115 Unique Music Trivia Questions & Answers (All Genres)

💡 The Best List of Music Trivia Questions and Answers.

Last update: 2021-06-18

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The best list of music trivia questions.

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  1. Motown
  2. 1970s
  3. 1980s
  4. 1990s
  5. Country
  6. Classical
  7. General

Are you the biggest music fan? The biggest music lover? Then test your knowledge of music with these music trivia questions. Gather friends together, turn on your favorite genre of music, and have fun! Be sure to grab the free PDF at the bottom of this article. It will help to print the trivia questions in advance.

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Here's how to play. One player should be the "game head." This is the person who is going to present the trivia questions. Every player who is joining the game should have a piece of paper and a pencil. When the trivia question is presented to the group, each player should write down their answer.

A correct answer is worth one point. At the end of either 25 or 50 questions, the player with the most correct answers (or points) wins. If playing through text messages, a single question acts as a round. Play until the group is bored.

Music Trivia Questions and Answers (All Age Groups)

Below are music trivia quiz questions to ask friends! Have fun!

Motown Questions

Trivia Question: What year was Motown Records founded?

Answer: 1959.

Trivia Question: How many records hit top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100 for Motown records in the 1960s?

Answer: 79.

Trivia Question: What was the original name for The Supremes?

Answer: The Primettes.

Trivia Question: What's the original name of the Four Tops?

Answer: The Four Aims.

Trivia Question: What is the original name of The Temptations?

Answer: The Elgins.

Trivia Question: What radio station does Stevie Wonder own?

Answer: 102.3 FM in Los Angeles.

Trivia Question: How old was Stevie Wonder when he signed with Motown?

Answer: 11.

Trivia Question: True or false, Motown owned a "charm school" that taught artists how to perform?

Answer: True.

Trivia Question: How many releases did The Supremes have to produce before getting a top 20 hit?

Answer: 6.

Trivia Question: Between 1962 and 1966 who was the top performing songwriter?

Answer: Smokey Robinson.

1970s Music Questions

Trivia Question: What was the best selling album of the 1970s?

Answer: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Trivia Question: Which musical artists charted a Top 40 single every year from 1970 to 1997?

Answer: Elton John.

Trivia Question: What backup band did The Eagles start out as?

Answer: Linda Ronstadt's backup band.

Trivia Question: How did Led Zeppelin name the title "Black Dog?"

Answer: A labrador walked into the music studio.

Trivia Question: What do the letters in ABBA stand for?

Answer: The band members first names.

Trivia Question: What's the first song to break the 3-minute limit on FM radio?

Answer: Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

Trivia Question: Which very popular music group disbanded in the 1970s?

Answer: The Beatles.

Trivia Question: Steven Tyler was the lead singer of which rock band?

Answer: Aerosmith.

Trivia Question: Which popular musical artist reappeared in the 1970s after a motorcycle accident in 1966?

Answer: Bob Dylan.

Trivia Question: Rubber Bullets by 10cc was a song written about what type of event?

Answer: A prison riot.

1980s Music Questions

Trivia Question: Which pop singer was referred to as "material girl?"

Answer: Madonna.

Trivia Question: What female singer won a grammy for best new artist in 1985?

Answer: Cyndi Lauper.

Trivia Question: On August 1, 1981 what was the first modern music video to appear on MTV?

Answer: Video Killed the Radio Star.

Trivia Question: What was the first music video ever aired on MTV?

Answer: The Buggles.

Trivia Question: What song took over the Billboard charts for multiple years in a row during the 1980s?

Answer: Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Trivia Question: What rock group sang the song "Bohemian Rhapsody?"

Answer: Queen.

Trivia Question: What band did Billy Idol leave to start his solo career in 1981?

Answer: Generation X.

Trivia Question: What year did U2 make their first television appearance?

Answer: 1981.

Trivia Question: What's the name of Phil Collins first solo album?

Answer: Face Value.

Trivia Question: Depeche Mode released their debut album in 1981, what's the name of the album?

Answer: Speak & Spell.

1990s Music Questions

Trivia Question: How many members of the Spice Girls were there?

Answer: 5.

Trivia Question: What pop singer took over the 90s with her high school music dancing video?

Answer: Britney Spears.

Trivia Question: What hit single of 1984 topped charts by Madonna?

Answer: Material Girl.

Trivia Question: What Elton John song did the Beach Boys cover in the 90s?

