50 Music Quiz Questions and Answers

Everyone has favourite songs and artists.

Some songs you never tire of listening to. Some artists just resonate with us.

The real question is how well do you really know them?

Whether you’re a casual listener or a true music nerd, these 50 music quiz questions and answers will keep you entertained.

In this quiz, we’ll test your music trivia on all manner of tunes, from chart-toppers to indie hits. It doesn’t matter if you call yourself a rocker, a punk, mod, metalhead, hip-hop head or even an old-school raver, because we’ve left no genre unturned in our mission to get as many music fans quizzing as possible.

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Music Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. Who was the lead singer of Nirvana?
  2. ‘Wuthering Heights’ was the first UK number one for which artist?
  3. Which watch brand features in the title of a song by Wiley?
  4. What heavy rock festival takes place every year at Donnington Park?
  5. The Jingle Bell Ball is hosted by which radio station?
  6. Which group had the most UK number one singles in the 1960s?
  7. What colour was the Little Rooster according to the title of a Rolling Stones hit?
  8. What was the name of Justin Timberlake’s first UK number one single?
  9. Which band had a hit with ‘Disco 2000’?
  10. Gordon Sumner is the real name of which musician?
  11. What position did One Direction finish on The X-Factor?
  12. How many awards did Olivia Rodrigo win at the 2022 Grammy Awards?
  13. Which rapper had a hit with ‘Gangster’s Paradise’ in 1995?
  14. Björk was the lead singer with which band?
  15. “Maybe I’m foolish, maybe I’m blind” is a lyric by which artist?
  16. Which member of The Beatles formed Wings?
  17. Ozzy Osbourne was the lead singer for which heavy metal band?
  18. Which rapper performed upside down at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show?
  19. Who’s mom had it going on?
  20. Which song has the lyric “This hit, that ice cold, Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold”?
  21. The Darkness believed in a little thing called… what?
  22. What nationality is Drake?
  23. Which football anthem by Fat Les is named after a curry?
  24. ‘Firestarter’ was a UK number one single for which group?
  25. Which nation won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
  26. What night of the week gave Suede a UK top 10 hit in 1997?
  27. Paul Weller left which punk rock group in 1982?
  28. Which band are best remembered for their hit from 1995 ‘You’re Gorgeous’?
  29. According to Oasis, who knows it’s too late?
  30. Cerys Matthews was the lead singer of which band?
  31. Who had hits with ‘Johnny B. Goode’ and ‘Roll Over Beethoven’?
  32. Arctic Monkeys formed in which UK city?
  33. Fats Domino was noted for playing which instrument?
  34. ‘Red’, ‘1989’ and ‘Folklore’ are all albums by which pop artist?
  35. Who is known as ‘The Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll’?
  36. What was Elvis Presley’s home called?
  37. K-pop is a genre which refers to pop music from which country?
  38. Who is the youngest person to headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury?
  39. In David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, who are ground control trying to contact?
  40. ‘Don’t Mug Yourself’ and ‘Dry Your Eyes’ are songs by which English band?
  41. “I got sunshine on a cloudy day” is the opening line to which song by The Temptations?
  42. Which reality TV competition did Little Mix win in 2011?
  43. In what year did Blur release their 3rd studio album ‘Parklife’?
  44. Lady Gaga released two collaborative studio albums with which legendary artist?
  45. Which year in music was known as the Summer of Love?
  46. According to Katie Melua, how many bicycles are there in Beijing?
  47. What was Take That’s first UK number one?
  48. ‘Underneath the Tree’ was a 2021 hit for who?
  49. In what year did The Weather Girls have a hit with ‘It’s Raining Men’?
  50. Who recorded ‘Funky Stuff’ and ‘Jungle Boogie’?

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    1. Kurt Cobain
    2. Kate Bush
    3. Rolex
    4. Download
    5. Capital
    6. The Beatles
    7. Red
    8. SexyBack
    9. Pulp
    10. Sting
    11. 4th
    12. 3; Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance.
    13. Coolio
    14. The Sugarcubes
    15. Rag’n’Bone Man
    16. Paul McCartney
    17. Black Sabbath
    18. 50 Cent
    19. Stacy’s
    20. Uptown Funk
    21. Love
    22. Canadian
    23. Vindaloo
    24. The Prodigy
    25. Ukraine
    26. Saturday Night
    27. The Jam
    28. Babybird
    29. Sally
    30. Catatonia
    31. Chuck Berry
    32. Sheffield
    33. Piano
    34. Taylor Swift
    35. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    36. Graceland
    37. South Korea
    38. Billie Eilish
    39. Major Tom
    40. The Streets
    41. My Girl
    42. The X-Factor
    43. 1994
    44. Tony Bennett
    45. 1967
    46. 9 million
    47. Pray
    48. Kelly Clarkson
    49. 1982
    50. Kool & the Gang

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