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These quizzes concern anything musical with something in common e.g. song titles, songs themselves, the questions and answers have a common theme or name ... sort of like cousins twice removed.
1,988 quizzes and 27,832 trivia questions.
  Mystery Music Sort V    
Mystery Sort
 15 Qns
Place these songs into their proper mystery category.
Average, 15 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Apr 09 24
bigjohnsludge gold member
Apr 09 24
163 plays
  Mystery Sort Music IV    
Mystery Sort
 15 Qns
Place these songs into their proper mystery sort categories.
Tough, 15 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Apr 06 24
bigjohnsludge gold member
Apr 06 24
126 plays
  Mystery Sort Music III    
Mystery Sort
 15 Qns
Place these songs in their proper mystery category.
Average, 15 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Apr 05 24
bigjohnsludge gold member
Apr 05 24
227 plays
  Mystery Sort Music VI    
Mystery Sort
 15 Qns
Place these songs in their proper mystery category. I'll give you a cryptic clue that may help. "It's like being stunned and discombobulated after illegally spray painting the walls of an indoor zoo!"
Average, 15 Qns, bigjohnsludge, Apr 11 24
bigjohnsludge gold member
Apr 11 24
78 plays
  Soft Rock and Other Musical Oxymorons    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Contradictory Occurrences in Rock & Roll
Oxymorons abound in the world of Rock & Roll. "Sounds of Silence" or "A Hard Day's Night", for example. Here's a list of words that, matched with opposites, reveal names of bands, singers, songs or albums. Though it's "Easy to Be Hard", this quiz is not.
Easier, 10 Qns, JepRD, Nov 22 23
JepRD gold member
Nov 22 23
717 plays
  Easy, Tiger!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Expression Synonyms
The expression "Easy, Tiger!" means take it easy or calm down. In this quiz you need to solve clues about this expression, and nine other synonyms of it, by matching a song, by a musical act, to the expression.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Nov 21 23
gme24 gold member
Nov 21 23
101 plays
  The Wedding DJ's Miss List   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten songs that are probably best not played at a wedding reception. Match the artists associated with them.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 08 16
998 plays
  Great Ironies In Music   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In language, "irony" is often misinterpreted. Many people perceive "Murphy's Law" situations to be ironic, when in fact they are just unlucky. The actual irony comes from paradoxical circumstances, and this quiz relates to ten music related ironies.
Tough, 10 Qns, DUFFMONKEY, Jul 22 22
Jul 22 22
4212 plays
  The Longest Ones Are the Best Ones   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many artists have gone outside the box and created songs that are over five minutes in length. Can you match up these songs with the correct recording artist?
Easier, 10 Qns, linkan, Jan 14 19
linkan gold member
Jan 14 19
674 plays
  Windmill's Favorite Music? It's a Big Metal Fan!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the songs in this quiz are by metal bands, and all the songs will reference either windmills or metal fans.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Apr 23 23
Apr 23 23
97 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Van Halen had a top hit with which tune?

From Quiz "Songs By Artists Whose Names Begin "T"/"U"/"V""

