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  • Released in 1956, name the song recorded by Elvis Presley with the lines, ‘You can knock me down, step in my face’, ‘Slander my name all over the place’, ‘And do anything that you want to do’.
    Don't Be Cruel
    Blue Suede Shoes
    Hound Dog
    Heartbreak Hotel
  • The theme from the 1971 movie Shaft was a hit for Isaac ______.
    Hampton
    Hilton
    Harper
    Hayes
  • Who recorded “Groove is in the Heart“?
    Technotronic
    The B-52’s
    Deee-Lite
    Q-Tip
  • Which singer in the 1970s topped the US charts with the single Killing Me Softly With His Song?
    Minnie Ripperton
    Dionne Warwick
    Gladys Knight
    Roberta Flack
  • Which hip hop act recorded It’s Like That and a cover of Aerosmith’s Walk This Way?
    The Fat Boys
    Run DMC
    The Furious Five
    Outkast
  • Who released Rivers of Babylon, Ra Ra Rasputin and Mary’s Boy Child?
    Village People
    Abba
    Boney M
    Milli Vanilli
  • Which 80s hit had a world-famous video that featured a live-action pencil sketch scene
    Take on Me (Ah-Ha)
    Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
    Karma Chameleon (Culture Club)
    Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
  • Which lead singer was born Farrokh Bulsara?
    Brian May
    Freddie Mercury
    Jim Hutton
    Rami Malek
  • Where was the Fresh Prince “born and raised”?
    Bel Air
    West Philidelphia
    Compton
    Harlem
  • Which Michael Jackson single tells the story of a woman falsely claiming that the protagonist had fathered her child?
    Beat It
    Girlfriend
    Smooth Criminal
    Billie Jean
  • Who was the first person to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine?
    Richard Gere
    Peter Bowes
    Tom Petty
    John Lennon
  • In which borough of New York was hip hop created?
    Brooklyn
    Manhattan
    Queens
    The Bronx
  • Which American punk band had their breakthrough with the album Dookie in 1994?
    Blink-182
    Rancid
    The Offspring
    Green Day
  • Which hugely influential British band of the late 70s and early 80s, were named after Nazi prostitution rings?
    Joy Division
    Depeche Mode
    New Order
    Ultravox
  • Which singer who released the album, Here, My Dear?
    Marvin Gaye
    Bruno Mars
    Elvis Costello
    Elton John
  • Which artist released the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972?
    George Harrison
    David Bowie
    Lou Reed
    Elvis Costello
  • Which 90s hip hop collective took their name from a 1978 Kung Fu film? Several of the rappers also took their individual stage names from films of the same period and genre.
    Company Flow
    The Pharcyde
    Fu-Schnickens
    Wu-Tang Clan
  • Released in 1982 what song includes the lyrics ‘As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti’ and ‘I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become’?
    Abracadabra (Steve Miller Band)
    Africa (Toto)
    Shock the Monkey (Peter Gabriel)
    Eye of Tiger (Survivor)
  • Bjork was lead singer of what Icelandic band before pursuing a solo career?
    Kukl
    Cocteau Twins
    The Sugarcubes
    The Elgar sisters
  • Released in 1995 which song includes the lines ‘Act like you know, Rico’,’I know what Bo don’t know’, ‘Touch them up and go, uh-oh!’ ‘Ch-ch-chang chang’?
    This Is How We Do It (Montell Jordan)
    Here Comes the Hotstepper (Ini Kamoze)
    Cotton Eye Joe (Rednex)
    Candy Rain (Soul for Real)
  • What is Snoop Dogg's real name?
    William Griffin Jr.
    Calvin Broadus
    Tracy Marrow
    O'Shea Jackson
  • What is the the all-time bestselling movie soundtrack?
    My love is your love
    The Bodyguard
    Waiting to Exhale
    I have nothing
  • Which singer married Sean Penn in 1985?
    Madonna
    Cher
    Whitney Houston
    Cyndi Lauper
  • Who won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best New Artist?
    Meghan Trainor
    Amy Winehouse
    Sam Smith
    Alessia Cara
  • Which song by the Rolling Stones was a tribute to David Bowie's ex-wife?
    Wild Horses
    Angie
    Heart of Stone
    Satisfaction
  • What took place on Max Yasgur’s farm in Sullivan County, New York from 15th to 18th August 1969?
    John Lennon and Yoko Ono's wedding
    The recording of Bob Dylan's first album
    Woodstock
    The Monkey's first concert in the U.S.
  • Under what name did band members T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli have hits with Creep and Waterfalls?
    SWV
    TLC
    Xscape
    En Vogue
  • Which singer's real name was Ellas Otha Bates?
    Bo Diddley
    Muddy Waters
    Chuck Berry
    Little Richard
  • Chuck D and Flavor Flav are members of which hip hop group?
    Wu-Tang Clan
    The Fearless Four
    Public Enemy
    De La Soul
  • In Don McLean’s American Pie, “the day the music died” refers to the plane crash that killed Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and which other pioneer of rock and roll?
    Sam Cooke
    Otis Redding
    Buddy Holly
    Jimi Hendrix
  • Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood are longstanding members of which legendary band?
    The Who
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    The Rolling Stones
  • Which city on the West coast of the US is the home of Sub Pop records and the birthplace of Grunge music?
    Seattle
    Los Angeles
    Portland
    San Francisco
  • Name one of the three platinum-selling rock guitarists who started out playing together in the Yardbirds in the mid-1960s?
    Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton
    Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards
    Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix,
    Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page
  • Which legend was found dead on the 16th of August in 1977?
    Janis Joplin
    Buddy Holly
    Elvis Presley
    Jimi Hendrix
  • Which hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia was started by the brothers Angus and Malcolm Young?
    Rush
    Black Sabbath
    Metallica
    AC/DC
  • Released in 1977, name the song with the lyrics ‘Buddy, you’re a boy, make a big noise’, ‘Playing in the street, gonna be a big man some day’.
    Got to Give it up (Marvin Gaye)
    Tonight's the Night (Rod Stewart)
    Feels like the first time (Foreigner)
    We Will Rock You (Queen)
  • Who wrote the composition, "Rhapsody in Blue"?
    Cole Porter
    George Gershwin
    Claude Debussy
    Leonard Bernstein
  • Often referred to as CCR, who had a 1970 hit with Have you ever seen the rain?
    Cool Crash Revolution
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Camp Clashing Riders
    Coffee and Cream Restitution
  • What was the name of the Queen album featuring Bohemian Rhapsody and Love of My Life?
    A Night at the Opera
    Sheer Heart Attack
    The Game
    News of the World