Bands from Around the World Quiz

Quiz 150 – Round 2 – Music

Bands from around the world quiz. Quite simply, from which country do/did these bands hail?

1. AC/DC

Australia

2. Daft Punk

France

3. Arcade Fire

Canada

4. Scorpions

Germany

5. ABBA

Sweden

6. Crowded House

Australia

7. Boomtown Rats

Republic of Ireland

8. Focus

Netherlands

9. A-Ha

Norway

10. The Rasmus

Finland

 

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Debut Album Quiz

Quiz 149 – Round 4 – Music

Debut Album Quiz – Can you identify the famous band/singer from title of their debut album?

1. Empty Sky

Elton John

2. My Generation

The Who

3. My Aim is True

Elvis Costello

4. Blowin’ Your Mind!

Van Morisson

5. Leisure

Blur

6. My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair…But Now They’re Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows

T.Rex (Known as Tyrannosaurus Rex at the time)

7. Frank

Amy Winehouse

8. Definitely Maybe

Oasis

9. The Kick Inside

Kate Bush

10. Parachutes

Coldplay

 

 

 

80s Music Quiz

Quiz 148 – Round 3 – 80s Music

80s Music Quiz Questions

1. Which band released 80s albums entitled ‘Speak & Spell’, ‘Black Celebration’ and ‘Music for the Masses’?

Depeche Mode

2. “Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.” These are lyrics from which 1983 hit?

Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler

3. Which singer and songwriter was born Michael Barratt in 1948?

Shakin’ Stevens

4. Name two of the three original members of Bananarama.

Two of: Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward 

5. What was the name of Michael Jackson’s first solo UK number one hit?

One Day in Your Life

6. Which Australian singer-songwriter had a hit in 1987 with the song ‘Suddenly’, made famous because it was used as the soundtrack for Scott and Charlene’s wedding in ‘Neighbours’?

Angry Anderson

7. Which Scottish band had a 1985 hit with ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’?

Simple Minds

8. Name both members of the ‘Pet Shop Boys’.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe

9. “I love you though you hurt me so, now I’m gonna pack my things and go.” From which successful 1981 cover version do these lyrics come from?

Tainted Love – Soft Cell (Originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964)

10. The satirical comedy show ‘Spitting Image’ had a UK number one hit in 1986 – What was it called?

The Chicken Song

 

 

 

 

Album Title Quiz

Quiz 147 – Round 4 – Music

Album title quiz – The following are distinctive album titles – but do you know who recorded each one?

1. The Spaghetti Incident

Guns N’ Roses

2. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

The Smashing Pumpkins

3. Electric Ladyland

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

4. Brain Salad Surgery

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

5. Tumbleweed Connection

Elton John

6. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Alanis Morissette

7. Beautiful Trauma

P!nk

8. American Idiot

Green Day

9. The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd

10. Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

 

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Music

Quiz 145 – Round 5 – Music

1. Who had a number one hit in the UK in 1987 with a cover version of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, originally released by Tommy James and the Shondells?

Tiffany

2. Which was the first ‘Kinks’ single to reach number one in the UK?

You Really Got Me (1964)

3. Which American rapper was born Shawn Corey Carter in New York City in 1969?

Jay-Z

4. Adam Levine in the lead singer of which US pop rock band?

Maroon 5

5. “When I was six years old I broke my leg, I was running from my brother and his friends…” These are the opening lyrics of which 2017 hit?

Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran

6. Which American vocal quartet provided backing vocals for Elvis Presley between 1956 and 1972?

The Jordanaires

7. Which UK rock band’s albums include ‘Black Holes and Revelations’ and ‘The 2nd Law’?

Muse

8. The ‘Explorer’, the ‘Flying V’ and the ‘Les Paul’ are guitar models by which manufacturers?

Gibson

9. Don Lusher and J.J. Johnson were famous players of which musical instrument?

Trombone

10. “Street’s like a jungle, so call the police, following the herd down to Greece on holiday…” These are the opening lyrics to which 1994 hit?

Girls and Boys – Blur

 

 

 

 

Musical Instruments Quiz

Quiz 144 – Round 6 – Musical Instruments

Musical instruments quiz. Below are ten makers of musical instruments, but can you identify which type of instrument they specialise in? All are known predominantly for one type of instrument, although they may produce others.