  Popular Music Anthems    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Popular songs and music often have had a second life when groups adopt the song as an anthem for their cause. How much do you know about some of these songs?
Average, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Jul 09 20
SixShutouts66 gold member
Jul 09 20
417 plays
  Four Word Song Titles   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the songs in my quiz will also have a four-word title,and many genres are featured. Good luck, and hope that you enjoy it.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Apr 07 23
ozzz2002 gold member
Apr 07 23
931 plays
  Musical Links On A Chain   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question alludes cryptically to three songs. Your job is to identify the link between them
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jan 02 18
Jan 02 18
370 plays
  Artless, Breathless, or Even Less   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some questions on songs, albums and performers that could be described by one or more of the words in the quiz title.
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Apr 28 23
looney_tunes editor
Apr 28 23
593 plays
  Top of the Pops    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Top of the Pops" is a 1970 song by The Kinks. Such a boastful title, I'm the king of the castle and all that. So I went looking for other superlative type song titles and here's what was there.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 09 11
pollucci19 gold member
608 plays
  My Sincerest Apogees   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An apogee can be defined as "the highest point of something". This quiz outlines musicians that following successful points of their careers, apologetically (or unapologetic-ally) blew their careers away.
Easier, 10 Qns, apathy100, Jul 23 22
apathy100 gold member
Jul 23 22
416 plays
  A LONG, LONG Time Ago   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of these classic rock songs is seven minutes or more in length. You'll be asked to choose either the title or the artist. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Coonielady, Jan 13 14
920 plays
  Response Songs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these songs were written as responses to other songs. How many of them do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Dec 09 18
Dec 09 18
320 plays
  "Flash, Bang, Wallop"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of the following are about songs having something to do with various sorts of pictures.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Apr 02 13
390 plays
  Less Than Perfect   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't you just hate it when a plan doesn't quite come together or something is not as it should be? The following songs touch on things that fail to hit the mark.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 11 12
pollucci19 gold member
640 plays
  Prayer, Where, Care, Chair, Hair    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the band or artist to its song or album. The words prayer, where, care, chair or hair will be in the song/album title.
Easier, 10 Qns, madasasnake, Oct 07 18
Oct 07 18
287 plays
  Bad Moon on the Rise   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many songs about predicting bad things coming up - name the artists of the following songs about those bad moons on the rise!
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Jul 21 16
merylfederman gold member
390 plays
  The Lyrics Aren't True For the Artist    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In all of these songs, the artist said something about himself or herself that wasn't true. How many of these can you name?
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Dec 18 23
Dec 18 23
268 plays
  The Edge of Glory & Other 'Same Song' Tales   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When Lady Gaga released 'The Edge of Glory', there were accusations it resembled another song. It's not an uncommon claim in music. Let's explore some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 23 22
Jul 23 22
298 plays
  Hit Songs Hated by their Makers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just because you wrote a song and just because it became a hit, it does not mean that you like the song. These artists didn't like their hits.
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Jan 09 19
Jan 09 19
437 plays
  More Hit Songs Hated by their Makers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just because you wrote a hit song doesn't mean you like the song. This quiz has 10 examples of such artists.
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Jan 21 19
Jan 21 19
241 plays
  Stop Being So Meme!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The rise of the internet and social media has seen various songs associated with internet memes. Some are well-known, and others are a little more obscure.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jun 11 21
Kankurette gold member
Jun 11 21
199 plays
  Leave It In - Nobody Will Notice   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why would an artist leave a mistake in the final take of a song they record? Who knows? But since I first noticed a mistake in one of my favorite songs many years ago I've been surprised at the number of recordings having errors in them.
Tough, 10 Qns, wilbill, Sep 06 16
