150 Music Quiz Questions


A large collection of music quiz questions and their correct answers in different categories. Have fun!

Round 1- Pop No.1s

music quiz genral questions with answers

  1. “Sound of the Underground” was the first No. 1 for which group?
  2. “Four Weddings and a Funeral” made which song a No. 1?
  3. In which decade did Elvis have his first UK No. 1?
  4. “Where is the Love?” was the first No. 1 for which collective?
  5. What was the imaginative title of Mr Blobby’s first No.1?
  6. Who had No. 15 with “Call Me” and “Atomic”?
  7. Which song was a No. 1 for both Nilsson and Mariah Carey?
  8. Which English Sir has had No. l’s in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s?
  9. Which Drake song broke No.1 records in summer 2016?
  10. Which US state was the title of a Bee Gees No. 1?
  11. Which Beatle No. 1 featured the word Yellow in the title?
  12. “The Winner Takes It All” was yet another No. 1 for which group?
  13. George Michael first hit No. 1 as a member of which duo?
  14. Who took “Lily the Pink” to No. 1?
  15. Who had a No. 1 with “Cotton Eye Joe”?

Round 1 – Answers

  1. 1 Girls Aloud.
  2. “Love is All Around”
  3. The 1950’s
  4. Black Eyed Peas
  5. “Mr Blobby”
  6.  Blondie
  7.  “Without You”
  8. Cliff Richard
  9. One Dance
  10. Massachusetts
  11. “Yellow Submarine”
  12.  Abba
  13. Wham!
  14. Scaffold
  15. Rednex

Music Quiz Questions Round 2 – Pop singers


  1. Which female singer went solo from Clannad?
  2. Chrissie Hynde was lead singer with which group?
  3. Which writer and guitarist sang “Annie’s Song”?
  4. “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” was a monster hit for whom?
  5. Who had a No. 1 with “A Groovy Kind of Love”?
  6. Who hit No. 1 with “Any Dream Will Do”?
  7.  Who was lead singer with the Police?
  8. “Crazy in Love” was the first solo No. 1 for which singer?
  9. Which singer’s second album was called “Stripped”?
  10. Who released the album “Fever” in 2001?
  11. The album “Call Off the Search” was released by which artist?
  12. Who had a huge 60’s hit with “Release Me”?
  13. Who sang with the Wailers?
  14. Ali Campbell sings lead with which group?
  15. Which 90’s singer had a comeback in 2016 with “When the Bassline Drops”?

Music Quiz Questions Round 2 – Answers

  1. Enya
  2. Pretenders
  3. John Denver
  4. Bryan Adams
  5. Phill Collins
  6. Jason Donovan
  7. Sting
  8. Beyonce
  9. Christina Aguilera
  10. Kylie Minogue
  11. Katie Melua
  12. Engelbert Humperdinck
  13. Bob Marley
  14. UB40
  15. Craig David

Round 3- Sounds of the 90s

retro trivia quiz questions with answers


  1. Where was Love in the 1994 record-breaking hit by Wet Wet Wet?
  2. Who had a No.1 hit with “Ice Ice Baby”?
  3. Who had a hit with the old Osmonds hit “Love Me for a Reason”?
  4. Who had a hit in’ 1992 with “I Will Always Love You”, the theme from “The Bodyguard”?
  5.  Which two squaddies had new hits with old songs?
  6. What sort of Hymns gave Verve a massive No. 1 album?
  7. Which 50-plus female took “Believe” to the top of the charts?
  8. Who said, “Any Dream Will Do in his Technicolor Dreamcoat?”
  9. Who joined George Michael on “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”?
  10. Everything I Do ( I Do It for You)” came from a film about which hero?
  11. Where were Eternal just a step from in 1994?
  12. Which Streets did Bruce Springsteen sing about in 1994?
  13. What was the name of the dance production Brothers who had a No. 1 with “Setting Sun”?
  14. Who had a No. 1 with the “Shoop Shoop Song”?
  15. Which rock star did Elvis Presley’s daughter marry?

