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Pop Music Challenge '50s-'00s
Music by Year
"Do you know much about music? Test your skills on popular pop and rock music with this challenging quiz."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
This band debuted in 1976, and featured an album cover with a guitar shaped spaceship. Who were these guys?
Electric Light Orchestra
Which of the following bands had four women in it, including one named Michael?
Finish the lyric:
"Now all around the world, girls will be girls, it's the...":
love I feel, I will reveal
proof that I really love you
mountain top and rainbow waters cool
same ol', same ol' situation
Which famous guitarist was featured on the Michael Jackson hit "Beat It"?
Eddie Van Halen
"People Are People" was a hit song for which of these UK 80s electro-wave groups?
A Flock of Seagulls
Johnny Cash covered an unlikely band at the end of his long career. Which band's song did he cover?
Nine Inch Nails
Finish the lyric:
"In 1814, we took a little trip ______"
to the great beyond, and you wouldn't believe what we found
above the skies, we heard the cries, it almost make us sick
along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
through the woods so dark, we almost didn't make it
Before "Live Through This", Hole (the band with Courtney Love) had an album titled:
Diary of Miss America
Pretty On The Inside
Who wrote "Me And Bobby McGee"?
Miles Henry Rodham
Burt Bacharach wrote a lot of songs in the '60s and '70s. Which of these songs written by Mr. Bacharach in the '60s was a huge hit in the 1980s?
"Manic Monday" by The Bangles
"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" by Naked Eyes
"Promises Promises" by Naked Eyes
"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar
Nirvana covered a few songs by other bands on their "MTV Unplugged In New York" album. Who originally did the song "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam"?
The Meat Puppets
The late Brad Nowell of Sublime was a dog lover. What was his beloved dog's name?
Royce the Pit Bull
Lou Dog the Dalmatian
Baxter the Bulldog
Spot the Dalmatian
On R.E.M's 1991 album "Out of Time", singer Michael Stipe and the boys collaborated with which rapper on the song "Radio Song"?
LL Cool J
What town are the members of R.E.M originally from?
One of my favorite bands is the New York based Interpol. What does the word "Interpol" also refer to?
the name of the layer closest to the Earth's core
one of the seven realms of the afterlife
a machine that tracks the low frequency sound waves of ghosts
a large international police organization
Who was Desmond Dekker?
the founder of Trojan records
a record producer in the '50s, who signed such artist as Carl Perkins and Ricky Nelson
a founding pioneer of Ska music
a blues pianist who was the first black member of Tommy Dorsey's big band in the 1940s
Which sensitive alt-rocker use to dress up in a bear suit, mingle with his fans, and bash his own music before concerts?
Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional)
Henry Rollins was once a member of which '80s punk band?
The Circle Jerks
Which of the following musicians did NOT die at the age of 27?
Whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright?
The Notorious B.I.G
Jam Master Jay
Old Dirty Bastard
The band Television was from which city?
In the Guns'n'Roses video for the hit song "November Rain", which super model is set to marry lead singer Axl Rose during the wedding scene?
Which of the following bands are not from Washington state?
The night that Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash is often referred to as "the day the music died". In which US state did that fatal crash occur?
Which song in full length is longer?
"Freebird (Live)" -Lynyrd Skynyrd
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" -Iron Butterfly
"American Pie" -Don McLean
"Close to the Edge" -Yes
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