Musical Acts by Letter - L

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with L.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
Covers in italics
Years active starts with their first major commercial release
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Last updated: February 23, 2020
First submittedJanuary 11, 2011
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Years Active
Country
Song
Band or Artist
2018 -
Old Town Road | Panini
Lil Nas X
2013 -
Truth Hurts | Juice
Lizzo
2013 -
Royals | Tennis Court
Lorde
2012 -
Ho Hey | Ophelia
The Lumineers
2010 -
Summertime Sadness | Video Games
Lana Del Rey
2008 -
Poker Face | Born This Way
Lady Gaga
2008 -
Party Rock Anthem | Sexy and I Know It
LMFAO
2007 -
Need You Now | Just a Kiss
Lady A
2006 -
Smile | The Fear
Lily Allen
2000 -
In the End | Numb
Linkin Park
2000 -
Rollout | What's Your Fantasy
Ludacris
1999 -
Mambo No. 5 | Sweet Like Cola
Lou Bega
1999 -
A Milli | Lollipop
Lil Wayne
1998 -

Despacito | Imposible
Luis Fonsi
1982 -
Dancing on the Ceiling | Endless Love
Lionel Richie
1973 -
Free Bird | Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
1972 - 2013
Walk on the Wild Side | Satellite of Love
Lou Reed
1969 - 1980
Stairway to Heaven | Kashmir
Led Zeppelin
1951 - 2020
Good Golly, Miss Molly | Tutti Frutti
Little Richard
1923 - 1970
What a Wonderful World | Hello, Dolly
Louis Armstrong
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Level 53
Feb 2, 2014
When I saw that Lil Wayne was guessed less than Los Del Rio, Lou Bega, and Lily Allen, I couldn't help myself from laughing for like three minutes straight!
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Level 48
Mar 12, 2016
Anyone from the UK, like myself, will know the Los Del Rio, Lily Allen and Lou Bega ones immediately because they were huge selling number one hits over here. Lil Wayne has never really had any hits in his own right over here. His biggest hits were all as a featured artist. I've never heard of A Milli, personally, but I still managed to guess it because I got all the others so quickly that it gave me time to randomly guess it!
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Level 61
Mar 12, 2016
Well I'm from the Uk and I've never heard of Los Del Rios
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Level 52
Apr 24, 2018
I'm from the UK and I still thought Smile was Brian Wilson......
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Level 63
Feb 3, 2014
I only got Lou Reed because I somehow thought of Lou Reed at Mambo No. 5. Then I remembered that it was Lou Bega though. :)
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2014
Kept trying Lyle Lovett for Smile. Tricky when it comes down to the year being the determiner.
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Level 52
Mar 13, 2016
I thought it was Brian Wilson!
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Level 23
Feb 5, 2014
i can't spell the free bird singer for the life of me bloody y as a vowel and the same as lauryn hill kept using an e
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Level 44
Nov 17, 2015
All of the vowels are the letter Y. That's how I remember how to spell it.
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Level 74
Aug 23, 2020
Lynyrd Skynyrd is the name of the band. Ronnie Van Zant is the lead singer.
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Level 44
Sep 1, 2014
"Need You Now" hit #1 on the country chart in November 2009 and peaked at #2 on the pop chart in March 2010. It later was listed as Billboard's #2 single of the year (behind Ke$ha's "Tik Tok") for 2010 and won that year's Grammy awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
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Level 43
Sep 4, 2014
The fact that only 7% of people got Leonard makes me want to cry.
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Level 78
Nov 11, 2014
I was in high school in 1971 and I don't remember ever hearing this song on any radio station I listened to. Sorry, but I guess it just didn't make the playlist and I've never heard of it.
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Level 45
Nov 15, 2014
I was born in 1994. I got every one on the list 2006 or later but nothing before that.
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Level 82
Nov 16, 2015
I know some of his songs, but that one really rang no bells. Suzanne I might've gotten. And if I'd heard him singing I'd recognise that. Names of songs - not so much.
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2016
Leonard Cohen is an acquired taste I never acquired. Same era Lord Baltimore is more my speed. But I don't cry because you haven't heard of them.
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Level ∞
Feb 23, 2020
Sadly, we've removed him from the quiz since so few people were able to name him.
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2020
That is sad indeed. I forget what songs there were as hints, but quite sad a great name is removed in favour of weirdness as LMFAO.
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
Im not sure what hints you had, But I think if you had used hallelujah it would have a good chance. Even I know that and that is saying something ;)
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2020
Wow, I was actually humming 'Suzanne' as I read the replies. I was thinking 'Leonard Cohen would have been a good addition to this list'.
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Level 61
Mar 14, 2016
More people knew LMFAO than Led Zeppelin, I find this most disturbing.
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Level 80
Apr 11, 2020
Not anymore, thank goodness.
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2018
Taboão da Serra
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Level 46
May 24, 2019
R.I.P. Chester Bennington
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
Either Lily Allen is a time traveler or she was accidentally put on the bottom :)
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Level ∞
Feb 23, 2020
Lol, fixed
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Level 64
Mar 2, 2020
Disappointing lack of Leona Lewis (I love a bit of alliteration in these quizzes).
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2020
Music isnt my thing, especially modern but I knew that. Only got gaga, kind of hard to miss, and zeppelin, armstrong and little richard.

