Pop - Rock Music Trivia and Answers

At TriviaQN we have a sweet spot for music in general. The pop and rock music we have all lived through has expressed the signs o' the times and we have loved it for it. We'll always love it for providing the soundtrack of our day to day. But, in addition to the soundtrack this music has also provided a huge amount of its back stages as trivia for us to marvel and to sometimes be shocked at. We are confident you know all of it. Or at least most of it. Don't you?

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Who was the first Western music artist(s) to be allowed to perform a concert in China?

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Answer: Wham!
More information: Wham!'s 1985 visit to and concerts in China were both firsts by a Western pop act in that country.

VeryHard

The theme song to the 1990's Fox Network television sitcom Get a Life was performed by which band?

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Answer: R.E.M.
More information: The opening sequence to the hilarious Get a Life featured the memorable rock song "Stand" by R.E.M.

Medium

Which reality TV star was a cowriter of TLC's 1999 hit "No Scrubs"?

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Answer: Kandi Burruss
More information: Being more than a reality TV star, Kandi Burruss is also an accomplished musician, earning a Grammy Award for her writing contributions to "No Scrubs".

Medium

Which well-known Hollywood actor claims he turned down an opportunity to be a member of the Backstreet Boys?

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Answer: Ryan Gosling
More information: Considering the success he has achieved as a leading male actor in Hollywood, it is unlikely the Ryan Gosling - who is reputed to be a better vocalist than even Justin Timberlake - regretted his decision not to join the Backstreet Boys.

Easy

Kelly Rowland was once a fellow band mate of which other famous singer?

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Answer: Beyoncé
More information: After an ultra-popular run in the early part of the century Destiny's Child, headlined by Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland, disbanded in 2006, though they occasionally do reunion shows.

Medium

Which artist(s) did US President George W. Bush once call "the biggest threat to American youth since polio"?

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Answer: Eminem
More information: In 2001, President Bush directed this unflattering comment to none other than Eminem whose brash, froward lyrics were at the time turning the American music industry on its head.

Medium

Jim Morrison was the lead singer of which prominent 1960's rock band?

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Answer: The Doors
More information: Jim Morrison lead the Doors from 1965 until his untimely death in 1971 at the young age of 27.

Easy

The first successful mainstream collaboration of rock music and rap music featured Aerosmith teaming up with which rap crew?

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Answer: Run DMC
More information: Aerosmith and Run DMC's 1986 hit "Walk This Way" is considered to be the song which officially introduced White audiences to rap music, which is one of the reasons why both groups currently reside in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

VeryHard

In 1981, which British city granted a street name respectively to each of the four classic Beatles?

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Answer: Liverpool
More information: Paul McCartney Way, John Lennon Drive, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive are all streets you will find in Liverpool, England.

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"Rivers of Babylon" is a hit song sung by which outstanding musical group?

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Answer: Boney M.
More information: Though originally sung by reggae group the Melodians in 1970, it was Boney M.'s rendition of "Rivers of Babylon" which became a hit, especially in the UK where it is one of top-10 selling singles of all-time.



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