Lyric Quizzes – Complete pub quiz rounds of song lyrics. Can you identify the song from which the lyrics have been taken? Can you complete the lyric?


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





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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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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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Quiz 97 – Round 6 – Music

From which song are these the opening lines?

1. “Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio.”

Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

2. “My lover’s got humour, she’s the giggle at a funeral.”

Take Me To Church – Hozier

3. “I would have given you all of my heart but there’s someone who’s torn it apart.”

The First Cut is the Deepest – Cat Stevens

4. “How many times do I have to try to tell you that I’m sorry for the things I’ve done.”

Why – Annie Lennox

5. “Now if there’s a smile on my face its only there trying to fool the public.”

Tears of a clown – Smokey Robinson

6. “Oh life, it’s bigger, it’s bigger than you.”

Losing My Religion – REM

7. “When I was a little girl I had a rag doll.”

River Deep, Mountain High – Ike and Tina Turner

8. “When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye.”

Creep – Radiohead

9. “When routine bites hard and ambitions are low.”

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

10. “Is it getting better or do you feel the same?”

One – U2





Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Christmas Music

Christmas Music Quiz – From which Christmas songs are the following lyrics taken?

1. “She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep.”

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd

2. “Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins.”

Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry

3. “Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

4. “And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom.”

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

5. “In the meadow we can build a snowman.”

Winter Wonderland – Various Artists

6. “Crowded street, busy feet hustle by him, downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh.”

Pretty Paper – Roy Orbison

7. “It’s the season for love and understanding.”

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

8. “Outside under the purple sky, diamonds in the snow sparkle.”

2000 Miles – The Pretenders

9. “And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn.”

Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M

10. “Top to toe in tailbacks, oh, I got red lights on the run.”

Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea





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Quiz 86 – Round 6 – Music

Lyrics Quiz

Can you identify the song from which these lyrics are taken?

1. “And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear.”

Space Oddity – David Bowie

2. “Nice girls not one with a defect, cellophane shrink-wrapped, so correct.”

Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello

3. “How can you make me fall apart, then break my fall with loving lies?”

Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua

4. “I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain.”

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

5. “We’ve got this king-size to ourselves, don’t have to share with no-one else.”

Marvin Gaye – Charlie Puth feat. Meghan Trainor

6. “I never wanted to be your weekend lover, I only wanted to be some kind of friend.”

Purple Rain – Prince

7. “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright.”

Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles

8. “Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent, gotta kiss myself I’m so pretty.”

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

9. “Oh life, it’s bigger, bigger than you and you are not me.”

Losing my Religion – REM

10. “Take a look up the rail track, from Miami to Canada.”

A Letter from America – The Proclaimers


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Quiz 79 – Round 6 – Music

From which song are the following lyrics taken?

1. “Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio but he moved a million hearts in mono.”

Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

2. “Up in the club we just broke up, I’m doing my own little thing.”

Single  Ladies (Put a Ring on it) – Beyoncé Knowles

3. “Even if you cannot hear my voice, I’ll be right beside you dear.”

Run – Snow Patrol

4. “You both kicked of your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues.”

American Pie – Don McLean

5. “You went back to what you knew, so far removed from all that we went through.”

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

6. “If you say run, I’ll run with you, if you say hide, we’ll hide.”

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

7. “Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old-fashioned book.”

Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen

8. “I meant to turn it off, to say goodbye, to leave in quiet.”

Radio Song – R.E.M.

9. “Your house was very small with wood chip on the wall.”

Disco 2000 – Pulp

10. “Though life would still go on, believe me, the world could show nothing to me.”

God Only Knows – Beach Boys






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Quiz 71 – Round 6 – Music

Can you identify the song the lyrics have been taken from?

1. “Together, forever, that’s how it must be. To live without you would only mean heartbreak for me.”

I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

2. “Other arms reach out to me, other eyes smile tenderly, still in peaceful dreams I see the road leads back to you.”

Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles

3. “Time goes by so slowly for those who wait, no time to hesitate.”

Hung Up – Madonna

4. “My head’s under water but I’m breathing fine. You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.”

All Of Me – John Legend

5. “I’m so in love with you, whatever you want to do is alright with me.”

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

6. “Maybe it’s the way she walked straight into my heart and stole it.”

