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Talking Heads Little Creatures

Music Quiz: Album Covers by Description

Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere, and 2loud2oldmusic celebrated by scoring the only 20/20 in last week’s quiz, nailing the Ne-Yo songs everyone else missed. This week you need to identify the album cover by its written description. …

Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin Simon

Music Quiz: T Albums by 3 Singles

It looks like we had a dead heat last week – Rich from KamerTunes and Music Enthusiast Jim both scored 25/25 with 5:49 remaining. Congratulations to everyone who scored full marks, and it sounds like the rest of us need…

Radiohead Pablo Honey

Music Quiz: Scrambled 1990s Vocalists

Congratulations to Tony from Mumbling About… who scored full marks with the quickest time last week while eliminating his options. This week’s challenge is double-pronged – you need to unscramble the anagram of a 1990s vocalist, then match it to…

Music Quiz: Eliminate Your Options

Congratulations to John Snow from 2loud2oldmusic, who scored the fastest time in last week’s quiz (and was one of only two 100% scores, along with Rich). I know how much he likes memes, so…. This week’s quiz isn’t too tricky,…

Moving Pictures Rush

Music Quiz: Famous Trios

Last week’s 1960s Ruined by a Letter quiz was pretty easy once you figured out how it worked – lots of 100% scores, but Music Enthusiast Jim was the fastest. This week’s quiz is more straightforward in concept, but hopefully…

Music Quiz: Ruined by a Letter (1960s)

Last week’s debut quiz was pretty straightforward, and no-one got more than one question wrong. Bruce from Vinyl Connection powered through the quiz the fastest – comfortable in the 1970s (and with compatriot Olivia Newton-John included), Bruce completed the quiz…

Music Quiz: Debuts #6

Congratulation to Tony and Sheik Yerbouti, who both scored 100% in last week’s thyme and Gnarls Barkley quiz, with SY scoring the slightly faster time. This week we’re looking at debut albums. I enjoyed this quiz because it’s a mix…

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon and Garfunkel

Missing Member Music Quiz

Congratulations to jprobichaud who scored the fastest recorded time in last week’s nonsense quiz, while Geoff and Max also scored 100%. This week we’re looking at missing members of sets. It was more reliant on culinary knowledge than I expected,…

Music Quiz: Nonsense

Congratulations to everyone who scored full marks in last week’s quiz, but especially to Tony who had the fastest time. This week we’re looking at songs with nonsense titles. I only knew about half, but using the process of…

Queen News of the World

Music Quiz: The Only One

Congratulations to Max (Badfinger20), who won last week’s quiz by a substantial margin. He scored 25% more than than the next best candidate in our early influences quiz. This week is less of a music quiz, and more of a…

Music Quiz: Early Influences

Last week lots of people scored a perfect 30/30 in the 1980s lyric quiz – congratulations to Rich Kamerman with the fastest recorded time. This week, Jim was interested in a blues quiz. The best I could find was this…

Led Zeppelin IV Zoso

Music Quiz: Name the Spotify Artist II

Welcome back to the Spotify quiz series. We had ten contestants in the first week of Spotify quizzes, and the leaderboard looks like this: Participant Week 1 Total Rich Kamerman 20 20 Sheik Yerbouti 20 20 jprobichaud 20 20 Jim…

Fleetwood Mac Tusk

Music Quiz: Name the Spotify Artist

It looks like noone scored more than 24/28 in last week’s royal artists quiz. Congratulations to Rich and J who tied for the best score. This week you need to name the artist, based on their top five Spotify songs.…

Queen A Day At The Races

Music Quiz: 7 to 1 Hits by Royal Artists

Congratulations to Sheik Yerbouti, who just pipped Tony on the squirrel quiz. This week you need to link the hit songs to the artists with royal names, including Duke Ellington, Chaka Khan, and Carole King. Note the hit clause; Prince…

Missed the Quiz?

For some reason, Wordpress Feed didn’t display this week’s quiz yesterday. If you missed it, it’s at: In other news, one of the joys of music blogging is the occasional interaction with the artists you’re blogging about. I received…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Ragged Glory

Music Quiz: 12 Flags

Congratulations to Sheik Yerbouti, who scored the fastest time of the correct entrants in last week’s Back the Block challenge. This week you need to connect the flags with the male musicians. Everyone will beat my score this week…

Music Quiz: Back the Block

Congratulations to Max at who achieved last week’s only perfect score in the duo quiz. This week you need to answer some trivia questions. As you fill them in, you complete a word find. This makes it easier to…

Simon and Garfunkel Bookends

Music Quiz: 7 to 1 Top 5 Hits By Duos

It looks like John from won last week’s challenge, scoring 20/20 with 2:37 remaining. Congratulations to John and all the other full marks. This week you need to link the top 5 hits to the duo. I scored…

springsteen-bruce-1973-wild-the-innocent-and-the-e-street-shuffle

Music Quiz: Which Band Member III?

