The music quiz of the year: from Katy Perry’s baby to life-threatening bum injuries

Can you remember which 80s act set the internet rocking in 2020 or why one pop star lost his sense of humour?

Which R&B icon revealed that she worked on an unreleased alt-rock album in the 1990s?

Jennifer Lopez


Alicia Keys

Mariah Carey

Which of these male rockers managed not to spread coronavirus misinformation this year?

Ian Brown

Noel Gallagher

Johnny Marr

Van Morrison

Which US pop star appeared to align herself with socialism when she advocated for a strike and wealth redistribution in March?


Christina Aguilera

Britney Spears

Miley Cyrus

Katy Perry welcomed her first child with Orlando Bloom in August. What is their daughter’s name?

Rose Bloom

Daisy Bloom

Petal Bloom

Hebe Bloom

At this year’s Brit awards, only one woman was nominated in the mixed-gender categories. Who was it?


Dua Lipa

Jorja Smith

Jess Glynne

Teenage YouTube stars Fred and Tim Williams went viral for their reaction video to which 80s hit?

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to Do With It

Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight

The Cure – Just Like Heaven

George Michael – Faith

In September, BTS became the first K-pop band to top the US singles chart. What was the name of the song?





Which British indie band fired their frontman in July after he was convicted of assaulting his fiancee?

The Libertines

Franz Ferdinand


Arctic Monkeys

BBC Radio 1 organised a single to benefit coronavirus relief featuring artists such as Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, Biffy Clyro and Paloma Faith. What classic 2000s rock song did they cover?

Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends

Evanescence – Bring Me to Life

U2 – Beautiful Day

One classic rocker almost died of a heart attack after shredding his bum muscles in a gardening accident in May. Who was it?

Lindsey Buckingham

Brian May

Rod Stewart

Jimmy Page

7 and above.

As it should be: what else has there been to do after curfew but watch TOTP repeats and Song Exploder?

4 and above.

You don’t know your Brits from your BTS. Back to the pop drawing board.

10 and above.

Is your name Stan? Maybe take it down a peg or two.

0 and above.

Admittedly it’s been hard to bother with anything but comfort listening this year, but seriously, you’ve embarrassed yourself.

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