Top 7 One Word Songs With Deeper Meanings

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With short titles, the one word songs are masterpieces. No other way to describe them! The song titles might be concise, but the tracks are full of meaning and emotion.

Additionally, most songs titled with single words are about love, insecurities, and feelings of love. Also, well-known artists like Adele and banks like Coldplay sang many of these songs. 

Therefore, this is the list of 7 songs with one-word titles I hear the most from my playlist.

1. Yellow

Yellow by Coldplay
  • Released: 2000
  • Album: Parachutes
  • Genre: Alternatives, Rock
  • YouTube Views: 835M

As far as one-word songs go, Coldplay’s yellow is up there. In this song, the artist portrays the feelings entirely absorbed by someone. And you are willing to do anything for them to make them happy.

However, it does not mean you only like them romantically. It can mean more than that. For example, it could come from a sense of brotherly comradery too.

The interesting thing is that the color yellow has negative connotations. But the band does not see the color that way. 

For the singer, the song is full of positive meaning. He explains that the color simply felt like the right one to use. It had a nice ring to it and fit well.

2. Believer – Imagine Dragons

Believer by Imagine Dragons
  • Released: 2017
  • Album: Evolve
  • Genre: Arena Rock, Pop Rock
  • YouTube Views: 2.3B

I can describe Imagine Dragons’ Believer track with one word as well. It is powerful. Indeed, ‘Believer’ is one of my favorite songs.

A lot of people will also love what the song tries to portray. The message is ultimately about coming out strong no matter what hardships one is going through. And that is a message that will resonate with everyone.

The song itself is composed beautifully. The vocal performance stands out, and the composition overall is memorable. Also, this song has been nominated for and won many awards.

If you get a chance to see Imagine Dragons life, do it! It will be one of the most memorable experiences. A comment said, “he wrote his own gym music.”

3. Hello – Adele

Hello by Adele
  • Released: 2015
  • Album: 25
  • Genre: Alternative, Pop 
  • YouTube Views: 3B

What is there left to say about Adele? In the world of autotune and voice-enhancing software, Adele’s voice shines through as being pure and powerful.

Her tone is unique and memorable. Adele’s Hello is one of the most popular songs of her career

A career that is still going strong. Do you know what it means? It means there will be more chart-topping songs from this British artist.

This song is about reconnecting both with yourself and others. Also, it is meant to allow you to make up for something you did wrong. It is a hard-hitting song that is still popular now.

4. Royals

Royals by Lorde
  • Released: 2013
  • Album: Pure Heroine
  • Genre: Pop 
  • YouTube Views: 917M

I remember when ‘Royals’ came out, it took the internet by storm. A beautifully well-done track with a memorable chorus and beat.

Lorde’s Royals showed people that not all songs need to be about extravagance and bragging about fame and wealth.The sound was unique, and the lyrics were relatable. Since 2013, you have heard this song everywhere. It is a fantastic song.

5. Happier – Marshmello ft. Bastille

Happier Marshmello ft. Bastille
  • Released: 2018
  • Album: Najlepsze hity dla Ciebie, vol. 9 
  • Genre: Dance Pop, Reggae 
  • YouTube Views: 1B

When discussing the songs with one-word titles, we must mention Happier by Marshmello, featuring Bastille. 

And 1B people agree with me as well. This song is massively popular and for all the right reasons.

It is the breakup song of all breakup songs. Happier is about a relationship situation many of us might be all too familiar with. 

Which is wanting to be with someone when you know that letting go is the best choice. 

And as hard as letting go could be, you still do it because you have to. The beat is catchy, and the vocals are great too!

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6. Jolene – Dolly Parton

Jolene by Dolly Parton
  • Released: 1974
  • Album: Jolene
  • Genre: Country
  • YouTube Views: 80M (Audio Version)

Jolene is iconic! Just like the singer herself. This chart-topping song came out way back in 1974 on the self-titled album. Fans have loved the music since then. 

Other artists like Miley Cyrus have covered the songs too. But what can I say? Nothing beats the original! 

The song is about Dolly Parton asking a woman not to steal her man. She feels threatened by her. Well, we could never imagine another woman threatening Dolly Parton. 

However, the song was inspired by a real-life event from her own life. I don’t blame you for not hearing this masterpiece, but you should.

7. Chandelier – Sia

Chandelier by Sia
  • Released: 2014
  • Album: Voices
  • Genre: Pop
  • YouTube Views: 2.5B

Sia has many hits, and her voice is unique and powerful. Those who love her songs love how her voice cracks during high notes in the most beautiful way imaginable.

Chandelier’s lyrics are pretty deep too. And I have theories! Well, now they are confirmed theories. First, the song talks about excessive drinking, partying, and trying to hold on.

Like washing away the pain, Sia later mentions that the song was about her battle with addiction and how she overcame it.

Wrapping Up

There you have it. These are the top one-word songs. I am sure there are tons more. But I hope this list includes some of the most impactful and memorable melodies.

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Lucas Araujo Castro

Lucas Araujo Castro has always been a passionate musician. From a very early age, Lucas had a fascination with music. Even as a toddler, Lucas enjoyed listening to music, and it made him calm down whenever someone would play anything. Seeing this, his parents knew they had given birth to a future rockstar. So as the years went by, with ample support from their family, Lucas started practicing music. While other children were focused on toys and games, he was seen spending countless hours practicing their guitar.