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Music Quiz Questions I

  1. Which duo consisted of singer Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke?
  2. Name the Simply Red album which was the best-selling UK album of the year for both 1991 and 1992?




  3. Which pop-rock act had a 1992 hit with "Stay"?
  4. Who released her debut chart topping single "Dreams" in 1993?
  5. Which debut single by the Spice Girls also reached the top spot in the charts?
  6. Danish singer Sannie Charlotte Carlson, best known by her stage name, had a 1994 hit with which single?
  7. Sinead O'Connor achieved success in 1990 with a new arrangement of which Prince song?
  8. Which American rock band was formed in 1990, in Seattle, with Eddie Vedder on lead vocals?
  9. In 1995, a studio version of the recording of which Beatle's song was released as a single?
  10. Grunge became popular in the early 90s helped by the success of which rock band's Nevermind studio album?
  11. Whilst attending the BRIT Awards in 1998, John Prescott had a jug of water poured over him by Danbert Nobacon of which pop group?
  12. "Country House" became which band's first number one single?
  13. What name, a play on the name Manchester, was popularised by the music press for the culture and music scene that developed in the Manchester area in the early 1990s?
  14. Which Take That song won British Single of the Year and British Video of the Year at the 1994 Brit Awards?
  15. The Bryan Adams's song "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" spent 16 weeks at number one in 1991 but which two acts also had runs of 10 or more weeks at number one during the 1990s?
  16. Name the 1994 debut studio album by Oasis?

Answers:

  1. Erasure
  2. Stars
  3. Shakespears Sister ("Stay" was a number one in the UK for eight consecutive weeks)
  4. Gabrielle
  5. Wannabe
  6. Saturday Night (her stage name is Whigfield)
  7. Nothing Compares 2 U
  8. Pearl Jam
  9. Free as a Bird
  10. Nirvana
  11. Chumbawamba
  12. Blur
  13. Madchester




  14. Pray
  15. Wet Wet Wet and Whitney Houston (for "Love Is All Around" and "I Will Always Love You", respectively)
  16. Definitely Maybe



Music Quiz II

  1. "All That She Wants", a platinum selling single in 1993, was a song by which Swedish group?
  2. Mariah Carey had her only solo UK number one single in 1994 with which song?
  3. In which year of the nineties did Robbie Williams leave Take That?
  4. Who, with a permanent toothy grin and jiggling eyes, had the Christmas number one single in 1993?
  5. Which band, disbanded in 1993, but reformed several times in later decades, did Shaun Ryder lead on vocals?
  6. Zoo TV and PopMart were top selling tours in 1992 and 1997 for which band?
  7. Dave Navarro joined which group in 1993 and played on their 1995 album, One Hot Minute?
  8. Which song featured in the 1996 film Trainspotting and had a star-studded version released as a BBC charity single in 1997?
  9. Who will always be remembered for wearing a skimpy Union Jack dress at the 1997 Brit Awards?
  10. "There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover" was recorded as part of a double A-side release with which very popular hit of the 1990s?
  11. Who had the best-selling single of the decade by a female artist?
  12. Who achieved great commercial success in the 1990s with several hits but had his only number one single in 1999 with "Praise You"?
  13. Jimmy Nail had TV success in the nineties with Spender and also a 1992 number one single with which song?
  14. "Life in plastic, it's fantastic" is a line from the lyrics of which 1997 hit song?
  15. Which song is said to have re-invented Kylie Minogue with more sex appeal instead of her "girl next door" image?
  16. Which group is well known for their award-winning 1996 music video of the year, "Virtual Insanity"?

Answers:

  1. Ace of Base
  2. Without You
  3. 1995
  4. Mr. Blobby
  5. Happy Mondays
  6. U2
  7. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  8. Perfect Day
  9. Geri Halliwell
  10. Unchained Melody (Robson and Jerome)
  11. Cher (for the song Believe)
  12. Fatboy Slim
  13. Ain't No Doubt
  14. Barbie Girl (by Aqua)




  15. Better the Devil You Know
  16. Jamiroquai




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