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Here are the 100 best music quiz questions ready for your next night in

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Assemble all music lovers, are you ready for the quiz of all quizzes? If, like us, you consider yourself pretty clued up when it comes to how many Grammys Beyoncé has in her awards cabinet, or can confidently go into a lip sync battle knowing all the words to the Wham Rap!, it might be time to whip these questions out at your next games night.

From rounds based on 80s, 90s, 2000s and 2010s music (all ranging from dead easy to incredibly hard that even the most qualified music quizzers might struggle), it's time to put all those hours spent on SongPop back in the day to the test.

So, if you're ready to list all of names of each member of the Spice Girls or say which member left One Direction first, let's get into it. Behold, the 100 best music quiz questions to test even the most encyclopedic of brains...

Easy music quiz questions

  1. Who was the very first American Idol winner?

  2. Name all the members of Busted

  3. Name all of the Spice Girls along with their nicknames

  4. Who sings 'Man! I Feel Like a Woman'?

  5. What is the first line to Taylor Swift's 'Love Story'?

  6. Finish the lyrics... 'You know it's not the same...'

  7. Where was David Bowie from?

  8. Where are The Beatles from?

  9. Stevie Nicks is a member of which 1970s rock band?

  10. Name all the members of One Direction

  11. Who sings 'Wrecking Ball?'

  12. What is the first line to Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License'?

  13. Name three winners of The X Factor UK

  14. Who sings 'Hotline Bling'?

  15. Which country are ABBA from?

  16. What is Beyoncé's fanbase called?

  17. Which member left One Direction first?

  18. Finish the lyrics... 'You should let me love you'

  19. What is the first line to Justin Bieber's 'Baby'?

  20. What is Taylor Swift's fanbase called?

Easy music quiz questions answers

  1. Kelly Clarkson

  2. James Bourne, Matt Willis, Charlie Simpson

  3. Mel C (Sporty Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice)

  4. Shania Twain

  5. 'We were both young when I first saw you'

  6. 'As It Was'

  7. Brixton, London

  8. Liverpool

  9. Fleetwood Mac

  10. Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne

  11. Miley Cyrus

  12. 'I got my driver's license last week'

  13. Steve Brookstein, Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry, Matt Cardle, Little Mix, James Arthur, Sam Bailey, Ben Haenow, Louisa Johnson, Matt Terry, Rak-Su

  14. Drake

  15. Sweden

  16. Bey Hive

  17. Zayn Malik

  18. 'Let me be the one to give you everything you want and need'

  19. 'You know you love me, I know you care'

  20. Swifties

Hard music quiz questions

  1. Paul McCartney credits which artist with teaching him everything he knows?

  2. What artists made up the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys?

  3. Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

  4. What was the first band to have an album advertised on a billboard?

  5. Name the only recording artist in history to have a number 1 album in six consecutive decades

  6. How is Robert Zimmerman better known?

  7. The album Dry by which artist was cited as one of Kurt Cobain's favourite albums of all time?

  8. Who won the Mercury Prize in 2018?

  9. Who holds the most Brit Awards? Extra point for how many the artist has won

  10. What song by which artist did Nicki Minaj sample in her 2010 track Your Love? Extra point if you can name the original artist!

  11. Who originally sang 'Valerie'?

  12. Who originally sang 'I Will Always Love You'?

  13. Who is known as the 'King of Rock'?

  14. Where are Black Sabbath from?

  15. What is the best selling UK song of all time?

  16. What is the best selling song that never reached Number 1 in the UK?

  17. Which singer has the most Brit awards?

  18. What's the name of Britney Spears's debut album?

  19. What is the stage name for the artist whose real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson?

  20. Beyoncé has won the most Grammys of all time, how many has she won?

Hard music quiz question answers

  1. Little Richard

  2. George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan

  3. Aretha Franklin

  4. The Doors

  5. Barbara Streisand

  6. Bob Dylan

  7. PJ Harvey

  8. Wolf Alice

  9. Robbie Williams - 13

  10. Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's (the original song is by The Lover Speaks)

  11. The Zutons

  12. Dolly Parton

  13. Elvis Presley

  14. Birmingham

  15. Candle In The Wind/Something About The Way You Look Tonight by Elton John

  16. Wonderwall by Oasis

  17. Robbie Williams

  18. ...Baby One More Time

  19. Katy Perry

  20. 32

Best band questions

  1. Name all members of The Beatles

  2. Name all the past members of Destiny's Child

  3. Which Gallagher brother left Oasis first?

  4. Which band's signature song is 'Dancing Queen'?

  5. Who is the lead singer of The Rolling Stones?

  6. What year did Queen's Freddie Mercury die?

  7. Name all the members of Little Mix

  8. When did One Direction go on hiatus?

  9. How many members does BTS have?

  10. What boyband was Justin Timberlake in?

Best band questions answers

  1. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr

  2. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LaTavia Roberson, Támar Davis and Nikki and Nina Taylor

  3. Noel Gallagher

  4. ABBA

  5. Mick Jagger

  6. 1991

  7. Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards

  8. 2015

  9. Seven

  10. N-Sync

Best guess the lyrics questions

  1. "It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark..."

