Music

Quiz 157 – Round 5 – Music

1. Who debuted at number one in the UK in October 2011 with ‘We Found Love’?

Rihanna (ft. Calvin Harris)

2. Which American singer stars as ‘Ally’ in the 2018 film ‘A Star is Born’?

Lady Gaga

3. Who wrote and originally recorded ‘Make You Feel My Love’ which later provided Adele with a hit in the UK?

Bob Dylan

4. What is Madonna’s middle name?

Louise (born Madonna Louise Ciccone)

5. What was the name of Billy J. Kramer’s backing band?

The Dakotas

6. What is the first track on the original ‘Greatest Hits’ album by Queen?

Bohemian Rhapsody

7. Which American singer had hits in the 1980s with ‘Toy Soldiers’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’?

Martika

8. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and other famous singers were all the same age when they died. How old was this?

27

9. Millie Small is a Jamaican singer best known for her 1964 version of which song?

My Boy Lollipop

10. The Righteous Brothers were brothers in real-life. True or false?

False (They were Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley)

 

 

 

 

Music pub quiz questions and answers

Quiz 156 – Round 5 – Music

1. In which year did Blondie have a number one hit in the UK with ‘Heart of Glass’?

1979

2. Which brother was the youngest member of the Bee Gees?

Maurice Gibb (younger than his twin, Robin, by 35 minutes)

3. Which Swedish pop group had a UK number one hit with ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ in 1995?

Rednex

4. Name the widow of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Courtney Love

5. In Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, who ‘thought she was James Dean for a day’?

Jackie (Jackie is just speeding away, thought she was James Dean for a day.)

6. Which 1991 single by P.M. Dawn used samples of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’?

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss

7. Which American singer has recorded albums entitled ‘One of the Boys’, ‘Prism’ and ‘Teenage Dream’?

Katy Perry

8. Who kept Ultravox’s ‘Vienna’ off the top spot in the UK in 1981 with the novelty song ‘Shaddap You Face’?

Joe Dolce (Known at the time as ‘Joe Dolce Music Theatre’)

9. Which female singer’s name is an anagram of ‘Presbyterians’?

Britney Spears

10. How many studio albums were released in the UK by the Beatles?

Twelve (Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles For Sale, Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let it Be)

 

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X Factor Quiz

Quiz 155 – Round 1 – Picture Round

X Factor Quiz – This week’s picture round is a selection of former ‘X Factor’ contestants.

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1. James Arthur

Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

2. Olly Murs

By Harald Krichel [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

3. Cher Lloyd

By Neon Tommy (Cher Lloyd) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Marcus Collins

By ITV / SYCO / TALKBACK THAMES [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5), CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5) or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Ben Haenow

“Recepción y rueda de prensa Ben Haenow en Gibraltar (4)” by InfoGibraltar, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license, via Flickr.com

6. Alexandra Burke

By Garry Knight – https://www.flickr.com/photos/garryknight/6253945562/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18010209

7. Stacey Solomon

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Stacey_Solomon#/media/File:Stacey_Solomon_(Live_X_Factor_2010)_3.png

8. Joe McElderry

By David Wright – Joe McElderry, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21027625

9. Matt Cardle

By Marple Bridge Photography (Matt Cardle, HMV Stockport.jpgFrom Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Andy Abraham

By Original uploader was Mark E at en.wikipediaLater version(s) were uploaded by AnemoneProjectors at en.wikipedia. – Transferred from en.wikipedia, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5711313

 

 

 

Music pub quiz questions and answers

Quiz 155 – Round 3 – Music

1. What is the name of Miley Cyrus’s father, whose biggest hit was ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ in 1992?

Billy Ray Cyrus

2. English singer and songwriter Rory Graham is better known by what stage name?

Rag’n’Bone Man

3. The American musician Larry Adler was best known for playing which instrument?

Harmonica

4. Derek and the Dominoes are best known for their 1972 hit Layla. Can you name a member of Derek and the Dominoes apart from Eric Clapton?

One of: Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Dave Mason or Duane Allman

5. Which song spent the longest time as UK number one during 2017?

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran (14 weeks)

6. How many strings are there on a ukulele?

Four

7. What are the first names of the four members of ABBA?

Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-frid

8. In which year did Elvis Presley die?

1977

9. Which band released albums entitled ‘Morrison Hotel, ‘Waiting for the Sun’ and ‘L.A. Woman’?

The Doors

10. What is the first word in Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’?

At (At first I was afraid, I was petrified)

 

 

 

Music pub quiz questions and answers

Quiz 152 – Round 5 – Music

1. What is the real name of rapper Eminem?

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (accept Marshall Mathers)

2. Which original member of Take That released the solo album “In Your Own Time” in 2003?

Mark Owen

3. In which year did the Lightning Seeds, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner release the original version of “Three Lions”?

1996

4. Which two artists duet on the song “Me Against the Music”, released in 2003?

Madonna and Britney Spears

5. Which British artist can be seen performing “The Hits” show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from November 2018?

Rod Stewart

6. Which comedian wrote the music and lyrics to the musical “Matilda”?

Tim Minchin

7. Who performed the song “The A Team” with Ed Sheeran at the 2013 Grammy Awards?

Elton John

8. Who featured on the 2002 single “A Little Less Conversation” with JXL?

Elvis Presley

9. What was the name of the tour and subsequent documentary that Michael Jackson was rehearsing for in 2009 when he died?

This Is It

10. Whose 10th solo album, released in 1978, was called “Modern Priscilla”?

Cilla Black

 

 

 

 

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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