Congratulations to new contestant getonmynick, who used a technique of looking at the last emoji to blitz the Christmas songs in emojis quiz. This week you need to identify the named band member. There are a couple of earlier editions…

Music Quiz: Christmas Songs in Emojis

Congratulations to VinylDaftDad J., who finished a couple of points clear of the field in last week’s sorting quiz. It’s Boxing Day here in NZ, but I’m aware it’s still Christmas day in other parts of the world. Feel free…

Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique

Music Quiz: Musical Artist Sorting Blitz VI

Last week’s quiz on finishing the band name proved quite easy, with lots of 95% and 100% scores. Congratulations to Jim, who finished one second ahead of J to take the title. This week’s quiz is a tougher proposition. You…

Music Quiz: Finish the Band Name

Congratulations to Jim S and Tony, who were the only 100% entries in last week’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ challenge, both finishing with no time left. This week you need to complete the band name by clicking on the image. It’s pretty…

Music Quiz: One Hit Wonders of the 1990s

No-one scored full marks last week, but we had three contenders who fell agonisingly close at 17 Congratulations to Rich Kamerman, Tony, and Paul! This week you need to identify the artist behind some 1990s one-hit wonders. I scored…

Fleetwood Mac Tusk

Music Quiz: First One, Last One

It turns out that lots of people were ready to rock last week. Congratulations to Tony, who scored 25 This week you need to answer some trivia questions. I scored 18 Fortunately I had the first performer of Woodstock…

Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory

Music Quiz: Are You Ready to Rock?

Congratulations to Rich Kamer(man I feel like a woman) who beat other perfect scorers Jim and Geoff1001 for the fastest time last week. This week you need to name rock artists from their pictures. There were a few bands…

Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July

Music Quiz: Not My Album Chain II

Congratulations to all the participants who scored 30/30 in last week’s solo artist quiz. Looks like Tony scored the fastest time. This week’s quiz seems like another relatively straightforward one. Can you name the odd album out in each set…

Music Quiz: Singers by Top 3 Songs

Rich Kamerman scored a decisive win in last week’s hits of the 1970s quiz – he didn’t stop until he got enough, and attained the big shot score of 50 This week’s challenge is a bit easier – you need…

Music Quiz: Hits of 1979

Thanks to everyone who indulged me by participating in my piano clips challenge. The scoring was a little nebulous, but it looks like Rich Kamerman burnt his fuse out there alone for the highest score. This week you need to…

The Smiths Meat is Murder

Music Quiz: Edible Musicians

Congratulations to the contestants who scored 100% in last week’s Connect the Dots quiz, with Tony recording the fastest score. This week’s challenge requires you to name musicians with food in their name. You can find it here. I…

Moving Pictures Rush

Music Quiz: Connect The Dots Rock! Quiz

Last week’s rap lyric quiz stumped most of our entrants, with Geoff 1001 Stephen high-scoring with 11 This week we’re back in the rock saddle. Can you link the songs to the artist’s first letter and make a pretty picture…

Music Quiz: Rap Lyrics in More Scholarly Language

Congratulations to all of last week’s contestants, especially those with 100%. Special congratulations to Tony, who finished in a rasping time with more than five minutes to spare. This week’s challenge wanders into unfamiliar territory for this quiz. You need…

Music Quiz: Like a Song Lyric

Congratulations to JP Robichaud, who astounded us all with his musical instrument knowledge with a perfect 16 This week you need to complete the song lyrics that contain a like. Can you master the similes? I scored 26/26 in…

bruce-springsteen-tunnel-of-love

Music Quiz: 1987 Albums Picture Click

Congratulations to all the participants in last week’s music jokes quiz. Tony from Mumbling About… scored the fastest time among all the 24s. This week you need to identify albums from 1987. The 1980s used to get a rough time…

Dire Straits Money for Nothing

Music Quiz: Music Jokes

Last week’s first and last song quiz created a logjam. The highest score was 13/16, and Michael Jackson seemingly tricked everyone since his early albums are relatively obscure. Congratulations to Rich, Max, Bruce, and jprobichaud, who all made it to…

The Replacements All Shook Down

Music Quiz: Artist by First and Last Song

Congratulations to the four contestants who scored full marks in last week’s 1990 album quiz. In order of fastest time: 1) Tony2) 2Loud2Old3) J4) Stephen1001 This week you need to identify musical artists by the first song from their debut…

The Beatles Beatles for Sale

Music Quiz: Song Time

Tony loaded up on the coffee to score a very fast 24/24 last week – congratulations to Max and Rich who also attained the perfect score. This week’s quiz requires to click the song titles in order from shortest to…

Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.

