Quizzes | March 4, 2021

75 Music Trivia Questions and Answers (2021)

Daniel Ndukwu

Music is one of the oldest pursuits in the world. Before there was written language, there was music. It’s no wonder that there are different types of music that appeal to diverse tastes.

Jazz, classical, pop, hip-hop, rock, etc. are just a few types of music in the world.

In this article, we share dozens of music trivia questions and answers you can use to have a good time or test your knowledge. The questions are presented and then the answers are presented right below them.

Have fun with these music trivia questions and view general trivia questions here.

Jazz music trivia  Questions:

  1. Who introduced the bossa nova sound in 1960?
  2. What was Louis Armstrong’s nickname?
  3. Which American city does Jazz originate from?
  4. For which album did Ella Fitzgerald receive a Grammy award?
  5. Which instrument did Miles Davis play?
  6. Which decade is known as the Jazz Age?
  7. Who is the vocalist for the album ‘Lady Sings the Blues’?
  8. The vibraphone was introduced by which artist?
  9. Which jazz composition was the first non-classical piece to win a Pulitzer Prize in music?
  10. Bessie Smith is known as what?

Answers:

  1. Stan Getz
  2. Satchmo
  3. New Orleans
  4. Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book
  5. Trumpet
  6. 1920s
  7. Billie Holiday
  8. Lionel Hampton
  9. Blood on the Fields
  10. Empress of the Blues

Classical music questions:

  1. Jaqueline du Pré played which instrument?
  2. Who wrote Skittle Alley Trio?
  3. Which was the first opera house in the world?
  4. Which famous opera artist sung Nessun dorma from Turandot?
  5. Antonio Vivaldi is also known as what?
  6. Considered one of the greatest of his time, what musical instrument did Yehudi Menuhin play?
  7. Where are the Promenade Concerts held?
  8. La Boheme is an example of what?
  9. Who composed Moon River' in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's?
  10. Who wrote The Toccata and Fugue in D minor?

Answers

  1. Violin
  2. Mozart
  3. Teatro San Cassiano
  4. Luciano Pavarotti
  5. Red Priest
  6. Violin
  7. Royal Albert Hall
  8. Opera
  9. Henry Mancini
  10. Johann Sebastian Bach

Pop Music trivia questions:

  1. Who is regarded as the best-selling female artist of all times by the Guinness World Records?
  2. Which English singer and song writer appeared in the movie Labyrinth?
  3. In which song did Michael Jackson debute his moonwalk dance?
  4. Who sang the 1987 hit song ‘Faith’?
  5. Who sang ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’?
  6. Which 1975 song was revived in the 90s comedy Wayne’s World?
  7. For which song did Shaggy win a Grammy in 1995?
  8. Who’s album is Love. Angel. Music. Baby?
  9. In 1974, who won the Eurovision song contest?
  10. Which singer’s real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

Answers

  1. Madonna
  2. David Bowie
  3. Billie Jeans
  4. George Michael
  5. Whitney Houston
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. Bombastic
  8. Gwen Stefani
  9. ABBA
  10. Lady Gaga

Rock Music trivia questions:

  1. Singer Michael Lee Aday is popularly known as what?
  2. The Division Bell album is by which English rock band?
  3. Appetite for Destruction was the first album by which American band?
  4. How many albums did the British brand Beatles release?
  5. Who sang ‘Like a rolling stone’?
  6. Song Radio Ga Ga is believed to have inspired Lady Gaga’s stage name, who sang the song?
  7. Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield founded which band?
  8. Space Jam featured which R Kelly song?
  9. Led Zeppelin was formerly known as what?
  10. Which band sang the 1973 song Dream On?

Answers:

  1. Meat Loaf
  2. Pink Floyd
  3. Guns N’ Roses
  4. 12
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. Queen
  7. Metallica
  8. I believe I can fly
  9. New Yardbirds
  10. Aerosmith

Hip-hop trivia questions:

  1. Movie 8 Mile starred which rap artist?
  2. After the release of his album Reincarnated in 2012, Snoop Dog changed his name to what?
  3. Who sang Keep Ya Head Up?
  4. What was Christopher George Latore Wallace’s stage name?
  5. Who sang Empire State of Mind?
  6. Mary G Blige is known as what?
  7. Which female rapper released her first solo album Lyte as a Rock in 1988?
  8. Which rapping trio had their single become the first rap single to become top 40?
  9. Known as The Godfather of Hip Hop culture, which artist was one of the first founders of breakbeat DJing?
  10. Credited for the origin of hip-hop culture in New York, Clive Campbell is known as what?

Answers

  1. Eminem
  2. Snoop Lion
  3. Tupac
  4. The Notorious B.I.G
  5. Jay-Z
  6. Queen of hip-hop soul
  7. MC Lyte
  8. The Sugarhill Gang
  9. Afrika Bambaataa
  10. DJ Kool Herc

Blues music trivia questions:

  1. Who was known as The Texas Cannonball?
  2. Which guitarist had to give up playing the guitar after he was attacked and injured?
  3. What did Pinetop Perkins go on to play for 60 years?
  4. Which instrument did Big Mama Thornton play on stage?
  5. Who is considered the father of Blues?
  6. Who is considered the mother of Blues?
  7. How did Blue music begin?
  8. Who sang I'd Rather Go Blind?
  9. One of the most celebrated figures of Blues music, how old was Robert Johnson when he died?
  10. Who sang Goodnight, Irene?

Answers:

  1. Freddie King
  2. Pinetop Perkins
  3. The Piano
  4. The Harp
  5. William Christopher Handy
  6. Gertrude Pridgett
  7. Through African spiritual chants
  8. Etta James
  9. 27
  10. Huddie William Ledbetter

World Music questions:

  1. The metal band Opeth originate from which country?
  2. The artist Diamond Platnumz comes from which country?
  3. Which British band was formed by Vincent and Daniel Cavanagh in the 90s?
  4. Which Pakistani singer performed at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo?
  5. Which Swiss band was known for their heavy influence on developing extreme metal?
  6. Which Polish Jazz artist was known for mixing Eastern European folk music with Jazz?
  7. With songs like Dynamite, Life goes on, and Fake Love, the band BTS belongs to which country?
  8. Which form of music is based on Ragas?
  9. What type of instrument is an Oud?
  10. Known as the lion of instruments, where does the Rubab originate from?
  11. Which music genre originates from Jamaica?
  12. Which Somali-Canadian singer sang the promotional anthem at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
  13. Who was one of the first African artists to bring attention to African music to the Western World?
  14. Which instrument did Pandit Ravi Shankar play?
  15. What is the name of music which that originates from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales?

Answers:

  1. Sweden
  2. Tanzania
  3. Anathema
  4. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  5. Celtic Frost
  6. Tomasz Dabrowski
  7. South Korea
  8. Indian Classical Music
  9. Stringed Instrument
  10. Persia
  11. Reggae
  12. K-naan
  13. Zenzile Miriam Makeba
  14. The Sitar
  15. Celtic music

Conclusion

Music, in all its forms, is the most immaterial form of expression. There’s nothing to see, touch, or physically feel yet it still moves us in unique ways. These music trivia questions are here to test your knowledge and also help you appreciate just how vast the world is.

If you see anything we got wrong or an interesting bit of trivia you think we should add, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment.

 

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