The Big modern Pop music quiz

The Big modern Pop music quiz consists of questions, both easy and hard, spanning modern popular music from the early 1960s to the late 2020s.

The Big modern Pop music quiz. Photo by Marcelo Chagas Photo by Marcelo Chagas

1. The Beatles consists of these four members, are you able to tell us which four members?

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, that was formed by the four members we are looking for. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music's recognition as an art form.

Pete Best, George Harrison, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Norman Chapman, Stuart Sutcliffe, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

2. The first stable line-up consisted of these five brave men that formed the legandary band; The Rolling Stones. Which one is the correct line-up?

The Rolling Stones is an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Active for six decades, they are one of the most popular and enduring bands of the rock era. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, rhythmically driven sound that came to define hard rock.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Ian Stewart, Mick Taylor
Ricky Fenson, Colin Golding, Tony Chapman, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts

3. ABBA consists of two men and two women and their first names form the groups name. Can you guess the correct name?

One of the most popular and successful musical groups of all time, they became one of the best-selling music acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982, and in 2022.

Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Anna Fältskog, Billy Ulvaeus, Bernard Andersson, Annelie Lyngstad
Ann-Marie Fernholm, Bobby Ulriksson, Bengt Andersen, Anja Lingenfelter

4. What was the name of the Pop family group that Michael Jackson was a part of as a child?

Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture.

The Jackson 5
The Jackson family
The Temptations

5. NSYNC was a American boy band that formed in 1995 in Orlando, Florida, but what does NSYNC actually stand for?

The group's second album, No Strings Attached (2000), sold over one million copies in one day and 2.4 million copies in one week, which was a record for over fifteen years. NSYNC's first two studio albums were both certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Not Synchromatic
The last letter of each of the initial members' names forms NSYNC.
In Sync

6. The New Kids on the Block consists of five members. Do you know their names?

Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood
Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Paul Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Danny Wood
Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Robert Wahlberg, Jamie Kelly

7. Harry Styles from the group One Direction has recently been in these movies. Can you pick the correct combination?

One Direction, often shortened to 1D, was an English-Irish pop boy band formed in London in 2010. The group was composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously Zayn Malik until his departure from the group in March 2015.

Babylon, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Don't Worry My Darling, I'm a Policeman
Dunkirk, Eternals, Don't Worry Darling, My Policeman
Pathaan, Glass Onion, Top Gun: Maverick, All Quiet on the Western Front

8. The Backstreet Boys consists of five members. Do you know their names?

The Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. They are the first group since Led Zeppelin to have their first ten albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the only boy band to do so.

Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood
Alan Osmond, Wayne Osmond, Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, Donny Osmond
AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell

9. Justin Bieber was born in London, Ontario, but in which country is this town located?

Justin Bieber is recognized for his genre-melding musicianship and has played an influential role in modern-day popular music. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 150 million records worldwide. He is credited with three Diamond certifications from the RIAA for "Baby", "Sorry" and "Despacito".

United Kingdom
United States

10. Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé Knowles where both part of this girl group from Houston, Texas. What is the name of that group?

The group began its musical career as Girl's Tyme, formed in 1990 in Houston, Texas. But after some personnel changes ended up with the name we are looking for.

The Pussycat Dolls
Destiny's Child

11. Britney Spears debut album catapulted her to super stardom in the late 1990s. What was the name of the album?

Often referred to as the "Princess of Pop", she is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s. After appearing in stage productions and television series, Spears signed with Jive Records in 1997 at age fifteen.

...Baby One More Time
Oops!... I Did It Again
Femme Fatale

12. What is Lady Gaga's real name?

Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights, and acting in school plays.

Angelina Germanotta
Stefani Joanne Germanotta
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

13. Taylor Swift sometimes uses this fake name to write songs performed by other artists. What is that name?

Having sold over 200 million records globally, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling musicians in history. She is the most streamed woman on Spotify, and the only act to have five albums open with over one million copies sold in the US.

Nils Sjöberg
William Bowery
Marjorie Finlay

14. Artists love to simplify things and Rihanna is no different. What is her actual real name?

With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is the second-best-selling female music artist of all time. She has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top-ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK.

Rihanna Robyn Federline
Lisa Rihanna Fenty
Robyn Rihanna Fenty

15. Katy Perry's real name is not even close to her stange name. Can you figure out what her real name is?

The artist known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. Known for her influence on modern pop music and her campy style, she has been referred to as the "Queen of Camp" by Vogue.

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Elizabeth Adeline Hudson
Stacy Ann Ferguson

16. Macarena by Los del Río was a big hit when it was released in 1993, but what does the name of the group mean?

The group ultimately released six albums: A mí me gusta, Macarena Non Stop, Fiesta Macarena, Colores, Rio y Guestano, and Alegria y cosabuena. Five of the albums featured versions of "Macarena", in different styles and remixes.

Lost in Rio
Those from the River
Lost on the River

17. Honey is the eighth studio album by Swedish singer Robyn, and her first since Body Talk (2010). When was the album released?

The album features collaborations with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund, Adam Bainbridge, Mr. Tophat, and Zhala. It has been called a "significant departure from the hooky, sparkling electro-pop" of the Body Talk album series that in contrast, "pushed even deeper into the emotional intensity which has defined her music, with sparser arrangements and an unusually brooding atmosphere".


18. "All That She Wants" is a song by Swedish group Ace of Base. It was released in 1992 as the second single from their first studio album, what was the name of that album?

"All That She Wants" is a reggae-pop song that describes a sexually promiscuous woman, with the word "baby" being synonymous with "boyfriend". The song was first recorded in 1991 but went through many renditions before it was officially released.

Happy Nation
The Sign
The Bridge

19. Modern Talking released the album "The 1st Album" this year, what is year are we looking for?

They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles, reaching the top five in many countries. Their most popular singles are "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "You Can Win If You Want", "Cheri, Cheri Lady", "Brother Louie", "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" and "Geronimo's Cadillac".


20. The Bangles formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. What was the name of the album which contains the hits "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian"?

The band recorded several singles that reached the U.S. top 10 during the 1980s, including "Manic Monday" (1986), "Walk Like an Egyptian" (1986), "Hazy Shade of Winter" (1987), "In Your Room" (1988), and "Eternal Flame" (1989).

All Over the Place
Different Light

21. The Spice Girls members were Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham, but what were their "Spice names"?

On 7 July 1996, the Spice Girls released their debut single "Wannabe" in the United Kingdom, which reached number one on the charts of 37 countries. Their debut album, Spice (1996), sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history.

Angry Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Gerry Spice, Victoria Spice
Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Posh Spice
Jet Spice, Spicy Spice, Blond Spice, Red Spice, Calm Spice
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