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  Rock Songs About Being a Rock Star   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Songs have many topics: love, jealousy, loneliness, tragedy, humor. Then there are songs that are meta: songs about being a rock musician. These involve the sucesses, failures, loves, and losses while being in a rock act.
Average, 10 Qns, TonyTheDad, Feb 18 24
TonyTheDad gold member
Feb 18 24
420 plays
  Music About Music   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Searching for inspiration for a song, many musicians have turned to what they know best: music! Test your knowledge of songs with a musical theme.
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jul 20 22
CellarDoor gold member
Jul 20 22
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  Let The Children Sing! editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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All questions relate to songs that include the vocals of children.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Jul 20 22
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Jul 20 22
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  Choirs and Unique Backing Groups Featured in Pop   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Many pop and rock songs have included choirs, children or unique singing groups. This quiz concerns some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
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  Bands and Musical Artists Mentioned in Songs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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How well do you know these bands and musical artists who were mentioned in songs?
Easier, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Jun 05 18
Jun 05 18
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  Singer In a Song   popular trivia quiz  
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A quiz about band and musical acts in songs by bands and musical acts.
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Nov 24 18
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Nov 24 18
309 plays
  That's "Rock and Roll"   popular trivia quiz  
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Since most of my quizzes are about Rock and Roll, how about these songs that have "Rock and Roll" in the title. Songs range from the '50s through the '80s. How many can you remember?
Average, 10 Qns, fredsixties, Dec 24 22
Dec 24 22
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  Classical Pop   top quiz  
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Many pop songs have 'borrowed' from classical music for their melodies. This quiz covers a few of them for you to identify.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 20 22
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Jul 20 22
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  Songs About "Songs"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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These are songs from the rock era that have the word "song" or "songs" in the title. They all appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the 1960s and 1970s. See how many you remember. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, fredsixties, Jul 21 22
Jul 21 22
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  Pop Goes Classical   popular trivia quiz  
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Many popular music songs use influences from classical music. See how many you can identify.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
357 plays
trivia question Quick Question
According to Elton John, where would you go to "hear the sound of Otis and the voice of Marvin Gaye"?

From Quiz "Singer In a Song"

