Musical Acts by Letter - B

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with B.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
Years active starts with their first major commercial release
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Last updated: February 19, 2020
First submittedFebruary 2, 2013
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Years Active
Country
Songs
Band or Artist
2019 -
Bad Guy | Wish You Were Gay
Billie Eilish
2010 -
24k Magic | Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars
2003 -
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) | Formation
Beyoncé Knowles
1999 -
...Baby One More Time | Toxic
Britney Spears
1998 -
My Humps | Boom Boom Pow
Black Eyed Peas
1993 -
Loser | Devil's Haircut
Beck
1984 -
Livin' on a Prayer | Bad Medicine
Bon Jovi
1986 - 2012
Brass Monkey | Sabotage
Beastie Boys
1984 -
Walk Like an Egyptian | Eternal Flame
The Bangles
1982 -
White Wedding | Dancing with Myself
Billy Idol
1980 -
Cuts Like a Knife | Summer of '69
Bryan Adams
1979 -
Love Shack | Rock Lobster
The B-52's
1976 -
Heart of Glass | One Way or Another
Blondie
1973 -
Born in the U.S.A. | The River
Bruce Springsteen
1972 -
(Don't Fear) The Reaper | Burnin' For You
Blue Öyster Cult
1972 -
Wind Beneath My Wings | The Rose
Bette Midler
1971 -
Piano Man | She's Always a Woman
Billy Joel
1970 - 2017
Paranoid | Iron Man
Black Sabbath
1965 - 2012
Stayin' Alive | How Deep is Your Love
Bee Gees
1965 - 1981
No Woman, No Cry | One Love
Bob Marley and the Wailers
1963 - 1970
All You Need is Love | A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles
1962 -
Blowin' in the Wind | Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan
1962 -
California Girls | Good Vibrations
The Beach Boys
1956 - 1959
That'll Be the Day | Peggy Sue
Buddy Holly
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Level 85
Feb 18, 2013
Got every one prior to 1990... and only 3 thereafter. Just not that into popular music in the past 23 years or so, I guess.
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2020
Not even Beyonce?
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2013
I love the 80s!
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Level 20
Feb 20, 2013
Dont know half these. Must be my lack of music intellegence!

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Level 54
Feb 22, 2013
You forgot the umlaut in Blue Öyster Cult.
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2015
Added!
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Level 34
Feb 23, 2014
What about Blake Shelton?
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2015
This is Austin. I still love you.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
Yeah, it's Pure BS he wasn't included here! ;)
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Level 52
Apr 28, 2014
Some I think could be added in:

Black Sabbath

Blind Melon

Blink 182

Bush

Bob Seeger

Bryan Adams

And if you're really adventurous:

Black Label Society

Buffalo Springfield

Bullet for my Valentine

Byrds

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Level 79
Jul 23, 2015
One of my favorites in the old days, "The Byrds".
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Level 82
Dec 8, 2019
No Bananarama....
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2019
Boy george, billy holiday, beck, blondie
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Level ∞
Feb 19, 2020
Added some of those over less-distinguished answers.
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Level 69
Dec 2, 2020
Bread. One of the greatest soft rock bands
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2014
No Bryan Adams?!
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2014
Wow! I think the Bs are the hands-down winner for best bands. Some really good ones on here!
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2015
Backstreet Boys!
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Level 71
Sep 29, 2015
Boston
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Level 52
Sep 30, 2015
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band?
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2015
No BB King? Seriously?
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Level 36
Jun 24, 2016
Barbra Streisand?
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Level 48
Jul 4, 2016
Agreed. The quizmaster should obviously remake the quiz, and make sure he/she puts all 4000090000000998987787878787987879879 artists who begin with B in it.
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Level 33
Nov 17, 2017
How about adding Bananarama and Boney M? :)
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Level 58
Jun 24, 2018
technically Bon Jovi shouldn't be on here. His first name is John. And his last name is Bongiovi.
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2018
The name of the band was Bon Jovi.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
How do you know the real spelling of his last name, but don't know he's the lead singer of a band called Bon Jovi?
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Level 59
Jul 30, 2018
Where's Bonnie Tyler?
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Level 82
May 10, 2019
Wales?
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Level 73
Feb 19, 2020
That made reading the comments worthwhile.
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Level 82
Dec 8, 2019
It's odd taking a letter B quiz and typing a bunch of answers that start with something else.
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Level 80
Feb 29, 2020
It's a ridiculous, clumsy and unnecessary artifice.
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Level 74
Mar 3, 2020
Barry Manilow? You need about 40 or 50 on the Bs. Tough to include everyone. A lot of great ones left off
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2020
I believe that the Years Active (1957-1958) for Buddy Holly are a bit off. His first recordings are from 1956. And he was still active when The Day the Music Died in February 1959.

For Richie Valens, who died in the same planecrash, is 1959 as last year active marked in "musical-acts-by-letter-r"-quiz. I think same should be for Buddy Holly.

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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2020
Okay
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Level 69
Apr 27, 2020
Years active for The Beatles - also off. They had their first top 20 UK hit in 1962.
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Level 69
Mar 29, 2020
Bob Seger would be a nice add on. Also suggest accepting BOC as a type in
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Level 72
Apr 27, 2020
Nice touch with the flags...but the Bee Gees could equally be described as Australian
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Level 65
Apr 27, 2020
I have tried really hard to like Billy Eilish. I keep an open mind. I still enjoy new music. But I just do not understand the appeal of her and her 1/4 octave vocal range. It's really tough to listen to. Artistic expression is one thing, but the underlying medium still needs to have value. It doesn't matter how artsy you are if you're a musician and your songs are bad.
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Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
I don't like all of her songs, but some of them are pretty great imo. Bury a Friend is the one that really won me over. In any case, I don't understand your objection to her voice. I'm no music expert, but according to this seemingly well-informed answer on Quora, "as recorded overall her full known range is D3 to G#5, exactly two-and-a-half octaves." But hey, musical tastes vary and that's okay.
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2020
@jmellor13, I have to agree with you. Most of her music seems to be very "gimmicky" and tailored for shock value. I don't care for her music either, although she has found a formula that has made her famous.
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Level 79
Apr 27, 2020
No Banana Splits?!!
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Level 44
Apr 27, 2020
what about the Backstreet Boys?
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Level 63
Apr 27, 2020
As much as I hate to admit it, they probably should be on this quiz.
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Level 64
Apr 27, 2020
Took this while listening to Barenaked Ladies
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Level 79
Apr 27, 2020
Big Bopper would be another good addition from the '50s.
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Level 42
Oct 2, 2020
No Barenaked Ladies, Boston, BB King, Bob Seger, but we have Billy Ellis and Bruce Mars...
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Level 54
Oct 26, 2020
Accept BOC for blue oyster cult?