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159 quizzes and 2,226 trivia questions.
She Wants To Go Home
  She Wants To Go Home   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Songs about home are a common theme. They can be found in many different genres of music. What do you know about these homey songs? The photos might offer some clues.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 28 22
Nov 28 22
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  Kyle and Salami's Video Game Sing-Off editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well, we might not actually sing, but Kyle and I will discuss some of our favorite songs that just happen to mention video games in some of the lines of the song...
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Jul 20 22
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Jul 20 22
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  More Songs About Home But No Food Pt 2   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This title is a play on the Talking Heads album "More Songs About Buildings & Food". The task is to match the song with the word "home" in its title with the artist who recorded it.
Easier, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 27 20
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Oct 27 20
340 plays
  A Machine? Impossible!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
But there you have it; ten instances in the musical world where machines appear in titles and band names. See if you can identify facts about each. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 20 22
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Jul 20 22
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  A Few Songs About Home But No Food Pt 1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This title is a play on the Talking Heads' album "More Songs About Buildings & Food". The word "home" invokes warmth and love. Here are ten songs with "Home" in the title. This is Part 1 of 2 by Team Red competing in the Author Team Challenge.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Oct 27 20
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Oct 27 20
357 plays
  Songs Referencing Jukeboxes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many songs through the decades have made references to jukeboxes. This quiz is about some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
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  Moving To The Beat    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten songs with with move or moving in the title. Match the artists associated with them.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
267 plays
  I'm Just Singing the News   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with songs or bands that have the common theme of the news.
Tough, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
407 plays
  The Race Is On   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of the following lyrics come from songs that deal with races or racing in one form or another.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
470 plays
  There's No Place Like "Home" in a Song   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a portion of the song titles, which includes the word "Home". You guess the appropriate answers that correctly fit in the blanks.
Average, 10 Qns, Lilady, Oct 27 20
Oct 27 20
702 plays
trivia question Quick Question
For Joan Baez, which song was a Billboard Hot 100 hit?

From Quiz "Musical Diamonds"

  A Deck of Music    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Some bands sound like they belong in a deck of cards. Match 15 of these bands with the song.
Average, 15 Qns, bernie73, Jul 20 22
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Jul 20 22
286 plays
  British Newspapers in Song    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the answers to these questions will be a British newspaper. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, Daddy19, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
235 plays
  Hammer Time! The Right Tool for the Job    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my answer to BRY2K's author's challenge... Have a look at which implements I've put in my musical tool bag. All chart references etc are UK based.
Average, 10 Qns, mutchisman, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
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  See Ya!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In response to a challenge from pent2go, I am creating this quiz on songs that relate to saying goodbye in some form--to a spouse, a lover, a family member,a friend, etc. Enjoy this quiz!
Tough, 10 Qns, Bob9491, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
278 plays
  DJ gilli presents...   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hi, all and welcome to Animal Farm's annual bash! All songs are related, however tenuously, to the wonderful world of farming! Good luck...
Tough, 10 Qns, gillimalta, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
236 plays
  Time to Go Home    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz was created in response to an Author Challenge. It's all about songs and lyrics to do with going home...
Average, 10 Qns, elbandito999, Oct 27 20
Oct 27 20
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  BxBarracuda and the Chalice of Malice    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
BxBarracuda and the Chalice of Malice are thrilled to be playing for you here at the FunTrivia Bar and Grill. We will be covering our favorite "chalice" songs, and hopefully they are some of your favorites too.
Average, 10 Qns, BxBarracuda, Jul 20 22
Jul 20 22
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Daily Life in Songs Trivia Questions

1. "Sweet Home Alabama" is such a rock staple that any mention of the song or Lynyrd Skynyrd seems like a cliché. For such an inspirational song, were the group from Alabama?

