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Pop Music Challenge '50s-'00s

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Pop Music Challenge 50s00s game quiz
"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  

1. This band debuted in 1976, and featured an album cover with a guitar shaped spaceship. Who were these guys?
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Jefferson Starship

2. Which of the following bands had four women in it, including one named Michael?
    The Runaways
    The Bangles
    The Go-Gos

3. 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

4. Which famous guitarist was featured on the Michael Jackson hit "Beat It"?
    Griffen Murphy
    Randy Rhoades
    Eddie Van Halen

5. "People Are People" was a hit song for which of these UK 80s electro-wave groups?
    A Flock of Seagulls
    Depeche Mode
    New Order
    Scritti Politti

6. Johnny Cash covered an unlikely band at the end of his long career. Which band's song did he cover?
    Nine Inch Nails
    Cat Power
    Def Leppard

7. 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

8. Before "Live Through This", Hole (the band with Courtney Love) had an album titled:
    Diary of Miss America
    Baby Doll
    Pretty On The Inside

9. Who wrote "Me And Bobby McGee"?
    Kris Kristoffersen
    Neil Diamond
    Miles Henry Rodham
    Janis Joplin

10. 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

11. 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 Vaselines
    Captain Beefheart
    David Bowie
    The Meat Puppets

12. 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

13. 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"?
    Young MC
    LL Cool J
    Ice Cube

14. What town are the members of R.E.M originally from?
    Tupelo, MS
    Bellingham, WA
    Columbus, OH
    Athens, GA

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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)
    Sufjan Stevens
    Kurt Cobain
    John Mayer

18. Henry Rollins was once a member of which '80s punk band?
    Black Flag
    The Circle Jerks
    Dead Kennedys

19. Which of the following musicians did NOT die at the age of 27?
    Shannon Hoon
    Janis Joplin
    Jim Morrison
    Kurt Cobain

20. Whose real name was Eric Lynn Wright?
    The Notorious B.I.G
    Jam Master Jay
    Old Dirty Bastard

21. The band Television was from which city?
    Los Angeles
    New York

22. 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?
    Cindy Crawford
    Stephanie Seymour
    Claudia Schiffer
    Tawny Kitaen

23. Which of the following bands are not from Washington state?
    The Posies
    Sonic Youth
    Bikini Kill

24. 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?

25. 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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