Not necessarily music is not my thing, it is not that I dont like music, just bad at names and dont follow anyone specific. I like many music styles up to and including 1950, after that my taste for it declines. (not that there arent individual artists from other decades which I (would) like. But if you would make random playlists by decade... yea

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Level 43
Mar 31, 2020
Ah rubbish. I kept spelling Antebellum as Artebellum. That's frustrating.
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2020
At least 12 of these acts, I never heard of.
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Level 21
Aug 21, 2020
educate yourself
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Level 49
May 14, 2020
rip little richard. unfortunately no longer active due to his untimely death of bone cancer
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2020
Dang, 2020 strikes again.
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Level 66
Jun 13, 2020
I refuse to believe that people consider Lizzo to be a "musician".
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2020
She puts the sing in single.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
Oh, good. Someone claiming rappers aren't musicians. I was worried this horse was still breathing.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
And for the record, Lizzo is a classically-trained musician (flute, I think, although it might be a different woodwind). She also has a nice singing voice when she chooses to sing rather than rap. Lots of people I bet you'd consider "real" musicians couldn't play a note. Frank Sinatra comes to mind. Never wrote a note of his own music. Couldn't play an instrument. Elvis never wrote a note of his songs either, although he could play guitar (not any better than your neighbor could though). People used to say Lady Gaga wasn't a "real" musician, and she has proven everyone wrong. These women are immensely talented musicians. Their preference for pop doesn't mean their skills are limited. There are some real lightweights in the music industry today. Lizzo is not one of them.
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2020
Eytan...you picked a bad artist to use to try to prove your point. Like her or not, Lizzo is a musician by literally any reasonable definition of the word. She sings, writes songs, and is a phenomenal flutist.
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Level 33
Jun 14, 2020
You should accept Lady A since she changed the name.
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2020
Okay
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Level 68
Aug 20, 2020
Ludacris has had 7 top 10 singles in the US and none of them were chosen for this quiz. I would surmise that this has something to do with the extremely low guess rate. This might be worth reconsidering?
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2020
I would consider those two songs as some of his most well-known, but I guess I'm in the minority. I'm really surprised the percentage for him is so low.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
Agreed that those are two of his better-known songs. The only one that might be bigger is Act A Fool, but marginally so. I think it's just that you really had to be between the ages of 14 and 21 from 2000 to like 2006 to know him. Most people outside that age bracket have no shot.
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Level 80
Aug 20, 2020
I suck at these.
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2020
Just a coincidence that today is Robert Plant's (Led Zepelin) birthday?
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Level 51
Aug 20, 2020
I’ve heard of one Lionel Richie song. It’s not on here.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
Despacito came out in 1998? In what dimension?
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2020
No. 1998 Is the year since the artist has been active
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2020
Surprised not to see Luther Vandross - I'm not good at any music clues outside of the '60s and '70s, maybe a few from the '50s and '80s, but he's one I had heard of. (My experience with '90s music consisted of yelling at my kids to turn it down.)
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Level 74
Aug 24, 2020
Nice quiz! Just wondering why "Zeppelin" and "Skynyrd" are accepted. They're not last names, just the last part of the bands' names... Food for thought.
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Level 72
Sep 16, 2020
Weird...i don't recognize those songs as belonging to Seattle Blues Singer "Lady A"