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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?


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


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.”


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.”


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.”


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…


2. Gladys Knight and the…


3. Huey Lewis and the…


4. KC and the…

Sunshine Band

5. Siouxsie and the…


6. Katrina and the…


7. Tom Petty and the…


8. Gloria Estefan and the…

Miami Sound Machine

9. Nick Cave and the…

Bad Seeds

10. Bruce Hornsby and the…



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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


3. Chopin


4. Mahler


5. Stravinsky


6. Schubert


7. Mendelssohn

Felix (Known as Felix but actually Jakob Ludwig Felix)

8. Ravel

Maurice (Known as Maurice but actually Joseph Maurice)

9. Vivaldi


10. Shostakovich


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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?


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)





Cover Versions Quiz

Quiz 126 – Round 6 – Music

Cover versions quiz. The following artists have all at some point recorded the same song. There may be others who have also released a version, but a few have been chosen in the interest of brevity.

Which song has been recorded by each of the artists listed?

1. Village People and The Pet Shop Boys

Go West

2. Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, Aerosmith and Michael Bublé

Cry Me A River

3. Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy and Ariana Grande

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

4. Richie Valens, Los Lobos and Glen Campbell

La Bamba

5. Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick and Diana Krall

The Look of Love

6. Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bryan Ferry and U2

All Along the Watchtower

7. The Top Notes, The Isley Brothers, The Beatles, The Tremeloes and The Who

Twist and Shout

8. Lou Reed, Duran Duran and Susan Boyle

Perfect Day

9. The Drifters, Bette Midler, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Willis

Under the Boardwalk

10. Carole King, James Taylor, Dusty Springfield, McFly and Javine

You’ve Got a Friend





Pop quiz questions and answers

Quiz 124 – Round 5 – Pop Music

Pop quiz questions and answers – Music quiz questions with a pop theme.

1. Bananarama recently announced a comeback, with the three original members of the band – Can you name them? (First names sufficient)

Sara (Dallin), Siobhan (Fahey) and Keren (Woodward)

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

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

3. Which French duo have had hits entitled ‘Da Funk’, ‘One More Time’ and ‘Get Lucky’?

Daft Punk

4. Which famous Hollywood actor danced in the video to Fatboy Slim’s 2001 pop video ‘Weapon of Choice’?

Christopher Walken

5. Which ‘X Factor’ winner enjoyed the Christmas number one slot in 2014 with a cover of OneRepublic’s ‘Something I Need’?

Ben Haenow

6. Nicole Scherzinger is probable the most famous member of the ‘Pussycat Dolls’ to us in the UK – Can you name any two other members of the band?

(Any two of) Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt

7. Which Scottish singer-songwriter links ‘Bronski Beat’ and ‘The Communards’?

Jimmy Somerville (He was in both)

8. What was the title of Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson’s 1995 duet?


9. Which English singer has to date released three studio albums, all with mathematical symbols as their titles?

Ed Sheeran (+, x and ÷)

10. Name the three original members of boy band ‘Bros’.

Matt Goss, Luke Goss and Craig Logan


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Rap Quiz

Quiz 122 – Round 6 – Rappers

Rap Quiz – The following are ten real names of rappers, but do you know their stage names?

1. Shawn Corey Carter


2. Marshall Bruce Mathers III


3. Sean John Combs

P. Diddy

4. Curtis James Jackson III

50 Cent

5. Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam


6. Andre Romelle Young

Dr. Dre

7. Christopher George Latore Wallace

The Notorious B.I.G.

8. Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr.

Snoop Dogg

9. Trevor George Smith, Jr.

Busta Rhymes

10. Tramar Lacel Dillard

Flo Rida


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Irish Bands Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 6 – Irish Bands

Irish bands – Can you identify the band from the list of its members? Only first names are given.

1. Davy, Leo, Padraig, Eímhín, Ricky, Anthony and Kevin.

The Saw Doctors

2. Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry.


3. Nicky, Kian, Mark, Shane and Brian.


4. Andrea, Caroline, Jim and Sharon.

The Corrs

5. Dolores, Noel, Mike and Fergal.

The Cranberries

6. Danny, Mark and Glen.

The Script

7. Bob, Pete, Simon and Garry.

The Boomtown Rats

8. Keith, Michael, Ronan, Shane and Stephen.


9. Edele, Keavy, Lindsay and Sinéad.


10. John and Edward



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Musician Nicknames

Quiz 119 – Round 2 – Musician Nicknames

Musician nicknames quiz – Of which musicians are the following well-known nicknames?

