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101 90’s Music Trivia Questions You Oughta Know

If the phrases “as if”, “eat my shorts”, and “boo-yah” ring any bells, you probably lived through the ’90s. With pop, grunge, and rap all meeting on the scene, the music of the 90s created a whole new world for listeners. 

For many of us, the 90s feel like just yesterday but do you know 90s music trivia as well as you think you do? 

From the poppy Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys to the grunge of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, there’s tons of material to cover from this decade. Test your knowledge as a true “child of the 90s” and find out if you’re the trivia prince (the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that is). 

If you’re looking for even more trivia to test your 90’s pop culture knowledge limits, you can check out our popular trivia topics like Boy Band, Hip Hop & Rap, Pop Music, and 2000s music

You can also sharpen your skills for your next game night by checking out our general music trivia questions that are sure to beef up your brain.

Which of the following was not a real member of TLC?

Left-Eye

Chilli

T-Box

Sticks

The Cure had a UK top 10 hit in 1992 with which song?

Friday, I’m In Love

Saturday, I’m In Love

Monday, I’m In Love

Wednesday, I’m In Love

What was the only song to reach number one on Billboard’s alternative music chart in the 1990s for the band Semisonic?

No Rain

Closing Time

Praise You

Sex And Candy

How many weeks did Lonestar spend at No.1 with ‘Amazed’?

7

5

2

10

What is the real surname of the 1990s chart topper Brandy?

Norwood

Horwood

Northcliffe

North

Darius Rocker was a leading member of which band?

Los Del Rio

Hootie and the Blowfish

Third Eye Blind

Gin Blossoms

Leanne Rimes had a 1998 hit with the song ‘How Do I…’?

Love

Cry

Laugh

Live

Gary Barlow was a member of which 1990s boyband?

Backstreet Boys

Boyz II Men

Five

Take That

What was the Spice Girls debut single?

Spice Up Your Life

Say You’ll Be There

Wannabe

Who Do You Think You Are

In 1991 Madonna released which ‘Collection’?

Special

Unique

Pristine

Immaculate

Which singer released, ‘From This Moment On’ in 1999?

Shania Twain

Madonna

Sheryl Crow

Jennifer Rush

Complete the title of the 1990s band ‘Matchbox…’?

30

40

10

20

What rapped had a hit in the 90s with ‘Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang’?

2Pac

Method Man

Puff Daddy

Dr. Dre

No Jacket Required was a hit album for which artist?

Phil Collins

Eminem

Lauryn Hill

Dr Dre

Wild Wood was an album released in 1993 by whom?

Prince

Paul Weller

James Brown

Joe Strummer

Who was the front woman for the band No Doubt who had a hit with Don’t Speak in 1997?

P!nk

Christina Aguilera

Kelly Clarkson

Gwen Stefani

Which male singer had a 1998 No.1 with ‘Nice and Slow?

Ricky Martin

Puff Daddy

Usher

Will Smith

Who had their only Number 1 with the song ‘The First Time’?

Surface

Phil Collins

Vanilla Ice

Roxette

How many number one hits did Wilson Phillips have in the 1990s?

3

5

4

6

How many weeks did ‘Informer’ by Snow top the US Chart?

2

7

10

3

Who had number one hit songs in the 80s named ‘Dreamlover’ and ‘Fantasy’?

Janet Jackson

Mariah Carey

Whitney Houston

Brandy

Daft Punk had a UK Top 10 single in 1997 with which single?

Around The Moon

Around The Block

Around The Earth

Around The World

Which 90s band sang the song Glory Box?

Bjork

Massive Attack

Portishead

Radiohead

Which girl band reached No.4 in 1998 with ‘Never Ever’?

TLC

Destiny’s Child

Spice Girls

All Saints

How was Antony Ray better known in the world of music?

Sir Sing a Lot

Sir Dance a Lot

Sir Groove a Lot

Sir Mix a Lot

Mel B was known as which ‘Spice?

Scary

Posh

Ginger

Baby

What alternative group performed the songs ‘Never There’ and ‘The Distance’?

Beck

Cake

Ben Folds Five

Weezer

Right Said Fred hat a No.1 Hit with ‘I’m Too….’?

Drunk

Dirty

Loose

Sexy

Crooked Rain Crooked Rain was a 1990s album by which band?

