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50 randomly selected Music questions for quizmasters.

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1.Who features with The Weeknd on the 2016 singles Starboy and I Feel It Coming?
 
Daft Punk
2.What Dutch rock band had a worldwide hit in 1973 with Radar Love?
 
Golden Earring
3.Who first recorded the song Don't Cry For Me Argentina in 1976?
 
Julie Covington (later Elaine Paige (West End 1978), Patti LuPone (Broadway 1979), and Madonna (film 1996))
4.I've had my share of sand kicked in my face. But I've come through are lyrics from what 1977 song?
 
Queen|We Are the Champions

5.Born in Ontario, Canada in 1984, whose biggest worldwide hits to date have been Complicated (2002) and Girlfriend (2007)?
 
Avril Lavigne
6.What is the only band to have performed at Woodstock (1969), Live Aid (1985), and Live 8 (2005)?
 
The Who
7.Following on from + (2011), × (2014), and ÷ (2017), what is the title of Ed Sheeran's fourth solo studio album, released in 2021?
 
= (His fifth album, the fourth being No.6 Collaborations Project)
8.Formed in 1985, which British band comprises lead singer Thom Yorke, plus Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway?
 
Radiohead
9.A 1967 French song titled Comme d'habitude was adapted with different English lyrics by Paul Anka in 1969 and became one of the best known and most covered songs of all time. What is its English title?
 
My Way
10.Formed in 1972, what American jazz rock band named themselves after a strap-on dildo mentioned in the William S. Burroughs novel Naked Lunch?
 
Steely Dan ("Steely Dan III from Yokohama")
11.Born in Sydney, Australia in 1990, by what stage name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly better known?
 
Iggy Azalea (from the name of her childhood dog, Iggy, and the street she grew up on, Azalea Street)
12.Who said You're the First, the Last, My Everything in 1974?
 
Barry White
13.Introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by Portuguese immigrants in the late 19th century, the name of what musical instrument roughly translates from Hawaiian as "jumping flea"?
 
Ukulele
14.Who sang Walk on the Wild Side in 1973?
 
Lou Reed
15.What 1972 worldwide hit includes these lyrics?
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word
 
Cat Stevens|Morning Has Broken

16."There are places I remember" is the opening line to what 1965 song?
 
The Beatles|In My Life


17.What song performed by Terry Jacks reached number 1 in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US in 1974?
 
Seasons in the Sun
18.Name the title and artist of the 1997 song beginning with these lyrics:
I hate the world today.
You're so good to me, I know but I can't change.
 
Meredith Brooks|Bitch

19.What song title links Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984), Jennifer Rush (1984), and Huey Lewis and the News (1985)?
 
The Power of Love
20.Who Kissed a Girl in 2008 and had a Teenage Dream in 2010?
 
Katy Perry
21.What 1973 Barry Manilow song was covered by Donna Summer in 1976 and Take That in 1992?
 
Could It Be Magic
22.Who said Breaking Up Is Hard to Do in 1962?
 
Neil Sedaka
23."I’ve been walkin' these streets so long, singin' the same old song" are the opening lines to what 1975 song?
 
Glen Campbell|Rhinestone Cowboy

24."Muss I denn, muss I denn. Zum stadtele hinaus." are lyrics from what 1961 song?
 
Elvis Presley|Wooden Heart

25.What was Charlie Rich looking for in 1973?
 
The Most Beautiful Girl
26.Who recorded her own version of These Boots Are Made for Walkin' for the soundtrack to the 2005 film The Dukes of Hazzard?
 
Jessica Simpson (she also played Daisy Duke in the film)
27.His debut single, who said This Is How We Do It in 1995?
 
Montell Jordan
28.Who had a worldwide hit in 1996 with Because You Loved Me?
 
Celine Dion
29.What instrument is being played in this famous opening glissando to George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue?

 
Clarinet
30.Identify this 1979 song from the muted video.
 
Elvis Costello|Accidents Will Happen
31.What was the name of the all-female teenage American rock band formed in 1975 by drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett?
 
The Runaways
32.Formed in 2010, what pop boy band comprises Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson?
 
One Direction

33.What hip hop group did a 1986 cover and collaboration of the Aerosmith song Walk This Way?
 
Run-DMC
34."Where you goin' with that gun in your hand?" are lyrics from what 1966 song?
 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience|Hey Joe
35.Who said When Will I See You Again in 1974?
 
The Three Degrees
36.What 1985 song includes these lyrics?
Oh I saw you by the wall
Ten of your tin soldiers in a row
 
Elton John|Nikita

37.Close to the Edge is an 18 minute long song occupying all of side one of a 1972 album of the same name, by what band?
 
Yes
38.Who released an album in September 1975 titled Wish You Were Here?
 
Pink Floyd
39."There must be some kind of way outta here" is the opening line to what 1960s Bob Dylan song?
 
All Along The Watchtower

40.What 1977 Fleetwood Mac album features the hit singles Go Your Own Way, Dreams, Don’t Stop, and You Make Loving Fun?
 
Rumours
41.What 1979 song by Squeeze doesn't mention the song title until the very last line of the song?
 
Up the Junction

42.Including past and present members, who is, or was, the oldest Rolling Stone?
 
Bill Wyman (24th October 1936 - Charlie Watts is the oldest current member, 2nd June 1941)
43.What British pop duo achieved international fame in 1964 with their first single, A World Without Love?
 
Peter and Gordon
44.Who wrote the waltz titled, in English, The Blue Danube?
 
Johann Strauss II (An der schönen blauen Donau)
45.Do You Know the Way to San Jose was a worldwide 1968 hit for who?
 
Dionne Warwick
46.According to the 1981 Tommy Tutone song, whose number was 867-5309?
 
Jenny

47.According to the 1965 Mamas & the Papas song, California Dreaming, what colour are the leaves and the sky?
 
Brown and Grey

48.Who said You're So Vain in December 1972?
 
Carly Simon
49.Machine Gun, Easy, Brick House, and Still are among the songs released in the 70s by what soul band?
 
Commodores
50.Published in 1954, ____ ____ of Perception is an autobiographical book written by Aldous Huxley. Fill in the blanks to reveal the band, formed in 1965, who took their name from it.
 
The Doors


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