281 plays
  Irking the Purists   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'Irk the Purists' is a song by the Wirral band Half Man Half Biscuit, to the tune of 'Give Me Oil in My Lamp', which makes fun of music snobbery. This quiz uses the lyrics of the song as a basis, and is part of my Lyrics Series.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Aug 01 19
Kankurette gold member
Aug 01 19
170 plays
  Songs That Criticize the Music Industry    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Over the years, many musicians have written songs that criticize the industry that they are in. People become professional musicians, then realize it's not what they thought. How many of these songs do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Jul 28 20
Jul 28 20
213 plays
  Politically Incorrect Tunes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Nobody was bothered by these when they were hits. Nowadays somebody, somewhere might be offended (or pretend to be). Take this quiz at your own risk. Chart positions are U.S. Billboard Pop charts.
Tough, 10 Qns, JRooowe, Mar 16 14
JRooowe gold member
726 plays
  It Was a First    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Everything has to have a first time or be the first of something. These questions are all about firsts that happened in popular music.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytops, Feb 18 11
rubytops gold member
618 plays
  Mistakes in Popular Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many popular songs have things in them that weren't supposed to be in them. That doesn't necessarily stop the song from being a hit. How many of these do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Feb 13 21
Feb 13 21
269 plays
  Sounds Like a Bucket    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was on FunTrivia when a bucket started talking to me. It advised me that if it sounds like a bucket, looks like bucket or walks like a must be a bucket. These songs contain items that sound like a bucket.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Sep 18 11
pollucci19 gold member
483 plays
  Secrets in Music Through the Years.   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about some of the many songs through the years by various artists that had to do with secrets.
Difficult, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Sep 04 12
392 plays
  Wait....What Did He Just Sing?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever listened to a song that was so incredibly fast that you thought "Wait... What did he just sing?" I have. Here are some insanely fast songs.
Tough, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Mar 28 12
salami_swami gold member
494 plays
  Musical Guns    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these songs feature a gun or guns. How many of them do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Nov 30 10
Rowena8482 gold member
379 plays
  Just A Moment!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about song lyrics that include the words, "Just" or "Moment". Tell me the movie or show, the writer, or whatever is asked for. Merrily you should roll along!
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Oct 25 13
395 plays
  Which Song or Artist Doesn't Belong?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In each question, you'll be given four songs or four artists. Choose the one different from the other three. There will be a clue in the question as to what the other three have in common, and the solution must fit the clue.
Difficult, 10 Qns, InXanadu, Sep 22 03
786 plays
  Bawdy Ballads    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For as long as there has been music, there have been songs that are a bit on the risque side. Most of these songs do not involve vulgar language, but are excellent examples of "double entendre" at its best.
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jul 20 07
daver852 gold member
546 plays
  Egotistical Songs or Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Enough about you, let's talk about me! Songs in which artists hold themselves in high esteem (70's, 80's, 90's)
Average, 10 Qns, tracyb555, Jan 21 11
3864 plays
  Unusual Words in Song Lyrics    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many songwriters have extensive vocabularies, and like to show them off in their lyrics. Let's see if you can match these rarely used words with the mostly classic rock songs in which they appear!
Tough, 10 Qns, bringiton7, Dec 14 17
Dec 14 17
192 plays
  Band on the Run    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An assortment of music questions having to do with the "Band" or "Run".
Average, 10 Qns, mdh16146, May 26 14
344 plays
  Easy Music Links    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All you have to do is choose the most likely common thread between each of these three recordings.
Average, 10 Qns, Tristan., Jul 31 23
Jul 31 23
716 plays
  Music Samples and Sources    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many forms of music utilize the technique of sampling, or taking a small portion of another song and playing it in a new context. Here's a quiz on some samples and the original tracks from which they came. Hope you enjoy.
Impossible, 10 Qns, neon000, Jun 11 21
neon000 gold member
Jun 11 21
467 plays
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Music: Something in Common Trivia Questions