1. Rickenbacker

Guitar

2. Steinway & Sons

Piano

3. Stradivarius

Violin

4. Selmer Mark VI (Model name) made by Henri Selmer Paris

Saxophone

5. Kala

Ukelele

6. Schilke Music Products

Trumpet (and other brass)

7. Gabbanelli

Accordion

8. Brannen Brothers

Flute

9. Lee Oskar

Harmonica

10. Pearl

Drums/Percussion instruments

 

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Music

Quiz 142 – Round 6 – Music

From which songs do the following lyrics come?

1. “She played the fiddle in an Irish band but she fell in love with an English man.”

Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran

2. “You should know you’re falling into fiction, I can tell you’re on some foolish mission.”

Black Eyed Boy – Texas

3. “I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride.”

Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones

4. “This hit, that ice cold, Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold.”

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

5. “Maybe I’m foolish, maybe I’m blind, thinking I can see through this and see what’s behind.”

Human – Rag’n’Bone Man

6. “They’re out to get you, better leave while you can, don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man.”

Beat It – Michael Jackson

7. “One, don’t pick up the phone, you know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone.”

New Rules – Dua Lipa

8. “And it’s just like the ocean under the moon, oh it’s the same as the emotion that I get from you.”

Smooth – Santana feat. Rob Thomas

9. “You know I’m just a fool who’s willing to sit around and wait for you.”

Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton-John

10. “Remember to let her into your heart, then you can start to make it better.”

Hey Jude – Beatles

 

 

 

 

Lyrics Pub Quiz

Quiz 139 – Round 2 – Music

Lyrics Pub Quiz – Of which songs are the following the opening lyrics?

1. “We are search lights, we can see in the dark, we are rockets pointing up at the stars.”

What About Us – P!nk

2. “Wake up in the morning with a head like ‘What ya done?'”

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters

3. “She packed my bags last night pre-flight, zero hour nine a.m.”

Rocket Man – Elton John

4. “Clock strikes upon the hour and the sun begins to fade”

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

5. “Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world”

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

6. “There’s a fire starting in my heart, reaching a fever pitch and it’s bringing me out the dark”

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

7. “Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone”

Like a Prayer – Madonna

8. “She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene”

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

9. “I’m through with standin’ in lines to clubs I’ll never get in, it’s like the bottom of the ninth and I’m never gonna win”

Rockstar – Nickelback

10. “Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean”

I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles

 

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UK Music Quiz

Quiz 138 – Round 2 – Music

UK Music Quiz – In which UK cities were the following bands formed?

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1. Black Sabbath

Birmingham

2. The Hollies

Manchester

3. Massive Attack

Bristol

4. Supergrass

Oxford

5. Kasabian

Leicester

6. The Specials

Coventry

7. The Beatles

Liverpool

8. Architects

Brighton

9. The Clash

London

10. Arctic Monkeys

Sheffield

 

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2017 Music Quiz

2017 Quiz – Round 2 – Music

2017 Music Quiz from our quiz of the year. Who had UK number one hits with the following songs this year?

1. Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

2. Sign of the Times

Harry Styles

3. Rockabye

Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie feat. Sean Paul

4. Despacito

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber

5. Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor Swift

6. Too Good at Goodbyes

Sam Smith

7. Rockstar

Post Malone feat. 21 Savage

8. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Artists for Grenfell

9. New Rules

Dua Lipa

10. Perfect

Ed Sheeran

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Christmas Carol Quiz

Christmas Quiz 5 – Round 2 – Christmas Carols

Christmas Carol Quiz – From which Christmas carols do these lines come?

1. “On a cold winter’s night that was so deep…”

The First Noel

2. “Come and behold him, born the king of angels…”

O Come, All Ye Faithful

3. “Fill the medcup, drain the barrel…”

Deck the Halls

4. “Hither, page, and stand by me…”

Good King Wenceslas

5. “The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay…”

Away In A Manger

6. “Joyful, all ye nations rise…”

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

7. “Cast out our sin and enter in…”

O Little Town of Bethlehem

8. “Westward leading, still proceeding…”

We Three Kings

9. “The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.”

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

10. “Let steeple bells be swungen…”

Ding Dong Merrily On High

 

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Halloween Lyrics

Halloween Quiz 3 – Round 6 – Music

Halloween Lyrics Quiz – From which songs have the following lyrics been taken?

1. “When I die and they lay me to rest, gonna go to the place that’s the best.”

Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

2. “She’s trying to make a devil out of me.”

Black Magic Woman – Santana

3. “But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family, in your head, in your head, they are fighting.”

Zombie – The Cranberries

4. “All our times have come, here but now they’re gone.”

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

5. “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed, get along with the voices inside of my head.”

The Monster – Eminem ft. Rihanna

6. “Boys and girls of every age, wouldn’t you like to see something strange?”

This is Halloween – Marilyn Manson

7. “When I look out my window, many sights to see, and when I look in my window, so many different people to be…”

Season of the Witch – Donovan

8. “Well, I ain’t evil, I’m just good lookin’, start a little fire and baby start cookin’.”

Feed My Frankenstein – Alice Cooper

9. “Stop the things you do, watch out, I ain’t lyin’.”

I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ J Hawkins

10. “Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme, ain’t nothing I would rather do, going down, party time’.”

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

 

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Eurovision Quiz

Quiz 136 – Round 2 – Eurovision

Eurovision quiz – From which country did these Eurovision Song Contest winners come?

1. Hard Rock Hallelujah – Lordi

Finland (2006)

2. Rise Like a Phoenix – Conchita Wurst

Austria (2014)

3. What’s Another Year – Johnny Logan

Ireland (1980)

4. Fairytale – Alexander Rybak

Norway (2009)

5. Take Me to Your Heaven – Charlotte Nilsson

Sweden (1999)

6. Wild Dances – Ruslana

Ukraine (2004)

7. Diva – Dana International

Israel (1998)

8. Merci, Chérie – Udo Jürgens

Austria (1966)

9. Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi – Céline Dion

Switzerland (1988)

10. Satellite – Lena

Germany (2010)

 

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Music pub quiz questions and answers

Quiz 135 – Round 3 – Music

Music Pub Quiz Questions and Answers

1. Who had a number 11 hit in the UK in 1985 with “Lipstick, Powder and Paint”?

Shakin’ Stevens

2. What are the first names of the Fairbrass brothers known as ‘Right Said Fred’?

Fred and Richard

3. What was the title of Madonna’s debut album?

Madonna

4. Which of Ed Sheeran’s singles was the first to reach the number one spot in the UK?

Sing

5. In which month does the “Last Night of the Proms” take place?

September (Usually the second Saturday)

6. In which US state was Elvis Presley born?

Mississippi (He relocated to Memphis, Tennessee when he was 13 years old)

7. A string quartet consists of four musicians, but which instruments do they traditionally play?

Two violins, a viola and a cello

8. Who was the lead singer of 60s rock band ‘The Troggs’?

Reg Presley

9. Which band had a 1994 number one single with a cover version of a Troggs song after it was made famous in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ and what was that song called?

Wet Wet Wet – Love is All Around

10. Who recorded the theme music to the 2015 James Bond film ‘Spectre’?

Sam Smith (Writing’s on the Wall)

 

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TV Theme Lyrics

Quiz 134 – Round 4 – TV and Film

TV theme lyrics quiz. Below you will find the opening lyrics to a selection of TV theme tunes. Can you identify the programme?

1. “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.”

Cheers

2. “Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state.”

Big Bang Theory

3. “Thank you for being a friend.”

The Golden Girls

4. “Gotta get up, gotta get out.”

Bread

5. “It’s alright, it’s ok, it doesn’t really matter if you’re old and grey.”

New Tricks

6. “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down.”

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

7. “So no-one told you life was gonna be this way.”

Friends

8. “It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV.”

Family Guy

9. “They’re creepy and they’re kooky…”

The Addams Family

10. “Stick a pony in me pocket.”

Only Fools and Horses

 

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Backing Bands Quiz

Quiz 133 – Round 4 – Music

Backing bands quiz – Can you name the backing bands who performed with these artists?

1. Martha Reeves and the…

Vandellas

2. Gladys Knight and the…

Pips

3. Huey Lewis and the…

News

4. KC and the…

Sunshine Band

5. Siouxsie and the…

Banshees

6. Katrina and the…

Waves

7. Tom Petty and the…

Heartbreakers

8. Gloria Estefan and the…

Miami Sound Machine

9. Nick Cave and the…

Bad Seeds

10. Bruce Hornsby and the…

Range

 

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Opening Lyrics Quiz

Quiz 131 – Round 4 – Music

Opening lyrics quiz – To which famous songs are these the opening lyrics?