Music Quiz: Four Decades of Music Hits IV

Last week’s quiz featured the closest fought competition I’ve ever seen on this blog. There were a healthy number of 100% scores, and the top three all had very close times. If my maths is correct, Heavy Metal Overlord and…

Music Quiz: Black Albums

Well done to Rich Kamerman, who scored full marks in last week’s quiz, driving like Jehu and imagining dragons. This week’s quiz is visual – you need to recognise the black albums. I scored 18/18 with 2:14 remaining –…

Yes Fragile Album

Music Quiz: Complete Sentence Bands

Congratulations to Geoff, who dominated last week’s piano quiz with a 20/28, clearly ahead of the rest of the field. One song people struggled with was Ariana Grande’s ‘Into You’ – here’s a version on Youtube, where someone replaced the…

Waiata Split Enz

Music Quiz: Aphoristic Mangles the Pop Classics

Here are the final results for the 6 week challenge – we had 10 contestants who participated every week. Average Paul 62.38% J 63.38% Badfinger 68.08% 2loud2oldmusic 72.53% Angie 72.59% Jim S 74.65% jprobichaud 74.97% Bruce 75.02% Rich K 83.18%…

Crowded House Temple of Low Men

Music Decades Quiz: Week 6, 1980s

Welcome back to the last episode of the 6 week decade challenge. Let’s check the leader-board. Average Paul 61% Badfinger 65% Chris 66% J 67% 2loud2oldmusic 68% jprobichaud 72% Angie 74% Jim S 74% Bruce 75% Rich K 81% Tony…

Liz Phair Whip Smart

Music Decades Quiz: Week 5, 1990s

The 1970s quiz last week threw out some divergent scores, and the leader board now looks like this: Average J 59% Paul 63% Badfinger 67% 2loud2oldmusic 71% Bruce 74% Rich K 80% Jim S 80% Angie 82% Tony 93% As…

Music Decades Quiz: Week 4, 1970s

Welcome to week 4 of the Music Decades Challenge. Of the contestants who’ve completed all 3 challenges so far, the leaders in average score are: Badfinger 56% Paul 62% J 62% Bruce 68% jprobichaud 74% Rich K 78% 2loud2oldmusic 79%…

Music Decades Quiz: Week 3, 2000s

Welcome to week 3 of the music decades challenge. Of the contestants who’ve completed both week’s challenges so far, the leaders are: J 58% 2loud2oldmusic 75% jprobichaud 75% Paul 75% Stephen1001 81% Bruce 89% Rich K 97% Tony 97% Jim…

Music Decades Quiz: Week 2, 2010s

Congratulations to Jim S. and Bruce who both scored 49/50 in the first week of the decades quiz, putting them in the lead with an average percentage of 98%. This week’s challenge is from the 2010s. You need to link…

Music Decades Quiz: Week 1, 1960s

For the next 6 weeks, you’re invited to join a decades quiz – as well as having a weekly winner, I’ll tabulate our scores to find a champion across the different decades of pop (from the 1960s to the current…

Joy Division Substance 1977-1980

Music Quiz: Will, Won't, Can, Can't

Congratulations to Jim, Rich, Badfinger20, and Tony who all scored perfect marks in last week’s 1970s quiz. This week’s challenge requires you to fill in will, won’t, can, or can’t into song titles. I like how they included both Joy…

Music Quiz: 1970s Lyrics Match

Congratulations to Rich Kamerman and 2loud2old, who both scored 25/25 in last week’s quiz, with Rich scoring the slightly faster time. Maybe this week we should listen to what the Kamerman said? Bruce requested a 1970s quiz this week, so…

Music Quiz: 3 'Flops', 1 Act: 1960s

Greetings from Lower Hutt, New Zealand, where we are currently experiencing a bumper feijoa crop. Congratulations to Tony, proprietor , who scored an impeccable 20/20, while many of us were stranded on 14 – good work to everyone who…