1. This question might be difficult, but the good noose is that they probably get easier: "Dogfish Rising" is a hidden track on what heavy metal band's 1996 album "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat."?

From Quiz
Windmill's Favorite Music? It's a Big Metal Fan!

Answer: Slipknot

It is the ninth track on the album which perhaps appropriately was released on Halloween, 1996: "I saw a human hand Windmills like two Somethin' at my left (Screaming sphincter muscles) Post-sniff scrunchies What the?" The band has a very creative stage appearance as they all wear threatening-looking masks, and the music is very aggressive sounding. The violence of their stage act has been known to result in a few broken ribs over the years among the band members. Rock on.

2. Which British classic rock band recorded a song called "Black Country Woman" that begins with an airplane?

From Quiz Mistakes in Popular Songs

Answer: Led Zeppelin

"Black Country Woman," from Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" begins with the sound of an airplane passing by. It also begins with a short discussion among the band members about whether or not they should start over again and remove the airplane sound, concluding with one of the band members saying "Nah, leave it." The mistake didn't stop the album from being certified 16 times platinum in the U.S.

3. In this song by Pink Floyd, on their album "Wish You Were Here", somebody asks "Which one's pink?" Which song is it?

From Quiz Songs That Criticize the Music Industry

Answer: Have a Cigar

Part of the concept of Pink Floyd's highly successful album "Wish You Were Here" is criticizing the music industry. One of the songs that does this is "Have a Cigar." This song is sung from the point of view of a record executive approaching Pink Floyd for a record deal for the first time ever. The record executive promises the band that they are going to be very successful, and flatters the band with praise, but then they ask "Which one's pink?" revealing that they actually know nothing about the band. According to guitarist David Gilmour in a 1992 interview on "In the Studio With Redbeard," multiple people in the music industry really did ask that question to the band, thinking that Pink Floyd was the name of the singer. The point of the song seems to be that people who run the music industry are liars and should not be trusted.

4. Ann Wilson of Heart hated this 1990 hit that she made. What was it?

From Quiz More Hit Songs Hated by their Makers

Answer: All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You

Female-led rock band Heart had hit songs in at least three different decades. They had some rock hits in the 1970's, some slow popular power ballads in the 1980's, and in the 1990's they had "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You." According to Ann Wilson in the liner notes of Heart's 1995 Unplugged live album "The Road Home," the song was written by producer Mutt Lange. Wilson says that he wrote it for Don Henley of the Eagles, "but there was a lot of pressure on us to do the song at the time." The song went to number two on the U.S. Billboard top 100 and number one in Australia and top 10 in a few other countries. However, Ann Wilson told Dan Rather that she thought the song was "hideous." The whole interview can be found on YouTube.

5. In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Madonna said that she hated what song associated with her?

From Quiz Hit Songs Hated by their Makers

Answer: Material Girl

"Material Girl" is a song about a gold-digging woman who only dates rich man. Sadly, this song became a top 10 hit in at least 10 different countries. However, it turns out Madonna wasn't completely inhumane. In a 2015 interview, Stern asked Madonna if it was true that she hated "Like a Virgin" because other people wrote it. She said that she likes "Like a Virgin" and appreciates its writers, and the song that she hated is "Material Girl." Not only did she hate the song, she hated that strangers called her "Material Girl" whenever they say her. She claims that she is not a material girl.

6. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" was a response to songs by whom?

From Quiz Response Songs

Answer: Neil Young

Neil Young wrote two songs, "Southern Man" and "Alabama" that bashed the racism and slavery that Alabama used to have. Lynyrd Skynyrd made "Sweet Home Alabama" as a response to those songs. The result was a top ten U.S. and Canada hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd. One major point in the song is "In Birmingham, they love the governor (boo boo boo)!" This line is often misunderstood because many people miss the "Boo! boo! boo!" which implies that the previous line was sarcasm (and that they didn't love the governor). Another major point in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song is "Now Watergate does not bother me. Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth." Songwriter Ronnie Van Zant said that his point was southern people don't bash northern people for Watergate, so why do northerners bash southerners for racism and slavery? Neil Young, in his autobiography, said that he really liked "Sweet Home Alabama," and that his own songs deserved that response. Young says that he doesn't like his own songs when he listens to them because they are "accusatory and condescending."

7. In 2004, a man called Gary Brolsma filmed himself dancing enthusiastically to a Europop song by a band called O-Zone. It's informally known as the 'numa numa' song, but what is the actual name of the song?

From Quiz Stop Being So Meme!

Answer: Dragostea Din Tei

It's not often you hear a pop song sung in Romanian outside the Eurovision Song Contest, but 'Dragostea Din Tei' is a very notable exception (the band were from Moldova). The catchy chorus of the song goes 'vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei' ('you want to leave, but you don't want, don't want to take me'). 'Dragostea Din Tei' means 'the love of the linden tree', and is notable for being one of the very few UK chart hits sung in the Romanian language. Brolsma's video originally appeared on, posted under the name 'Gman250'. The video itself spawned parodies, and has been viewed over 18 million times.