  2. "I remember when we broke up, the first time..."

  3. "I was a liar, I gave in to the fire, I know I should've fought it, at least I'm being honest..."

  4. "You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty, you know I try but I don't do too well with apologies..."

  5. "Remember those walls I built? Well, baby, they're tumbling down..."

  6. "Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you..."

  7. "You're insecure, don't know what for..."

  8. "What you want, baby, I got, what you need, do you know I got it?"

  9. "Oh, well imagine as I'm pacing the pews in a church corridor..."

  10. "You have my heart and we'll never be worlds apart..."

Best guess the lyrics answers

  1. 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson

  2. 'We are Never Getting Back Together' by Taylor Swift

  3. 'One Last Time' by Ariana Grande

  4. 'Sorry' by Justin Bieber

  5. 'Halo' by Beyoncé

  6. 'Wonderwall' by Oasis

  7. 'What Makes You Beautiful' by One Direction

  8. 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin

  9. 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies' by Panic! At The Disco

  10. 'Umbrella' by Rihanna

80s music quiz questions

  1. What year was Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill released?

  2. Who is the lead singer of The Cocteau Twins?

  3. Before Phil Collins, who was the lead singer of Genesis?

  4. Which Beatle spent nine days in a Tokyo prison in January 1980?

  5. Belinda Carlisle was the lead singer of which 80s girl band before achieving solo success?

  6. What year was Live Aid? Extra point if you can name the first artist who performed

  7. Who is the lead singer of Blondie?

  8. Brian Eno and Eddie Jobson were former members of which glam rock group?

  9. 'Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams’ is a lyric from which Culture Club song?

  10. 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' is a song by which pop rock band?

80s music quiz answers

  1. 1985

  2. Elizabeth Fraser

  3. Peter Gabriel

  4. Paul McCartney

  5. The Go-Go's

  6. 1985, Status Quo

  7. Debbie Harry

  8. Roxy Music

  9. Karma Chameleon

  10. Tears For Fears

90s music quiz questions

  1. Who won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1990?

  2. Which 90s music genre originated in Seattle?

  3. What was Britney Spears’ debut single?

  4. What style of music did The Prodigy popularize?

  5. Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches was the third studio album released by which band in 1990?

  6. Who founded Factory Records?

  7. Oasis had a rivalry with which other Britpop band in the 90s, which was dubbed the 'Battle of Britpop'?

  8. Which rapper was famously shot in Las Vegas in 1996?

  9. Who is the lead singer of the band Radiohead?

  10. Who was the lead singer of the band The Cranberries?

90s music quiz answers

  1. Mariah Carey

  2. Grunge

  3. …Baby One More Time

  4. Big Beat

  5. The Happy Mondays

  6. Tony Wilson

  7. Blur

  8. Tupac Shakur

  9. Thom Yorke

  10. Dolores O'Riordan

2000s music quiz questions

  1. Frank was the debut album of which artist?

  2. Which 2009 song by Mika has the following lyrics: "I could be brown, I could be blue, I could be violet sky"?

  3. Eminem's Lose Yourself was the soundtrack to which cult movie?

  4. "Stop making the eyes at me, I'll stop making the eyes at you," is the 2006 hit track from which Sheffield band?

  5. Gary, Ryan and Ross Jarman are members of which indie rock band?

  6. Which year did Snoop Dogg release his club-classic Drop It Like It's Hot?

  7. In which year did Rihanna release Pon de Replay?

  8. The 2009 album, The Element of Freedom was released by which artist?

  9. What was the name of The Strokes' 2001 debut album?

  10. How many Grammys does Beyoncé have?

2000s music quiz answers

  1. Amy Winehouse

  2. Grace Kelly

  3. 8 mile

  4. Arctic Monkeys

  5. The Cribs

  6. 2004

  7. 2005

  8. Alicia Keys

  9. Is This It

  10. 29

2010 music quiz questions

  1. Before Miley Cyrus recorded Wrecking Ball, who was it offered to?

  2. Name all of Taylor Swift's albums in order

  3. What was Adele's 2015 album called?

  4. Foo Fighters dropped out of headlining Glastonbury Festival in 2015. Which female-led rock band replaced them?

  5. Which band fronted by Matty Healy released three albums in the 2010s?

  6. What kind of summer did Megan Thee Stallion rap about in 2019?

  7. Which indie band released the song ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ in 2010?

  8. What song did Lorde release in 2017 as the lead single from her second studio album Melodrama?

  9. Billie Eilish and her brother are songwriting partners. What is his name?

  10. Who headlined Glastonbury in 2010?

2010 music quiz answers

  1. Beyoncé

  2. Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020), Fearless (Taylor's Version) (2021), Red (Taylor's Version) (2021), Midnights (2022), Speak Now (Taylor's Version) (2023), 1989 (Taylor's Version) (2023)

  3. 25

  4. Florence + the Machine

  5. The 1975

  6. Hot Girl Summer

  7. Foster the People

  8. Green Light

  9. Finneas

  10. Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

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