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50 randomly selected Music questions for quizmasters.

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1.In the song The Twelve Days Of Christmas, how many Swans were a-Swimming?
2.Who was the oldest member of the Spice Girls?
Geri Halliwell (born 1972)
3.Complete these song lyrics: "Now the only thing a gambler needs. Is a ___ and a ___."

"suitcase and a trunk" (The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun - 1964)
4.What 'M' describes a device used by musicians to keep a steady beat?
5.The Look and Listen to Your Heart were worldwide hits in the 80s for what Swedish pop duo?
6.What Beatles album was re-recorded by various artists in 2013 to celebrate its 50th anniversary?
Please Please Me
7.In what country was singer/songwriter Björk born?
Iceland (Reykjavík)
8.In what Rodgers and Hammerstein musical does Curly McLain marry Aunt Eller's niece Laurey Williams?
9.Whose cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Hazy Shade of Winter was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1987 film Less Than Zero?
The Bangles
10."She's got it. Yeah baby, she's got it." are lyrics from what 1969 song?
Shocking Blue|Venus

11.Mark, David, John and Pick formed what rock band in London in 1977?
Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers)
12.If You Leave, (Forever) Live and Die, and We Love You were hits in 1986 for what English synth-pop band?
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
13.Who said It’s Oh So Quiet in 1995?
14.Nancy Barbato, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Marx, the latter until his death in 1998, were all married to what singer?
Frank Sinatra
15.Living for the City and Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing were hits in the 70s for who?
Stevie Wonder
16.Respect is Aretha Franklin's signature song, released in 1967; but who wrote and recorded the original in 1965?
Otis Redding

17.A worldwide hit, whose debut single, Complicated, was released in March 2002?
Avril Lavigne
18.In 2001, R.E.M. went All the way to ... where?
Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)
19.Released in 1978, what album is this?
Kraftwerk|The Man-Machine (German: Die Mensch-Maschine)
20.Whose hits in the 70s include Do It Again and Rikki Don't Lose That Number?
Steely Dan
21.What 1986 song begins with these lyrics?
There is freedom within
There is freedom without
Try to catch a deluge in a paper cup

Crowded House|Don't Dream It's Over

22."Chairman of the Board" and "Ol' Blue Eyes" were among which singer's nicknames?
Frank Sinatra
23.Whose hits in the 90s include Firestarter, Breathe, and Smack My Bitch Up?
The Prodigy
24.Most successful in the late 70s and early 80s, which British synthpop group are headed by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys?
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
25.Written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, who had a worldwide hit in 1970 with We've Only Just Begun?
The Carpenters
26.What English band were Turning Japanese in 1980?
The Vapors
27.What 1955 single by The Platters was covered by Freddie Mercury in 1987?
The Great Pretender

28.The video for the 1985 single Close To Me featured the band playing inside a wardrobe on the edge of a cliff. What is the name of the band?
The Cure
29.Born on 16th October 1962, by what name is bassist Michael Peter Balzary better known?
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
30.Formed in 1966, which American band named itself after an early 20th century flatbed truck?
REO Speedwagon
31.Fill Me In, 7 Days, and Walking Away were hits in 2000 for what artist?
Craig David
32.In the 1994 film Pulp Fiction, Vince Vega and Mia Wallace win a dance contest by twisting to which 1964 Chuck Berry song?
You Never Can Tell

33."Don't need reason, don't need rhyme. Ain't nothing I'd rather do." are lyrics from what 1979 song?
AC/DC|Highway to Hell

34.Originally written and recorded by Doris Troy in 1963, who took Just One Look in 1964?
The Hollies
35.What 1980s British New Wave band was created by Malcolm McLaren and fronted by lead singer Annabella Lwin?
Bow Wow Wow
36."I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty. So hurry up and bring your jukebox money," are lyrics from what 1989 song?
The B-52's|Love Shack

37.Whose 1980s hit singles included West End Girls, It's A Sin and Always On My Mind?
Pet Shop Boys
38.Complete the missing words from this 1980 song title: Sheena Easton - ______ ______ (9 to 5)
Morning Train
39.Whose studio albums in the 2000s include In the Zone, Blackout, and Circus?
Britney Spears
40.Born in Chicago in 1909, who was known as the "King of Swing"?
Benny Goodman
41.What group said No More Heroes in 1977?
The Stranglers
42.The main theme for which 1967 Bond film was sampled in Robbie Williams' 1998 hit Millennium?
You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)

43.Tony Banks is best known as the keyboardist and a founder member of what rock band?
44.What well known band is this?
Mike + The Mechanics (Andrew Roachford, Luke Juby, Mike Rutherford, Anthony Drennan, Gary Wallis, Tim Howar)
45.What singer-songwriter died in a car crash in Barnes, southwest London, on 16th September 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday?
Marc Bolan
46.Who said You're So Vain in December 1972?
Carly Simon
47.The four strings of a standard violin are normally tuned to G D A __ (fill in the blank.)
E (Good Dogs Always Eat)
48.What 1991 ballad are the following lyrics from?
Yeah, I would fight for you,
I'd lie for you
Walk the wire for you,
yeah, I'd die for you

Bryan Adams|(Everything I Do) I Do It for You

49."I saw her today at the reception, a glass of wine in her hand" are the opening lyrics to what 1969 song?
The Rolling Stones|You Can't Always Get What You Want

50.Winning three Grammy Awards in 2003 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Don't Know Why was the 2002 debut single of what American singer?
Norah Jones

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