From Quiz
A Few Songs About Home But No Food Pt 1

Answer: No, they formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964

Lynyrd Skynyrd defined the Southern Rock genre with their 1974 "Free Bird" being archetypal of the genre. "Sweet Home Alabama" was a response to Canadian Neil Young who had had written songs like "Southern Man" and "Alabama," which implied that people from the American South were racist. "Sweet Home Alabama" is a song about Southern pride, with Alabama representing the south. (The feud was good natured - Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant wore Neil Young T-shirts on stage). The song was also a tribute to the musicians of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios: "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers And they've been known to pick a song or two" The Swampers were the musicians who lived around the town who backed big names like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Paul Simon, and Bob Seger. Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded there too (but after "Sweet Home Alabama was a Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit). The group suffered badly and the music world mourned when three members died in a plane crash in 1977. R.E.M. and the B-52s were from Athens Georgia.

2. Which 1957 Top Ten US single by Chuck Berry had the line "Drop the coin right into the slot" beginning the fourth verse?

From Quiz Songs Referencing Jukeboxes

Answer: School Days

"School Days" was a Number Three single for Chuck Berry in 1957 and his second US Top Ten single on the US Hot 100 charts. The song was recorded in January, 1957. It was released as a single in March and included on Chuck's "After School Session" album in May. It became the first Chuck Berry single to make the UK charts. The opening lyrics of the song are "Up in the mornin' and out to school The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule" and goes on to depict an average day in school and hanging out at the juke joint after school. The Beach Boys recorded the song using the title "School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)" on their "Keepin' the Summer Alive" album (1980). Al Jardine sang lead vocals. "You Never Can Tell" was a 1964 release. "Sweet Little Sixteen" was a 1957 Number Two single and "Rock and Roll Music" reached Number Eight the same year.

3. A popular country group of the 90s actually had a minor country hit called "See Ya". Who were they?

From Quiz See Ya!

Answer: Confederate Railroad

"See Ya" only reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. The group's biggest hit was "Queen of Memphis". Lead singer Danny Shirley cites the late Waylon Jennings as his biggest influence.

4. 'Time to Go Home', a song about bringing soldiers home from war, was a 2006 Hit for which reggae-influenced band?

From Quiz Time to Go Home

Answer: Michael Franti and Spearhead

'Time to Go Home' is the first track on the 'Yell Fire! album, influenced by a trip Michael Franti made to the Middle East.

5. "Don't Let ___ Go Down On Me" was released in 1991 by George Michael and Elton John. Which British tabloid newspaper completes the song title?

From Quiz British Newspapers in Song

Answer: The Sun

"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" was originally a hit for Elton John as a solo artist in 1974. The later version was recorded when Elton unexpectedly joined George Michael on stage at Wembley Arena in 1991. "The Sun" newspaper was launched in 1964 although it was subsequently bought by Rupert Murdoch in 1969.

6. In a field behind the farmhouse lives a beautiful animal known, to the farmers, as Tommy Steele. Although this may sound a strange moniker for such a beast, it's appropriate because he is a what?

From Quiz DJ gilli presents...

Answer: Little White Bull

The song, 'Little White Bull' is from the 1959 film, 'Tommy the Toreador' starring English entertainer Tommy Steele OBE. It was written by composer Lionel Bart and reached number six in the UK music charts. Altogether now, 'Once upon a time there was a little white bull...' Question submitted by: gillimalta

7. With the debut album, "Lungs", this artist and her band were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2009. Known for the debut song "Kiss with a Fist", who is it?

From Quiz A Machine? Impossible!

Answer: Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine's first album, "Lungs", hit the shelves in mid-2009 to much acclaim, and while the song "Kiss with a Fist" is somewhat of an odd one, many of the different songs from her debut are varied in terms of style. The album remained in the UK's top forty chart for nearly a year, peaking in the #1 position, and it appeared on three different Billboard charts in the US. Other hits from the album include "Dog Days Are Over" and "Drumming Song". The band is headed by Florence Welch on vocals.

8. Which following word would you hear in the song "Sweet Home ________"?

From Quiz There's No Place Like "Home" in a Song

Answer: Alabama

"Where the skies are so blue. Sweet home Alabama, Lord, I'm coming home to you". Recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, a southern rock band, the controversial song was on their album "Second Helping" (1974). The platinum single, written by Ronnie Van Zant, Ed King, and Gary Rossington, was released in 1976. It topped number eight on the billboard charts in the U.S.

9. The song "A Day in the Life" from the Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP opens with the line "I read the news today oh boy". What lyrics follow the opening line?