  The Singer Not The Song (part 4)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I accepted the Author Challenge by Serenesh who requested a quiz titled "The Singer Not the Song". So I've created a quiz about songs that mention a famous singer in the lyrics. All you have to do is name the singer that the song mentions.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Jun 12 19
Jun 12 19
463 plays
  Musical Allusion   popular trivia quiz  
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Many songs mention or allude to other songs or singers. Do you know your musical allusions?
Tough, 10 Qns, umpire63, Mar 11 16
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  The Singer Not The Song (Part 3)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've created a quiz about songs that mention a famous singer in the lyrics. All you have to do is name the singer that the song mentions.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, May 31 19
May 31 19
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  The Singer Not The Song (Part 2)    
Multiple Choice
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I've created quizzes about songs that mention a famous singer in the lyrics. All you have to do is name the singer (not the song) mentioned.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, May 25 19
May 25 19
452 plays
  Singing Like a "Rockstar"    
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Being a rockstar is a somewhat popular topic in songs. This quiz will look at songs that have any variation of the word "rockstar" in the title. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Jul 21 22
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Jul 21 22
452 plays
  Band Names In Song Titles    
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 15 Qns
There seems to be many song titles that, mostly unintentionally, mention the names of bands and groups in their titles.This is just a "for fun" quiz to see if you can name the artists involved in these acts of promotion!
Tough, 15 Qns, Popsicle01, Jun 07 22
Jun 07 22
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  The Singer Not the Song    
Multiple Choice
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I accepted the Author Challenge by Serenesh who requested a quiz titled "The Singer Not the Song". So I've created a quiz about songs that mention a famous singer in the lyrics. All you have to do is name the singer that the song mention.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, May 22 19
May 22 19
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  The Singer Not The Song (part 5)    
Multiple Choice
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I accepted the Author Challenge by Serenesh who requested a quiz titled "The Singer Not the Song". So I've created a quiz about songs that mention a famous singer in the lyrics. All you have to do is name the singer, not the song, that is mentioned.
Average, 10 Qns, Billkozy, Jul 12 19
Jul 12 19
427 plays
  When Classic meets Rock    
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Ten moments in the history of rock music when the boundaries between classical music and rock music have become blurred.
Average, 10 Qns, anthonyrock, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
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  Songs About Other Bands : #2    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When stooped for subject matter to sing about, bands will often sing about other bands. This is my second quiz about songs with other artists or bands as their subject matter.
Difficult, 15 Qns, hootch, May 06 06
428 plays
  More Bands and Artists Mentioned in Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lots of bands and artists mention other bands and artists in songs.
Average, 10 Qns, DrLoveGun, Nov 22 18
Nov 22 18
210 plays
  Musical References in Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will ask you to name the song which includes lyrics referencing other songs, or musicians. Most, but not all, songs are from the 1960s and 1970s.
Average, 10 Qns, OutlookDude, May 13 20
OutlookDude gold member
May 13 20
197 plays
  Rock N' Roll Songs    
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This quiz is on many well known songs with rock and (n') roll in the title. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Jul 21 22
Jul 21 22
905 plays
  Bands Singing About Other Bands    
Multiple Choice
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Here are ten questions about songs which reference a band or musical artist in their title. All you have to do is identify the artist responsible for each tribute. Most of the questions are about indie artists.
Difficult, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Sep 24 16
289 plays
  CM/M's Guide to Classical Music by Rockers    
Multiple Choice
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Match your knowledge of classical music to your knowledge of who played what in the world of rock. Remember that the terms Baroque (1600-1760), Classical (1730-1820), Romantic (1815-1910) and Modern (1900-) describe periods and styles of Classical music.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, laughinglion, Jul 20 22
Very Difficult
Jul 20 22
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  Songs About Other Bands : #1    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Most singers and bands are themselves fans of other bands. Sometimes they even feel compelled to declare their love in song. This is a quiz about songs written by bands or singers about other singers or bands. Whee!
Difficult, 15 Qns, hootch, May 06 06
384 plays
  Pop Music with Jazz Influence    
Multiple Choice
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Sometimes pop artists collaborate with jazz musicians, play jazz themselves or are simply inspired by it.
Average, 10 Qns, queenofsheba, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
360 plays

Performing Arts in Songs Trivia Questions

1. This 1970 Chicago song is about the difficulties in songwriting, specifically staying awake through the night trying to write songs.

From Quiz
Rock Songs About Being a Rock Star

Answer: 25 or 6 to 4

The numbers in the title are a reference to the time in the morning the writer was up trying to write: at 25 or 26 minutes before 4 am = 25 or 6 to 4.

2. "We don't need no education" sing the children in the song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)". Which rock band made this song?

From Quiz Let The Children Sing!

Answer: Pink Floyd

"Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" was released as a single and reached number one in the UK. The single sold over four million copies throughout the world and was nominated for a Grammy award. The protest song, written by bassist Roger Waters, includes a children's choir and lyrics protesting corporal punishment, abuse and rigid rules. The children's choir were from the Islington School and did not receive any royalties for their part in the song. They received tickets to a concert, an album and a single. The school received some money but there was no contract with the children to pay them. They lodged a successful claim for royalties in 2004.

3. The late Amy Winehouse's signature song "Rehab" referenced which two singers? (you know it, it's the song that starts out: "They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, "no, no, no")

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (part 5)

Answer: Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway

"He's tried to make me go to rehab I won't go, go, go I'd rather be at home with Ray I ain't got seventy days 'Cause there's nothing, there's nothing you can teach me That I can't learn from Mr. Hathaway" I gave you a wee bit of help in that Don Cornelius, although a bigwig in the music industry, was not a singer. Rather, he was was the television show host and producer who created the dance and music show "Soul Train." Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway were two of Amy's musical inspirations in soul music. The song won Song Of The Year, Female Pop Vocal Performance and Record Of The Year at the 2008 Grammy awards. Winehouse also won for Best New Artist, and the song's producer Mick Ronson won for producer of the year.

4. The group Mr. Mister is mentioned in this song's lyric: "Hey soul sister, ain't that Mr. Mister on the radio, stereo The way you move ain't fair, you know!" Name the Singer Not the Song that is also mentioned in the lyrics of this song!

