50 2000s Music Quiz Questions and Answers

It’s hard to believe that the 2000’s music scene was only 10 years long.

This singular decade brought us the boom of indie rock music, pop punk’s peak, and the last dawn of bubble-gum pop dominance.

Previously niche genres like emo and nu-metal took centre stage, while rap music surged in popularity with the mainstream public to new heights.

And yet, in a decade where numerous genres took the top spot, some things remained delightfully consistent, like Britney Spears having a top ten hit almost every year of the decade (9/10 of ‘em!).

Test your knowledge of an era that was post-Y2K, pre-social media (as we know it today), and perhaps the last decade where music didn’t take itself too seriously, with our 2000s music quiz questions and answers.

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2000s Music Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What was Britney Spears “born to make you” on her first UK number one hit of the 2000s?
  2. Pendulum’s ‘Propane Nightmares’ was a top ten single from their 2008 album. What was this album called?
  3. ‘Day ‘n’ Nite’ is a song released in 2009 by which U.S rapper?
  4. Who’s mum did Fountains of Wayne sing about in their 2004 hit?
  5. What was the name of Avril Lavigne’s debut single?
  6. Cascada hit number one on the UK singles chart in 2006 with ‘Everytime We Touch’. True or false?
  7. Which album released in the year 2000 became the best-selling rock album of the 21st century?
  8. Which popstar released the songs ‘Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)’, ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’, and ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ in the 2000s?
  9. Who did Eminem ask to “please stand up” in his worldwide hit in the year 2000?
  10. In what year was Spotify launched?
  11. What movie franchise used the Muse song ‘Supermassive Black Hole’ to soundtrack an iconic baseball scene from it’s 2008 film?
  12. Which indie-rock song released in 2004 by a Las Vegas-based band has now spent over 350 weeks on the UK singles chart?
  13. What did My Chemical Romance welcome us to in their number one single of 2006?
  14. Which virtual band released the song ‘DARE’ in 2005?
  15. Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle and Kimberley Walsh were all members of which chart-dominating 2000’s girl group?
  16. Who ironically opened up their Glastonbury headlining performance in 2008 with a cover of Oasis’s ‘Wonderwall’, after Noel Gallagher criticised their appearance at the festival?
  17. Who is widely credited with releasing the first surprise drop album, with their 2008 release ‘In Rainbows’?
  18. The song ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ was released by which UK Grime artist in 2003?
  19. It took Beyonce a month and a half to perfect the iconic dance routine seen in the music video for which of her 2000’s singles?
  20. How many albums did hip hop trio N-Dubz release in the 2000’s?
  21. Which U.S state does Flo Rida originate from?
  22. Who is the lead singer of the glam rock band The Darkness?
  23. Which iconic girlband released their third and final studio album ‘Forever’ in the year 2000?
  24. ‘Even though the Gods are crazy, even though the stars are blind’ is a lyric from which socialite’s 2006 debut single?
  25. ‘California’ by Phantom Planet soundtracked which popular 2000’s teen show?
  26. Who featured on the hit single ‘Starstrukk’ by 3OH!3 in 2009?
  27. What was the name of the fictional girlband Chantelle Houghton had to pretend to be in in 2006’s Celebrity Big Brother?
  28. Who did Cobra Starship feature on their 2009 single ‘Good Girls Go Bad’?
  29. Which Evanescence song spent four weeks at number one on the UK singles chart in the summer of 2003?
  30. What brand of watch did Wiley rap about on his 2008 hit single?
  31. ‘Kids’ was a collaboration between Kylie Minogue and which UK artist in the year 2000?
  32. Who teamed up with Tony Christie for the 2005 charity single ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’?
  33. Four X-Factor contestants had consecutive Christmas number one hits in the 2000’s. Can you name one of these singers?
  34. After these four X-Factor Christmas number ones, who did the British public back a campaign against to take the festive top spot in 2009?
  35. ‘Only By The Night’ was a hugely successful album in the UK for which rock band in 2008?
  36. Who produced Lady Gaga’s debut single ‘Just Dance’?
  37. How many times does Shaggy or Ricardo Ducent say the iconic line “it wasn’t me” in Shaggy’s song of the same title?
  38. The Fratellis, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs and The Kooks all belong to which genre which boomed in popularity in the 2000’s?
  39. ‘Elephunk’, ‘Monkey Business’ and ‘The E.N.D’ are all albums released in the 2000’s by which multi-genre band?
  40. Which song by Swedish DJ Basshunter spent five weeks at number one on the UK charts in 2008?
  41. ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is the 2003 debut album by which rapper?
  42. Who won five Grammys in 2008, including Record and Song of the Year for their single ‘Rehab’?
  43. According to the lyrics of ‘7 Days’, what did Craig David do on Sunday?
  44. How many top ten singles did Green Day have in the UK from their 2004 album ‘American Idiot’?
  45. Arctic Monkeys put on 153 shows throughout 2005 and 2006 whilst touring their most recent album. Which album was this tour for?
  46. Who released the album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’, co-produced by Timbaland, in 2006?
  47. Which was hip hop duo Outkast’s higher charting 2000’s single; ‘Miss Jackson’, or ‘Hey Ya’?
  48. Glee’s cover of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ was hugely successful in 2009. Who originally wrote and released the song?
  49. Which city is the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys collaboration ‘Empire State Of Mind’ about?
  50. Which five artists collaborated on 2001’s ‘Lady Marmalade’?

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  1. Happy
  2. In Silico
  3. Kid Cudi
  4. Stacy’s
  5. Complicated
  6. False – it reached number 2!
  7. Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
  8. Christina Aguilera
  9. The Real Slim Shady
  10. 2008
  11. Twilight
  12. Mr. Brightside by The Killers
  13. The Black Parade
  14. Gorillaz
  15. Girls Aloud
  16. Jay-Z
  17. Radiohead
  18. Dizzee Rascal
  19. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  20. Two (Uncle B & Against All Odds)
  21. Florida
  22. Justin Hawkins
  23. Spice Girls
  24. Paris Hilton (Stars Are Blind)
  25. The O.C
  26. Katy Perry
  27. Kandy Floss
  28. Leighton Meester
  29. Bring Me To Life
  30. Rolex
  31. Robbie Williams
  32. Peter Kay
  33. Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, or Alexandra Burke
  34. Rage Against The Machine (with Killing In The Name Of)
  35. Kings Of Leon
  36. Red One
  37. 15
  38. Indie Rock
  39. Black Eyed Peas
  40. Now You’re Gone
  41. 50 Cent
  42. Amy Winehouse
  43. Chilled
  44. Three: American Idiot (03), Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (05) and Wake Me Up When September Ends (08)
  45. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  46. Justin Timberlake
  47. Miss Jackson
  48. Journey
  49. New York City
  50. Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Pink and Missy Elliot

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