# Astronomical number sequence

1 2 3 0 [4] 4 0 [4] [1]
5 6 7 0 [4] 8 0 [4] [1]
9 10 11 0 [4] 12 0 [4] [1]
We're gonna [1] [2] [3] [4] tonight!

Can you name $[1]$, $[2]$, $[3]$ and $[4]$?

• jafe, r13(Whfg nf V tbg gur Orr Trrf fbat fghpx va lbhe urnq ntnva, lbh'ir whfg tbar naq tbggra guvf fbat fghpx va zl urnq ntnva!) ;P Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 12:39
• @El-Guest muahahahah!
– Jafe
Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 12:40

[1] Rock [2] Around [3] The [4] Clock, from Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock around the clock.

One, Two, Three O'clock, Four O'clock rock,
Five, Six, Seven O'clock, Eight O'clock rock.
Nine, Ten, Eleven O'clock, Twelve O'clock rock,
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight.

I realize that JonMark Perry's answer is probably correct, but I still want to chip in with my answer:

[1] = 1
[2] = 3
[3] = 3
[4] = 7

because

The phrase We're gonna [1] [2] [3] [4] tonight! implies that the placeholders either stand for Words or numbers that can be read or spelled like words. Since the sequence does not make sense to me when I put in words, I think that the numbers can be read out. --> leetspeak comes into my mind. We're gonna leet tonight!

• rot13[j3 e t0aa4 e0k0e 2avgr]
– Jafe
Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 11:43