50 Pop Music Quiz Questions and Answers

Whilst pop music hit its most recent peak of popularity in the early 2010s, its presence is perpetual – in the charts, in our hearts and blasting from our speakers.

Ranging from The Beatles to Bebe Rexha, Madonna to Melanie Martinez, pop is a shapeshifter, taking many forms over the years whilst retaining a few key qualities; catchy hooks, solid rhythms, and music you can’t help but sing your heart out to!

We all love a little bit of pop, so why not test your knowledge with our pop music quiz questions and answers? Whilst this quiz covers mostly 21st century pop music, we’ve thrown a few oldies in too, covering as many artists as possible.

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All answers are correct as of August 2023.

Pop Music Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. Which pop superstar released their third album ‘Dangerous Woman’ in 2016?
  2. Where in New York does Lana Del Rey sing about in her 2014 single?
  3. Who burst onto the scene in 1999 with three consecutive top five UK hits, including ‘You Drive Me Crazy’ and ‘Sometimes’?
  4. Which global hit by Whitney Houston was written by Dolly Parton?
  5. Which of the following pop artists has NOT released a self-titled album; Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Lorde or Beyonce?
  6. What type of sandwich shares its name with Lil Nas X’s second official single?
  7. Which artist had a clean sweep of the big four categories at the 2020 Grammys, making her the youngest ever artist to do so?
  8. How many members of BTS are there?
  9. Whose songs include ‘Black or White’, ‘Smooth Criminal’ and ‘Dirty Diana’?
  10. Clairo, Beabadoobee and girl in red are all artists belonging to which subgenre of pop music, which became popular in the early 2020s?
  11. What was the name of Ke$ha’s first solo single?
  12. Which album is the home of Katy Perry’s hits ‘Roar’, ‘Dark Horse’ and ‘Unconditionally’?
  13. ‘Marvin’s Room’ is a song belonging to which Drake album?
  14. According to his 2010 hit, what would Bruno Mars “catch” for the one he loves?
  15. Which pop song from David Bowie begins with the spoken word intro “I know when to go out, I know when to stay in, get things done”?
  16. Electra Heart was an alter-ego created for an album of the same name by which alternative pop artist?
  17. “Go home, get ahead, light speed internet” is a lyric from which song by Harry Styles?
  18. Ava Max has released two studio albums as of 2023. Can you name one of them?
  19. Abel Tesfaye is the real name of which pop artist?
  20. ‘Welcome To New York’, ‘All You Had To Do Was Stay’, and ‘New Romantics’ are all songs from which Taylor Swift album?
  21. Which artist titles her albums after the age she was when she wrote them?
  22. Who released the songs ‘Driver’s License’ and ‘Good 4 U’ in 2021?
  23. Which country do Daft Punk hail from?
  24. Which girl band had hits in the 2000s with songs such as ‘Love Machine’, ‘Biology’ and ‘Life Got Cold’?
  25. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe make up which 80’s synth-pop duo?
  26. Usher has had three UK number one hits. Can you name one of them?
  27. What type of pop music became popular in the late 2010s, characterized by Ariana Grande’s 2019 album ‘thank u, next’?
  28. Which is The Beatle’s best-selling album?
  29. Who features on the Justin Bieber song ‘Beauty and a Beat’?
  30. As of August 2023, how many albums has Zara Larsson released?
  31. Which pop singer went on the ‘Diamonds World Tour’ in 2013 to support their seventh studio album?
  32. Which hotel chain does Pitbull name drop in the song ‘Hotel Room Service’?
  33. Who out of the following did NOT get their start on the Disney Channel; Selena Gomez, Halsey, Demi Lovato or Miley Cyrus?
  34. Jade, Leigh-Ann, Perrie and Jesy were all members of which UK girl group?
  35. Who did Beyonce team up with for the number one hit ‘Beautiful Liar’ in 2007?
  36. ‘Rock of the Westies’, ‘Caribou’ and ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ are all albums by which artist?
  37. Which of Lady Gaga’s albums was inspired by her late Aunt?
  38. What year did Black Eyed Peas release the anthemic single ‘I Gotta Feeling’?
  39. Which of Sabrina Carpenter’s songs features a freestyled outro, which she changes at each live show with lyrics tailored to the city she is in?
  40. ‘Up’, ‘If This Is Love’ and ‘Ego’ are all singles from which late 2000s/early 2010s UK girl group?
  41. Whose ‘Mathematics World Tour’, which took place between 2022 and 2023, grossed over $350,000,000?
  42. In which city did the girl group BLACKPINK originate?
  43. Can you name one of Dua Lipa’s three “new rules”, as mentioned in her song of the same name?
  44. Who did Charli XCX team up with on the hit single ‘I Love It’?
  45. Which iconic pop band’s music is featured in the musical ‘Mamma Mia’?
  46. Mariah Carey has had six UK top five albums. Can you name one of them?
  47. On which social media app did Shawn Mendes first achieve success?
  48. What was the name of Kylie Minogue’s first official single?
  49. Which multi-genre DJ’s real name is Adam Richard Wiles?
  50. Who is most associated with the title ‘Queen of Pop’?

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  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Brooklyn (from ‘Brooklyn Baby’)
  3. Britney Spears
  4. I Will Always Love You
  5. Lorde
  6. Panini
  7. Billie Eilish
  8. Seven
  9. Michael Jackson
  10. Bedroom pop
  11. Tik Tok
  12. Prism
  13. Take Care
  14. A grenade
  15. Modern Love
  16. MARINA/Marina and the Diamonds
  17. As It Was
  18. Either ‘Heaven & Hell’ or ‘Diamonds & Dancefloors’
  19. The Weeknd
  20. 1989
  21. Adele
  22. Olivia Rodrigo
  23. France
  24. Girls Aloud
  25. The Pet Shop Boys
  26. Any of the following; ‘You make me wanna…’, ‘Yeah!’, or ‘Burn’
  27. Trap pop
  28. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  29. Nicki Minaj
  30. Two (‘So Good’ and ‘Poster Girl’)
  31. Rihanna
  32. Holiday Inn
  33. Halsey
  34. Little Mix
  35. Shakira
  36. Elton John
  37. Joanne
  38. 2009
  39. Nonsense
  40. The Saturdays
  41. Ed Sheeran
  42. Seoul
  43. Any of the following; don’t pick up the phone, don’t let him in, and don’t be his friend
  44. Icona Pop
  45. ABBA
  46. Any of the following; Emotions, MTV Unplugged, Music Box, Daydream, Butterfly or E=MC2
  47. Vine
  48. I Should Be So Lucky
  49. Calvin Harris
  50. Madonna


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