50 Song Lyrics Quiz Questions and Answers

You might remember the songs, but can you remember the lyrics? Find out with our finish the lyrics quiz!

Even the biggest music aficionados can struggle with remembering lyrics, whereas some talented people can recall them at the drop of a hat.

And if you can remember the lyrics, are you sure which song or artist they belong to?

Test both your musical knowledge and memory by taking our song lyrics quiz questions and answers – 50 lyric-based questions regarding 50 hits from the past several decades, from pop to rap to rock, and everything in between.

You might just be surprised by what you remember.. and what you forget!

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Song Lyrics Quiz Questions and Answers


  1. What adjective does Neil Diamond use to describe Caroline?
  2. Which Killers song opens with the lyric “coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine”?
  3. “Send in your skeletons, sing as their bones go marching in again” is a lyric from which Foo Fighters song?
  4. ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ by ABBA opens with a lyric stating it is what time?
  5. According to ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac, what only happens when it’s raining?
  6. In the lyrics to Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’, Ariana mentions three things that her exes have taught her. Can you name one of them?
  7. “Yesterday my life was filled with rain” and “you smiled at me and really eased the pain” are lyrics from which song by Boney M.?
  8. Which Olivia Rodrigo song opens her debut album with the spoken word intro “I want it to be, like, messy”?
  9. How many problems does Jay-Z have?
  10. According to Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’, who is “the problem”?
  11. In which Elton John song does he “count the headlights on the highway”?
  12. “Take a sad song and make it better” is a lyric from which song by The Beatles?
  13. If you change your mind “like a girl changes clothes” what would Katy Perry describe you as in her song of the same name?
  14. Which US state does Justin Bieber get his peaches from?
  15. Where do The Eagles describe as being “such a lovely place” with “plenty of room”?
  16. “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you, I wish nothing but the best for you” is a lyric by which artist?
  17. Which Shania Twain song opens with the iconic spoken word lyric “Let’s go girls”?
  18. What kind of fruit-based “high” does Harry Styles sing about in his 2019 hit?
  19. Who “walks warily down the street” in the opening verse of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’?
  20. How many dances does Drake need?
  21. “Come on Eileen, oh I swear (what he means), at this moment you mean everything” are lyrics sung by which band?
  22. Does ‘Toxic’ or ‘Piece of Me’ by Britney Spears feature the lyric “I’m Mrs. Lifestyles of the rich and famous”?
  23. In 1994, who sang “throw your hands in the air if you’s a true player”?
  24. Eminem claims to be two different professions in ‘Shake That’ – can you name one of them?
  25. Why does Kylie Minogue want you to move out of her way?
  26. In which song does Tracy Chapman work “in the market as a checkout girl” and “at the convenience store”?
  27. “I close my eyes, oh God I think I’m fallin’, out of the sky, I close my eyes, heaven help me” is a lyric from which Madonna song?
  28. What confection do the The 1975 sing about?
  29. The Arctic Monkeys “bet that you look good on the dancefloor, dancing to electro-pop like a robot” – a robot from what year specifically?
  30. According to Dolly Parton, what working hours are “all takin’ and no givin’”?
  31. Who is not Michael Jackson’s lover, but instead just a girl who claims that he is the one?
  32. In which Oasis song do the band “wanna fly”, “wanna live” and “wanna breathe”?
  33. What was Lewis Capaldi getting “kind of used to being”?
  34. What did Marvin Gaye hear “through the grapevine”?
  35. “She played the fiddle in an Irish band, but she fell in love with an English man” are the opening lyrics to a song by which artist?
  36. Which continent do Toto bless the rains in?
  37. “So wake me up when it’s all over, when I’m wiser and I’m older” are chorus lyrics from ‘Wake Me Up’. Who released the song?
  38. What futuristic year does Childish Gambino sing about in his 2013 hit song?
  39. Rolling Stones see a door and want it “painted black”. What colour is the door originally?
  40. In Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Jenny from the Block’, which part of New York does she state she is from?
  41. “I’m on the pursuit of happiness and I know everything that shine ain’t always gonna be gold” is a lyric from ‘Pursuit of Happiness’. Who released the song?
  42. Del Mar, Ventura County, Santa Cruz, Narrabeen and Manhattan are all places mentioned in which song by The Beach Boys?
  43. If Kate Bush could “make a deal with God” and “get Him to swap our places”, she would be running up three things. Can you name two of them?
  44. What type of bird do The Beatles sing about in their 1968 song of the same title?
  45. Does ‘Last Nite’ or ‘Reptilia’ by The Strokes feature the bridge “I said, please don’t slow me down if I’m going too fast”?
  46. According to his 1987 hit, what does George Michael “gotta have”?
  47. When her partner gets home, what is all Aretha Franklin is asking for?
  48. “What will the neighbours say?” is both the name of Girls Aloud’s second album, as well as a lyric featured on a smash hit single from the album – can you name the song in question?
  49. Which song by The Human League opens with the lyric “you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, when I met you”?
  50. When is Billie Eilish “happier than ever”?

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  1. Sweet
  2. Brightside
  3. The Pretender
  4. Half-past twelve
  5. Thunder
  6. Any of the following; love, patience or pain
  7. Sunny
  8. brutal
  9. 99
  10. Taylor/Me
  11. Tiny Dancer
  12. Hey Jude
  13. Hot N Cold
  14. Georgia
  15. Hotel California
  16. Adele
  17. Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
  18. Watermelon Sugar
  19. Steve
  20. One
  21. Dexys Midnight Runners
  22. Piece of Me
  23. The Notorious B.I.G
  24. Dentist or oral hygienist
  25. She’s spinning around
  26. Fast Car
  27. Like A Prayer
  28. Chocolate
  29. 1984
  30. 9 to 5
  31. Billie Jean
  32. Live Forever
  33. Someone You Loved
  34. That not much longer would you be his
  35. Ed Sheeran (for ‘Galway Girl’)
  36. Africa
  37. Avicii
  38. 3005
  39. Red
  40. The Bronx
  41. Kid Cudi
  42. Surfin U.S.A
  43. Road, hill and building
  44. Blackbird
  45. Reptilia
  46. Faith
  47. Respect
  48. Love Machine
  49. Don’t You Want Me
  50. When she’s away from you

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