8. This singer released a 1982 hit song called "Kids in America," even though she was neither a kid at the time nor was she from America. What was her name?

From Quiz The Lyrics Aren't True For the Artist

Answer: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde was born in 1960 in England. She was 21 when she released "Kids in America" in America. 21 is a young age, but no one is legally still a kid at that age. People can vote, drive, go to R-rated movies, and drink alcohol by that age. I think that's more than enough to qualify as being no longer a kid. She certainly isn't from America, or anywhere near it. This makes it strange that she says "We're the kids in America" including herself in the "We're" part. Listeners didn't care, as the song was a worldwide hit. It was a top ten hit in at least ten different countries, but ironically the song only climbed to number 25 in the country mentioned in the song.

9. What type of weather links where Gordon Lightfoot was with a dollar in his hand to the sweet stuff felt by Cat Stevens and the kind John Denver would walk through by the side of his true love?

From Quiz Musical Links On A Chain

Answer: Rain

Gordon Lightfoot sang:"In the early morning rain, with a dollar in my hand." In his version of a Christian hymn, Cat Stevens sang: "Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from Heaven." John Denver, meanwhile, sang: "I'll walk through the rain by your side, and I'll cling to the warmth of your tiny hand." Cat Stevens recorded "Morning Has Broken" in 1971. The song was too short for a three-minute pop record, so Rick Wakeman had to improvise a padded piano 'middle eight'. Gordon Lightfoot recorded "In The Early Morning Rain" in 1966. It was to become one of his best-known and most-covered songs. John Denver included "For Baby (For Bobbie)" on his 1972 album "Rocky Mountain High". He later said it was only the fourth song he had ever written, and the first of his own he recorded.

10. In 1955, rhythm and blues singer Johnny Ace had a posthumous number one hit R&B song titled "Pledging My Love". On Christmas Day in 1954, Ace took a break between sets and died under strange circumstances. How did he die?

From Quiz My Sincerest Apogees

Answer: He shot himself

On Christmas Day, John Marshall Alexander, Jr. died after a self inflicted gunshot would to the head with a .22 caliber revolver (although some sources claim it was a .32 caliber pistol). As witnesses were present, it was not deemed to be a suicide, but rather a case of misfortune. Band members said that he would often play with his gun between sets and often shot it at road signs when not performing. At first, it appeared to be that he was playing a game of Russian roulette with the revolver, but one witness, musician Big Mama Thornton, stated that: "Johnny Ace had been drinking and he had this little pistol he was waving around the table and someone said 'Be careful with that thing...' and he said 'It's okay! Gun's not loaded... see?' and pointed it at himself with a smile on his face and 'Bang!'". At the time of his death, Johnny Ace had been signed with Duke Records and was an up and coming blues musician. In 1954, he had recorded eight hits and was often found touring with Big Mama Thornton (a popular musician in her own right). It is believed that over 1.7 million copies of his recordings had been sold prior to his death. Unfortunately, tragedy struck that Christmas Day ending not only his life, but ending the career of a promising musician.

11. The song is "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)". The prediction of the future "starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes..." Which group sang of this dire future?

From Quiz Bad Moon on the Rise

Answer: R.E.M.

"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was a 1987 hit famous for its lightning-fast sequence of references and a long string of names of famous people with initials "L.B." "Leonard Bernstein" is a famously comprehensible lyric in the middle of the hard-to-hear jumble, but all of the madness is about the catastrophic end of the world if you listen close enough!

12. The title of this quiz - "A Long Long Time Ago" - is also the first line of what classic that references the 1959 plane crash that killed three rock and roll pioneers?

