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Ultimate Popular 90s Songs Quiz Challenge | 2024 Reveal

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Jane Ng 22 April, 2024 8 min read

Ready to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the golden era of 90s music?  In this blog post, we’ve curated the ultimate popular 90s songs quiz to test your knowledge, from Britpop ballads to hip-hop classics. So, are you up for the challenge? Let the 90s music quiz festivities begin! 🎤🔥

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Round #1: Best Songs Of The 90s – Popular 90s Songs

1/ What Nirvana song opens with the lyrics, “Load up on guns, bring your friends”?

2/ Which Spice Girls hit encourages you to “slam your body down and wind it all around”?

3/ In 1997, this artist asked us to “Quit playing games with my heart.” Who is it?

4/ Finish the lyrics: “I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea.” This song is by which artist?

5/ What TLC song advises us not to go chasing waterfalls?

6/ Which R.E.M. song declares, “That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight”?

7/ Who sang the memorable line “Wannabe my lover, gotta get with my friends”?

8/ “I Will Always Love You” became an iconic ballad thanks to this artist. Who is she?

9/ Which No Doubt song reminds us that it’s just a girl’s “fortunate twist of fate”?

10/ “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is a signature song for which band?

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11/ What Madonna hit encourages us to “strike a pose”? – Popular 90s Songs

12/ In 1996, this artist told us they were “Crazy” in love. Who is it?

13/ What song declares, “I don’t want anybody else, when I think about you, I touch myself”?

14/ This song, featured in the movie “Titanic,” became one of the best-selling singles of all time. What’s its title?

15/ “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia is about feeling what emotion?

16/ What Backstreet Boys hit urges you to “tell me why”?

17/ “Black Hole Sun” is a hit song by which Seattle-based rock band?

18/ Who sang about being a “Genie in a Bottle” in 1999?

19/ Finish the lyrics: “Under the bridge downtown, is where I drew some blood.” This song is by which alternative rock band?

20/ “Smooth” was a collaboration between Santana and which other artist?

Answers:

  1. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana
  2. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  3. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” – Backstreet Boys
  4. “Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden
  5. “Waterfalls” – TLC
  6. “Losing My Religion” – R.E.M.
  7. “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
  8. Whitney Houston
  9. “Just a Girl” – No Doubt
  10. Nirvana
  11. “Vogue” – Madonna
  12. Beyoncé (with Destiny’s Child)
  13. “I Touch Myself” – Divinyls
  14. “My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion
  15. Heartbroken
  16. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” – Backstreet Boys
  17. Soundgarden
  18. Christina Aguilera
  19. “Under the Bridge” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  20. Rob Thomas

Round #2: 90s Love Song – Popular 90s Songs

1/ “Un-Break My Heart” became a massive hit for this R&B diva. Name her.

2/ Which power ballad by Aerosmith was featured in the movie “Armageddon” and became a love anthem in 1998?

3/ In 1994, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men collaborated on a song that spent a record-breaking 16 weeks at number one. What’s the title?

4/ “More Than Words” was a hit for which rock band in 1990?

5/ What Bonnie Raitt song, released in 1991, asks, “I can’t make you love me if you don’t”?

6/ “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts, known as the theme song for the TV show “Friends,” is also a love song. True or False?

7/ Toni Braxton won a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance with this heartbreaking ballad. What’s its title?

8/ “Lovefool” by The Cardigans gained popularity in the 90s and was featured in which romantic film?

9/ This Whitney Houston hit from 1992 asks, “Will you hold me in your arms and keep me safe from harm?”

10/ Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, released in 1997, is titled…

Answers – Popular 90s Songs:

  1. Toni Braxton
  2. “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” – Aerosmith
  3. “One Sweet Day”
  4. Extreme
  5. “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
  6. True
  7. “Un-Break My Heart”
  8. “Romeo + Juliet”
  9. “I Will Always Love You”
  10. “Candle in the Wind 1997”
90’s hit – I will always love you

Round #3: 90s Dance Songs – Popular 90s Songs

1/ What is the signature dance anthem by Los Del Rio that took the 90s by storm in 1995?

2/ This group’s hit song “Rhythm Is a Dancer” became synonymous with 90s dance floors. Name the group.

3/ In 1997, this French duo released an instrumental track that became a global dance sensation. What’s the title?

4/ Which dance-pop trio released “Vogue,” a song that became an anthem for both the dance and LGBTQ communities?

5/ What is the name of the Italian group behind the Eurodance hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” in 1999? – Popular 90s Songs

6/ “Groove Is in the Heart” was a funky dance track released by which eclectic group in 1990?

7/ What electronic duo, known for their colorful costumes, had a hit with “Around the World” in 1997?

Answers:

  1. “Macarena” – Los Del Rio
  2. Snap!
  3. “Music Sounds Better with You” – Stardust
  4. Madonna
  5. Eiffel 65
  6. Deee-Lite
  7. Daft Punk

Round #4: 90s Rock Songs – Popular 90s Songs

1/ What song by Nirvana begins with the lyrics, “Come as you are, as you were”?

2/ Pearl Jam’s debut single, released in 1991, is titled…

3/ In 1994, Stone Temple Pilots released a song that declares, “I am smelling like the rose that somebody gave me on my birthday deathbed.” What’s the title?

4/ Who sang about being an “ordinary world” in a hit song from 1993?

5/ “Zombie” is a 1994 hit by which Irish rock band? – Popular 90s Songs

6/ Finish the lyrics: “I’m on the highway to hell.” This classic rock anthem is by…

7/ “No Rain” was a breakthrough single for which eccentric rock band in 1992?

8/ What is the title of the song by Radiohead that begins with the lyrics, “When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye”?

9/ “1979” is a nostalgic rock song by which alternative rock band? – Popular 90s Songs

10/ Who sang about “Two Princes” in a 1991 rock hit?

11/ Finish the lyrics: “It’s a bittersweet symphony, this life.” This song is by…

12/ What is the title of the song by Oasis that includes the lyrics, “You’re gonna be the one that saves me”?

Answers:

  1. “Come As You Are”
  2. “Alive”
  3. “Interstate Love Song”
  4. Duran Duran
  5. The Cranberries
  6. AC/DC
  7. Blind Melon
  8. “Creep”
  9. Smashing Pumpkins
  10. Spin Doctors
  11. The Verve
  12. “Wonderwall”

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FAQs

What songs represent the 90s?

  • “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
  • “Wannabe” by Spice Girls
  • “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
  • What was the most popular in the 90s?

  • Grunge and alternative rock
  • Boy bands and pop princesses
  • Hip-hop and R&B
  • What music did they listen to in the 1990s?

    Nirvana, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Tupac, Spice Girls, Mariah Carey. 

    Ref: TimeOut | Rolling Stone