Your favorite song? Hit-makers? Or, a song you cannot get enough of?
How much do you know about music and your favorite celebrities?
In this article, we cover the best music trivia questions for you to polish your knowledge of music, the music world, and celebrities.
They are a great addition to your list of things to do for fun in your free time alone or with friends.
“I Kissed a Girl” Song
Trivia Question: Which musician became famous for the hit song “I Kissed a Girl”?
Answer: Katy Perry.
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Bruno Mars Trivia
Trivia Question: Which musician has his real name as Peter Gene Hernandez?
Answer: Bruno Mars.
Call me Maybe Song
Trivia Question: The 2012 global hit song “Call Me Maybe” was sung by a musician from which country?
Answer: Carly Rae, Canadian.
Ed Sheeran Albums
Trivia Question: Ed Sheeran music albums are named after mathematical symbols. Which of these symbols is not one of them: + – × ÷?
Answer: The symbol (-).
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Complete the Lyrics
Trivia Question: Finish the lyrics: To the left, to the left…
Everything you own in the box to the left
In the closet that’s my stuff, yes
If I bought it please don’t touchBeyonce
United States National Anthem
Trivia Question: Who composed the US national anthem?
Answer: Francis Scott Key.
Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics of the national anthem. Its melody was sung by John Stafford Smith.
The Shortest Song on Record
Trivia Question: What is the shortest song ever recorded in modern history?
Answer: “You Suffer”.
It is a song by Napalm Death. You suffer is 1.316 seconds long and it is still the shortest song ever recorded according to the Guinness Book or Records.
The Longest Song Ever
Trivia Question: What is the longest song to have ever been recorded?
Answer: The Rise and Fall of Bossanova.
It was recorded by Michael and Kelly Bostwick back in 2016. The Rise and fall of Bossanova is 13 hours 23 minutes 32 seconds long.
Music Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: Which band had the highest membership?
Also known by the name Parliament-Funkadelic. The band has had a total of 189 members in it.
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The Swedish House Mafia Band
Trivia Question: The Swedish House Mafia is a band from Sweden: True or False?
Gotye Hit Songs
Trivia Question: Which hit song is the Aussie star Gotye best known for?
Answer: “Somebody that I used to Know”.
Righteous Side of Hell
Trivia Question: Which rock band sang about “Wrong Side of Heaven and Righteous Side of Hell”?
Answer: Five Finger Death Punch.
Music Records Sold
Trivia Question: Which Austrian musician outsold Beyonce, Adele, and Drake in the number of CDs sold in 2016?
Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Feeling Nothing Towards Music
Trivia Question: Some people feel nothing towards music: True or False?
A small percentage of the people in the world don’t feel music the way you do. In fact, some don’t feel it at all!
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Largest Music Concert
Trivia Question: Which is the largest music concert on record?
Answer: Modena Park Concert (2017) by Vasco Rossi is the largest ticketed concert in the world’s music history with 225,000 people in attendance.
While the largest free concert was the 850th Anniversary of Moscow (1997) where Jean-Michel Jarre was the lead artist with a record attendance of 3.5 million people.
Metal Rock Band Country
Trivia Question: Which country has the highest concentration of metal rock bands?
The country has 56.7 bands for every 1000 people.
The Jingle Bells
Trivia Question: What was the Jingle Bells song initially called?
Answer: The One Horse Open Sleigh.
Oldest Musical Instrument
Trivia Question: What is the oldest musical instrument in use today?
The Best Rapper in the World
Trivia Question: Which rappers hold the world record for the most words per minute?
Answer: Eminem and Nicki Minaj.
Eminem holds the record with 7.5 words per second and Nicki Minaj 6.5 words per second according to Guinness World Records.
Britney Spears Photo
Trivia Question: Which female musician’s shaved head photo sold for $500,000 back in 2007?
Answer: Britney Spears.
Brian Jones’ Rolling Stones
Trivia Question: What is the name of the band founded by Brian Jones?
Answer: Rolling Stones.
Female Hip-hop Rap Star
Trivia Question: Which hip-hop rap artist has her real name as Onika Miraj?
Answer: Nicki Minaj.
Who is Stafani Germanotta?
Trivia Question: Stafani Germanotta is the real name for which music superstar?
Answer: Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga is her stage name.
Most Valuable Music Band
Trivia Question: Which band is so important to their country’s economy that it cannot be allowed to fail?
Answer: The BTS.
According to NPR, BTS contributed $5 billion to the South Korean GDP in a single last year.
Most Number One Hits
Trivia Question: Which musician has had the most number-one hits in The Billboard ranking?
Answer: The Beatles, 20.
Longest Running Song on the Billboard
Trivia Question: What is the longest-running song on Billboard?
