Music by Year, 2010–present

One question per year about the music industry. Can you answer them all?
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Last updated: December 15, 2020
First submittedNovember 13, 2019
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Year
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2020
This heavy metal band, formed in 1974, breaks up following the death
of lead guitarist Eddie
Van Halen
2019
"I'm gonna take my horse to the __ ____ ___", sings Lil Nas X who sets a record
with the #1 hit song in the U.S. for 19 straight weeks
Old Town Road
2018
With their song "Mic Drop", BTS becomes the first group from this country
to have a song certified platinum by the RIAA
South Korea
2017
This song, by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, tops the charts in 47 different countries
Despacito
2016
This Broadway musical wins 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
Hamilton
2015
This singer is teased for his dance moves in the video "Hotline Bling"
Drake
2014
This former country singer releases her first pop album, entitled "1989"
Taylor Swift
2013
This French duo releases their album "Random Access Memories"
Daft Punk
2012
This music video by Psy becomes YouTube's most-viewed of all time
Gangnam Style
2011
Maroon 5 says they have "moves like" this famous singer
Mick Jagger
2010
This singer wears a dress made of meat
Lady Gaga
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Level 74
Nov 24, 2019
Good quiz, but you know that it’s an easy one if even I am able to answer every question about the modern music industry.
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
I got everything except the one about this year. No idea. Guess I haven't been listening to the radio much lately.
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
and after listening to the song for the first time today, must admit that I'm puzzled as to how it could remain #1 for 19 weeks. I guess leaving the radio off this year I didn't miss out on anything.
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2019
The song is pretty dumb, but its story is neat. Lil Nas X, the guy who wrote and sings it, is like a 20-year-old kid who paid $30 to buy the beat online and then put lyrics over it from his bedroom while he was living with his sister. Then a few months later, it's the biggest song in the world. There's also a really great video of Lil Nas X singing the song at an elementary school, and the students, most of whom look under age 10, go absolutely nuts and sing every word like it is their only purpose in life. Also, kal, I know you're a big NIN fan. The song's beat comes from a sample of one of the songs off Ghosts I-IV.
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Level 81
Nov 25, 2019
I knew there was something familiar about the beginning.. loved reading about Trent's response to all this. A true artist.
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2019
I knew three and surprised I knew that many. I'm stuck in the '60s and '70s.
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Level 64
Nov 24, 2019
Not sure if it's fair to say Drake was "ridiculed" for Hotline Bling. His dance moves were intentionally cheesy, which adds to the video's memorability. The video is one of the most culturally impactful music videos in recent memory (remember when Donald Trump himself starred in an SNL parody of the video?)
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
He was ridiculed.
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2020
Changed ridiculed to teased.
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Level 79
Nov 24, 2019
I almost didn't take this quiz since I am totally unfamiliar with today's music. Imagine my surprise when I got 5/10. That being said, I was intrigued with the incredible popularity of Mic Drop, so I gave it a listen. I am so very sorry...
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Level 65
Nov 24, 2019
I did the same thing with BTS, and I have to say, given the subterranean ceiling of tween pop, I was expecting a lot worse. Definitely not my thing, but it has a good beat, and at least the guys can rap a little. That's harder to do than what the Backstreet Boys did.
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Level 55
Nov 25, 2019
Extremely easy
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Level 45
May 12, 2020
indeed
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Level 45
May 12, 2020
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