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (part 4)

Answer: Madonna

The song is "Hey Soul Sister" and it's by the group Train. But the singer you had to name was Madonna: "Just in time, I'm so glad you have a one-track mind like me You gave my life direction, a game show love connection we can't deny I'm so obsessed, my heart is bound to beat right out of my untrimmed chest I believe in you, like a virgin, you're Madonna And I'm always gonna wanna blow your mind." The song was written by Train's frontman Pat Monahan. It was the first single released from the band's fifth album, "Save Me San Francisco" (2009).

5. In Steely Dan's terrific record "Hey Nineteen" the narrator is trying to seduce a girl who doesn't remember what singer?

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (Part 3)

Answer: Aretha Franklin

"Hey Nineteen That's 'Retha Franklin She don't remember the Queen of Soul It's hard times befallen The sole survivors She thinks I'm crazy But I'm just growing old." The song is from the group's 1980 album "Gaucho". Steely Dan was known, even amongst other bands, as a group with excellent musicianship. It shows on their records, and they used many different studio expert musicians throughout their career. The top shelf percussionist Steve Gadd appears on this album. The first programmable drum machine sold to the public was called the LM-1 and it came out the same time as the "Gaucho" album. Maybe that's why some people thought Steely Dan used it on their album, that and the fact that Steely Dan has a cutting edge kind of reputation. But they had none of it. The drums - or drum-playing rather - on the album is all man-made.

6. In "Twisted Road" by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, which country music singing legend is mentioned "chewin' bubble gum, askin me "how does it feel?"

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (Part 2)

Answer: Hank Williams

The lyrics also mention the Grateful Dead: "Walkin' with the devil on a twisted road Listenin' to The Dead on the radio" And the lyrics also mention by inference Roy Orbison: "Singin' in the place where I first saw Roy Playin' that place gave me so much joy." The lyrics also give a nod to Bob Dylan, however no mention of him is specifically given, not even a nickname or just his first name: "First time I heard 'Like A Rolling Stone' I felt that magic and took it home."

7. Written by David Bowie, "All the Young Dudes" was recorded by Mott the Hoople in 1972. In the lyrics of the song three bands are mentioned, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and which other English glam rock band?

From Quiz Singer In a Song

Answer: T. Rex

Originally meant for David Bowie's album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars", he offered the song to Mott the Hoople upon hearing of their impending break up. Bowie even went as far as to arrange studio time for the band, produce the song, play guitar and sing backing vocals. The song went to third place on the UK Singles charts, but was not as successful in the US, although it did break into the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. T. Rex, led by Marc Bolan, were an English glam rock band active from 1967 to 1977. From 1970 to 1977, the band managed twenty top fifty singles with four number one singles and ten top ten singles on the UK Singles chart. Some of these spectacular songs are "20th Century Boy", "Get It On" and "Children of the Revolution".

8. The 2010 song "North Side Gal" mentions which "Old" band?

From Quiz More Bands and Artists Mentioned in Songs

Answer: ZZ Top

"I got some money and some wheels to drive old beat up guitars and old ZZ Top." The band ZZ Top (not the members, but the band itself) was over 40 years old when "North Side Gal" came out. They were best known for 1983 hit song "Legs." Joe McPherson started releasing albums in the 2010s. His style of music is similar to 1950s rockabilly artists. His first album "Sign and Signifiers" was released in 2010 and it debuted at 161 on the Billboard 200 chart.

9. This 1950's rock and roll musician today may be more famous for songs written about him than songs that he sang. Don McLean and Weezer both wrote a hit song about him. Who is he?

From Quiz Bands and Musical Artists Mentioned in Songs

Answer: Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly was a a rock and roll musician who wore glasses. He became famous for hit songs like "Oh Boy" and "Peggy Sue." He died in a plane crash in 1959 at just 22 years old. His death was referred to as "The day the music died" in Don McLean's 1971 hit song "American Pie." Weezer released a hit song called "Buddy Holly" in 1994, in which lead singer Rivers Cuomo says that he looks like Buddy Holly. That was true. Cuomo's face was similar to Holly's and they both wore glasses.

