Music - Questions And Fun Facts

If you want to prepare for the trivia quiz, you can go over the list of questions we gathered here plus some great Music Fun Fact. Enjoy :)

Trivia Questions (Examples)

  • Easy

  • Who is the lead singer for the rock band Guns N’ Roses?
  • How many members were in the American rock band The White Stripes?
  • Come as You Are, a song by the grunge band Nirvana was released on which album?
  • When referring to a type of music, what does R&B stand for?
  • Who was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
  • Who was the first performer at the 1969 Woodstock festival?
  • Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by which English rock band?
  • What American music duo released the studio album “Sounds of Silence” in 1966?
  • What is the stage name of the member of Public Enemy who would later have a reality dating show?
  • What is the name of the first album released by American rock band Bon Jovi?
  • Who interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards?
  • This musician is often referred to as the fifth Beatle?
  • How many keys are on most baby grand pianos?
  • Which one of Prince's songs reached highest on the music charts?
  • Medium

  • Who was the lead singer of the band "Queen"?
  • Which band released the song, "Hey There Delilah"?
  • "Hallelujah" is a song written by which Canadian recording artist?
  • What famous female singer died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27?
  • Who co-wrote the song Do They Know It’s Christmas with Bob Geldof?
  • Seven swans a swimming — Which glam rock group charted with the song Ride A White Swan?
  • What is the name of What is the name of the Grateful Dead’s debut album released in 1967?
  • What Broadway musical broke the record for Tony nominations in 2016?
  • Who is the former drummer for Nirvana that went on to become the frontman for the Foo Fighters?
  • How old was American musician Jimi Hendrix when he passed away in 1970?
  • Victoria Beckham was a member of which all girl English pop group formed in 1994?
  • The first Eurovision song contest was held in what year?
  • Hard

  • Who was the original singer for the American punk rock band The Misfits?
  • What late American singer was the mayor of Palm Springs California from 1988 to 1992?
  • What was Elvis Presley's middle name?
  • What was the number one US ringtone of 2005?
  • How many kids does Snoop Dogg have?
  • What is the beatle's number one hit?
  • "Walk This Way" was sung by who?
  • Who was the original drummer for Nirvana?
  • The biggest selling music single of all time is?
  • What was the first music video played on MTV?
  • In 1967, what band released the hit song "Ruby Tuesday"?

Fun Facts

12 hours of music are uploaded to SoundCloud every minute.
SoundCloud
In 2015, Adele kept her album off streaming services and sold 5 million CDs in a month.
Adele
Cardi B and Lauryn Hill are the only female rappers with solo No. 1 songs. (That's an Apple Music record).
Rap
Drake's "Nice For What" was streamed more than 10 million times in 24 hours on Apple Music.
Apple Music
Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang" is the shortest song to crack the Billboard Top 10 in 40+ years.
Short Song
“Winning solves everything.”
Tiger Woods
Music piracy costs the industry about $12.5 billion every year.
Music piracy
Three major labels make up more than 80% of music industry revenue.
Money
Only 9.3% of people nominated in the last six Grammy ceremonies were women.
Grammy
Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
Performance Boost
Warner Music collected over US$2 million in royalties in 2008 for public usage of the "Happy Birthday" song.
Royalties
None of The Beatles Could Read Music Notes.
Beatles
Elvis Presley didn't write any of his songs.
Elvis
Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans: the lowest on earth.
Life
The world's most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
$$$
Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.
Revenues
Eminem wrote and recorded "The Real Slim Shady" just 3 hours before his album was due.
Eminem
White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.
Rap
The Beatles used to be called Johnny and the Moondogs.
The Beatles