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The BIG England Music Quiz – 50 Questions

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Who’s up for some English Music Trivia for today’s lockdown quiz?

This is THE quiz for you if you love to play ‘Name That Tune’ with the radio, even when you’re by yourself. Me?

Yeah. Definitely.

Any opportunity to show off my music knowledge and I’m there.

If you’re the same, have a go at this England music quiz and see how high you can score.

We’ve chosen a good range of British music for the quiz, so good luck. The BIG England Music Quiz has 50 questions and answers, in 5 rounds. Great if you’re looking for unusual England music quiz questions!

So, testing 1 2 3 – let’s get started!

Enjoy this music quiz

Welcome to my 50 England music quiz questions! 

You can either do this England music quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about music in England to play against (or with) your friends.

This England music quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, and a final question to finish.

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The answers to the England music quiz are at the end of the post, so don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them. Don’t forget to share your scores in the comments at the end of the post.

Enjoy…

England Music Quiz Questions

Test your knowledge of British music in this awesome England music quiz

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England Music Quiz Round One: 70s & 80s

  1. Which 70s punk band had hits with ‘What do I Get’ and ‘Orgasm Addict’?

2. Who is the lead singer of 80s band ‘Altered Images’?

3. Whose final release together topped the UK album chart for 33 weeks in 1970 and 1971 and was eventually the best-selling album of the entire 1970s?

4. Which rock group released the iconic ‘Live at Leeds’ album in 1970?

5. Which artist had the best selling single in 1980?

6. Which group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne released their debut album, ‘Nicely Out of Tune’, in 1970, although it did not chart for more than a year, when their second album topped the charts?

7. Which British rock group performed a concert in Denmark in 1970 under the name ‘The Nobs’ because of a threatened lawsuit?

8. Who made his last appearance on September 17, 1970, jamming with War and Eric Burdon at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London?

9. Which album by ABBA was the best selling album in 1980?

10. With which Smiths song did Sandie Shaw score a hit with in 1984?

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England Music Quiz Round 2: Random True or False

11. Vaughan Williams wrote the score for the film ‘Scott of the Antarctic’. True or false?

12. “Berlin’s ‘Take My Breath Away’ was featured in the famous Tom Cruise movie ‘Top Gun’. True or false?

13. After leaving ‘The Jam’, Paul Weller formed his own band named ‘Omega Council’. True or false?

14. ‘Penny Lane’ is named after a real street in London. True or false?

15. British comedian and singer, Ken Dodd, had the best-selling UK single of 1965. True or false

16. Phil Collins played the keyboard when he was a member of Genesis. True or False?

17. George Harrison was the youngest Beatle. True or false?

18. One of the greatest cellists of her time Jacqueline du Pré, was born in Oxford. True or false?

19. Benjamin Britten used to simulate raindrops by hitting teacups with wooden spoons to produce the sound of the first raindrops in his opera for amateur musicians. True or false?

20. John Lennon introduced Paul McCartney to Ivan Vaughani in 1957. True or False?

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England Music Quiz Round 3: 00s Complete the Lyric

21. Complete the lyric of the song by Natasha Beddingfield – ‘Single’:

🎵 Don’t need to be on somebody’s ______ to look good. 🎵

22. Complete the lyric of the song by McFly – ‘Obviously’:

🎵 Put it behind me, go to a place where she can’t ________ me. 🎵

23. Complete the lyric of the song by Busted – ‘Air Hostess’:

🎵 Then you whispered in my ear, the words that I long to hear, I want you to ______ me here. 🎵

24. Complete the lyric of the song by Keane – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’:

🎵 I walked across an empty land, I knew the _________ like the back of my hand. 🎵

25. Complete the lyric of the debut single by Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’.

🎵 I know I won’t be leaving here with ________ . 🎵

26. Complete the lyric of the song by Liberty X – ‘Jumpin’:

🎵 You know we won’t be home til ________. 🎵

27. Complete the lyric of the song by Jamelia – ‘From a Boys Eyes’:

🎵 What’s a ______ like me to do, when she don’t mean a thing to you. 🎵

28. Complete the lyric of the song by Big Brovaz – ‘Baby Boy’:

🎵 Baby girl you’re my __________, my everything. 🎵

29. Complete the lyric of the song by The Streets – ‘Fit but you know it’:

🎵 We cannot have that __________ in this establishment. 🎵

30. Complete the song by Emma Bunton – ‘Maybe’:

🎵 And when you want it it’s just a _________ that you play. 🎵

England Music Quiz Round 4: English Music Legends

How well do you know your British music legends?

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England Music Quiz Round 5: Covers

40. Who made the original ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele?

41. In 1999 who made the cover of ‘She’s The One’ originally by The World Party?

42. Which Beatles song in 1963 was a cover for a song originally by The Top Notes?

43. Who covered the song ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’ in 1977 originally by P. P. Arnold?

44. Which song did the Happy Mondays cover in 1999, almost 2 decades after the original by John Kongos?

45. The Animals made a cover song in 1964 of which folk song?

46. ‘Hounds of Love’ by Kate Bush was covered by which artist in 2005?

47. What is the name of the cover song by Pet Shop Boys that was presented on a television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death?

48. Diamonds & Rust was covered by which band in 1977?

49. Which song, covered by Whitney Houston, made Dolly Parton very, very rich?


Bonus round 6: Name those songs

50. Name at least 5 songs by Fleetwood Mac (or compete to see which team can name the most)

THE ENGLAND MUSIC QUIZ IS OVER!


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FANCY ANOTHER QUIZ?