10. In 1967, an English band had an international hit with a song that borrowed from a piece of classical music. The meaning of the song has been much debated and puzzled over. Can you skip the light fandango to tell which song it was and who sang it?

From Quiz Pop Goes Classical

Answer: "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - Procol Harum

"We skipped the light fandango Turned cartwheels cross the floor..." "A Whiter Shade of Pale" was a hit in both the USA and the UK. It featured inspiration from J.S. Bach's "Suite No 3 in D Major", composed in about 1730 - as well as one of the most memorable Hammond organ pieces in popular music. "What does the song mean?", many people asked. Years later, Gary Brooker, who co-wrote the lyrics, admitted he did not have a clue either. Brooker and Keith Reid were initially credited as the writers, but several decades on Matthew Fisher was granted a co-writing credit for the organ parts in a ruling by an English court.

11. Which Glaswegian indiepop band, fronted by Tracyanne Campbell, released the 2006 single 'Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken', which was a response to Lloyd Cole and the Commotions' song 'Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?'?

From Quiz Bands Singing About Other Bands

Answer: Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura formed in Glasgow in 1996 and released their debut album, 'Biggest Bluest Hi Fi', in 2001 which was produced by Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch. The album brought them to the attention of legendary DJ John Peel who consistently championed the band. Camera Obscura were soon asked to record a Peel session for his Radio 1 show and made regular appearances in John Peel's influential annual 'Festive Fifty' chart. The band are known for their lush 60s inspired indiepop sound and Campbell's beautiful and often melancholy lyrics. 'Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken' was taken from the band's third album, 2006's 'Let's Get Out of This Country', is one of Camera Obscura's most upbeat tracks and is a popular floor-filler at British indiepop club nights. The song is a response to 'Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?', a song taken from Lloyd Cole and the Commotions excellent 1986 album 'Rattlesnakes', which is full of the band's trademark charm and wit.

12. The song 'Go West', based on a tune by Pachelbel, was written by members of Village People, who had a minor hit with it in 1979. Which British duo had much greater success with the same song in 1993?

From Quiz Classical Pop

Answer: Pet Shop Boys

The tune for the song was based on the 'Canon in D Major' by Johann Pachelbel, which has been plundered for several pop songs including 'All Together Now' by The Farm and 'When a Man Loves a Woman', sung by Percy Sledge in 1966. The Village People version reached only number 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100, although it did rather better in the UK, managing number 15 on the UK Singles Chart. The Pet Shop Boys extended the song's introduction, which made the resemblance to the source material even more noticeable. It paid off for them, with the song becoming a hit around the world.

13. Nickelback's "Rockstar" mentioned all the things the singer wanted from the rockstar lifestyle, which included a bathroom big enough to play which sport in?

From Quiz Singing Like a "Rockstar"

Answer: Baseball

"I want a brand new house on an episode of cribs, and a bathroom I can play baseball in, and king size tub big enough for ten plus me." This song was from the 2005 album "All the Right Reasons". The single was first released in 2006, but was re-released in 2007 along with its music video. The spoken word lyrics between verses were by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

14. The London Bach Choir was featured in which 1969 Rolling Stones recording?

From Quiz Choirs and Unique Backing Groups Featured in Pop

Answer: You Can't Always Get What You Want

"You Can't Always Get What You Want" was scheduled to be the "B" side to the "Honky Tonk Women" single from their 1969 "Let It Bleed" album. Jack Nitzsche managed to book the London Bach Choir for the session and arranged the choir production. Artists who also sang backing vocals on the recording included Doris Troy, Madeline Bell and Nanette Workman. Producer Jimmy Miller replaced Charlie Watts on drums for the session and Al Kooper played the distinct french horn part as well as piano and organ. "In Another Land" and "Dandelion" were 1967 recordings by the Stones. "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)" was released in 1973 and featured Billy Preston on clavinet.

15. This song was originally released by Chuck Berry, then covered by The Beatles and The Beach Boys. What song is it?

From Quiz Rock N' Roll Songs

Answer: Rock And Roll Music

'Rock And Roll Music' was written and originally performed by Chuck Berry. It was released as a single and included on his 1957 album 'One Dozen Berrys'. The Beatles recorded a cover of the song and released it on their 'Beatles '65' album (1964). The Beach Boys released their version on their 1976 album '15 Big Ones'.

