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Do You like American Music?

written by: crankypage
 
Test your American pop music knowledge with this distinctly Stateside quiz. Have fun!

Question 1:


John Cougar's 1982 smash about the heartland, "Jack and Diane," specifically mentions this restaurant chain.
Diary Queen
Denny's
Big Boy
Tastee Freeze

Question 2:


According to "Rolling Stone," how much did the Beach Boys spend recording their 1966 smash single "Good Vibrations?"
$50,000
$30,000
$100,000
$10,000

Question 3:


"American Music" is a 1991 song by this bass-happy Wisconsin band.
The BoDeans
Garbage
Steve Miller Band
Violent Femmes

Question 4:


Although they worked hard at a roots-rock, down home bayou sound, Creedence Clearwater Revival actually hails from what state?
Maine
California
Arizona
Michigan

Question 5:


Billy Joel's 1973 classic "Piano Man" is based on his experiences playing at what piano bar?
The Windy City Lounge in Chicago
The Executive Room in Los Angeles
The Redwood Room in San Francisco
The Club Room in New York

Question 6:


In 1973, Bruce Springsteen released his debut "Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ" album with its famous postcard cover. But Springsteen is not from Asbury Park; what New Jersey burg gave us the Boss?
Freehold
Orange
Newark
Camden

Question 7:


Which of these facts about "The King," Elvis Presley, is NOT true?
He had a twin brother who died at birth.
Richard Nixon appointed him a "Federal Agent At Large."
He grew up idolizing Captain Marvel and patterned his look and stage moves after the superhero.
He was a devout Buddhist at the end of his life.

Question 8:


What was the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown's name at birth?
James Baston
James Braun
James Benson
James Brown

Question 9:


Kurt Cobain, guitarist and singer of Nirvana, left a suicide note that ended with a quoted lyric from a song he did not write. What song did he quote?
"Tears in Heaven," by Eric Clapton
"Everybody Hurts," by R.E.M.
"My My, Hey Hey," by Neil Young
"Ring of Fire," by Johnny Cash

Question 10:


Neil Diamond's smash "America" is taken from the soundtrack of what 1980 film remake, in which Diamond also starred?
"The Cotton Club"
"New York, New York"
"The Wiz"
"The Jazz Singer"

 


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