The BIG England FOOD Quiz

or how about some England Wildlife Trivia?

And don’t forget our BIG England Christmas Dinner Quiz!


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England Music Quiz Round One: 70s & 80s

  1. Which 70s punk band had hits with ‘What do I Get’ and ‘Orgasm Addict’?

The Buzzcocks

2. Who is the lead singer of 80s band ‘Altered Images’?

Clare Grogan

3. Whose final release together topped the UK album chart for 33 weeks in 1970 and 1971 and was eventually the best-selling album of the entire 1970s?

Simon & Garfunkel

4. Which rock group released the iconic ‘Live at Leeds’ album in 1970?

The Who

5. Which artist had the best selling single in 1980?

The Police

6. Which group from Newcastle-upon-Tyne released their debut album, ‘Nicely Out of Tune’, in 1970, although it did not chart for more than a year, when their second album topped the charts?

Lindisfarne

7. Which British rock group performed a concert in Denmark in 1970 under the name ‘The Nobs’ because of a threatened lawsuit?

Led Zeppelin

8. Who made his last appearance on September 17, 1970, jamming with War and Eric Burdon at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London?

Jimi Hendrix

9. Which album by ABBA was the best selling album in 1980?

Super Trouper

10. With which Smiths song did Sandie Shaw score a hit with in 1984?

Hand in Glove

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England Music Quiz Round 2: Random True or False

11. Vaughan Williams wrote the score for the film ‘Scott of the Antarctic’. True or false?

True

12. “Berlin’s ‘Take My Breath Away’ was featured in the famous Tom Cruise movie ‘Top Gun’. True or false?

True

13. After leaving ‘The Jam’, Paul Weller formed his own band named ‘Omega Council’. True or false?

False

14. ‘Penny Lane’ is named after a real street in London. True or false?

False

15. British comedian and singer, Ken Dodd, had the best-selling UK single of 1965. True or false

True

16. Phil Collins played the keyboard when he was a member of Genesis. True or False?

False

17. George Harrison was the youngest Beatle. True or false?

True

18. One of the greatest cellists of her time Jacqueline du Pré, was born in Oxford. True or false?

True

19. Benjamin Britten used to simulate raindrops by hitting teacups with wooden spoons to produce the sound of the first raindrops in his opera for amateur musicians. True or false?

True

20. John Lennon introduced Paul McCartney to Ivan Vaughani in 1957. True or False?

True

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England Music Quiz Round 3: 00s Complete the Lyric

21. Complete the lyric of the song by Natasha Beddingfield – ‘Single’:

🎵 Don’t need to be on somebody’s ______ to look good. 🎵

Arm

22. Complete the lyric of the song by McFly – ‘Obviously’:

🎵 Put it behind me, go to a place where she can’t ________ me. 🎵

Find

23. Complete the lyric of the song by Busted – ‘Air Hostess’:

🎵 Then you whispered in my ear, the words that I long to hear, I want you to ______ me here. 🎵

Thrill

24. Complete the lyric of the song by Keane – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’:

🎵 I walked across an empty land, I knew the _________ like the back of my hand. 🎵

Pathway

25. Complete the lyric of the debut single by Franz Ferdinand – ‘Take Me Out’.

🎵 I know I won’t be leaving here with ________ . 🎵

You

26. Complete the lyric of the song by Liberty X – ‘Jumpin’:

🎵 You know we won’t be home til ________. 🎵

Daylight

27. Complete the lyric of the song by Jamelia – ‘From a Boys Eyes’:

🎵 What’s a ______ like me to do, when she don’t mean a thing to you. 🎵

Girl

28. Complete the lyric of the song by Big Brovaz – ‘Baby Boy’:

🎵 Baby girl you’re my __________, my everything. 🎵

World

29. Complete the lyric of the song by The Streets – ‘Fit but you know it’:

🎵 We cannot have that __________ in this establishment. 🎵

Behaviour

30. Complete the song by Emma Bunton – ‘Maybe’:

🎵 And when you want it it’s just a _________ that you play. 🎵

Game

England Music Quiz Round 4: English Music Legends

How well do you know your British music legends?

music quiz about england

31. Harry Styles

32. Alex Turner

33. Damon Albarn

34. David Bowie

35. Amy Winehouse

36. Brian May

37. Cliff Richard

38. Ed Sheeran

39. Florence (and the Machine)

England Music Quiz Round 5: Covers

41. Who made the original ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele?

Billy Joel

42. In 1999 who made the cover of ‘She’s The One’ originally by The World Party?

Robbie Williams

43. Which Beatles song in 1963 was a cover for a song originally by The Top Notes?

Twist and Shout

44. Who covered the song ‘The First Cut is the Deepest’ in 1977 originally by P. P. Arnold?

Rod Stewart

45. Which song did the Happy Mondays cover in 1999, almost 2 decades after the original by John Kongos?

Step On

46. The Animals made a cover song in 1964 of which folk song?

House of the Rising Sun

47. ‘Hounds of Love’ by Kate Bush was covered by which artist in 2005?

The Futureheads

48. What is the name of the cover song by Pet Shop Boys that was presented on a television special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death?

Always on My Mind

49. Diamonds & Rust was covered by which band in 1977?

Judas Priest

50. Which song, covered by Whitney Houston, made Dolly Parton very, very rich?

I Will Always Love You


Bonus round 6: Name those songs

50. Name at least 5 songs by Fleetwood Mac (or compete to see which team can name the most)

Most popular choices: ‘Don’t Stop’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Rhiannon’, ‘The Chain’, and ‘You Make Loving Fun’.

All the songs are listed here.

How did you do?

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