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Christmas Songs

Christmas Quiz – Round 3 – Christmas Songs


The Christmas Songs round is all about Christmas song lyrics – some traditional and some not.

We give you the lyric, you give us the song title (the original performers are listed in brackets for information, although many of these songs have been recorded my numerous artists.)

1. “I don’t know who to blame for this catastrophe! But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be.”

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones and his City Slickers

2. “And when those blue snow flakes start falling…”

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

3. “Here we are as in olden days, golden days of yore”

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

4. “With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer”.”

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

5. “What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.”

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

6. “Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop.”

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

7. “Westward leading, still proceeding…”

We Three Kings (carol)

8. “The party’s on, the feelin’s here, that only comes this time of year.”

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

9. “Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fears.”

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon

10. “Long lay the world in sin and error shining.”

O Holy Night (carol)


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Quiz 15 – Round 6 – Music

More lyrics anyone?

1. I know I keep you amused but I feel I’m being used.

Maggie May – Rod Stewart

2. I want your everything as long as it’s free.

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

3. I come to your door to see you again, but where you once stood was an old man instead.

Babe – Take That

4. Sometimes I’d like to quit, nothing ever seems to fit

Rainy Days and Mondays – The  Carpenters

5. Sick of leaving in the morning, with the night you gave away, so now I’m gonna take that all that I can get.

Angel Eyes – Wet Wet Wet

6. You went to school to learn girl, things you never, never knew before

ABC – Jackson 5

7. I was feeling insecure, you might not love me anymore, I was shivering inside.

Jealous guy – John Lennon

8. I’ve made up my mind, no need to think it over, If I’m wrong I am right.

Chasing Pavements – Adele

9. Watching the ships roll in, then I watch them roll away again.

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

10. Said the fight to make ends meet keeps every man upon his feet.

Every Kinda People – Robert Palmer





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Quiz 11 – Round 5 – Music

Another lyrics round this week – my favourite! This week is all about opening lines.

1. I know I can’t take one more step towards you, ’cause all that’s waiting is regret.

Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts

2. Strolling along country roads with my baby. It starts to rain, it begins to pour.

Neil Sedaka – Laughter in the Rain

3. Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze.

Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line

4. Hopes dashed to the floor like shattered teenage dreams.

Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting

5. We passed upon the stair, spoke of was and when.

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

6. Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.

Coldplay – Yellow

7. Under this national rain cloud, I’m getting soaked to the skin.

KT Tunstall – Under The Weather

8. Four letter words just to get me along, it’s a difficulty and I’m biting on my tongue.

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

9. You light up another cigarette and I pour the wine.

Beverley Craven – Promise Me

10. If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man.

Motorhead – Ace of Spades





Band Members Quiz

Quiz 10 – Round 2 – Music

Band members quiz – In this week’s music round you need to identify the band from the members. We will give you three names, you need to give us the name of the band they were all in, at one time or another.

1. Damon Albarn, Alex James and Graham Coxon.


2. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.


3. Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies.

The Damned

4. Jake Shears, Ana Matronic and Del Marquis.

Scissor Sisters

5. Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament.

Pearl Jam

6. Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Danny Jones.


7. Tom Chaplin, Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin.


8. Sheila Ferguson, Fayette Pinkney and Valerie Holiday

The Three Degrees

9. Peter Noone, Keith Hopwood and Karl Green.

Herman’s Hermits

10. Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.


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Quiz 9 – Round 2 – Music

Another lyrics round for you – we give you the lyrics, you give us the name of the song.

1. In between “what I find is pleasing” and “I’m feeling fine”, love is so confusing, there’s no peace of mind.

Heart of Glass – Blondie

2. I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find.

Paranoid – Black Sabbath

3. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, I want to spend each moment of the day with you.

I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield

4. Let all the people say Amen in every tribe and tongue.

The Millennium Prayer – Cliff Richard

5. I must be hallucinating, watching angels celebrating.

There must be an angel – Eurythmics

6. 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.

Ben – Michael Jackson

7. When routine bites hard and ambitions are low, and resentment rides high but emotions won’t grow.

Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

8. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner, sometimes I feel like my only friend.

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

9. I know I need a small vacation, but it don’t look like rain, and if it snow that stretch down south won’t ever stand the strain.

Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

10. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, lonely man cries for love and has none.

Night In White Satin – Moody Blues





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Quiz 8 – Round 4 – Music

1. Which Madonna album contains the tracks ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Power of Goodbye’?

Ray of Light

2. Which member of the Rolling Stones died in 1969?

Brian Jones

3. ‘You broke my heart, ’cause I couldn’t dance, you didn’t even want me around’ – are the opening lyrics to which 1962 classic song?

