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They say one is the loneliest number, but they sure have written a ton of songs about it (including that classic tune of the same name, that you won’t find here, because I don’t like it). The best one has to be Okkervil River’s ‘Plus Ones’, in which Will Sheff cleverly references a bunch of well known songs, adding ‘one’ each time to create his own version.

No one wants to hear about your 97th tear…

And no one wants a tune about the 100th luftballoon…

Eight Chinese brothers…

51st way to leave your lover…

I told you I can’t listen, baby, ’bout the 4th time you were a lady…

Kitten, not everyone’s keen on lighting candle 17…

Plus Ones – Okkervil River

Some more tunes that reference numero uno can be found below.

One Man – Eulogies

The One – The Old 97s

One and Only – Teitur

One Horse Town – The Thrills

One Dove – Antony & The Johnsons

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