Best Bands with a Number in the Band Name

Typically, you know a new band is going to fade quickly when they have a number in the band name, especially if it is just tacked on there for no good reason. These bands have deviated from the norm and have made it big in spite of their band name.

The Top Ten

1 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

they suck

This band is simply amazing, 5 brothers pulling up a very light, meaningful album... I honestly don't wanna single out anyone of them, everyone got some talent from jackie, tito, jermaine, marlon... however young Michael Jackson is undeniably a fascination, like never before... a little kid singing far beyond his age... that's the distinction between talented, gifted and innate genuine talent, what Michael Jackson has is innate and genius, like magic... It just send you smiling with amazement all the time, he's just too good.. and... so cute - graciadolinobv

Of course the Jackson 5 is #1! Greatest group ever, along with The Jacksons, with a number or without a number! - MJforevertheKing

They are always number one... the guys are great... xoxo - love4mjj

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2 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

Number: Thirty - 445956

Of course, take a amazingly talented method actor and take his blood brother to keep beats that inspire Jared Letos vocals rhythm and grab a "3rd" all around guitarist, bassist, pianist, and concerto cello player...gee these guys will out

I love this band. has changed my life!

3 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

U2 doesn't deserve this place, he should be the on 1st place. Not too loud, not too boring, just PERFECT!. Jackson 5 were very good on their time but, come on, be realistic they had their time of awesomness and that time has passed - juandavidnogueramontoya

Best in the world and better then marcy playground they r weird u2 is the best

Best band in the World... Ever

U2 Rock, they are of course the best band of all times with a number in it... Love those guys... One is awesome With or Without You is very very beautiful I Lve U2

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4 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.

Blink 182 revolutionized the pop-punk genre while inspiring most of the biggest pop-punk bands. They also had there own style that very few bands could replicate.

only 4th?

Blink! they don't take themselves to seriously, and they make amazing music! Mark, Tom, and Travis! my favorite band

Yeah tom! why?!
Although they broke up they are still my favorite band!
And they will always rock! - manuelll182

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5 Avenged Sevenfold (A7X)

When I saw this list, I immediately thought of 30 Seconds to Mars, Blink, U2, and A7X at the top. Seeing the JACKSON 5 there was just not fair. Of course they were good, but should they really count? THey certainly don't deserve their 52% of votes while A7X exists. Listen to Beast And The Harlot by A7X and you'll know what I mean.

A7X is much better than j5 or 30 Seconds to Mars. a7x has got it all. super drumming, cool guitar solos, good vocals. the kind of things that they do requires some real skill. not like some pop artist who becomes famous overnight (and has no skill at all)

I don't think I even need to say anything. Just listen to ONE of their songs and you'll see.

I don't think The Jackson 5 should even count. I mean... What?

A7X is the best, it goes without saying. They're better than 30 Seconds to Mars, too.

Of course the Jackson 5 counts, they have a number in their name obviously. - Gruunge

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6 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

does spelling the number count?
even if trent is awesome - blaqksails92

Plus it's not spelled it's NIN is technically the artist

Great music but doesn't count cause nine inch nails is a killing device used on Jesus Christs hands according to the Holy Bible, it's not technically a number just an adverb

Number: Nine - 445956

7 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

I don’t really like Maroon 5, to be honest. Fight me, fangirls - KingSlayer93316

They are good they have some bad songs but listen to the albums Songs About Jane and Overexposed.

Incredible band, they have awesome songs all over the years

Number: Five - 445956

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8 B-52's

OBVIOUS CHOICE! Although I DO love Nine Inch Nails, I gotta go with the B-52's here 'cause their first album is one of the greatest new wave/punk albums ever. There's a moon in the sky, it's called the moon... lol! It was 6060-842! And I'm waiting for you! Dial the number to call, get no answer at all. Hello? I'm sorry. Hello?! I'm sorry. HELLO?! I'm sorry. lol. And there they saw a rock, but it wasn't a rock, it was a rock lobster! - asdfalexia

Number: Fifty Two - 445956

9 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.

Should be higher - KingSlayer93316

This band blows my MIND! They are in my top 10 favorite bands list. They Should be up higher because Adam Gontier has a awesome sexy voice that I will always remember!

Also funny thing Adam is so ugly that if he was half way good looking he would have 100 percent more material right?

They're my favourite band, and I disagree with the person that said Adam is ugly.

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10 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

Number 10? no they should definitely be above some of these bands. this is my fave band ever

They should be #21! - Alkadikce

Twenty one pilots has found a new creative way to express their love for music

Why are they only 22? I know they're a newer band, but all of their stuff is amazing. Just listen from Regional at Best. Love this band.

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The Contenders

11 311 311 311 is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. The band was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Jim Watson, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills.

It does not define them, much like people have trouble defining their sound. Plus its the police code for indecent exposure. - Lemonjelo

What the what!? 311 is also a channel number for ABC Family. - playstationfan66

311 is the best. the names is different, but cool. just like them. down for the unity! - 311_fan

Number: Three Hundred Eleven - 445956

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12 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.

Number: One - 445956

Brilliant band quality songs every time
Lead singer up there with the greats

13 Sum 41 Sum 41 Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Originally called Kaspir, the band was formed in 1996 and, as of 2015, consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist more.