Led Zeppelin IV Zoso

Music Quiz: Song Prequels

Last week’s quiz was general knowledge oriented and a little tough. Two players joined me on 12/14 – congratulations WDEOD and Rich Kamerman. This week’s quiz requires some imagination. You need to name songs based on what their prequels could…

Music Quiz: Music… By 14 Other Categories

Congratulations to all of our participants in last week’s quiz. We had a lot of perfect scores, and a lot of interesting trivia about Tommy Tutone’s ‘867-5309/Jenny’. Tony recorded the fastest time, only taking just over a minute. This week’s…

Billy Joel Glass Houses

Music Quiz: Cover of Rolling Stone

Congratulations to Jim S. and Rich, who both scored 100% in last week’s Rock song quiz. Rich scored the fastest time, and I think it’s appropriate to quote a line from the Billy Joel album that he recently re-enacted the…

the-clash-combat-rock

Music Quiz: 50 "Rock" Songs

Congratulations to Tony and Geoff, who both scored 32/32 in last week’s 1990s quiz, with Tony scoring the faster time. This week you need to complete song titles with “rock” in them. I scored 49/50 – I was tricked…

Radiohead OK Computer

Music Quiz: 1990s Song Title Beginnings II

Congratulations to all of our quiz participants last week. But a special mention goes to Jim, Rich, Aaron, 2Loud, J., and Tony, who all scored 100%, with Tony finishing at a blistering pace with 5:23 to spare. This week’s quiz…

Music Quiz: 20 Famous Guitar Players

Noone managed to score 22 out of 22 in last week’s pictograph puzzle, but lots of people scored 21. Congratulations to Rich, Jim, 2loud2old, and wdeod who all joined me. This week’s quiz requires you to recognise 20 recognisable guitar…

Music Quiz: Band Name Pictograms

Congratulations to Geoff, Tony, and Murphy’s Law, who all scored 24/24 in what I thought was a tricky Jump, Run, or Walk Quiz. This week’s challenge requires you to recognise bands from pictograms. There are a few tricky ones –…

Music Quiz: Jump, Run, or Walk

Happy Valentines day (it’s already February 14 in New Zealand). Congratulations to hanspostcard from , who high scored with 27/30 in last week’s Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper. This week’s quiz requires you to figure out whether…

Music Quiz: The Day The Music Died

Last week’s quiz had a couple of tough questions, especially Temple of the Dog. Congratulations to the 1990s kids (mostly), J., Geoff, StevefortheDeaf, 2loud2old, Tony, and Murphy’s Law, who all scored 100%. It looks like Murphy’s Law scored the fastest…

Rage Against The Machine 1992 Debut

Music Quiz: Music News That Rocks

Congratulations to Chris, Geoff, Murphy’s Law, and Tony, who all scored 22/22 in last week’s quiz, with Tony logging the fastest time. This week’s quiz requires you to identify bands from sensational headlines revolving around well known songs. I…

Music Quiz: The Struggle is Real

Congratulations to last week’s entrants – all reported scores were 100%, with the fastest times from Tony, Rich, Murphy’s Law, and Aaron. This week’s quiz requires you to identify musicians from some clues that show that the struggle is real.…

Music Quiz: Bands That Shouldn't Play Together

Congratulations to perennial champions Rich and Tony, who both scored 30/30 in last week’s Famous People in Lyrics Challenge. You need to complete amusing missing word puzzles. I did take umbrage at the prune disparagement – I enjoy plums in…

R.E.M. Document

Music Quiz: Famous People in Song Lyrics

We have two weeks of results to catch up on. For Music Quiz: Click the Rock Stars A-Z, congratulations to Jim, badfinger20, 2loud2oldmusic, Tony, and Rich, who all scored 25 In last week’s UK Annual Best seller quiz, congratulations to Chris,…

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill

Music Quiz: Annual Best Sellers in the UK

Often this site and Sporcle quizzes in general, concentrate on the “canon” – albums that are critically acclaimed and have stood the test of time. These, however, are not always the highest sellers.  Can you link the artist to the…

Music Quiz: Click the Rock Stars A-Z

Happy Christmas to all quiz participants and a special congratulations to Tony, who pulverised the field in last week’s Bob Dylan quiz, scoring a perfect 20 when the next best player scored 10. This week’s quiz covers a more diverse…

Music Quiz: Bob Dylan in the 1960s

Congratulations to Jim, Rich, and Aaron, who all scored 100% last week, with Rich having the fastest recorded time. This week we’re going to carry on with the Dylan theme from Tuesday’s Bob Dylan post. Can you link two Dylan…