Almanac Music: Songs with numbers ranging from 11 to 20 in their titles.





Following on from a recent post featuring my playlist of songs with a number in their title in numerical order  from 1 – 10, I now have constructed a further playlist featuring songs with the number 11 – 20 in their title. This list is made up of songs that are known to me, and songs not known to me have been suggested by readers.


The songs known to me I have provided a brief comment.


Please enjoy the You Tube clips of the songs I have nominated.


11: ’11 Months And 29 Days’  – Johnny Paycheck





12 (a):  ‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’  –  Bob Dylan


Non-Bob fans did not know what hit them when they first heard this song from one of the greatest albums of all time, Blonde On Blonde.




12:(b)   ‘The Twelfth Of Never’  –  Johnny Mathis


My dad loved this song so I had to include it as well. It was probably one of the first 45rpms he bought. Released in 1957 I’m sure dad bought it around that time. Just recently I bought a Johnny Mathis compilation double LP with all his well known songs on it but I mainly purchased it in memory of dad, and of course a fantastic song.





13: ‘Thirteen Women (And Only One Man In Town)’  –  Bill Haley & The Comets


Dad bought Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley when it was released in 1955. It was one of the first LPs bought for our brand new Radiogram. It was flogged to death. My younger brother when he was about 2 years old decided he’d take a taste of the LP and bit in to it. The teeth marks are still there nearly 70 years later!





14: ‘14th Street’   –  Rufus Wainwright





15:  ‘Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow’  – Nick Cave





16:  ’Sixteen Tons’   –  Tennessee Ernie Ford


This was a favourite song of mum’s, she loved TEF, and I still have one of her albums she bought in the 50s floating around at home somewhere.





17: ‘At Seventeen’  –  Janis Ian


I did not particularly like this song when it first came out but I changed my mind later on when I saw Janis Ian perform live at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in the early 2000s. As I remember I was totally surprised at how good her performance was and  encouraged me to listen to more of her music.





18: ‘I’m Eighteen’   –  Alice Cooper


When I was living in London in the early 70s this record was a regular selection played by punters on the jukebox  at our local pub in Acton.





19: ‘I Was Only 19’   –  Redgum


A big hit from the early 80s and a reflection on the futility of war.





20: ‘Twenty Miles’  –  Ray Brown and The Whispers


A great  band who had many hits over a three year period in the middle 60s.





Hopefully, with the help of readers, I can compile the next list of songs with numbers from 21 to 30 in their song title.



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.


  1. Rick Kane says

    Great selection CR, good to get Johnny Paycheck in there :)

    For your next installment:

    Can’t go past Steve Earle song, No. 29.
    25 Minutes to Go, Johnny Cash
    Twenty-four hours from Tulsa, Gene Pitney

  2. The Stray Cats had a minor hit with their 1983 releases, She’s Sexy & 17.


  3. A good list, Col.

    A favourite of mine is Joe Jackson’s “19 Forever”.

  4. A couple of dates come to mind. Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” is one of the great pieces of classical music and surely outclasses Alice Cooper. And Prince’s “1999” is a great party song.
    Only wish I could fit the 1910 Fruitgum Company into your criteria.
    Keep ’em coming Col and KD – these music quizzes really get the grey matter working.

  5. ‘Hey Nineteen’ by Steely Dan. Great range of suggestions here Col.

  6. Tony Forbes says

    1,2,3 Red light by 1910 Fruitgum Co. One by John Farnham. The two of us Beatles. 6,3,4,5,7,7,8,9
    Revolution #9. She was just 17. Just a few off top of my head!

  7. Peter Crossing says

    Thanks Col
    A few more
    Twelve-Thirty – Scott McKenzie original (Mamas and Papas cover)
    Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
    Sixteen Candles – The Crests
    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka
    She Was Only Seventeen – Marty Robbins
    She’s Nineteen Years Old – Muddy Waters
    Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochrane (pneumaticYouTube clip from The Girl Can’t Help It)

  8. Colin Ritchie says

    Thanks for all the comments. Some I’d completely forgot about especially one of my all time favourites, ‘Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)’. Thanks Peter C.

    Now, I’ve got to get my act together and see if I can come with a list of songs with 21 – 30 in their title!

  9. Rick Kane says

    I’ve given you a start with three :)

  10. Jason Isbell “24 Frames” – or Colac gets it.

  11. Rick Kane says

    Great call PB and by the way, how good is Isbell’s latest album! Loving it. Cheers

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