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.

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

Number: Five - 445956

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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 consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

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 en-trance...watch 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 ...read 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

Number: Two - 445956

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4 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 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.

Number: Seven - 445956

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

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

Number: One Hundred Eighty Two - 445956

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6 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal 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 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

8 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

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.

Number: Three - 445956

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9 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.

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

I love them

10 311 311 311 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

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

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

Number: Three Hundred Eleven - 445956

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The Contenders

11 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 ...read 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

Number: Forty One - 445956

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

Number: Seven - 445956

13 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

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14 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

Number: Three - 445956

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15 MC5

KICKOUT THE THE JAM!

Number: Five - 445956

KICK OUT THE JAMS! - Rambles

16 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 ...read more.

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.

Number: Twenty One - 445956

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17 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

18 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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 ...read more.

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!

Number: One - 445956

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19 L7

Number: Seven - 445956

20 Three Dog Night

So many great hits!

Number: Three - 445956

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