There aren’t many hit songs with “five” anywhere in the title, but I found five to share in honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow.  Without looking, can you name any?  Two, three or more?  All five?  One of the five has a melody that was written over 200 years ago. I even found a sixth that mentions 5, but the number itself  is nowhere in the title.  If you’re a little curious read and listen on.

First, here’s the song that mentions 5 – but it’s not in the title. (… the next plane to london will be boarding in five minutes.)

Next Plane To London – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Rose Garden – Top 20 – 1967[/lastfm]


#5 – 5 O’Clock World – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Vogues (#4 – 1966)[/lastfm]

#4 – Mambo No. 5 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lou Bega (#3-1999)[/lastfm]

#3 – A Fifth Of Beethoven – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Walter Murphy (#1 – 1976)[/lastfm]

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony written between 1804 and 1808, was the basis for this hit.

#2 – Morning Train (Nine To Five) – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sheena Easton (#1 – 1981)[/lastfm]

This song was renamed Morning Train (Nine To Five) in the United States only, so as not to be confused with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dolly Parton[/lastfm]’s song 9 To 5.  In all countries outside the U.S., it’s know by its original title Nine To Five.

#1 – 9 To 5 – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dolly Parton – (#1 – 1981)[/lastfm]


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