwww That's too cute! Luvin' your choices and the video you chose to show is a hoot! YOU'VE ROCKED THE HOUSE YET ONCE AGAIN, my friend! hugs

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    1. Thanks, Marie!

      I've been looking forward to this one all week :) Have a great week!

      ~Mary
      Literary Gold

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  3. Mary,

    LOL, I loved that you got the Count involved with today's mewsic theme. That really made me smile and what fun, you included such a catchy tune with "The Number Song". I like that you had the same idea as I did with keeping the song titles in numeric order. I will say this for your playlist, I didn't know many of them which is really cool. Thanks for the share and the boogie this morning. :)

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    1. Good morning Cathy!

      I'm glad that I could make you smile today. That's always a great way to stsrt the week :)

      I'll be stopping by your page soon, as I definitely want to vote in your battle.

      See you soon!

      ~Mary
      Literary Gold

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  4. Love the Count. Thanks for sharing your list. Very lovely. Have a wonderful Monday.

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    1. Hi Patrick!

      I thought he was a fun addition to the post as well. Have a great week, and I'll be over to your page very soon :)

      ~Mary
      Literary Gold

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  5. "For the swingin'est sound around, it's the Count's Countdown!" My youngest brother, who's almost twenty years younger than I, used to watch "Sesame Street" (okay, he wasn't actually watching, because he was only a couple of months old) and I used to watch with him. The Count's Countdown was always my favorite segment.

    Like with Mike, I have to compliment you on lining the songs up in numerical order. Great set!

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    1. Hi John!

      Looks like a few of us went the 'numerical order' route today. I loved including The Count in today's post - made it that much more fun :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Mary
      Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  6. BRILLIANT!!! I love it! The idea of using Sesame Street's Count is fabulously fun! Very cool.
    Great song choices too. You know a few of those are going to be in mine when it finally gets posted in a few weeks (the rock ones, Surprise, right?! I started my list and that's about it)...

    I hadn't heard Sheena Easton's "9-5 (Morning Train)" in an incredibly long time and it sounded so good! I'm so glad you included that one!

    I remember when people were calling "Jenny's" number. That was funny. The radio stations sure overplayed that song though. I'd almost be tempted to get a phone with that number and see if anyone ever calls it anymore... :) Some time ago, when I had my old number at the house I lived in before this one, my local number was the same as an 800 # Psychic Hotline. I found out one night when some guy calls in the middle of the night and wakes my ass up, saying "Hi, I want to get a reading." Ah, hello, what the f are you talking about??" "Isn't this the psychic hotline?" "Ah, who is this??" "I dialed the psychic hotline." "What's number did you dial?" and he said "800..." and then read the rest of it and it was my number! OMG, my number is the same as a psychic hotline?! Christ! But this guy must've been drunk because who forgets to dial the 800 when calling one of those?? Anywhoo...

    The other songs I wasn't familiar with but the one I really liked is Cole Swindell's "A Dozen Roses and a Six-Pack". That is a good song. I like the premise and it's a good story (as many country songs often are).

    Great job! I'm about to head over to your battle...then I'm jumping in the shower and going to jump into my bed with my new super soft sheets and comforter set and grab some sleep before the dogs wake up and want dinner! I'm playing catch-up with sleep now. Will take a few days to get caught up... But dang, those new sheets I wasn't expecting them to be soooo incredible because they weren't expensive. I'm in heaven. I know I'm getting old when something like that is my big thrill of the week... haha

    talk soon,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. This was seriously one of the funnest posts I've done in a while. I laughed and giggled the whole time adding those pics of The Count.

      I don't think 8675309 is available for anyone anymore. It's one of those numbers they instantly block. Too bad, huh? But your story about psychic hotline is HILARIOUS!
      I had a similar situation after I changed number earlier this year. All sorts of people calling looking for the previous owner of the number - including her mother! So you know the phone company does not redistribute a number until it has been disabled for 90 days. So when I started getting text messages from some guy 3 months after I got the phone, you know she had not had that number for a good 6 months. I asked the guy who he was. "It's me, Dalton, your lover". I called him out on his BS and told him that he must not love me very much as it had been 6 months without him realizing this wasn't her number any more. He kept going on and on about how much he 'loves me'.. I kept telling him I am not who he thought I was. Then he called me. Now, you know I have a fairly distinctive voice. Yet, he STILL thought I was this other person playing games. He sounded a bit distraught, and told him AGAIN I am not the person he was looking for. One week later, he called again. I forced the call to voice mail. When I played it back, it gave me his full name. So I sent him a text and told him "Now that I have your FULL Name I am telling you for the very last time. I am not the person you think that I am. Your messages are creepy and stalkerish. Contact me again and I will be pressing charges" Haven't heard from him since.

      My past 2 days have been CRAZY busy. Got up early yesterday and worked until just past 2am. I needed to get up early again today because the landlord didn't make it over yesterday, and I wanted to be sure I had clothes on if they showed up today. Accidentally overslept by an hour, but thank goodness the workers didn't get here until nearly 2pm. Just have a few more things to do here tonite before I call it a day, and then I am heading to bed. I'd love to sleep in, but it's going to be a scorcher tomorrow, so I want to get as much done before the day heats up - I'll put my feet up/nap/snore while it's hot!

      And now, I know I'm rambling...

      Talk at ya soon!

      ~Mary
      Literary Gold

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  7. Fun post! That was a great idea getting The Count to help. I thought "Love Me Two Times" was a bigger hit than that. I guess it just made the top ten on our local radio station. Nice array of artists and genres.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy!

      I had a lot of fun putting this one together :) Now if only I can get motivated to prepare next week's posts....

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Mary
      Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  8. OMG! I LOVE THIS! I love the Count made his appearance to play along with us at the 4M's. He knows his numbers for sure and the fact he sang a numbers song too. Oh, this is too much!
    Made my night!

    PS>I see you have Jenny's number like many others did this week. lol

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    1. Thanks Michele!

      I'm glad that I could do your theme justice :) Adding The Count was a bonus. I guessed right that there would be quite a few Jenny numbers in the theme. Who could resist - the song is ALL numbers :)

      Thanks for suggesting a terrific theme this week.

      ~Mary

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  9. Great choices, I almost went with Gimme Three Steps too. Very creative using The Count :)

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    1. Thanks!

      Sorry I havent been around to your page yet. It has been a crazy busy week for me. Am hoping to have a moment this afternoon (crossing my fingers!)

      ~Mary

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  10. I figured some of the posts would be count downs or count ups, but didn't think The Count would join us. How clever. I didn't know the White Stripes song, and I think I have a new favorite now (yes, even more than the Led Zepplin song). Yes, this theme was so much fun. Hope you had a great week.

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    1. Hi Alana

      I'm glad that I could make you day a bit brighter by allowing The Count to present my post. Still working on my post for Monday. Have a great weekend!

      ~Mary

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  11. I absolutely LOVE your creative take on the theme, Mary! And I read your whole post in the count's voice in my head...heh!!! Great song choices! Thanks so much for the dance - hope you're having a fabulous weekend! :)

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