'One's at 1: Hot 100 No. 1s With 'One' in Their Titles, From George Michael & Britney Spears to DJ Khaled

George Michael, DJ Khaled & Britney Spears
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George Michael, DJ Khaled & Britney Spears

A look at the 16 Hot 100 leaders with "one" in their titles, including Khaled's new "I'm the One."

"I'm the One" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it's not the first time a "one" has been No. 1.

We'll go over that one more time.

As previously reported, DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Justin BieberQuavoChance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, blasts in at No. 1 on the Hot 100 (dated May 20). Among its numerous honors (the first Hot 100 leader for Khaled, Chance the Rapper and, as a soloist, Quavo; only the 28th single ever to debut at No. 1; and, the first No. 1 by five individually credited acts, among other feats), "I'm the One" is also just the 16th Hot 100 No. 1 (of 1,064 total in the chart's 58-year history) with, fittingly, the word "one" in its title.

One… disclaimer: For this research, we're excluding titles featuring the numeral "1," as they've either been descriptive parenthetical additions to a title, such as The Miracles' "Love Machine (Part 1)," or part of other numbers, such as The 4 Seasons' "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" or 50 Cent's "21 Questions," featuring Nate Dogg; in all such cases, the number one was not central to songs' titles.

One… more note: we'll give an honorable mention to Adele's 2011 leader "Someone Like You," as the songs on the list below, like Khaled's new smash, all sport the word "one" by itself, not as part of another word.

Meanwhile, before "I'm the One," the last No. 1 with "one" in its title hit No. 1 … one … year ago this week: Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, took over atop the Hot 100 dated May 21, 2016. (It also finished on Billboard's 2016 Songs of the Summer chart at No. 1.)

Let's not wait one more minute. Here are all the Hot 100 No. 1s with the word "one" in their titles.

(Title, Artist, Peak date, Weeks at No. 1)

"One Bad Apple," The Osmonds, Feb. 13, 1971 (five weeks)
"One of These Nights," Eagles, Aug. 2, 1975 (one week)

"You're the One That I Want," John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, June 10, 1978 (one week)
"Do That to Me One More Time," Captain & Tennille, Feb. 16, 1980 (one week)
"Another One Bites the Dust," Queen, Oct. 4, 1980 (three weeks)
"The One That You Love," Air Supply, July 25, 1981 (one week)
"One More Night," Phil Collins, March 30, 1985 (two weeks)

"One More Try," George Michael, May 28, 1988 (three weeks)
"One More Try," Timmy T., March 23, 1991 (one week)
"One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995 (a Hot 100 record 16 weeks at No. 1)
"One Week," Barenaked Ladies, Oct. 17, 1998 (yes, "One Week" spent one week at No. 1)

"...Baby One More Time," Britney Spears, Jan. 30, 1999 (two weeks)
"No One," Alicia Keys, Dec. 1, 2007 (five weeks)
"One More Night," Maroon 5, Sept. 29, 2012 (nine weeks)
"One Dance," Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla, May 21, 2016 (10 weeks)

"I'm the One," DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, May 20, 2017 (one week to date)


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