‘Do You Love Me?’ – The Contours

4. Sophie Ellis-Bextor is the daughter of which former Blue Peter presenter?

Janet Ellis

5. What nationality are the band ‘The Cardigans’?


6. Which Scottish band was made up of Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan?

Stealers Wheel

7. Complete the title of this song by ‘They Might Be Giants’, ‘Birdhouse In Your ________’.


8. What musical instrument does Lisa play in the Simpsons?


9. Which Beatles Track includes the lyrics ‘You say yes, I say no, you say stop and I say go, go, go’?

Hello Goodbye

10. ‘I throw my arms up in the air sometimes’. Lyrics from which 2010 hit?

Dynamite – Taio Cruz





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Quiz 7 – Round 4 – Music

This week’s music round is another lyrics round (I love lyrics rounds!) The answer to each question is the name of the song.

1. “Kicking your can all over the place.”

We Will Rock You – Queen

2. “Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine, calls her on the phone.”

Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – Beatles

3. “Her face is a map of the world, is a map of the world. You can see she’s a beautiful girl, she’s a beautiful girl.”

Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

4. “Nothing is so good it lasts eternally, perfect situations must go wrong.”

I Knew Him So Well – From The Musical Chess (Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson made it famous)

5. “‘Cause I have been told that salvation lets their wings unfold.”

Angels – Robbie Williams

6. “There’s a dark secret in me, don’t leave me lost in your arms, set me free.”

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue

7. “Don’t your feet get cold in the winter time? The sky won’t snow and the sun won’t shine.”

Desperado – Eagles

8. “Now baby, maybe she’s in need of a kiss.”

All Right Now – Free

9. “You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on. Leave them burning and then you’re gone.”

Dancing Queen – Abba

10. “I got my first real six-string. Bought it at the five-and-dime.”

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams





Backing Bands

Quiz 5 – Round 6 – Music

This week’s music round is all about backing bands. We give you the name of the artist, you give us the name of the backing band.

1. Bill Haley and…

The Comets

2. Buddy Holly and…

The Crickets

3. Curtis Mayfield and…

The Impressions

4. Yazz and…

The Plastic Population

5. Tommy Steele and…

The Steelmen

6. Smokey Robinson and…

The Miracles

7. Ian Dury and…

The Blockheads

8. Heavy D and…

The Boyz

9. Frank Zappa and…

The Mothers of Invention

10. Brian Poole and…

The Tremeloes


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Quiz 4 – Round 5 – Music

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1. Grunge music originated in which American City?


2. Farrokh Bulsara was the real name of which singer?

Freddie Mercury

3. Who was ‘Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay’ in 1967?

Otis Redding

4. Which band has albums entitled ‘No Exit’, ‘The Hunter’ and ‘Parallel Lines’?


5. Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey made up which 80s duo?

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)

6. What was Madonna’s maiden name?


7. How many members are there in the Black Eyed Peas?


8. What does the Italian musical term ‘adagio’ mean?


9. What were the two most popular rock operas of 1969?

‘Hair’ and ‘Tommy’

10. Who played Guinevere alongside Richard Burton in the original stage musical ‘Camelot’?

Julie Andrews


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Quiz 3 – Round 2 – Music Round

This week’s music round is based on song lyrics. One point for the naming the song that each of the lyrics are from.

Let’s start with an easy one…

1. Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he’s dead.

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

2. Let me tell you it’s always cool, and the boss don’t mind sometimes if you act the fool.

Car Wash (Rose Royce)

3. Last thing I remember I was running for the door

Hotel California (Eagles)

4. Union’s been on strike, he’s down on his luck

Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

5. I dialled about a hundred numbers baby, I’m bound to find somebody home.

Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)

6. Why must we separate my love, all of my whole life through

Baby Love (Supremes)

7. I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain

Sweet Child o mine (Guns ‘n’ Roses)

8. Help me escape this feelin’ of insecurity

Relight My Fire (Dan Hartman/Take That and Lulu)

9. I must be strong and carry on, ’cause I know I don’t belong…

Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)

10. All the flowers that you planted, Mama, in the back yard

Nothing Compares 2U (Sinead O’Connor)


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Quiz 1 – Round 2 – Music

1. Which Beatles leads the way on the front of the Abbey Road album cover?

John Lennon

2. Which band had a hit 2009 album entitled ‘Wild Young Hearts’?


3. Which musical term means ‘getting gradually louder and louder’?


4. Who is the Greek God of music?


5. Which rock band released a version of the 1973 Wings hit, ‘Live and Let Die’, which was included on their 1991 album ‘Use Your Illusion’?

Guns ‘N’ Roses

6. Who won the very first series of ‘X Factor’?

Steve Brookstein

7. In which musical would you find the songs ‘Mr Cellophane’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’?


8. ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ was a 1985 Christmas hit for which singer?

Shakin’ Stevens (Merry Christmas Everybody was Slade)

9. Who recorded ‘Yesterday Once More’ in 1973?

The Carpenters

10. Whose hits include ‘I Shot the Sheriff’, ‘Lay Down Sally’ and ‘Tears In Heaven’?

Eric Clapton