From Quiz A LONG, LONG Time Ago

Answer: American Pie

Don McLean's signature song, released in 1971, tells the story of "the day the music died". The phrase references the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, and continues on with cryptic references to personalities and events of the 1960s. After reaching number one on music charts in several countries, the lyrics became a popular topic among music critics and radio disc jockeys as listeners speculated about their meaning. The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

13. "Flash, Bang, Wallop" comes from which musical film?

From Quiz "Flash, Bang, Wallop"

Answer: Half A Sixpence

"Flash, Bang, Wallop" is one of the big set piece songs from the 1967 Tommy Steele film, "Half A Sixpence". The story line, based on the H.G. Wells book "Kipps", is a simple poor boy makes good with complications along the way. Tommy Steele started his career in the 1950s as a rock and roll singer. He soon realised that he could have a better career as an all round entertainer, and in the 1960s he moved into stage and film musicals, as well as touring his one man show. His film credits include "Finian's Rainbow" (1968) and "The Happiest Millionaire" (1967). On stage he produced and starred in the 1983 revival of "Singing in the Rain" at the London Palladium. Multi-talented, he has also written books and is a respected sculptor. His statue of Eleanor Rigby is close to the Cavern Club in Liverpool and he has a statue of two rugby players at Twickenham stadium.

14. A song from a Broadway musical and movie includes these lyrics: "It only takes a moment, to be loved your whole life through". What show and movie is "It Only Takes a Moment" from?

From Quiz Just A Moment!

Answer: Hello Dolly

The first Broadway production of "Hello Dolly" starred Carol Channing in the title role. Other stars followed her, and the movie version starred Barbra Streisand. The production I saw starred the wonderful Mary Martin.

15. Helen Reddy reached #1 on the US Billboard charts with, which song that tells of a girl who "lives (her) life in the songs she hears"?

From Quiz Less Than Perfect

Answer: Angie Baby

The song, written by Alan O'Day, reached the top spot in December of 1974 and was Reddy's fifth number one US single. It deals with a girl who is somewhat "socially retarded" and living in a make believe world. The lyrics remain cryptic and tend to raise more issues than it provides answers - Is Angie a witch, what happened to the boy next door - Reddy, herself has always remained mute on the subject, preferring to hear how others have interpreted the work.

16. When Lady Gaga released a song called "The Edge of Glory", it was compared to a song called "Sin Miedo" by the singer, Soraya Arnelas. What nationality was she?

From Quiz The Edge of Glory & Other 'Same Song' Tales

Answer: Spanish

Soraya Arnelas was born in Spain in 1982 and was a popular singer in her native country. She represented Spain at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. "Sin Miedo", "Without Fear", was a single and title track of a 2008 album. In 2011, Clevver [sic] Music reported that Lady Gaga was, in their words, "getting heat for possibly copying a Spanish artist". It reported that some said "Edge of Glory" was, again in their words, "similar" to "Sin Miedo". Lady Gaga was also sued over claims that her song "Judas" copied the 1999 song "Juda" by Rebecca Fancescatti. Madonna, meanwhile, said that Gaga's "Born This Way" was "a wonderful way to redo my song "Express Yourself". [From "Newsweek"].

17. "Buckets of Rain" appeared on Bob Dylan's 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks" but earlier, in 1970, he recorded which song, with a bucket-like implement in its title, for his "Self Portrait" album?

From Quiz Sounds Like a Bucket

Answer: Copper Kettle

"Self Portrait" is a double album full of cover songs that received predominantly negative reviews from the critics. "Copper Kettle", however, was hailed as one of the few shining lights on the record. The song was written in 1946 by Alfred Frank Beddoe and it pays homage to the rebellion against the Whiskey Tax imposed by the US Government in 1791.