16. The simple title of this song belies its longevity. It was first recorded in 1957 by Chuck Berry, but has been covered by many other artists. What is its name?

From Quiz That's "Rock and Roll"

Answer: Rock and Roll Music

"Rock and Roll Music" is the title of the Chuck Berry penned tune that he made popular in 1957. The song reached number eight on the Billboard charts that year. Another act you may have heard of, The Beatles, released a cover of the song and it went to number one in several countries during late 1964. It was not released as a single in the U.S. or U.K., but appeared on the U.S. released album "Beatles 65". The Beach Boys also covered the tune in 1976, and got to a number five placing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Going back to Berry's original, it made the Rolling Stone Magazine list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" at number 128.

17. "The 59th Street Bridge Song" was a hit for a dynamic duo of the 1960s. Which duo?

From Quiz Songs About "Songs"

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel recorded "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" in 1966 for the "Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" album and released the song in 1966. It was released as a B-side recording. The A-side was a song called "At The Zoo". The result was a number 16 placing on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. The song was covered by a local California band named Harper's Bizarre in 1967 and the cover went to number 13 on the charts.

18. What are the first words of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"?

From Quiz Pop Music with Jazz Influence

Answer: I see trees of green

It was a hit in 1968.

19. In Derek and the Dominos "Layla," Eric Clapton sings: I tried to give you consolation When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. Who is her "old man"?

From Quiz Musical Allusion

Answer: George Harrison

Clapton was secretly in love with Pattie Boyd who at the time was married to his friend George Harrison of the Beatles. So he wrote "Layla" for her. In 1977 Boyd divorced Harrison and in 1979 she married Clapton--with Harrison in attendance! However, the hunt was better than the kill, so to speak, and the Clapton/Boyd marriage ended in divorce in 1988.

20. Who, in 1963, sang about "Busted"?

From Quiz Band Names In Song Titles

Answer: Ray Charles

It's been at least 40 years since "Busted" was a hit, and Matt, Charlie and James only formed their band in the 2000's. It's doubtful the boys took this song title as inspiration for the bands name!

21. This 1981 Foreigner song is about a young man who couldn't afford to attend a rock concert. Standing outside the venue, he could still hear the music, which inspired him to become a rock star himself.

From Quiz Rock Songs About Being a Rock Star

Answer: Juke Box Hero

Mick Jones states that the song was inspired by a fan who stood waiting outside an arena for hours in the rain. Impressed, Jones decided to take him in and give him a glimpse of what happens backstage at a concert.

22. This 1984 song by Pat Benatar earned her a Grammy nomination and features children singing along in the video with her. What song is this?

From Quiz Let The Children Sing!

Answer: We Belong

"We Belong" was released in 1984 as the lead single from her sixth studio album. The song was a departure from the usual hard rock type vocals and feel and did well for Benatar. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and also reached top ten in Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Netherlands. She received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. While shooting the video for the song, she discovered she was pregnant with her first child. A children's choir, heard in the song, are included in the video.

23. Those opening power chords slammed at us by Deep Purple in their signature record "Smoke on the Water" form one of most memorable opening guitar riffs in rock history. But name the singer mentioned in the song!

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (part 5)

Answer: Frank Zappa

"We all came out to Montreux On the Lake Geneva shoreline To make records with a mobile We didn't have much time Frank Zappa and the Mothers Were at the best place around But some stupid with a flare gun Burned the place to the ground." The story told in "Smoke on the Water" describes a fire that broke out in the Casino at Montreux, Switzerland on December 4, 1971. Deep Purple was supposed to record their "Machine Head" album there following a Frank Zappa concert. But during Zappa's concert, someone fired a flare gun at the ceiling, setting the place on fire. The Deep Purple band members watched the fire from a restaurant nearby, and observed afterward that a layer of smoke covered Lake Geneva, next to the casino. Bass player Roger Glover was inspired by the image and came up with the song title "Smoke On The Water," and then lead singer Ian Gillan wrote the lyrics.

