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

'80s Songs by Initials
Anyone want to start a secret code based on '80s music?
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Song Intros (A-Z)

More Recent Games

New Kids on the Block Members
We wonder which member of One Direction is going to end up owning a burger joint with his brother.
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Famous Songs' First Words II
It's all about how you start the thing.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers
These artists show us what it truly means to be 'Rock n Roll'.
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2014 Billboard Year End Hot 100
-Editor Pick-
It's been a good year for letting things go and shaking things off.
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10 to 1 Shooting Gallery: The Beatles
-Editor Pick-
1, 2, 3, 4,
Can I have a little more?
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 I love you!
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'Blank Space' Lyrics
There's a blank space waiting for all you Starbucks lovers.
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#1 Albums of 1969 (clips)
-Editor Pick-
They may be age 45, but you still play 'em at 33-1/3.
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20 Famous Guitar Players
These musicians don't even look like real people without a guitar in hand.
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Top 5000 Hits 1955-2011 (2301-2400, clips)
-Editor Pick-
Guaranteed you'll know some, never heard of others, and there'll be at least 10 that'll drive you crazy. (Hint: Where there's 2387, there's 2388!)
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United States of Pop 2014
Surprisingly, Taylor Swift is only here once.
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30 Two-Word 'S' Musicians Match-Up
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Savage Puppy? Soft Minds? Sonic Ballet? The possibilities are endless!
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Bands by Setlist
If you close your eyes, sing along, and play some air guitar, it'll be just like you were there. We promise.
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Like A Song Lyric
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Similes in melodies.
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1980s Lyric Match
If you're going to play this quiz, you might want to use a synthesizer to help yourself out.
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A Michael Jackson Lyrics Letter
-Editor Pick-
A Message to Michael
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Musical Map Quiz
-Editor Pick-
Around the World in Twenty Shows
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Billboard Top Tens with 3 or Fewer Characters
-Editor Pick-
It's wee.
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Top 100 guitar solos by guitarist
-Editor Pick-
Some guitar players are just greedy about this list.
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'F' Words In Song Lyrics
Whoever managed to work the word 'fantabulous' into a song earned our vote.
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Not Top 20 Hits (clips)
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Hits are overrated.
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Missing Word: Artists With Top 10 Hits: Q, U, Y, Z
-Editor Pick-
A QUYZ quiz.
How often do you get an opportunity to say that?
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Top 100 Bands 1979
Even in 1979, disco was still driving the music charts, and no one can remember why.
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Song Snippets 10 to 1
-Editor Pick-
It's as much fun as reassembling a cabbage from cole slaw!
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Band Name Pictograms
It's almost like seeing them in real life!
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Figure Out the Lyrics (Beatles 12)
If this quiz becomes the work of a hard day's night, you might be able to get by with a little help from your friends.
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5+5 Song titles
-Editor Pick-
More "Sugar" than a Krispy Kreme box.
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2-Word Bands (A-Z)
You could think of these bands as having a first and last name.
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1979 Top 40 Bunker: Odd One Out (Progressively Harder)
-Editor Pick-
The more you play, the smaller the hits get!
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Shortest Spans Between #1 Hits
-Editor Pick-
Which acts not only hit #1 but had a very HINTswiftHINT return to the top with a different song?
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Picture + Picture = Song Title
Somehow they've developed picture in picture for music.
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Music Editor: rockgolf

Recent popular comments in Music

  1. 20 Famous Guitar Players
    55
    How different the results of this quiz would be if Chuck's cousin Marvin hadn't introduced him to that new sound he was looking for back in 1955.
  2. Bands by Setlist
    53
    I'd like to see how many people first typed "Beatles" for McCartney. I did despite thinking "could typewriters really type like that in the 60s"!
  3. Bands by Setlist
    35
    As the curator for the 'bands' subcategory I want to apologize to voljtw for not having given this quiz the Curator's Pick it should have deserved immediately after it was created. This is probably one of the best 'band' quizzes that ever appeared on Sporcle, but for some reason I didn't notice it all. Probably on November the 3rd and the days immediately following that I was very busy with my daily job and when scanning for new bands quizzes I didn't realize what this one was about despite its title being extremely clear and straightforward.
    Fortunately the Sporcle headquarters realized the great potential of this game and more than made up for my mistake.
  4. 'Blank Space' Lyrics
    30
    A Blank Space quiz where you have to fill blank spaces.


    Mind. Blown.
  5. Bands by Setlist
    27
    I love that Heart does/did an entire Led Zeppelin encore.
  6. Bands by Setlist
    24
    Love the break in the Police's set list: "STING SPEAKS."
  7. United States of Pop 2014
    22
    I really enjoy the Bastille song, but I did not hear it in this at all. *shrugs*
  8. 20 Famous Guitar Players
    21
    Please could Sporcle membership be rescinded from the 30% who did not recognise Mr James Patrick Page? How can 17% of any part of the global population fail to recognise a Beatle? As for the 3.5% who did not recognise Jimi - what are you doing taking this quiz and how did you manage to turn on your computer?
  9. Famous Songs' First Words II
    20
    Most fun I've had with a song quiz in some time. I kept jumping to the choruses and having to check myself.
  10. Bands by Setlist
    20
    I almost ran out of time because I was staring at these in wonder for too long. It's cool seeing ones that are just scribbled by the band vs. the more pre-planned MS Word ones.