Answer: Old Town Road by Billy Ray Cyrus; 17 consecutive weeks.
Music Trivia Lyrics
Trivia Question: “I am too good to you. I am way too good to you,” are lyrics from a hit song by which hip hop superstar?
Who are the BTS?
Trivia Question: K-pop took the international music scene by storm back in 2010 with their signature band BTS. What does BTS stand for?
Answer: BTS is a Korean translation for Bulletproof Boy Scouts.
Trivia Question: What song accompanied the Mannequin Challenge back in 2016?
Answer: Black Beatles song by Rae Sremmurd.
The Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack
Question: Which musician has most of his songs featured in X-rated movies like, “The 50 Shades of Grey”?
Answer: The Weeknd.
Cardi B Song Lyrics
Trivia Question: Which of the Cardi B song has these lyrics, “You in the club just to party. I’m there, I get paid a fee”?
Answer: Bodak Yellow.
BTS Band Members
Trivia Question: How many members make up the megaband BTS?
Answer: Seven Members.
Paul McCartney in Japan
Trivia Question: Who was deported from and banned from entering Japan because of marijuana?
Answer: Paul McCartney.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Trivia Question: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is found in which US state?
Answer: Ohio, Cleveland.
Usher’s Hit Song
Trivia Question: Who is the rapper in Usher’s hit song, “Yeah”?
Trivia Question: Which music stars have had successful careers in the movie industry?
Answer: Will Smith, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez.
The Material Girl
Trivia Question: Who is ‘the material girl’?
Real Robyn Fenty
Trivia Question: Which hip-hop musician has her real name as Robyn Fenty?
The Real Cardi B.
Trivia Question: Which pop musician has her real name as Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar?
Answer: Cardi B.
Cardi B is the stage name for the music superstar Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar.
Love and Hip Hop Show
Trivia Question: Which TV show catapulted Cardi B to fame back in 2015?
Answer: Love and Hip Hop, New York.
Ed Sheeran Songs
Trivia Question: Who did a duet with Ed Sheeran on his hit song, “Perfect Duet”?
Miss Independent Song
Trivia Question: Who sang the international hit song, Miss Independent?
Trivia Question: Which DJ-Musician is known for the most romantic lines at the start of every song he is featured in?
Answer: DJ Khaled.
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Peace Prize
Trivia Question: Which music stars have won the Nobel Peace Prizes?
Answer: Bob Dylan (2016) and Rabindranath Tagore (1913).
Shakira’s Home Country
Trivia Question: Which country does Shakira come from?
Trivia Question: Which popular hip-hop superstar has a tattoo of Jesus on one of his eyes?
Answer: Lil Wayne.
Marvin Gaye Song
Trivia Question: What is the name of the artist featured in Charlie Puth’s song, “Marvin Gaye”?
Answer: Meghan Trainor.
The Backstreet Boys Founders
Trivia Question: Who are the founding members of the group Backstreet Boys?
Answer: Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson.
The First RAP Music
Trivia Question: In which year was the first rap music recorded?
It the song Personality Jock by King Tim III. It was released almost the same time as Sugarhill Gang’s song called Rapper’s Delight from where the name rap originated from.
When Love Comes to Town
Trivia Question: Who composed the original When Love Comes to Town song?
Answer: The Irish band U2.
When Love Comes to Town is a song written by Bono and composed by U2. B. B. King made popularised it.
Freddie Mercury Songs
Trivia Question: What is the most popular song by Freddie Mercury?
Answer: The Bohemian Rhapsody.
It is one of the most successful singles of all time. Ferdie also composed We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, and We Are the Champions.
Michael Jackson Hits
Trivia Question: What is Michael Jackson’s biggest hit?
It’s Michael Jackson’s best-selling single of all time. Thriller has sold millions of copies in the US and the world since its release in 1982.
American Idol Show
Trivia Question: Who is the most successful American Idol?
Answer: Carrie Underwood.
Carrie Underwood is the American Idol season 4 winner. She went on to release six studio albums in her musical career. She won 9 CMA Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Music Awards, and 15 ACM Awards.
American Idol Winners
Trivia Question: Who was the winner of the first American Idol Show?
Answer: Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly won the first American Idol in 2002.
Freddie Mercury’s History
Trivia Question: What is Freddie Mercury’s real name?
Answer: Farrokh Bulsara.
He was born in Zanzibar, modern-day Tanzania.
Celebrities Luxury Collections
Trivia Question: Which DJ owns over 10,000 pairs of sneakers?
Answer: DJ Khalid.
DJ Khalid has one of the largest sneakers collections with an $8 million valuation.
First Male American Idol Winner
Trivia Question: Who is the first male American Idol?