1. Slowhand

Eric Clapton

2. The Modfather

Paul Weller

3. The Prince of Darkness

Ozzy Osbourne

4. The King of Swing

Benny Goodman

5. The Boss

Bruce Springsteen

6. The First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald

7. Satchmo

Louis Armstrong

8. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

James Brown

9. The King of Pop

Michael Jackson

10. The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin


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Music quiz

Quiz 117 – Round 5 – Music

1. Whose voice can be heard singing ‘Let It Go’ in Disney’s ‘Frozen’?

Idina Menzel

2. Which band was formed in Hull in 1983 by Paul Heaton and Stan Cullimore and at one point included future ‘Fatboy Slim’ Norman Cook on bass?

The Housemartins

3. Which American rock band has released studio albums entitled ‘Murmur’, ‘Out of Time’ and ‘Monster’?


4. Who composed the musical piece commonly referred to in English as ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’?

Johann Sebastian Bach

5. Who holds the record for the most UK number one singles? (Main and named artist – not individuals who have been part of different groups)

Elvis Presley (21, followed by the Beatles on 17 and Cliff Richard and Westlife both on 14)

6. Which famous composer had the first names Pyotr Ilyich?


7. Who composed the song ‘Crazy’ with which Patsy Cline had a hit in 1962?

Willie Nelson

8. Which band hit the 2016 Christmas number one spot with their single ‘Rockabye’?

Clean Bandit

9. Which band had hits with ‘When Will I See You Again’ and ‘Woman in Love’?

The Three Degrees

10. “If you ever look behind and don’t like what you find, there’s something you should know, you’ve got a place to go.” From which song have these lyrics been taken?

Ben – Michael Jackson





Songs with love in the title

Valentine’s Day Quiz – Round 2 – Music

Songs with love in the title.

In our Valentine’s Day lyrics round we will give you a selection of lyrics from songs with the word ‘love’ in the title. Can you identify the song?

1. “Now when the night begins, I’m at an end.”

Need Your Love So Bad – Fleetwood Mac

2. “Like a river flows, surely to the sea…”

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

3. “It would take an eternity to break us and the chains of Amistad couldn’t hold us.”

My Love is Your Love – Whitney Houston

4. “Think of me, babe, whenever some sweet-talking guy comes along, singing his song…”

Love Will Keep Us Together – Neil Sedaka

5. “It may seem to you that I’m acting confused when you’re close to me.”

What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner

6. “And I didn’t want to write a song, ’cause I didn’t want anyone thinking I still care.”

Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

7. “You think you gotta keep me iced, you don’t. You think I’m gonna spend your cash, I won’t.”

Love Don’t Cost A Thing – Jennifer Lopez

8. “Sometimes I feel I’ve got to run away.”

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

9. “Say you don’t need no diamond ring and I’ll be satisfied.”

Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles

10. “You broke my heart ’cause I couldn’t dance, you didn’t even want me around.”

Do You Love Me? – Brian Poole and the Tremeloes





Band Quiz

Quiz 116 – Round 2 – Music

Band Quiz – Name the missing member of the band. Where bands have changed or members have left we have used the original line-up.

1. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and …

John Deacon (Queen)

2. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and …

Dave Grohl (Nirvana)

3. The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and …

Bono (U2)

4. Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and …

Davy Jones (The Monkees)

5. Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and …

Chris Martin (Coldplay)

6. Pete Quaife, Mick Avory, Ray Davies and …

Dave Davies (The Kinks)

7. Chris Wolstenholme, Dominic Howard and …

Matt Bellamy (Muse)

8. Victoria Adams, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and …

Melanie Brown (Spice Girls – Adams was Victoria Beckham’s maiden name)