Awesome band! I love Still Waiting, and my fave is Pieces. I love The Sums haha

Hey retards, there's no number in Avenged Sevenfold. And yes that is their band name NOT A7X

One of those bands where you can listen to an album with out skipping a single song

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14 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Heavy Metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Why is ffdp all the way down here, they should be up there with ax7 - FFDP

Number: Five - 445956

15 Moi dix Mois

This band is pure art. Created by the gothic lolita icon mana-sama and creates a gothic metal sound with industrial effects and deep nocturnal image

I love them! They are just great!

I was just about to say there is no number, but then I remembered “dix” means 10 in French. Gosh, I am dumb... - KingSlayer93316

16 Sevendust Sevendust Sevendust is an American heavy metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. more.

Number: Seven - 445956

17 3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi that formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass guitar) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They were soon joined by guitarist Chris Henderson, and later by drummer Richard Liles.

3 Doors Down is the best current band, in my belief.

Are you kidding me, 3 doors down is easily in top 3.

I agree maybe 2nd to Eve6 and 30 Seconds to Mars

3 Doors Down is boo

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18 MC5 MC5 MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson.


Number: Five - 445956


19 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

They do have a number in their name, but they suck - KingSlayer93316

Two words: They suck. - RiverClanRocks

They have a parlor game out. It is 1D Girl Talk. - playstationfan66

They've grown musically and they have such a huge international following!

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20 L7 L7 is an American punk rock band from Los Angeles, California, first active from 1985 to 2001 and reformed since 2014. Due to their sound and image, they are often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s,.

One of the best bands of the nineties! Had more guts than most death metal bands.

Number: Seven - 445956

21 Three Dog Night Three Dog Night Three Dog Night is an American rock band. They formed in 1967 with a line-up consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron.

So many great hits!

Number: Three - 445956

22 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take more.

Just because they have majority female fans doesn't mean they don't make good music

They are the best band ever so vote NOW

Just because they are ll guys does NOT make them a boy band

Best band ever 5sos fam forever!

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23 Matchbox Twenty

They are legend!

Number: Twenty - 445956

Mb20 is perfect in every single way they are my everything they are the definition of amazing perfection

Mb20 is the best

24 D12 D12 D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, was an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Number: Twelve - 445956

25 The Four Tops

A band full of talent and soul, and true showmen

Number: Four - 445956

26 Haircut One Hundred

Number: One Hundred - 445956

27 Two Door Cinema Club

Undercover Martyn and What You Know are their best songs!

28 112

Puff Daddy Feat. Faith Evans & 112 - I'll Be Missing You

Number: One Hundred Twelve - 445956

29 69 Eyes

Number: Sixty Nine - 445956

30 2PM 2PM

Number: Two - 445956

31 Ben Folds Five

Number: Five - 445956

32 .38 Special

21st place? Should at least be in the top 5.

Check out "Hold On Loosley" by. 38 Special - yellowboy06

Rock with a country flavor

Number: Thirty Eight - 445956

33 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.

TFK Is such a good band! Should be higher on this list. All their music is awesome and only the most recent album (Oxygen:Inhale) is considered the weakest the stuff they released. They are gearing up for a new release (Exhale) and from the singles released already it will be an epic album.

Number: One Thousand - 445956

34 +44

Number: Forty Four - 445956

35 Sixx:A.M.

Number: Six - 445956

36 UB 40

Number: Forty - 445956

37 54-40

Numbers: Fifty Four, Forty - 445956

38 Six Feet Under Six Feet Under Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consist of four members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, current bassist Jeff Hughell and recent drummer Marco Pitruzzella.

Awesome death metal band started by Chris Barnes after he left Cannibal Corpse, they definitely deserve some love

Named after some television show. - playstationfan66

Number: Six - 445956

39 Finger Eleven

Number: Eleven - 445956

40 Pink Cream 69

Number: Sixty Nine - 445956


41 Five Iron Frenzy

This is a great ska band and should have more fans

If you love Canada you'll love them

Number: Five - 445956

42 Crush 40 Crush 40

They are the reason why I not only picked up a guitar, but also why my Childhood years ROCKED!

3 words. Live and Learn.

Number: Forty - 445956

Heck Yeah!

43 The Four Seasons

One of the greatest groups of all time

I love their songs and Frankies voice!

Number: Four - 445956

44 SR-71

Number: Seventy One - 445956

45 1000 Homo DJs

Number: One Thousand - 445956

I love these guys

46 4 Non Blondes

Number: Four - 445956

Great stuff!

47 Emblem3

This band is amazing because though people say they're a boy band they're not and they have all come from difficult times in they're life and music the one thing that keeps them sane!

Number: Three - 445956

48 Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. The songwriting duo of Stephan Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan signed the band's first major-label recording contract with Elektra Records in 1996, which was later reported as the largest publishing deal ever for an unsigned artist.

Number: Three (third) - 445956

49 6cyclemind

Best From Filipino BAnd

Number: Six - 445956

50 Two Banks of Four

Numbers: Two, Four - 445956

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1. The Jackson 5
2. 30 Seconds to Mars
3. Avenged Sevenfold (A7X)
1. Nine Inch Nails
2. Blink-182
3. 30 Seconds to Mars
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