18. What kind of bold statement did Gerry and the Pacemakers make in 1964?

From Quiz Top of the Pops

Answer: I'm the One

'I'm the One' could almost be considered a let-down for Gerry and the Pacemakers. Released in January, 1964 the song only managed to get to number two on the UK (BBC Radio 1) charts. That's a bit deflating when you consider that their first three singles; 'How Do You Do It', 'I Like It' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone' all reached the coveted UK number one slot. They became the first act to have their first three singles all reach number one on the UK charts and it wasn't until 1983-84 that fellow Liverpudlians, 'Frankie Goes to Hollywood', matched the effort. (For the record) 'Headline News' is a 1964 song by Edwin Starr. 'Main Attraction' (1962) is by Pat Boone and 'Mr Wonderful' was released in 1957 by Peggy Lee.

19. The popular British music show "Top of the Pops" was first screened on the BBC1 television channel on New Years Day 1964. Which musical act was the first to take to the stage and perform?

From Quiz It Was a First

Answer: The Rolling Stones

"Top of the Pops" was originally only commissioned for 6 episodes, but it was so popular that it ran on a weekly basis for over 42 years. The final show was broadcast on 30th July 2006. The first show was hosted by the Disc Jockey Jimmy Saville, and the first act to appear was The Rolling Stones singing "I Wanna Be Your Man".

20. Def Leppard and Aerosmith have both sung about individuals with a gun. Which boy and girl's names go with "____'s Got a Gun" to give us the titles of the two songs?

From Quiz Musical Guns

Answer: Billy and Janie

"Billy's Got a Gun" was first released on Def Leppard's "Pyromania" album, in 1983. Although released as a B Side in the US, it still reached the Top 30 in the Mainstream Rock Chart. "Janie's Got a Gun" was Aerosmith's first ever number one single on the Australian Chart, and featured on the "Pump" album, released in 1989.

21. "Every lassie has her laddie / None they say have I" Can you identify this song by Scotland's most famous poet?

From Quiz Bawdy Ballads

Answer: Comin' Thro' the Rye

By Robert Burns. Not a bawdy song, you say? Check out the original lyrics, and you'll change your mind! Let's just say it wasn't kissing that the lad and lassie were up to out there in the rye grass. Many of Burns's songs, in their original versions, are not only bawdy, but downright pornographic. If he were alive today, Burns might well be working for Larry Flynt. By the way, "Comin' Thro' the Rye" is a good example a bawdy song that has been bowdlerized for general use. I remember babysitting my six-year-old niece and watching "Barney and Friends," when the children began singing a song called "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" I was shocked, because I knew the original song had referred not to "ears," but to a pair of organs unique to the masculine gender.

22. What is the most ironic thing about Alanis Morissette's single "Ironic"?

From Quiz Great Ironies In Music

Answer: It doesn't contain a single example of irony

All of the situations in Morissette's song are POTENTIALLY ironic, but none of them are elaborated enough to actually fit the title of the song. Perhaps the Irish comedian Ed Byrne summed it up best when he said "There's nothing ironic about being stuck in a traffic jam when you're late for something. Unless you're a town planner. If you were a town planner and you were on your way to a seminar of town planners at which you were giving a talk on how you solved the problem of traffic congestion in your area, and couldn't get to it because you were stuck in a traffic jam, that'd be well ironic." The other three options are all lines from "Ironic".

23. Damian Marley's song "Welcome to Jamrock" earned major success on the reggae charts, thanks in part to its haunting sample of the phrase, "Out in the streets, they call it murder." From what song were the words drawn?

From Quiz Music Samples and Sources

Answer: "World-A-Reggae," Ini Kamoze

Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, son of reggae titan Bob Marley, released "Welcome to Jamrock" in 2005. The song "World-A-Reggae" was recorded in a few different versions and titles by artists including Zap Pow and Anthony B.

24. What is the common thread here? "Fast Car", by Tracy Chapman, "Ophelia", by Natalie Merchant, "Icicle", by Tori Amos.

From Quiz Easy Music Links

Answer: The performers are all female

Tracy Chapman was born on March 30, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio. Natalie Merchant was on October 26, 1963 in Jamestown, New York. Tori Amos was born on August 22, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina. There's almost another link there !

