30-Day Song Challenge Day 20 – A Song with a Number in the Title

“I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.” (Criss Jami)

A friend and long-time loyal blog follower recently sent me a 30-Day Song Challenge meme in the hope that I couldn’t resist taking the challenge and blogging about it. Here’s Day #20 – A Song with a Number in the Title – 96 Tears, ?[1] & The Mysterians.

Gazillions of songs have numbers in their title. None has ever been recorded by a band with as cool a name as ? & The Mysterians. At #213 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, 96 Tears is one of the first garage band hits and was a forerunner of the punk rock movement.

Honorable Mention – a non-exhaustive search through my music collection found these:

  • One U2
  • It Takes Two Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
  • 3 Chains O’ Gold Prince
  • 4 + 20 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Five Long Years Freddie King
  • Six Feet Under The Weeknd
  • Seven More Days Terence Trent D’arby
  • Eight Days A Week The Beatles
  • Cloud Nine The Temptations
  • Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys
  • Sixteen Candles The Crests
  • Edge of Seventeen Steve Nicks
  • I’m Eighteen Alice Cooper
  • 25 Miles Edwin Starr
  • 30 Minute Love Affair Paloma Faith
  • 33 Years Muddy Waters
  • Sixty Minute Man The Persuasions
  • When I’m Sixty-Four The Beatles
  • Ninety-Nine and One Half (Won’t Do) Buddy Guy
  • A Thousand Miles Away The Heartbeats
  • 3121 Prince
  • Million Reasons Lady Gaga

Tomorrow: a song you listen to at 3 a.m.

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[1] “Question mark”

 

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