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, 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

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

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

They are BEST forever!

2 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.

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!

Number: Thirty

3 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

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

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

Best band in the World... Ever

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

Them and Green Day are the true kings of pop punk, and Blink's music is absolutely amazing, the epic tunes of I Miss You, Always, First Date, Stay Together For The Kids, The Rock Show, Adam's Song, All The Small Things, Dammit, Josie, and the best being What's My Age Again, with so many 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.

Love blink182. Always have done. Always will do. Even though they have split, they are still my favourite band!

Another great pink rock bad just like sum 41 and Green Day they're all the best band ever

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.

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.

the number is questionable but definitely the best here.

Sum 41 and Blink 182 are very good tho. Just not A7X good

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)

6 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

7 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. ...read more.

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?

Seriously who cares the name of the line up... They kick the raddest asses they can call themselves Jimmy Carter

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

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

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

does spelling the number count?
even if trent is awesome

9 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!

Number: Fifty Two

10 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.

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

The Contenders
11 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.

Just Kryptonite one of the best rock songs from the 2000s

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

12 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

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.

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

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

Best band who ever lived

13 311 311 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 it's the police code for indecent exposure.

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

Good no better than 10 though

Number: Three Hundred Eleven

14 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.

These Canadians have some of the 2000's best songs, with All Killer No Filler being like top 10 for best pop punk albums of all time.

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

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

Sum 41 is awesome I love pieces and my fave is still waiting

15 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 ...read more.

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

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

Yes I love their music!

They should be number 1 cause they are the best 1D stands for 1st duh

16 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 Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock 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

17 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...

18 Sevendust Sevendust is an American alternative metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. ...read more.
19 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.
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.

21 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. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Michael Allsup, and Floyd Sneed. The band registered 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 ...read more.

So many great hits!

22 Matchbox Twenty

They are legend!

Mb20 is the best

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

Number: Twenty

23 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 ...read more.

They might be idiots sometimes but the music they make is good. They have a lot of songs about being social outcasts, broken families and everything being okay in the end.
They're a pop-punk band, not a boyband :)
Listen to them if you need to chill or feel not-so-lonely.

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

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

They are the best band ever so vote NOW

24 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)

25 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

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