Round 3 – Answers

  1. All Around
  2. Vanilla Ice
  3. Boyzone
  4. Whitney Huston
  5. Robson and Jerome
  6. Urban Hymns
  7. Cher
  8. Jason Donovan
  9. Elton John
  10. Robin Hood
  11. Heaven
  12. Philadelphia
  13. Chemical Brothers
  14. Cher
  15. Michael Jackson

Round 4 – Sounds of The 80s

music trivia quiz

  1. Which Triangle did Barry Manilow sing about in 1981?
  2. Who was “Like a Virgin” in 1984?
  3. Which band shares its name with a form for the unemployed?
  4. Which Genesis drummer had three No. 1 vocal hits in 1985?
  5. Which Scottish Modern Girl Sheena had a hit with US singer Prince?
  6. Which group did Simon Le Bon sing with?
  7. Who “Just Called to Say I Love You” in 1984?
  8. Who sang with Barbara Dickson on the hit “I Know Him So Well”?
  9. What did Jennifer Rush sing about The Power of in 1985?
  10. Where did Madness say they were Driving in 1982?
  11. Which band headed by Mark Knopfler wanted “Money for Nothing”?
  12. Band-Aid asked Do They Know It’s what?
  13. Where were David Bowie and Mick Jagger Dancing in 1985?
  14. Which former “EastEnders” and “Heartbeat” star had a hit with “Every Loser Wins” in 1986?
  15.  Which two stars went from Ramsay Street to the top of the charts?

Round 4 – Answers

  1. Bermuda
  2. Madonna
  3. UB40
  4. Phill Collins
  5. Easton
  6. Duran Duran
  7. Stevie Wonder
  8. Elaine Paige
  9. Love
  10. My Car
  11. Dire Straits
  12. Christmas
  13. In the street
  14. Nick Berry
  15. Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

Round 5  – Sounds of The 70s

old music quiz questions with answers


  1. Which Brotherhood had a Eurovision winner in 1976?
  2. Peters and who said, “Welcome Home” in 1973?
  3. Which City Rollers had a hit with “Bye Bye Baby”?
  4. “Ballroom Blitz” came from which sugary-sounding group?
  5. Who sang “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”?
  6. Who sang with Elton John on “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”?
  7. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was recorded by which group?
  8. “Sugar Baby Love” and “Jukebox Jive” were hits for which group?
  9. How many Jacksons were there when they sang “I Want You Back”?
  10. Which Harry was “Without You” in 1972?
  11. Which Swedish group met their Waterloo in 1974?
  12. Which band has the same name as the first book of the Bible?
  13. What joins Earth and Wind in a group’s name?
  14. Which birds of prey sang about the Hotel California?
  15. Which Jerry sang “In the Summertime”?

Round 5 – Answers

  1. The Brotherhood of Man
  2.  Lee
  3. Bay
  4. Sweet
  5. Rod Stewart
  6. Kiki Dee
  7. Queen
  8. The Rubettes
  9. Five
  10. Nilsson
  11. Abba
  12. Genesis
  13. Fire
  14. Eagles
  15. Mungo Jerry

Round 6- Sound of the 60s

music questions with answers

  1. What was the title of Cliff Richard’s 1968 Eurovision song?
  2. Who was Cher’s first singing partner with a hit song?
  3. Who was lead singer with the Supremes?
  4. What did the Searchers sing about along with Needles?
  5. What shade of Pale did Procol Harum sing about?
  6. Who sang with the Dreamers?
  7. Who was known as “The Big 0”?
  8. What followed Ready, Steady in the title of the pop show?
  9. Who sang with the Dakotas?
  10. According to the Animals, what was the name of The House in New Orleans?
  11. Which Liverpool lady took “Anyone Who Had a Heart” to No.1?
  12. Who left her two group members and sang “I Only Want to be with You”?
  13. Which group wrote the rock opera “Tommy”?
  14. What colour was the Beatles Submarine?
  15. Who sang with the Mamas?

Round 6 Answers

  1. Congratulations
  2. Sonny
  3. Diana Ross
  4. Pins
  5. Whiter
  6. Freddie
  7. Roy Orbison
  8. Go
  9. Billy J. Kramer
  10. The Rising Sun
  11. Cilla Black
  12. Dusty Springfield
  13. The Who
  14. Yellow
  15. Papas

Round 7 Sound of  the 50s

music quiz questions with answers

  1. What was the name of Bill Haley’s backing group?
  2. Which shoes did Elvis warn you not to step on in 1956?
  3. Which blonde film star sang about her Secret Love?
  4. Where were the tulips from, which Max Bygraves sang about?
  5. According to Connie Francis, where did she find lipstick?
  6. Whom did the Beverley Sisters see kissing Santa Claus?
  7. According to Frank Sinatra, how do Love and Marriage go together?
  8.  Which Biblical Garden did Frankie Vaughan sing about?
  9. Who had hits with “When I Fall In Love” and “Stardust”?
  10. Who asked, “What do you want, if you don’t want money”?
  11. Where did Pat Boone write his Love Letters?
  12. Which late soul singer had a hit with “Reet Petite” in 1957?
  13. What Blues ain’t there no cure for, according to Eddie Cochran?
  14. In the song title, what did Shirley Bassey ask her Honey Honey to do?
  15. How many tons did Tennessee Ernie Ford sing about?