Answer: Crocodile Rock.

Trivia Question: What's the name of the first hit song by Pearl Jam?

Answer: Even Flow.

Trivia Question: What Michael Jackson album was released in the 90s?

Answer: 2 bad.

Trivia Question: Who was the drummer for Nirvana?

Answer: Dave Grohl.

Trivia Question: What was the original name of the song "Wonderwall?"

Answer: Wishing Stone.

Trivia Question: Which female artist had a Foo Fighters band member play drums for her?

Answer: Alanis Morissette.

Trivia Question: What was the name of the lead vocalist for Nirvana?

Answer: Kurt Cobain.

Country Music Questions

Trivia Question: The country song "Jolene" was released by which musical artist?

Answer: Dolly Parton.

Trivia Question: What was the first huge hit by Elvis Presley?

Answer: That's All Right.

Trivia Question: Who has the most consecutive number one hit singles in Country Airplay Chart's history?

Answer: Blake Shelton.

Trivia Question: Who is called "The King" of country music?

Answer: George Strait.

Trivia Question: Which music artist is the biggest-selling digital country artist in history?

Answer: Jason Aldean.

Trivia Question: Who was named top female country vocalist in 2016?

Answer: Miranda Lambert.

Trivia Question: Which female musical artist has the most number one hits for a woman?

Answer: Dolly Parton.

Trivia Question: What percentage of country music was recorded in the U.S. through 2008?

Answer: 11.9%.

Trivia Question: Darius Rucker is an original band member from which musical group?

Answer: Hootie and the Blowfish.

Classical Music Questions

Trivia Question: What is the oldest surviving musical instrument?

Answer: A bone flute.

Trivia Question: 2020 is the year of Beethoven. Why do we celebrate it?

Answer: 250th birthday of Beethoven.

Trivia Question: How many strings does a grand piano have?

Answer: Around 230 strings.

Trivia Question: Who was one of the most popular violinist composers in history?

Answer: Fritz Kreisler.

Trivia Question: How many songs did Beethoven compose?

Answer: 722 works.

Trivia Question: "Di Tanti Palpiti" was wrote when waiting for what type of food in Venice, Italy?

Answer: Risotto.

Trivia Question: How many pieces of wood is a single violin made from?

Answer: 70 pieces of wood.

Trivia Question: What was often used in the 18th century to sand violins?

Answer: Dogfish skin.

Trivia Question: What's the first album that was considered classical music?

Answer: Joseph Haydn's composed pieces.

Trivia Question: About how many musical pieces are considered to be "classical" in nature?

Answer: More than 10,000 pieces.

General Music Questions

Trivia Question: Where is the rock and roll hall of fame located?

Answer: Cleveland, Ohio.

Trivia Question: Ozzy Osbourne is known as the leader singer of what classic heavy metal band of the 1970s?

Answer: Black Sabbath.

Trivia Question: "Our Song" was originally written by Taylor Swift for what event?

Answer: A high school talent show.

Trivia Question: What was the hit song that MC Hammer sang?

Answer: U Can't Touch This.

Trivia Question: What's the very first hit song by the musical artist Katy Perry?

Answer: I Kissed a Girl.

Trivia Question: Who is the famous musical artist who is godmother to Elton John's two songs?

Answer: Lady Gaga.

Trivia Question: Name the music group who came out with the hit song titled "New York City" came out in 2015?

Answer: The Chainsmokers.

Trivia Question: At what age did Justin Bieber first start singing?

Answer: At age 12.

Trivia Question: Kelly Clarkson was discovered through what major TV show?

Answer: American Idol.

Trivia Question: Alicia Keys made a hit album in 2001 named what?

Answer: Songs in A Minor.

Trivia Question: "Shallow" won what award at the 2019 Oscars?

Answer: Best Original Song.

Trivia Question: "Hey Jude" was a song played by which Beatles artist?

Answer: Paul McCartney.

Trivia Question: "Heartbreak Hotel" is a song sang by which musical artist?

Answer: Elvis Presley.

Trivia Question: What theme song was written by Tom Jones for a classic movie in the 1960s?

Answer: The 007 Thunderball Theme song.

Trivia Question: Who performed the Golden Eye 007 theme song?

Answer: Tina Turner.

Trivia Question: What's the name of the Whitney Houston hit song?

Answer: I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

Trivia Question: "Tainted Love" was the single hit by which musical artist?

Answer: Soft Cell.

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