From Quiz I'm Just Singing the News

Answer: About a lucky man who made the grade.

"A Day in the Life" is the final song on side two of the album and clocks in at 5:03. The final "E" chord was played on three pianos simultaneously and lasts for approximately 40 seconds. To extend the sound for the longest time possible the recording mikes were slowly turned up and if you listen closely you can hear papers being moved around in the background. The previous evening the Beatles had tried to vocalize the ending chord, but finally opted for the piano. A 40-piece orchestra was used in the recording of the song. Beatles road manager Mal Evans tripped the alarm clock which begins the interlude of the song. Originally the alarm clock was to be eliminated. "Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire" follows "I read the news today oh boy" in the final verse. The second verse starts with the line "I saw a film today oh boy, the English Army had just won the war". "He blew his mind out in a car" follows "I saw the photograph". "A crowd of people stood and stared" is sung in the middle of the first verse.

10. "Take Me Home" is a popular title for a song with several different songs sharing the same title and then there are many covers of the different songs. However, discarding his jacket, (it wasn't required), who wrote and sang this 1985 original song?

From Quiz A Few Songs About Home But No Food Pt 1

Answer: Phil Collins

"No Jacket Required" was a monster album for Phil Collins. "Take Me Home" was the third single released off the album. It reached top twenty in the UK but reached the top ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 nine months later. There has been speculation about what the song is about including Orwellian themes, and a patient in a mental facility (supposedly influenced by "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") but none of these theories have been confirmed. What is known is that this has been played at nearly every Phil Collins concert, usually as an encore.

11. "I love rock and roll so put another dime in the jukebox, baby" Is the chorus to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' 1982 single "I Love Rock 'n Roll" . Which British artist released the original recording in 1975?

From Quiz Songs Referencing Jukeboxes

Answer: The Arrows

The Arrows formed in 1974 in London and disbanded in 1977. Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of the Arrows composed "I Love Rock and Roll". It was originally regarded as a "B" side recording but after the group performed it live on British television it was released as an "A" side. The band went on to have two 14 week television shows in 1976. Pennsylvania native Joan Marie Larkin, using the stage name Joan Jett, was watching the show and heard the band perform the song. She recorded her first version in 1979 and again in 1981 with The Blackhearts. The 1981 recording topped the charts for seven weeks in the US, thanks in part to heavy rotation on a new US network called MTV. "Magic" by the Scottish group Pilot went to Number Five the same year. "Sky High" by Jigsaw reached Number Three in 1975. "Let's Live Together" was a 1975 Top Forty from the Massachusetts band The Road Apples.

12. Paul McCartney wrote a song called "Goodbye" which was a hit for one of his Apple label mates. Who was she?

From Quiz See Ya!

Answer: Mary Hopkin

Welsh-born Mary Hopkin is best known for her recording of "Those Were The Days", which reached number one in the UK and number two on the American Billboard Hot 100. McCartney produced her debut album for Apple. It was called "Postcard". The Beatles also recorded "Goodbye" as a demo but it was never released, though a bootleg of the recording does exist.

13. 'Another summer day, has come and gone away, in Paris and Rome, but I wanna go home...' Who wrote and sang these lyrics in 2005?

From Quiz Time to Go Home

Answer: Michael Bublé

'Home' is from Bublé's 'It's Time' album, and was first released on March 31st, 2005. Westlife did release a cover version, but that was in 2007.

14. Complete the name of this 1989 Madonna song with a British daily newspaper: "______ Yourself".

From Quiz British Newspapers in Song

Answer: Express

"Express Yourself" appeared on Madonna's "Like a Prayer" album, reaching number five in the UK and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA. "The Daily Express" has been published since 1900 in the UK. Along with its sister publication, "The Sunday Express", it was sold to Richard Desmond in 2000, where it formed a part of his media empire, Northern & Shell.

15. Everyone here on the farm is very pleased with the animal they've become. But being an animal isn't all fun and games. Which band has a song titled "Animal I Have Become"?

From Quiz DJ gilli presents...

