Music Quizzes

Take off the headphones, turn down the radio and put your music trivia knowledge to the test with a music game at Sporcle. Finally you have an opportunity to put that extensive knowledge of John, Paul, George, and Ringo Starr to the test with a Beatles trivia game, without being sunk like a 'Yellow Submarine.' Or maybe you know the lyrics to every Michael Jackson song, so you know that any music quiz you can 'Beat It.' Try our finish the lyric game, and see if you've been singing the right words in the shower. Sporcle offers hundreds of music games and music quizzes so if it's rock trivia, country or the one-hit wonders of the 90's, just be sure you can name that tune.

Today's Featured Game

Musicians by First Name
We bet that most of these people usually go by the name 'dude'.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
'Heart of Gold' Lyrics by Neil Young

More Recent Games

Letter D - Musician Name Match-up
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With a title like this, you'd expect Kiki Dee.
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1950s Artists on the Album Cover
60 years ago, these famous musicians could really fill out an album cover.
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Artists from a pair of one-word titles
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This quiz has more "Angel"s than can dance on the head of a pin.
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Beyoncé or Rihanna?
Can we add Mariah Carey in here as well? She has our vote, no matter what this contest is about.
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Girls kicking musical butt.
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Girl power!
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One of Two: #1 Records
If you only have two records, you should always play the one on the left.
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50 Songs That Don't Say Their Titles (Clips)
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Figuring out the next line won't help.
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50 'Rock' Songs
This is not the kind of music you want to be trapped by.
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'Help!' Lyrics
Who are these 'Beatles' and why do they need our help?
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Madonna Songs From A Single Image.
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I don't have to justify my love for this quiz. You'll see for yourself.
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Favorite Artists by State
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Which acts were the most streamed, by state, in 2013? The answers may surprise you!
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Cryptic Song Title Meanings
Musicians always like to name their song titles in mysterious ways. It makes them feel cool.
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History In Song
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Don't know much about history
- What a Wonderful World
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5-Star #1 Singles
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If these were poker hands, I'd fold.
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Songs Absent Anagrams II
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It's all in the mix.
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Tiny Hits of the '70s 2!
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You probably know these better than some #1's from that time.
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Songs Banned by the BBC
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"We were fine with the lyrics about a transvestite seducing an underage boy, but you mentioned Coca-Cola by name, so we can't play it."
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Three-Word Albums
Fiona Apple is probably offended by this quiz in some way.
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Are You Ready to Rock? III
This might be the easiest question to answer in the entire universe.
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Supercalifreakinhardquiz
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If you play this long enough you'll soon become precocious.
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Missing Word (Number): Bands
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Why are there no great bands with "six" or "seven" in their names?
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Top 5 Hits: 1974
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Now we know where most of Peter Quill's Awesome Mix Vol 1 came from.
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Follow That Line: Hits From 1984
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"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
Oops! Wrong "1984".
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Wasting Time in the '80s
Hopefully they were wasting it with jazzercise, but from the looks of this quiz, that wasn't the case.
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2-Word Bands A-Z (Slideshow)
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No, the band representing "Y" is not "You Two".
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Song Lyrics Match-Up
We miss the old days when music was just some guy in tights wandering around with a lyre.
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Queen's Famous First Verses
Whenever we sing these alone we *always* hit all the right notes.
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25 Famous Debut Albums
If you're going to start somewhere, you might as well start at the top.
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'Careless Whisper' Lyrics
Someone in our office has this song as their ringtone. We all know who it is.
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2000s Rock Music Slideshow
We thought for sure these musicians would have been playing on hoverboards by the 2000s.
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Music Editor: rockgolf

Recent popular comments in Music

  1. Cryptic Song Title Meanings
    36
    Even Flow is Pearl Jam's most famous song? I really thought Jeremy was.
  2. 'Help!' Lyrics
    30
    John Lennon's tribute to the fuller-figured woman "I do appreciate you being round."
  3. 'Help!' Lyrics
    30
    I must have typed 'door' a dozen times or more before I gave up on it. I never realized it was plural in the song.
  4. One of Two: #1 Records
    25
    So, I rejected Freddie Mercury for the planet question, since he wasn't a group. But then I come to the all-male group question, and do I even think of Queen? N-o-o-o, that's what a person with half a brain would have done!
  5. 50 'Rock' Songs
    25
    Would one song by a convicted pedophile have been better?
  6. Are You Ready to Rock? III
    25
    Apparently I have no idea what 95% of bands look like, even if I enjoy their music.
  7. 'Help!' Lyrics
    24
    @bio: You need Help.
  8. One of Two: #1 Records
    21
    August 2014 marks the 5th anniversary of the first time I had a Sporcle quiz published under my own name. This one:
    http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/us_songsofyear

    I actually contributed a few before the month before, but user accounts didn’t exist at the time. Neither did the “Create” pages. I had to send in my quiz in spreadsheet format via e-mail! Here it is:
    http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/4wordmoviereviews

    I think that may have been the first Sporcle quiz written for purely humorous purposes. It wasn’t a subject you could study or even research, and getting answers wrong meant you still got a chuckle out of the revealed answer.

    In those early days of few contributors, I would often get 2 or three front-page quizzes a week. Now that’s down to (maybe) one per month. Hopefully, that’s not entirely due to my lessening skills but more due to the staggering number of good quiz makers out there.

    I’ve tried to expand the parameters of what can go into a quiz, and embrace the new puzzle formats as they become available. I swing for the fences, but that also means I get more strikeouts than home runs. I’m okay with that.

    This is not a retirement notice. I intend to keep creating quizzes as long as I have ideas, and will continue to hope that one of them, someday, someday, will prove more popular than Beatles vs Rebecca Black.

    Who knows? I have high hopes that this one will get to the front page someday and is original enough to go viral:
    http://www.sporcle.com/games/rockgolf/instant-insanity
  9. Favorite Artists by State
    16
    Wow. That's... a little depressing actually!
  10. Musicians by First Name
    15
    I'm thoroughly impressed by how many people got them all correct. I started strong but ultimately Petered out...
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