Now It’s MY Turn! Some of My Own “Music Lyrics” Trivia Questions

In a trivia tournament Saturday, there was a question about the Billy Joel song We Didn’t Start the Fire. The question was to name the first person mentioned by first and last name in the song whom is still living. The question proved deathly for most of the teams in the room!

So I got to thinking about other potentially ball-busting questions involving song lyrics! You know those questions that force you to know “other” stuff besides just the lyrics in the song! I’m presuming anyone reading my trivia blogs is a an “advanced placement” trivia junkie, so I’m not pulling any punches! See how you do… (answers will be in the comments).

Category – Song Lyrics

In the REM song It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), four people are mentioned by first and last name (all of them are are dead). Of those four people, name the person who was the youngest at the time of their death – and the person who was the oldest at the time of their death.

Category – Song Lyrics

In the Blondie song Rapture, four car manufacturers are mentioned by name. Put the car manufacturers in order from earliest to latest according to when their companies were founded.

Category – Song Lyrics

In the David Bowie Song Young Americans, there are three cars mentioned by name. Name the only one that is mentioned by both make AND model.

Category – Song Lyrics

Songs by Afroman in 2000 and the Beastie Boys in 1989 both mention what make and model of car by name?

Category – Song Lyrics

Three films that won the Academy Award for best picture are mentioned by name in Billy Joel’s song We Didn’t Start the Fire. Put those films in order from earliest to latest according to when they were released in theaters.

One thought on “Now It’s MY Turn! Some of My Own “Music Lyrics” Trivia Questions

  1. Category – Song Lyrics

    In the REM song It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine), four people are mentioned by first and last name (all of them are are dead). Of those four people, name the person who was the youngest at the time of their death – and the person who was the oldest at the time of their death. 

    Answers: Lester Bangs (33), Leonid Brezhnev (75)

    Category – Song Lyrics

    In the Blondie song Rapture, four car manufacturers are mentioned by name. Put the car manufacturers in order from earliest to latest according to when their companies were founded. 

    Cadillac 1902
    Lincoln 1917

    Mercury 1938

    Subaru 1953

    Category – Song Lyrics

    In the David Bowie Song Young Americans, there are three cars mentioned by name. Name the only one that is mentioned by both make AND model. 
    Ford Mustang

    Category – Song Lyrics

    Songs by Afroman in 2000 and the Beastie Boys in 1989 both mention what make and model of car by name? 
    (Cadillac) Coup Deville

    Category – Song Lyrics

    Three films that won the Academy Award for best picture are mentioned by name in Billy Joel’s song We Didn’t Start the Fire. Put those films in order from earliest to latest according to when they were released in theaters. 

    Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957; Ben Hur, 1959; Lawrence of Arabia, 1962.

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