1. “You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you….”

Don’t You Want Me – Human League

2. “See the stone set in your eyes…”

With or Without You – U2

3. “I still don’t know what I was waiting for and my time was running wild…”

Changes – David Bowie

4. “What’ll you do when you get lonely and no-one’s waiting by your side?”

Layla – Derek and the Dominoes

5. “I got this feeling inside my bones, it goes electric, wavy when I turn it on…”

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

6. “Like the legend of the phoenix, all ends with beginnings…”

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

7. “Thanks for the times that you’ve given me, the memories are all in my mind…”

Three Times a Lady – Commodores

8. “She’s got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories…”

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses

9. “I wonder if one day that you’ll say that you care…”

Puppet on a String – Sandie Shaw

10. “There must be some kind of way outta here, said the joker to the thief…”

All Along the Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

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Names of Composers

Quiz 130 – Round 2 – Classical Composers

Names of Composers quiz. Do you know the first names of these famous classical composers? You will be given the surname of each, all you need to do is give us their first name.

1. Wagner

Richard (Known as Richard but actually Wilhelm Richard)

2. Brahms

Johannes

3. Chopin

Fryderyk/Frédéric

4. Mahler

Gustav

5. Stravinsky

Igor

6. Schubert

Franz

7. Mendelssohn

Felix (Known as Felix but actually Jakob Ludwig Felix)

8. Ravel

Maurice (Known as Maurice but actually Joseph Maurice)

9. Vivaldi

Antonio

10. Shostakovich

Dmitri

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Rock Band Quiz

Quiz 129 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Rock band quiz – This week’s picture round is a selection of ten rock and pop bands. Can you identify them?

Most of these pictures include all of the band members, although not all members may be present in all pictures.

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1. Black Sabbath

By Robson Batista – http://www.flickr.com/photos/100203810@N07/11750201053/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30739750

2. Scissor Sisters

“Scissor Sisters @ Olympia Theatre” – By Focka – Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/), via Flickr.com

3. The Who

By Jim Summaria – Contact us/Photo submission, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5574716

4. Aerosmith

By Chris Gampat, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17379896

5. Bon Jovi

By Emanuel07 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33584589

6. Coldplay (Chris Martin)

“Chris Martin 2” – By Blair-39 – Used under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/), via Flickr.com

7. Radiohead

By Kollision – Photomontage, created by Kollision from:Image:Thom Yorke (Amsterdam).jpg by Michell ZappaImage:CGreenwood2006-06Radiohead.jpg by Jesse Aaron SafirImage:Jonny Greenwood (Amsterdam).jpg by Michell ZappaImage:Radiohead in amsterdam.jpg by Michell ZappaImage:Phil Selway.jpg by Michell Zappa, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3232309

8. 10CC

By AVRO (Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1974) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Pink Floyd

By one_schism, EddieBerman, Jethro, Anarkangel. – self made, using David Gilmour.jpg, RogerWaters.jpg, Rick Wright.jpg and Roger Waters and Nick Mason.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4231072

10. Thin Lizzy

By AVRO – Beeld En Geluid Wiki – Gallerie: Toppop 1974, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17769019

Music

Quiz 128 – Round 5 – Music

1. Which Russian classical composer was born in Tikhvin, 120 miles east of Saint Petersburg on the 18th March 1844?

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

2. Which US singer has had hits entitled ‘Superstition’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)’?

Stevie Wonder

3. Which hugely successful guitarist and singer has been part of ‘The Yardbirds’, ‘John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers’, ‘Cream’ and ‘Blind Faith’?

Eric Clapton

4. What is “The hottest spot north of Havana”?

The Copacabana (Barry Manilow)

5. Which Welsh singer was born Michael Barratt in Cardiff in 1948?

Shakin’ Stevens

6. A musical stave consists of how many parallel horizontal lines?

Five

7. In which musical would you find the song ‘Luck Be A Lady’?

Guys and Dolls

8. “City dweller, successful fella, thought to himself “Oops I’ve got a lot of money”…” These are the opening lines to which 1995 hit?

Country House – Blur

9. Which English electronic band have had hits with the songs ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’, ‘People Are People’ and ‘Enjoy the Silence’?

Depeche Mode

10. “Humidity is rising, barometer’s getting low, according to all sources…” What are the next 6 words?

The street’s the place to go (It’s Raining Men – The Weathergirls)