Five More Number Songs


After last week’s Friday Five of songs with numbers in the title, my Uncle Jack suggested a couple (three, to be exact) more, and those are the first three here. The last two are examples of Django Reinhardt’s annual “Swing” tunes.

Three Coins in the Fountain – The Four Aces

Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford

76 Trombones – The cast of The Music Man

Swing 39 – Quintette of the Hot Club of France Featuring Django Reinhardt on guitar and Stephane Grappelli on violin

Swing 42 – Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola A Django Reinhardt tune. Tommy Emmanuel’s new album, It’s Never Too Late, comes out today; it’s available on iTunes for download.

There are plenty more songs with numbers in them, I know, but I think I’ll put this topic to rest for a while. I might try it again next year (only three months off). For now, that’s your Friday Five for September 18, 2015.


Author: John Holton

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9 thoughts on “Five More Number Songs”

    1. It fit the theme, and it’s not a bad song besides. Leo Kottke, who plays the trombone as well as being an absolute wizard on guitar, once called it the instrument people love to hate.


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