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Musical Acts by Letter - N

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with N.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
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Last updated: September 17, 2015
First submittedMarch 8, 2011
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Year
Song
Band or Artist
2011
Super Bass
Nicki Minaj
2002
Hot in Herre
Nelly
2002
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
2001
How You Remind Me
Nickelback
2000
Bye Bye Bye
'N Sync
1997
Mo Money Mo Problems
The Notorious B.I.G.
1996
Don't Speak
No Doubt
1994
Hurt
Nine Inch Nails
1991
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana
Year
Song
Band or Artist
1991
O.P.P.
Naughty by Nature
1989
Hangin' Tough
New Kids on the Block
1989
Rockin' in the Free World
Neil Young
1988
Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A.
1986
Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order
1983
99 Luftballons
Nena
1969
Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond
1966
These Boots are
Made for Walkin'
Nancy Sinatra
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level 77
Mar 16, 2014
2nd time I can recollect NIN making the front page, and this time thankfully they've got more respectable neighbors and are a safe distance away from NSync, NKOTB, and Nickelback.

btw Nickelback should be spelled h-e-i-n-o-u-s-e-a-r-r-a-p-e. The second most common spelling is nickEL, not nickLE.
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level 62
Mar 16, 2014
Again, agree to disagree, but I think Nine Inch Nails is the auditory equivalent of watching Hostel. (Not that NSync, NKOTB, and Nickelback are in any stretch of the imagination decent bands.)
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level 77
Mar 17, 2014
The music of NIN is dense and complex and takes repeated listens, a patient and careful ear, and a sophisticated taste in music to full appreciate it before the genius of the work reveals itself. Trent is the greatest artist of his generation.

We can agree that Hostel was awful. I was forced to watch that for one of my film classes in college.
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level 62
Mar 17, 2014
My issue isn't with Trent Reznor's ability, it's with his style. His instrumentals sound like torture machines in an industrial death camp, the lyrics give me shivers, and the videos make it all somehow even more disturbing. Call me a prude or a simpleton, but I just can't handle the Downward Spiral.
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level 77
Mar 18, 2014
it's not for everyone. and it might be an acquired taste. I hated the album the first time I listened to it.
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level 77
Mar 18, 2014
and "torture machines," "shiver-inducing lyrics," I can tell you've actually listened to at least some of that album. Of course that's exactly what Trent was going for. How else would you capture one's complete disillusionment with life and descent into the hell of drug addiction? It's not supposed to be pleasant. Though "a warm place" is quite beautiful even with its subtly ominous undertones.
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level 67
Apr 22, 2016
I think NIN are great. And it adds to Downward Spiral's charm (?) that it was recorded at a studio called Le Pig - which the guys set up in the house where the Manson Family committed the Sharon Tate murders. Creepy af but fascinating.
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level 76
Dec 15, 2018
I would never have listened to NIN without Kalba's recommendation, but I opened my mind to something new and it was a fascinating experience. It's not something I would listen to every day, but it works when I'm in a specific mood. I can see the genius of Reznor. I still prefer Garth Brooks or George Strait of course. :)
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level 77
Mar 17, 2014
btw, she's always adorable, but that's a super precious pic of Norah.
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level 52
Apr 28, 2014
No Nazareth?
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level 36
May 25, 2014
The Song Is Called "99 Red Balloons"...
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level 74
Jun 12, 2014
The English version is. The original German version is called 99 Luftballons.
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level 82
May 30, 2014
Nice to get two answers with one misspelling. "nina" :)
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level 21
Aug 21, 2014
Go Nirvana!!!!!!
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level 67
Nov 9, 2014
Calling Nsync or Nickelback musical acts is being generous.
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level 42
Nov 29, 2014
I was just wondering, how can I put a image beside the title of the quiz. Do i need a licence or something?
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level 80
Apr 22, 2016
Yes. You need a license to become the quizmaster.
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level 60
Jun 3, 2015
Umm it says "going by first names" but you actually must type in the full names.
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level 42
Apr 22, 2016
As in 'these acts begin with N if you go by their first name', it doesn't mean you only need the first name for a point.
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level 76
Dec 15, 2018
Just surnames worked for me.
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level 67
Apr 23, 2016
Sometimes it helps to incorrectly spell. I got Nine Inch Nails when I spelled Nena as Nina.
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level 65
May 4, 2016
No Nat King Cole? Shame...
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level 76
Dec 15, 2018
Or Natalie.
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level 51
Mar 21, 2017
Woah, New Order being last and Neil Young being so low on the list is a lil' kooky
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level 48
Nov 17, 2019
Brilliant song, Bizarre Love Triangle