Answer: Three Days Grace

It is one of the band's most successful and popular songs. The band's frontman, Adam Gontier, reportedly wrote the song while in a drug rehabilitation program. The song describes his anguish and frustration with himself during his battle against his personal demons. Question submitted by: davegrilla

16. Staying in the 1980s, our next tune is going to be "Invisible", which talks about the "chalice of the soul", by one Mr. Ronnie James ___. Complete the name.

From Quiz BxBarracuda and the Chalice of Malice

Answer: Dio

Ronald James Padavona was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His interest in Rock n' Roll caused him to turn down a scholarship to Julliard. He was in many bands early in his career, including Elf. Some members of Elf got the opportunity to open for Deep Purple. Elf, with the addition of Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, later became Rainbow. Not wanting to become too mainstream, Padavona left Rainbow and took over the lead vocals of Black Sabbath.

17. Which state did Dolly sing about in her song, "In My _________ Mountain Home"?

From Quiz There's No Place Like "Home" in a Song

Answer: Tennessee

"Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh. In my Tennessee mountain home, Crickets sing in the fields nearby". Country artist Dolly Parton wrote the song and recorded it on her album in 1973 with the same name as the title. It was a moving and fond reminiscence of her rural childhood on Locust Ridge in Sevierville, Tennessee.

18. "Homeward Bound" is a song that has been covered many times but which artist recorded it first?

From Quiz A Few Songs About Home But No Food Pt 1

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

"Homeward Bound" was a 1965 song written by Paul Simon and recorded by Simon and Garfunkel and was their follow-up hit to "Sound of Silence" The former song hit number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is about Mr Simon who was performing for a period in England. He met an Essex girl called Kathy Chitty at the club where he was a regular performer, in Brentwood. The song was written at a Widnes railway station near Liverpool while he was waiting to catch an overnight train back to London and Ms Chitty. This question was inspired by Leith90.

19. Which band released the US Number 26 single "Juke Box Hero" in 1981?

From Quiz Songs Referencing Jukeboxes

Answer: Foreigner

Mick Jones of Foreigner related to "Songfacts" that the song was inspired by an actual fan who waited in the rain for five hours to get tickets to a Foreigner concert. Lou Gramm and Mick Jones are credited as songwriters for "Juke Box Hero". The song was released as a single from their 1981 album "4" which also contained "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "Urgent". Foreigner formed in New York City in 1976 when British musician Mick Jones and fellow Brit ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald teamed up with American vocalist Lou Gramm. "Keep On Loving You" was a 1981 Top Forty from REO Speedwagon. Journey had a US Top Forty in 1981 with "Who's Crying Now" and "Sweetheart" by Frankie and The Knockouts also made the US Top Forty the same year.

20. In 1972 a very popular brother and sister duo had a hit with a song called "Goodbye To Love". Who were they?

From Quiz See Ya!

Answer: Karen and Richard Carpenter

"Goodbye to Love" was composed by Richard Carpenter and John Farris. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart in 1972. All three of the other choices were actual brother-sister acts.

21. 'Drinking all night, got into a fight, well I feel so broke up, I want to go home...' Lyrics from which Beach Boys song?

From Quiz Time to Go Home

Answer: Sloop John B

First released in 1966, 'Sloop John B' is from the Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' album. It's apparently based on a traditional West Indies folk song, about a ship whose crew was rather too fond of getting tipsy.

22. From the musical "My Fair Lady", what is the correct title of this song? "Every duke and earl and peer is here Everyone who should be here is here What a smashing, positively dashing spectacle The Ascot opening day"

From Quiz The Race Is On

Answer: Ascot Gavotte

This is performed by the whole Company. Henry Higgins has taken Eliza Doolittle to Ascot races as a test. She makes a good impression with her upper class accent and manners, but when urging on a horse lapses back into pure Cockney.

23. The name of a 1978 song by The Jam was also the title of Sunday tabloid news paper in the UK until it closed in 2011. Can you name it?

From Quiz British Newspapers in Song

Answer: News Of The World

"News Of The World" by The Jam was only released as a single, however it was subsequently used as the title music for the humorous television panel show "Mock the Week". The rock band Queen also released an album entitled "News of the World". The newspaper with the same title was launched in the mid 19th Century, however it became a part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire in 1969.

24. Appearing on the third Daft Punk studio album, "Human After All", what is the title of the song performed with "Too Long" on their "Alive 2007" tour?