Best Song Ever – One Direction

7. “Here I go! It’s coming for me through the trees! Help me, someone! Help me, please!”

Hounds of Love – Kate Bush

8. “Put your head against my life. What do you hear?”

A Million Love Songs – Take That

9. “I know a man ain’t supposed to cry, but these tears I can’t hold inside.”

I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

10. “I love the colourful clothes she wears and the way the sunlight plays upon her hair.”

Good Vibrations – Beach Boys





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Quiz 54 – Round 4 – Music

Opening lines of songs this week. Which tracks are these opening lines from?

1. “Lay a whisper on my pillow, leave the winter on the ground.”

It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

2. “I’m sitting in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination.”

Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel

3. “I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat and make a mess.”

Roar – Katy Perry

4. “Flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C., didn’t get to bed last night.”

Back in the U.S.S.R. – Beatles

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

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

6. “We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when.”

The Man Who Sold the World – David Bowie

7. “It’s all the same, only the names will change, every day it seems we’re wasting away.”

Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

8. “Looking from a window above, it’s like a story of love, can you hear me?”

Only You – Yazoo

9. “We, we don’t have to worry ’bout nothing, ’cause we got the fire and we’re burning one hell of a something.”

Burn – Ellie Goulding

10. “Money talks, but it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.”

Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond





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Quiz 46 – Round 5 – Music

Opening lyrics this week – can you name the song?

1. “I never saw it as the start, it’s more a change of heart.”

The Day We Caught the Train – Ocean Colour Scene

2. “I was born in a cross-fire hurricane.”

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones

3. “There must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief.”

All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix

4. “Give me a second I need to get my story straight.”

We Are Young – Fun.

5. “I am an Antichrist.”

Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols

6. “A winter’s day in a deep and dark December.”

I Am a Rock – Simon and Garfunkel

7. “In the blink of an eye I was falling from the sky, in the blur you took my breath away.”

Laserlight – Jessie J

8. “I guess it’s funnier from where you’re standing, ’cause over here I missed the joke.”

Clown – Emeli Sandé

9. “Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you.”

Wonderwall – Oasis

10. “You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss.”

As Time Goes By (From the musical ‘Everybody’s Welcome’ and the film ‘Casablanca’)





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Quiz 39 – Round 6 – Music

This music round is all about song lyrics. We will give you a quote from a famous song, you need to give us the next few words (how many will be in brackets after the questions)

1. “Sittin’ in the morning sun, I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come…” (Next 5 words please)

“Watching the ships roll in” (Otis Redding – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay)

2. “Last night I dreamt of San Pedro…” (Next 5 words please)

“Just like I’d never gone” (Madonna – La Isla Bonita)

3. “Terry meets Julie, Waterloo station, every Friday night…” (Next 5 words please)

“But I am so lazy” (Kinks – Waterloo Sunset)

4. “Dear darlin’, please excuse my writing, I can’t stop my hands from shaking…” (Next 6 words please)

“‘Cause I’m cold and alone tonight” (Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’)

5. “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feelin’, I’m happy again…” (Next 4 words please)

“I’m laughing at clouds” (Gene Kelly – Singin’ in the rain)

6. “Some say that we are players, some say that we are pawns” (Next 12 words please)

“But we’ve been making money since the day that we were born” (Robbie Williams – Millennium)

7. “Oh, the Deadwood Stage is a-rollin’ on over the plains, with the curtains flappin’…” (Next 6 words please)

“And the driver slappin’ the reins” (Doris Day – Deadwood Stage (Whip Crack Away))

8. “I’ve never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance…” (Next 6 words please)

“They’re looking for a little romance” (Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red)

9. “The race is on to get out of the bottom, the top is high so your roots are forgotten….” (Next 8 words please)

“Giving is good as long as you’re getting” (Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are?)

10. “I walked across an empty land, I knew the pathway like the back of my hand…” (Next 7 words please)

“I felt the earth beneath my feet” (Keane – Somewhere Only We Know)





Halloween Quiz – Round 6 – Music

The Halloween lyrics round is lyrics from songs associated with horror and all things scary. You need to give us the name of the song the lyrics are from.

