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?

Challenge yourself with a Pop - Rock Music Trivia Quiz!

Easy

R. Kelly's unforgettable "I Believe I Can Fly" was originally featured on the soundtrack of which movie?

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Answer: Space Jam
The soundtrack of Space Jam - a 1996 film featuring basketball star Michael Jordan and cartoon star Bugs Bunny - included Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly", perhaps the most-inspirational song to come out in the 1990's.

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
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.

VeryHard

Which group holds the distinction of starring in the first music video ever aired on MTV?

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Answer: The Buggles
On 1 August 1981 a music video by the Buggles', ironically entitled "Video Killed the Radio Star", became the first one ever aired on MTV.

Medium

Who was the headline performer featured at the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London?

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Answer: Paul McCartney
The globally-popular Paul McCartney closed out the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, reportedly only collecting $1.57 for his services.

Easy

Which music diva lost both her brother and husband to cancer in 2016?

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Answer: Celine Dion
Celine Dion lost her husband, René Angélil and her brother, Daniel Dion, both to cancer, within the span of two days in January of 2016.

Hard

Ozzy Osbourne is the former lead vocalist of which classic heavy metal band?

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Answer: Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne was a founding member of Black Sabbath but after 11 years of service was sacked from the group in 1979 due to drug-abuse issues.

Medium

A member of which heavy metal band wrote a popular book about his conversion to Christianity in 2007?

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Answer: Korn
Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch released Save Me From Myself in 2007 which detailed his conversion to Christianity, overcoming drug addiction and leaving the music industry, though he later rejoined Korn in 2013.

Medium

Kenneth Edmonds is the legal name of which prominent music artist?

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Answer: Babyface
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds decades of putting forth hit music as a singer, songwriter and producer has earned him over 10 Grammy Awards.

Easy

In 2018, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were ordered to pay approximately $5 million to the estate of which late musician?

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Answer: Marvin Gaye
A judge ruled that Thicke's 2013 hit "Blurred Lines", which featured and was produced by Pharrell William, was a ripoff of Marvin Gaye's 1977 track "Got to Give It Up".

Medium

Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb formed which successful pop group in the late 1950's?

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Answer: The Bee Gees
Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb were all founding members of the Bee Gees, a band they formed in 1958.



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