Round 7 Answers

  1. The Comets
  2. Blue Suede
  3. Doris Day
  4. Amsterdam
  5. On your Collar
  6. Mommy
  7. Like and Horse and Carriage
  8. Eden
  9. Nat King Cole
  10. Adam Faith
  11. In the Sand
  12. Jackie Wilson
  13. Summertime
  14. Kiss Me
  15. Sixteen


Music Quiz Questions Round 8- Jazz and Blues

jazz music quiz with questions and answers

  1. What was Louis Armstrong’s nickname?
  2. Which 1960’s band featured Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page?
  3. Which singer recorded the “When Harry Met Sally” soundtrack?
  4. In which city were Kenny Ball and his jazzmen at midnight?
  5. Which 1920’s blues singer recorded “Down Hearted Blues”?
  6. What was Chris Barber’s only hit single?
  7. Whose quartet famously decided to “Take Five”?
  8. What was Jamie Cullum’s breakthrough album?
  9. What was John Mayall’s group known as?
  10. What instrument did Earl Hines play?
  11. Which jazz-funk saxophonist had a hit in 1987 with “Songbird”?
  12. Which jazz musician opened a London club in 1959?
  13. Who played Billie Holiday in the film “Lady Sings the Blues”?
  14. Which clarinettist lived from 1909 to 1986 and had his “Story” told in a 1955 film?
  15. Which veteran blues performer recorded “The Healer”?

Music Quiz Questions Round 8 – Answers

  1.  Satchmo
  2. The Yardbirds
  3. Harry Connick Jnr.
  4. Moscow
  5. Bessie Smith
  6. Petite Fleur
  7. Dave Brubeck
  8. Twentysomething
  9. Bluesbreakers
  10. Piano
  11. Kenny G.
  12. Ronnie Scott
  13. Diana Ross
  14. Benny Goodman
  15. John Lee Hooker

Round 9 –   Classic Music

classic music quiz questions with answers

  1. Who wrote “The Hallelujah Chorus”?
  2. From which work does the piece “Nimrod” come from?
  3. Who wrote the concerto called “The Emperor”?
  4. Which work by Sibelius represented the defiance of the Finns?
  5. Which Bizet opera features the duet “Au Fond du Temple Saint”?
  6. In which Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera do fairies take over Parliament?
  7. Which US newspaper shares its name with a march by Sousa?
  8. Which work by Bach became famous in a cigar advertisement?
  9. Who wrote Pachelbel’s Kanon?
  10. What is Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, written in the US, often called?
  11. Which Vivaldi composition did Nigel Kennedy popularize?
  12. Who wrote, “On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring”?
  13. For which instrument is Joaquin Rodrigo most famous?
  14. Which Old Testament prophet was the subject of an oratorio by Mendelssohn?
  15. Which title of a composition by Mozart was translated by Stephen Sondheim into the name of a musical?

Round 9 – Answers

  1.  Handel.
  2. Enigma Variations
  3. Beethoven
  4. Finlandia
  5. The Pearl Fishers
  6. Iolanthe
  7. Washington Post
  8. Air on a G String
  9. Pachelbel
  10. From the New World
  11. The Four Seasons
  12. Frederick Delius
  13. Guitar
  14. Elijah
  15. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music).

Round 10 – Heavy Metal

rock music quiz questions with answers

  1. Which group was Jimmy Page in before forming Led Zeppelin?
  2. What was Deep Purple’s first hit in the singles charts?
  3. What is Ozzy Ozbourne’s actual first name?
  4. Which group were “Paranoid” on the charts?
  5. Which group took its name from a medieval instrument of torture?
  6. They were known for imaginative cover designs, but what was the title of Led Zeppelin’s the third album?
  7. Which band released the album “Drones” that topped the charts in 2015?
  8. Which group founded the Bludgeon Riffola label?
  9. Which city did Black Sabbath come from?
  10. Ian Gillan and David Coverdale sang for which group?
  11. In which group did Angus Young wear short trousers?
  12. Who recorded “Bark at the Moon”?
  13. What instrument did Ian Paice play?
  14. Which folk singer sang on Led Zep’s “The Battle of Evermore”?
  15. Which album from 1978 was reissued in 1991 and led to a 1993 sequel?

Round 10 – Answers

  1. Yardbirds
  2. Black Night
  3. John
  4. Black Sabbath
  5. Iron Maiden
  6. Led Zeppelin III
  7. Muse
  8. Def Leppard
  9. Birmingham
  10. Deep Purple
  11. AC/DC
  12. Ozzy Osbourne
  13. Drums.
  14. Sandy Denny
  15. Bat Out of Hell