1. “You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it”

Thriller – Michael Jackson

2. “For my monster from his slab, began to rise and suddenly to my surprise”

The Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett

3. “Under the arc of a weather stain boards, ancient goblins and warlords, come out of the ground, not making a sound, the smell of death is all around”

Pet Sematary – The Ramones

4. “People say I’m crazy, just a little touched, but maybe showers remind me of Psycho too much”

Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell

5. “If it’s something weird, and it don’t look good, who ya gonna call?”

Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.

6. “It’s such an ancient pitch, but one I wouldn’t switch, ’cause there’s no nicer witch than you”

Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra

7. “He shook me up, he took me by surprise, he had a pickup truck and the devil’s eyes”

The Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8. “Crystal ball on the table, showing the future, the past, same cat with them evil eyes, and I knew it was a spell she cast”

Devil Woman – Cliff Richard

9. “There’s evil in the air and there’s thunder in the sky and a killer’s on the bloodshot streets”

Bat Out Of Hell – Meatloaf

10. “Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints, as heads is tails just call me Lucifer, ’cause I’m in need of some restraint”

Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones

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Quiz 32 – Round 4 – Music

This week’s music round is a lyric round – simply name the song

1. “I hurried back to the swimming pool sinking pina coladas, I heard a dark voice beside me say would you like something harder”

Dreadlock Holiday – 10CC

2. “Well we were born within an hour of each other, our mothers said we could be sister and brother”

Disco 2000 – Pulp

3. “But I’ve got to think twice before I give my heart away, and I know all the games you play because I play them too”

Faith – George Michael

4. “So close no matter how far, couldn’t be much more from the heart”

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

5. “A whole street’s belief in Sunday’s roast beef gets dashed against the Co-Op”

Town Called Malice – The Jam

6. “Games, changes and fears, when will they go from here, when will they stop?”

I Try – Macy Gray

7. “Hot as a fever, rattling bones, I could just taste it, taste it”

Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon

8. “I saw the light on the night that I passed by her window, I saw the flickering shadows of love on her blind”

Delilah – Tom Jones

9. “She’s a witch of trouble in electric blue, in her own mad mind she’s in love with you, with you”

Strange Brew – Cream

10. “Mister, your eyes are full of hesitation, sure makes me wonder if you know what you’re looking for”

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara





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Quiz 23 – Round 6 – Music

Ready for a lyrics quiz? These are all opening lines…

1. “Hold me like the river Jordan and I will then say to thee, you are my friend.”

Will You Be There – Michael Jackson

2. “Some boys kiss me, some boys hug me, I think they’re ok.”

Material Girl – Madonna

3. “It’s hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet on a hot summer night.”

Hot In The City – Billy Idol

4. “Midnight, one more night without sleepin’, watchin’ till that mornin’ comes creepin’.”

Green Door – Shakin’ Stevens

5. “Give me a second, I need to get my story straight, my friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State.”

We Are Young – FUN.

6. “There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold.”

Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin

7. “Got a call from an old friend, we used to be real close. Said he couldn’t go on the American way.”

My Life – Billy Joel

8. “Money talks but it don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk.”

Forever in Blue Jeans – Neil Diamond

9. “You took a mystery and made me want it, you took a pedestal and put me on it.”

Chain Reaction – Diana Ross

10. “Tommy used to work on the docks, union’s been on strike, he’s down on his luck, it’s tough.”

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi





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Quiz 21 – Round 4 – Music

We’re mixing things up a bit today. It’s a lyrics round, but we’ll give you the song – you need to give us the opening line.

1. Blondie – Heart of Glass

“Once I had a love and it was a gas”

2. Madonna – Like A Virgin

“I made it through the wilderness”

3. David Bowie – Changes

“I still don’t know what I was waiting for”

4. Jessie J – Price Tag

“Seems like everybody’s got a price.”

5. Heart – Alone

“I hear the ticking of the clock.”

6. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You

“Look into my eyes – you will see.”

7. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet

“Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell.”

8. Emeli Sandé – Next To Me

“You won’t find him drinking at the tables.”

9. Derek and the Dominoes – Layla

“What’ll you do when you get lonely?”

10. Abba – Money, Money, Money

“I work all night, I work all day to pay the bills I have to pay.”