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101 Pop Music Trivia Questions That Will Get Stuck In Your Head

“Pop music is a fashion, and fashions come and go…”

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June 21, 2022

Do you know what puts the pop in popular music? Take this pop music quiz to find out! In the 60s, artists like Chubby Checker and Little Eva kicked off the pop music genre and had an entire generation twisting. But by the 70s, the Jackson 5 had everyone shaking their bodies instead. The 80s belonged to Michael Jackson - the ‘King of Pop’ - who arguably became the most influential artist in this genre of all time! 

By the 90’s and 2000’s the ever evolving pop music genre brought rise to some of the biggest boy bands - The BackStreet Boys - and female artists - Britney Spears - who dominated the airwaves and the stage. Think you’re across the evolution of pop music and who holds the total of “King of Pop” today? Try these pop music trivia questions and answers cover all popular music across the decades.

Are you looking for more trivia? Check out our Eurovision, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry trivia. Top it off with some music trivia questions to test your knowledge.

1. When did the Beach Boys inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

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2. Which pop star endorsed the perfumes 'Circus Fantasy' and 'Curious'?

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3. Which American duo had a top ten hit with 'Mrs Robinson'?

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4. Which type of animal would you associate with jazzman Charlie Parker?

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5. Who did Jimmy Page replace as a member of The Yardbirds?

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6. Which Australian band had a hit with 'Beds are Burning' in 1987?

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1. Sex On Fire was a massive hit for which US rock band?

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2. Which of these instruments does a lyre most resemble?

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3. Which Evanescence track has haunting words for the film Daredevil?

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4. The Dolly Parton theme park 'Dollywood' is in which US state?

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5. Where do the pop group Stereophonics come from?

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6. When did the woman left in James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain'?

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1. In the Elton John song 'Daniel', where is Daniel heading?

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2. Which Queen song starts: 'I've paid my dues - time after time''?'

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3. End Of The Road was a hit for which boy band in 1992?

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4. What was the nationality of two of the original Three Tenors?

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5. Phil Collins played which instrument with Genesis?

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6. What was John Denver's cause of death?

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1. Who wrote 'Eye of the Tiger' for the film 'Rocky'?

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2. Which of these DJs is French?

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3. What is the name of the female singer in Eurythmics?

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4. What are Justin Bieber's fans known as?

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5. Which instrument dominated Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock'?

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6. Godley & Creme were former members of which band?

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1. Which female band released the album 'We Are Family' in 1979?

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2. Who was the first country music star to win an MTV Video Music Award?

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3. Which disco singer popularized 'I Will Survive'?

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4. Who first 'twerked' at the MTV Music Awards in 2013?

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5. Which singer features on Lady Gaga's Number One hit 'Telephone'?

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6. Who gave the nickname 'Snoop' to Snoop Dog?

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1. Who performed the single 'Smile'?

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2. Which soul singer is part of 'Sir Duke' lyrics?

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3. Hot Chip released which of these songs in 2008?

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4. Who released the album Believe in 2012?

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5. Who starred in & released 8 Mile?

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6. Which song was made famous by the 1972 motion picture 'Deliverance'?

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1. In 2004, who had a number one hit with 'Toxic'?

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2. Which of these is a real band?

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3. Alison Moyet was a former member of which duo?

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4. Which album by Cheap Trick had multi-platinum success in 1979?

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5. The musician Kenny G is most associated with which instrument?

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6. Which song earned Ray Charles his first gold record?

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1. What is Zac Efron's character's secret in High School Musical?

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2. Who performed the Bond theme for Skyfall?

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3. Which US singer wrote the autobiography 'Moon River and Me'?

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4. Anthony Kiedis, Flea & John Fascinate are all in which US rock band?

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5. Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie is better known as who?

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6. Which Irish boy band covered 'Words'?

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1. The 2010 duet by Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow was called what?

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2. Who was the lead guitarist with Guns N Roses?

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3. Which year was Prince's hit song '1999' released?

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4. What is Audrey Faith Perry's screen name?

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5. Which Fleetwood Mac album has now sold over 40 million copies?

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6. End Of The Road' was a hit for which boy band in 1992?

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1. Where did Phil Collins' 'Sussudio' filmed?

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2. Don't Speak was a hit for which band in 1998

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3. What is John Denver's first name?

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4. Simon Le Bon was the singer with which 80s British band?

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5. In 1999 Lenny Kravitz covered what Guess Who song?

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6. Blondie had a No.1 with this girl ...?

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1. In what year did Michael Jackson pass away?

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2. Wipe Out' was an instrumental song recorded in 1962 by what group?

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3. Monday, Monday' was a hit for what group?

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4. Which instrument was most associated with George Formby?

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5. What is Sting's real name?

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6. Who adopted 'Bobby and I sang the Blues' into another song?

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1. Which is Billy Crystals' babysitter when he was a child?

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2. Ben' by Michael Jackson was originally written for whom?

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3. Complete the Simple Minds hit: 'Don't You Forget About...'?

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4. How long did it take to record 'House of the Rising Sun'?

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5. In 2009, Coldplay won a Grammy for Song of the Year with which song?

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6. Which Donna Summer song was banned by BBC?

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1. Tony Hadley is frontman for which band?

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2. Maroon 5 and who had the hit single 'Moves Like Jagger'?

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3. The song 'Greensleeves' is most associated with which monarch?

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4. Where did the Bangles 'go down to' in the 1980's?

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5. The title song of which James Bond film was performed by Duran Duran?

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6. Marc Bolan was the lead singer of which group?

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1. Who was the lead singer with Thin Lizzy?

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2. In the cockney song what did 'My old man' do for a living?

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3. Which song became an animated television special in 1978?

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4. Which composer wrote 'Rhapsody in Blue' and 'An American in Paris'?

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5. U2 hail from which European country?

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6. Singer Beyonce Knowles was born in which year?

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1. Name Gwen Stefani's band?

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2. This Fleetwood Mac album went to #1 in 1977 What was it called?

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3. What is Cher's biggest selling recording titled?

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4. What is Hanson's signature hit?

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5. What was the cause John Bonham's death?

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6. Which Martha & The Vandellas' song inspired Janet Jackson's Escapade?

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1. What was the Monkees' only UK Number One single?

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2. Who first recorded 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?'?

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3. What is the name of Harry Styles' group?

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4. Who had the first UK Number 1 hit of the 1990's?

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5. To whom Mick Jagger wrote 'Wild Horses'?

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6. Which comedy team had a chart hit with 'Black Pudding Bertha'?

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1. What was the name of the Beatles' long-time record producer?

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2. The Best' was a hit for which artist in the 1980's?

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3. Which Rat Pack member had a hit with 'The Candy Man'?

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4. Which Spice Girl used to be a hostess on a Turkish TV game show?

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5. Music artist Reginald Kenneth Dwight is better known by what name?

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