9. Johnny Marr, Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke, Craig Gannon and …


10. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and …

Louis Tomlinson


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2016 Music Quiz

2016 Quiz – Round 4 – Music

2016 Music Quiz – Who had a 2016 hit with…

1. 7 Years

Lukas Graham

2. Can’t Stop the Feeling

Justin Timberlake

3. Pillowtalk


4. One Dance


5. Hello


6. Hymn for the Weekend


7. Fast Car

Jonas Blue feat. Dakota

8. Secret Love Song

Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo

9. History

One Direction

10. This is What You Came For

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna


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Music quiz

Quiz 114 – Round 3 – Music

1. How many UK number one hits have been released by the Bee Gees?

5 (‘You Win Again’, ‘Tragedy’, ‘Night Fever’, ‘I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You’ and ‘Massachusetts’)

2. In which British rock band does Alex Turner play rhythm guitar and sing lead vocals?

Arctic Monkeys

3. What is the singer Sting’s real name?

Gordon Sumner

4. Which two male singers who are each famous in their own right have joined forces to release a 2016 album entitled ‘Together’?

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

5. Which British singer-songwriter released 1970s albums entitled ‘Silverbird’, ‘Just A Boy’ and ‘Endless Flight’?

Leo Sayer

6. In an orchestra, which instrument is played by the ‘Concertmaster’?

Violin (Leader of the first violin section)

7. Julius Baker (1915-2003) was famous for playing which musical instrument?


8. Which hit song of 2016 contains the lyrics, “I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good soul in my feet”?

Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake

9. How is the rock guitarist Saul Hudson better known?

Slash (Guns N’ Roses)

10. In which country was the cellist Jacqueline du Pré born?






Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Quiz 4 – Round 2 – Christmas Number Ones

Christmas Number Ones Quiz – In which year were the following songs Christmas number one in the UK?

1. ‘A Moment Like This’ – Leona Lewis


2. ‘2 Become 1’ – Spice Girls


3. ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ – Harry Belafonte


4. ‘Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord’ – Boney M


5. ‘Can We Fix It?’ – Bob the Builder


6. ‘There’s No One Quite Like Grandma’ – St Winifred’s School Choir


7. ‘Skyscraper’ – Sam Bailey


8. ‘Return to Sender’ – Elvis Presley


9. ‘Mr Blobby’ – Mr Blobby


10. ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid (Original Version)



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Halloween Music Quiz

Halloween Quiz 2 – Round 3 – Music

Halloween Music Quiz

1. Which supernatural creature gave the Cranberries a 1994 hit and a ‘Best Song’ award at the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards?


2. In which year was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ released as a single?

1984 (The video was released at the end of 1983, the single wasn’t released until 1984)

3. Who recorded the 1962 novelty song ‘Monster Mash’?

Bobby (Boris) Pickett

4. Who ‘Went Down To Georgia’, according to the Charlie Daniels Band?

The Devil

5. Which band reached number one in the UK singles charts in 1986 with a cover version of Norman Greenbaum’s ‘Spirit in the Sky’?

Doctor and the Medics

6. On which Rolling Stones album would you find the track ‘Sympathy for the Devil’?

Beggars Banquet

7. Who recorded the original Ghostbusters theme tune?

Ray Parker Jr.

8. Which spider gave Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora a 2014 hit?

Black Widow

9. In which musical would you find the songs ‘Over at the Frankenstein Place’, ‘Super Heroes’ and ‘Science Fiction/Double Feature’?

The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show

10. The opening piano solo of which famous song was used in the theme tune to the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’?

Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield


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Music quiz

Quiz 107 – Round 6 – Music

For this music round we will give you three album titles. All you need to do is give us the name of the artist or band who recorded all three.

1. Music (2000), Celebration (2009) and Rebel Heart (2015)


2. Welcome to My Nightmare (1975), Trash (1989) and Along Came a Spider (2008)

Alice Cooper

3. Speak (2010), Red (2012) and 1989 (2014)

Taylor Swift

4. Blondes Have More Fun (1978), Smiler (1974) and Another Country (2015)

Rod Stewart

5. Harvest (1972), Harvest Moon (1992) and Earth (2016)

Neil Young

6. One Voice (1979), 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe (1984) and Showstoppers (1991)

Barry Manilow

7. Dark Lady (1974), Stars (1975) and Believe (1998)


8. Only by the Night (2008), Because of the Times (2007) and Come Around Sundown (2010)

Kings of Leon

9. Where Am I Going? (1967), A Brand New Me (1970) and A Very Fine Love (1995)

Dusty Springfield

10. Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006) and Day & Age (2008)

The Killers