25. Which artist stated 'I'm too sexy'?

From Quiz Egotistical Songs or Lyrics

Answer: Right Said Fred

26. Which classic song by the Police has a laugh at the beginning of the song?

From Quiz Mistakes in Popular Songs

Answer: Roxanne

You can also hear a weird keyboard sound right before the laughter. The story is that Sting accidentally sat on the keyboard. The band decided that they liked the odd sound so they kept the take. The song charted in seven different countries from 1979-1980, and again in four countries from 1997-1998, so I guess they were right.

27. This song by Queen is a hate letter to the band's first manager. What is it called?

From Quiz Songs That Criticize the Music Industry

Answer: Death on Two Legs

In the early 1970s Queen were in a really bad place. They had recorded three albums and a couple of hit songs such as "Killer Queen" and "Now I'm Here," which helped their third album, "Sheer Heart Attack" reach gold. They had toured around the world, often as headliners. However, they weren't making any money. They had signed a bad contract with Norman Sheffield, that resulted in Queen not making the money they deserved. So, they cut ties with him, got a new manager, and recorded their Make-or-Break fourth album "A Night at the Opera." The first song on the album was called "Death on Two Legs" and it's about Sheffield. The song begins with a piano solo that requires the skills of a virtuoso like Freddie Mercury to play, then when the song gets going, it's a hard rock song. Freddie Mercury sounds seriously angry in the lyrics and in his voice. Sheffield has tried to sue Queen for defamation of character over this song but he wasn't successful.

28. The song "My Old Kentucky Home" is played most famously at what event?

From Quiz Popular Music Anthems

Answer: Horse race

"My Old Kentucky Home" is played at Churchill Downs during the parade to the post for the Kentucky Derby. The song was composed in 1852 by Stephen Foster and is actually an anti-slavery song that was likely inspired by "Uncle Tom's Cabin". In 1928 the song was made the state song of Kentucky, and a change was made to the lyrics to replace the objectionable word "darkies" with "people". "My Old Kentucky Home" started being played at the Kentucky Derby in 1921.

29. 'Give me Rush, give me 'Marquee Moon'...' 'Marquee Moon' was the debut album by which American post-punk band, fronted by Tom Verlaine?

From Quiz Irking the Purists

Answer: Television

'Marquee Moon' was Television's debut album, released in 1977. Tom Verlaine, the band's lead singer, was heavily influenced by jazz; he took up the saxophone as a child after hearing an album by Stan Getz. He was also a big fan of Miles Davis. Verlaine founded the Neon Boys with bassist Richard Hell and drummer Billy Ficca, and the group went on to become Television. Richard Hell later left to form Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Their first press review was written by Patti Smith, who had seen them at CBGBs and went on to become famous in her own right.

30. In a 1988 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Robert Plant, the former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, said that he was tired of which song?

From Quiz More Hit Songs Hated by their Makers

Answer: Stairway to Heaven

"I'd break out in hives if I had to sing that song in every show. I wrote those lyrics and found that song to be of some importance and consequence in 1971, but 17 years later, I don't know" said Robert Plant in 1988. His opinion hadn't improved much in 2002, when he donated money to a Portland radio station so they would STOP playing the song. In 1971, Led Zeppelin released their 4th album, Led Zeppelin IV. The album has sold over 37 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest-selling and most influential rock albums of all time. Although there are many popular songs on this album, the song most responsible for the album's legendary status is the 8-minute epic, "Stairway to Heaven." Despite not being released as a single, "Stairway to Heaven" has been played on radio stations over 2 million times. One radio DJ once estimated that it would take 44 years to play the song back-to-back that many times. Guitarist Jimmy Page said that they intentionally never released it as a single to get people to buy the whole album. This smart move paid off well. So it's no wonder Plant grew tired of the song. From his comments that I have read, I don't think Plant really hated the song, I just think he got tired of it. In my opinion, if a song gets played so many times that you get tired of it, that just means it's a really great and/or well-loved song.

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