How many bands can you name that start with E? Amazingly, not as much as you may think. It’s probably easier to come up with a list of songs with unbelievable backstories.
The Eagles and Evanescence are two very popular bands that start with the letter E, but what else? Don’t get a headache thinking about it, because we already have that list going! So, sit back, have your Spotify handy and read about the top 25 bands that start with the letter E.
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in the late 1970s in Richmond, California.
Like every metal band that respects its name and fame, they have gone through numerous lineup changes.
During the past 40 years, they have released ten studio albums, three live albums, two compilation albums, three video albums, eleven music videos, and eight singles. Not bad!
Eruption was a popular British disco and R&B band back in the 1970s. They are notable for their covers of several songs.
Their cover of Ann Peebles song “I Can’t Stand the Rain” and Neil Sedaka’s “One Way Ticket”, were big disco hits in 1978 and 1979, respectively.
Elf was an American rock band that founded in 1967 by the “God of Metal,” Ronnie James Dio. The band was originally called the Electric Elves.
Interestingly, it was shortened to the Elves in 1968 and finally Elf in 1972. They may never gave us a hit, but they gave to the music world the one and only Dio!
The Elegants is an American doo-wop vocal group that was formed in 1958 by five Italian-American boys in New York. The band usually performed informally under the boardwalk by their homes.
Regardless, they managed to produce a number one hit titled “Little Star” which also became gold in the US.
They never produced another hit, but they still toured with great artists such as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The Echoes were an English musical group. They were established in London in early 1960 by singer Chris Wayne.
The brightest moment in this band’s career was probably the night that a young Ringo Star joined the group and played the drums during a live show.
That was in 1962, and Ringo Star was still an unknown musician looking for his place in the musical stage.
Everclear formed in Portland back in 1992, by Art Alexakis. They were one of the most famous groups from the 1990s. Their second album,1995’s Sparkle and Fade, went platinum in both the US and Canada.
Four singles were released from that album, including “Santa Monica,” which reached number one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
So Much for the Afterglow was released in 1997 and became Everclear’s best-selling album, going two times platinum in the US and Canada. The 90s kids who’re reading this list are probably feeling nostalgic right now!
Eiffel 65 is an Italian Eurodance group, formed in the late ’90s. The name “Eiffel” was chosen randomly by a computer program.
The “65” was scribbled onto their name on a demo by mistake. It was actually part of a phone number.
The group’s most popular hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” achieved incredible worldwide sales and reached number one in 23 different countries.
East 17 was a 90s British group that was quite popular with teenage girls. Interestingly, the name of the group was actually just the first part of the group member’s postal code.
And, their first album was named after their hometown Walthamstow in Greater London. Their style blended pop and hip hop in songs such as “It’s Alright,” “House of Love” and “Let It Rain.”
The group sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Their biggest selling single, “Stay Another Day,” was the UK Christmas number one of 1994.
The Edsels formed in the town of Campbell, Ohio, in the 1950s. They borrowed their name from the Ford automobile. Their first release in 1958 was “Rama Lama Ding Dong” which did not make it to the charts.
In 1961, however, various DJ’s started playing the song and it was re-released on Twin Records, eventually peaking at #21 on Billboard charts.
The El Dorados
The El Dorados were an R&B group from Chicago. They started in 1952 when Pirkle Lee Moses, Jr. got together with some students at Englewood High School.
After a string of unsuccessful singles, they recorded “At My Front Door” in 1955, which conquered the US Billboard R&B chart and made it to #17 on the US pop chart. Their last record was released in 1993.
The Easybeats was an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in late 1964. Two years later, they relocated to London (England).
The group felt the UK would help get their music to the mainstream audience, and it did. The move was a smashing success.
They became the first rock and roll act from Australia to score an international pop hit with the 1966 single “Friday on My Mind.”
The Earls were a popular group from the 1960s. They formed in the Bronx. In 1962, their single “Remember Then” became a nationwide hit. Unfortunately, this was the only hit from the group.
Fortunately, when the oldies revival scene resurfaced in the 1980s, the Earls found fame again. They became one of the most requested groups in the doo-wop genre.
In 2008, the well-established group was finally recognized. The Earls were honored with a place on The Bronz Walk of Fame.
The 1990s produced a variety of hits and musical groups. En Vogue was one of the groups to emerge from that decade.
The female vocal quartet hailed from San Francisco and became one of the most successful girl-bands in recent history.
Empire Of The Sun
Taking their name from the J.G. Ballard novel, Australia’s larger-than-life electro-glam-pop duo, Empire of the Sun, is one of the best dance acts in the world right now.
Their 2008 debut album, Walking on a Dream, brought the duo international success as it has been certified double platinum in Australia and gold in the US, UK, Ireland, and Germany.
The Edgar Winter Group
The Edgar Winter Group is a 70s band with classic rock hits like the “Frankenstein” and the ever-popular “Free Ride.”
The band’s debut album, They Only Come Out at Night, stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks.
It was certified double platinum in the US and continues to attract critical acclaim to this day. Interestingly, the All Music Guide labeled The Edgar Winter Group songs as “red-hot.”
Everything But The Girl
Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt first emerged as pioneers in the lite-jazz music scene in the early 1980’s.
By the mid-90s, their hit album Amplified Heart was released. The remix of “Missing” was a smash hit in 1995. It became gold and platinum in seven different countries (including the US and the UK).
The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo. They were known for their steel-string guitar and close harmony singing.
Formed by brothers Don and Phil Everly, the duo had their greatest success between 1957 and 1964. They were inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
EPMD (Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith), were among the pioneers in hip-hop’s underground scene during the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Their funky style and sharp lyrics created many classics over the course of their four albums. That included the 1988 classic Strictly Business and 1992’s Business Never Personal.
Europe rose to fame with their third album, 1986’s The Final Countdown. The album became platinum three times in the United States.
It conquered the international charts, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. Europe disbanded in 1992. Fortunately for fans, They reunited in 2003.
ELO/Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO) is a British rock group from Birmingham, England. The band has released a total of 13 studio albums since 1971, selling more than 50 million records worldwide.
In 2017 ELO was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits with 20, without a number one single.
Earth, Wind & Fire
Often described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire are the absolute Disco ambassadors of the music world.
Rolling Stone once wrote that the band changed the sound of black pop. We’re pretty sure Michael Jackson would most likely disagree with such statement, but oh well.
The self-described rock band categorizes their music as “dramatic, dark rock.” The group began with Amy Lee and Moody meeting as teens and finding a musical connection.
By the late 90s, Evanescence was gaining notoriety with selling EPs of their music. Two decades later, Evanescence is one still going strong, with millions of fans around the globe.
Eurythmics were an 80’s British pop duo consisting of David A. Stewart and the legendary Annie Lennox.
With more than 80 million records sold worldwide and classic songs such as “Sweet Dreams” and “Here Comes The Rain Again,” Eurythmics is one of the most commercially successful duos in music history.
The Eagles are one of the most successful musical acts in history. Their albums Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California rank first and third, respectively, among the best-selling albums in the United States
Their Greatest Hits sold 38 million, and Hotel California sold 26 million album units in sales. Needless to say, the Eagles are certifiably the most famous band that starts with the letter E.