Pixies

Pavement

Coldplay

Radiohead

Nick Carter was a member of which 1990s boy band?

N-Sync

98 Degrees

Backstreet Boys

Boyz II Men

In 1990 Bon Jovi had a No.1 hit with ‘…of Glory’?

Maze

Blaze

Haze

Raise

Ooh Aah…Just A Little Bit was a best selling track of the 90s for which artist?

Gina T

Gina C

Gina G

Gina J

Paul Abdul was looking forward to ‘The Promise of a New….’?

Smile

Love

Man

Day

What group’s song ‘Been Caught Stealing’ was number one on Billboard’s alternative chart?

The Replacements

Jane’s Addiction

The Cure

INXS

What was Whitney Houston’s first No.1 hit in the 1990s?

I’m Your Baby Tonight

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

I Will Always Love You

The Greatest Love of All

Which band scored a 1992 hit with ‘All 4 Love’?

Londonbeat

EMF

Color Me Badd

Surface

What Swedish group recorded the hillbilly infused dance hit ‘Cotton Eye Joe’?

Killbilly

Whyte Trash

Rednex

Hix

Bossanova was a 1990s album by which band?

Pixies

Pavement

Green Day

Radiohead

Black Cat gave who their second No.1 of the 1990s?

Alannah Myles

Sweet Sensation

Roxette

Janet Jackson

Which band had an international hit with ‘Don’t Speak’?

TLC

Spice Girls

The Fugees

No Doubt

Who released the album ‘To The Extreme’?

Rick Astley

TLC

Maxi Priest

Vanilla Ice

Who sang the hit song ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’?

Janet Jackson

TLC

Mariah Carey

Toni Braxton

Who said ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ in 1999?

Sheryl Crow

Shania Twain

Madonna

Jennifer Rush

Which Tommy had a hit with ‘I’ll Be Your Everything’?

Rage

Sage

Page

Cage

Which singer hit No.1 in 1991 with ‘Emotions’?

Whitney Houston

Mariah Carey

Gloria Estefan

Celine Dion

In what year did Toni Braxton release Unbreak My Heart?

1995

1993

1999

1997

Where did Bone Thugs wants to meet in 1996?

Train Tracks

Home

End of the Road

Crossroads

Ok Computer as a 1990s album by which band?

Pavement

Pixies

Radiohead

Green Day

Tonia Tash was a member of which 1990’s Girl Group?

Divine

Blauqe

TLC

Destiny’s Child

Which boyband had a hit with ‘Matter of Time’?

Boyz II Men

New Kids On The Block

Hanson

Backstreet Boys

Who was ‘Getting Jiggy With It’ in 1999?

Jay-Z

Will Smith

Puff Daddy

Usher

From This Moment On was a 1999 release by which singer?

Madonna

Jennifer Rush

Sheryl Crow

Shania Twain

Timmy T hit the No.1 spot in which year with ‘One More Try’?

1991

1997

1995

1999

Barbie Girl and Doctor Jones were UK No. 1s for which 90s band?

Aquamarine

Aqua

Turquoise

Cerulean

Who sang the auto tuned hit ‘Believe’?

Britney Spears

Cher

Celine Dion

Christina Aguilera

Which band had a hit with ‘Amazed’ in 1999?

REM

Lonestar

Goo Goo Dolls

Jamboree

In which year did Whigfield have a UK No. 1 with their hit Saturday Night?

1995

1994

1997

1993

Who sang the song ‘No Scrubs’?

Vanessa Williams

Mary J. Blige

Whitney Houston

TLC

Without You, Fantasy and Hero were UK Top 10s in the 90s for which female singer – songwriter?

Celine Dion

Mariah Carey

Britney Spears

Shania Twain

What rapper had a number one hit with the song ‘Hypnotize’?

Notorious BIG

Coolio

Mr. Big

2Pac

Complete the title of the Madonna Album ‘Ray of….’?

Light

Hope

Music

Sun

What was Britney Spears’ first hit single?

Lucky

Toxic

Hit Me Baby One More Time

Everytime

In 1994 Boys II Men were ‘On Bended….’?

Back

Knee

Feet

Heart

Who had a hit with ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ in 1996?

Deep Yellow Something

Deep Red Something

Deep Green Something

Deep Blue Something

Brandy and Monica sang what hit song that stayed at number one for 13 weeks?