Answer: Ruben Studdard.
Ruben Studdard was the second American Idol winner and the first among men.
City of Rock and Roll
Trivia Question: Which American city is best known for Rock?
Answer: Memphis, Tennesee.
Cleveland is the home of Rock and Roll but, Memphis carries more weight. It is evident when it comes to Rock and Roll influence.
Trivia Question: What is the fascinating fact about musicians?
Answer: Short life span.
Musicians have a shorter lifespan on average than the rest of the population. Most musicians die at the age of 27 and have an average life span of 56 years.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Trivia Question: Who was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Answer: Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Franklin won her seat in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame in 1987. Her passion for music and sophistication defined her music for years.
The Rolling Stones
Trivia Question: Which song did Paul McCartney and John Lennon write for the Rolling Stones?
Answer: “I Wanna Be Your Man.” The Beatles recorded the song.
Elvis Presley’s #1 Song
Trivia Question: What is Elvis Presley’s #1 hit song in the United States?
Answer: Heartbreak Hotel.
Elvis Presley Songs
Trivia Question: How many number one hits did Elvis Presley have in the US?
Elvis Presley had 18 No. 1 songs in his music career.
Highest No.1 Songs
Trivia Question: Who has the most #1 hits of all time?
Answer: The Beatles.
The Beatles have had 20 No. 1 songs which is the highest. Mariah Carey comes second with 19 No.1 songs and Elvis Presley with 18.
Rap Music Origins
Trivia Question: Where did rap music come from?
Answer: New York City.
It began in the 1970s at parties across New York City.
Dolly Parton Music
Trivia Question: Which song is Dolly Parton best known for?
Trivia Question: Is Brandy related to Ray J?
Answer: Brandy and Ray J. are siblings.
Ray J. is Brandy’s younger brother. They are also first cousins to the rapper Snoop Dogg.
Trivia Question: What is the hometown of Tupac?
Answer: East Harlem.
Shakur Tupac was born in June 1971 in East Harlem, New York.
Capital of Music and Entertainment
Trivia Question: What was the African capital of music and entertainment back in the 1980s?
Answer: Kinshasa, Zaire, now the DRC.
It is where Rumble in the Jungle fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman took place.
Post Malone’s Favorite Restaurant
Trivia Question: What is Post Malone’s favorite restaurant?
Answer: Olive Garden.
Trivia Question: Who was the producer of the famous Michael Jackson song “Bad”?
Answer: Quincy Jones.
Quincy produced all the three most famous Michael Jackson songs. They include Thriller, Off the Wall, and Bad.
Trivia Question: What is Mary J. Blige’s full name?
Answer: Mary Jane Blige.
The J in her name stands for Jane.
The Black Panther Soundtrack
Trivia Question: Who is the voice behind The Black Panther soundtrack?
Answer: Kendrick Lamar.
Biggy’s Real Name
Trivia Question: What is the Notorious BIG’s real name?
Answer: Christopher George Latore Wallace.
Famous Music Trivia
Trivia Question: What is the most famous song between Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars?
It became an instant hit back in 2012 after release.
Trivia Question: What music genres originate from Brazil?
Answer: Samba, bossa nova and sertanejo.
They are part of the Afro-Caribbean class of music.
Trivia Question: Which country is the home of Salsa dance?
It is where Salsa dance originated. Some experts believe salsa developed in other parts of the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Like most Afro-Caribbean jazz.
MTV First Video
Trivia Question: When did MTV first come to air?
Answer: August 1, 1981.
Their first song was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.
Spice Girls Family
Trivia Question: Which member of the Spice Girls family became famous for her Union Jack Dress?
Answer: Halliwell Geri.
She adorned the dress during the 1997 Brit Awards and became famous.
ZZ Top Band
Trivia Question: Who is the beardless member of the rock band ZZ Top?
Answer: Frank Beard.
Don’t Stop Believin Song
Trivia Question: Which rock band had their 1981 debut with the hit song, Don’t Stop Believin?
Trivia Question: Who founded the Backstreet Boys?
Answer: Lou Pearlman.
Pearlman founded the band Backstreet Boys in 1993 with his producer Lil’ Shy.
Trivia Question: How old was Zendaya when she got her first acting role?
Answer: 14 years old.
Zendaya was 14 years old when she starred in the Disney series, Shake It Up as Rocky Blue.
Justin Bieber Fame
Trivia Question: How old was Justin Bieber when he became famous?
Answer: 13 years old.
RBMG records signed Bieber when he was 13. His music career came into the spotlight the same year and international fame.
Trivia Question: Where was Idris Elba born?
Answer: The London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom.
Many people believe he was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. But Idris was born and raised in London by Sierra Leone parents.
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