24. Name the singer not the song that Bon Jovi referred to in their song with these lyrics: "It's my life It's now or never I ain't gonna live forever I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life) My heart is like an open highway"

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (part 4)

Answer: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was the singer and fellow New Jerseyite that Bon Jovi referred to in their 2000 song "It's My Life": "Like Frankie said I did it my way I just want to live while I'm alive It's my life" It came from their album "Crush." This song "It's My Life" was the song Bon Jovi played at the "Concert For New York" to benefit victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. They also performed it at 2002 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies at Salt Lake City.

25. In John Mellencamp's "Ain't Even Done With The Night", who's "singin' on the radio" while "you got your hands in my back pockets"?

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (Part 3)

Answer: Sam Cooke

"Well our hearts beat like thunder I don't know why they don't explode You got your hands in my back pockets And Sam Cooke's singin' on the radio." This is a great track from Mellencamp's 1980 album "Nothin' Matters And What If It Did." It was his fourth studio album and it was during the years he was going by the name John Cougar. His name would evolve to John Cougar Mellencamp from there and then simply John Mellencamp.

26. In the song "Mota" by The Offspring they mention a singer whose musical was the basis of a jukebox musical on Broadway in 2018. Name the Singer! (Not the song or the musical).

From Quiz The Singer Not The Song (Part 2)

Answer: Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett's "Escape to Margaritaville" opened in San Diego in 2018 and then on Broadway in February of 2018. It received tepid at best reviews and closed after 124 performances. The song "Mota" features him in this lyric: "I don't know if I'm understood Buy hearing Jimmy Buffett never sounded so good Your memory's gone and so is your life (your life)"

27. In "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey, who is "on the radio singing to me"?

From Quiz The Singer Not the Song

Answer: Bobby Womack

"I can't sleep at night when you are on my mind Bobby Womack's on the radio singing to me If you think you're lonely now, wait until tonight Boy I'm feeling all out of my element Throwing things, crying, trying to figure out where the hell I went wrong The pain reflected in this song is not even half of what I'm feeling inside I need you, need you back in my life, baby (let's go)" The lyrics in "We Belong Together" borrow from Bobby Womack's 1981 song "If You Think You're Lonely Now" so he is even given songwriting credit on the song.

28. From which song by English rock band The Who do the following lyrics come? "I asked Bobby Dylan I asked the Beatles I asked Timothy Leary But he couldn't help me either"

From Quiz Singer In a Song

Answer: The Seeker

The Who recorded and released "The Seeker" as a single in 1970. It reached nineteenth position on the UK Singles chart and forty-fourth position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was then included a year later on their 1971 album "Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy". Despite Pete Townshend, who wrote the lyrics, saying, "I suppose I like this least of all the stuff", it still is one of my favourite songs recorded by The Who.

29. This singer and his biggest hit are mentioned in the Social Distortion song "Prison Bound." Who was he?

From Quiz More Bands and Artists Mentioned in Songs

Answer: Johnny Cash

"Well, they'll take away my freedom and my expression or action. Johnny says I'll walk the line." Although you wouldn't know it from two artists' different musical styles, Social Distortion singer/songwriter Mike Ness was clearly a huge fan of Johnny Cash. This reference is just one piece of evidence of that. Johnny Cash songs that have been covered by Social Distortion include "Ring of Fire" and "Folsom Prison Blues"; the latter wasn't on an album at the time this quiz was made but they had done it at live shows.

30. This band from New York City wore a lot of makeup. They have been mentioned in songs by Jimmy Buffet, Weezer, Marilyn Manson, and the Black Spiders. Who are they?

From Quiz Bands and Musical Artists Mentioned in Songs

Answer: KISS

KISS were a band known as "shock rock." They did catchy hard rock songs and they wore make-up and had explosions onstage. They were known for their stage show and for hit songs like "Rock and Roll All Night" and "Beth." Jimmy Buffet's song "Manana" goes "Don't try to describe a KISS concert if you've never seen one." Weezer song "In The Garage" goes "My favorite rock group KISS" and mentioned guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss. In Marilyn Manson's song "Lunchbox," the title object had a picture of KISS on it. The Black Spiders have a song called "KISS Tried to Kill Me."

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