I’ll Be Your Everything

If Wishes Came True

Smooth

The Boy Is Mine

What group spent five weeks at number one with ‘The Sign’?

Salt-N-Pepa

TLC

Next

Ace of Base

In 1991 Gloria Estefan was ‘Coming out of….’?

The Dark

Love

Desire

The Pain

Who gave us something to talk about with the song ‘Something To Talk About’?

Melissa Ethridge

Shawn Colvin

Christina Aguilera

Bonnie Raitt

In what year did Madonna release Vouge?

1999

1996

1993

1990

Who wanted to ‘Fly Away’ in 1999?

Ricky Martin

R Kelly

Lenny Kravitz

Michael Jackson

Which Lauryn was the lead singer of The Fugees?

Harris

Harrison

Hill

Holmes

Which record did Ace of Base take to No.1 in 1994?

The Sigh

The Sign

The Song

The Sing

Lisa Loeb found chart success with which band?

Seven Stories

Nine Stories

Three Stories

Five Stories

Usher scored a number one hit in 1998 with what song?

Yeah

Caught Up

Nice And Slow

Burn

The boy band Five came from which country?

England

Australia

Canada

America

Shania Twain told us in 1999 ‘Man! I Feel Like a….’?

Holiday

Woman

Beer

Drink

What nationality was 1990s star Ini Kamoze?

Jamaican

Brazilian

Spanish

English

Unfinished Symphony, Teardrop and Angel are 90s singles by which English group and art collective?

Massive Attack

Pretty Big Attack

Miniscule Attack

We’re Under Attack?

Emma Bunton was known as which ‘Spice’?

Sporty

Baby

Scary

Ginger

Which Amy scored a hit in 1991 with ‘Baby Baby’?

Grant

Smith

Jones

Johnson

What was the name of the Spice Girls first album?

Spice

Wannabe

Girl Power

1

Who performed the hit song ‘Bittersweet Symphony’?

The Verge

Smashing Pumpkins

The Cranberries

Nirvana

Marky Mark was often backed by which ‘Bunch’?

Crazy Bunch

Funky Bunch

Mad Bunch

Groovy Bunch

Who sang the hit song ‘Un-Break My Heart’?

All-4-One

Toni Braxton

Mariah Carey

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Kris Kross had a No.1 hit with which song in 1992?

Walk

Leap

Jump

Run

Which band had a one hit wonder in 1998 with You Get What You Give?

Blink – 182

Two Princes

New Radicals

Aqua

How many members were there in the band Color Me Badd?

4

3

5

2

Who sang the song ‘Genie in a Bottle’?

Britney Spears

N Sync

Jessica Simpson

Christina Aguilera

What song put Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers back on the charts in the 1990s?

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

I Won’t Back Down

Breakdown

Louisiana Rain

Which ‘Citizen’ released the 1999 track ‘Better Days’?

Citizen Queen

Citizen Prince

Citizen Kane

Citizen King

In which year did Sinead O’ Connor have a UK No. 1 hit with Nothing Compares 2 U?

1994

1999

1998

1990

Monica had a 1998 No.1 with which song?

The First Night

This Night

Every Night

The Last Night

Nobody Knows was a 1996 hit for which ‘project’?

The Andy Rich Project

The Eddy Rich Project

The Tony Rich Project

The Tommy Rich Project

Cher had a UK No. 1 hit with which song in 1998?

I Got You Babe

Love Hurts

Believe

Baby I’m Yours

Which 90s song is Fatboy Slim’s only UK No. 1?

Leave You

Praise You

Celebrate You

Scold You

Alfred Nevarez was a member of which 1990s boy band?

Boyz II Men

Londonbeat

Surface

All 4 One

Who hit No.1 in 1992 with ‘I’ll Be There’?

Mariah Carey

Celine Dion

Gloria Estefan

Whitney Houston

How many members were there in 1990s Boyband 98 Degrees?

4

3

6

5

How many members were in the band RnB band Surface?

3

5

4

6

Prince had a No.1 hit in 1991 with which color?

Cream

White

Purple

Red

Who had 1990s hits with ‘Release Me’ and ‘Hold On’?

Mariah Carey

Wilson Phillips

Paula Abdul

Sweet Sensation

You can do better

Not bad

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