From Quiz A Machine? Impossible!

Answer: Steam Machine

Released in 2005, Daft Punk's "Human After All" album was the third studio album in their electronic repertoire containing the hits "Robot Rock", "Technologic", "Human After All" and "The Prime Time of your Life". "Steam Machine" later appeared on the duo's second live album, "Alive 2007", which won the Grammy for 'Best Electronic Album' in 2009. Said album also reached #1 on the Billboard Electronic Chart after its release. Daft Punk consists of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, both of whom don robotic helmets during performances. Both were featured heavily in the Activision video game "DJ Hero".

25. Jack White of The White Stripes wrote a song about a tool although he did not specify whether it was cross-headed or slotted. Which piece of equipment was he reaching for?

From Quiz Hammer Time! The Right Tool for the Job

Answer: Screwdriver

Screwdrivers are available in two main types, the slotted head for screws with one straight groove cut into their heads and the cross-headed (or Phillips) for screws with cross type grooves. There are several other types for specialist screws and jobs. "Screwdriver" can be found on the eponymous debut album by The White Stripes, although why Jack White is calling for a screwdriver or any other tool is beyond me. The man is hopeless at do it yourself repairs as he freely admits in his cover of the Dusty Springfield classic "I Just Don't Know What To Do With My Shelf"!

26. Which artist recorded the song "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" that contains the line "Doctor, doctor give me the news, I've got a bad case of lovin' you" on a 1979 album titled "Secrets"?

From Quiz I'm Just Singing the News

Answer: Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer was only 15 when he became involved with his first group, The Mandrakes. His first solo album was titled "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" and was recorded in 1974. He released other solo efforts before joining Andy and John Taylor to form Power Station in the mid-eighties when Andy and John were taking some time off from Duran Duran. After working with various artists and recording singles, he relocated to Switzerland and operated his own recording studio until his sudden death in 2003 at age 54 in Paris. He was returned to Lugano, Switzerland, for his burial. John David Martin wrote "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)". The Oklahoma native was dubbed "Moon" Martin because many of his compositions featured the word moon in them. A remix of the song was done for Palmer's "Addictions, Volume 1" compilation album. Mike Rutherford charted several songs fronting Mike and the Mechanics. Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherford were both in Genesis. Michael Des Barres and Palmer were both members of Power Station.

27. The 1962 US Number 58 "If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox)" was the B side hit to the Number Two single "Only Love Can Break a Heart" by which artist?

From Quiz Songs Referencing Jukeboxes

Answer: Gene Pitney

In April, 1962, Gene Pitney had his first Top Ten single with "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" followed in August with "Only Love Can Break A Heart". "If I Didn't Have a Dime (To Play the Jukebox)" reached Number 58 as the B side. Connecticut native Gene Pitney released 16 US Top Forty singles. His first came in 1961 with the Number 39 "(I Wanna) Love My Life Away" on a newly formed label called Musicor. The following year he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song for "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" but lost to "Moon River". Bobby Rydell took "The Cha-Cha-Cha" to Number Ten in 1962. "Ginny Come Lately" by Brian Hyland reached Number 21 in 1962 and "I Love You the Way You Are" was a Top Forty from Bobby Vinton.

28. What pop music legend co-wrote and sang "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"?

From Quiz See Ya!

Answer: Sir Elton John

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was the title track of Elton John's seventh studio album. The original vinyl LP, released in 1973, was a double album but the CD is a single disc. Ben and Jerry's actually created an ice cream flavor called "Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road" in honor of the song. The single peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

29. 'Who Says You Can't Go Home?' Well not this band, obviously...

From Quiz Time to Go Home

Answer: Bon Jovi

'Who Says You Can't Go Home?' was the second single from Bon Jovi's 'Have A Nice Day' album, released in 2005. Did better in the UK than in the US, reaching number five in the Official Top 40.

30. Scarlet sang a song called "______ Love Song". Which British newspaper completes the song title?

From Quiz British Newspapers in Song

Answer: Independent

"Independent Love Song" was by far Scarlet's biggest hit, which reached number twelve in the UK chart in 1995. It also featured on the soundtrack of the 1996 film "Bed of Roses".

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