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Musical Acts by Letter - P

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with P.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
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Last updated: September 26, 2015
First submittedApril 5, 2011
Times taken28,697
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Year
Song
Band or Artist
2014
Happy
Pharrell Williams
2013
Timber
Pitbull
2012
Gangnam Style
PSY
1998
It's All about the Benjamins
P. Diddy
1996
Peaches
The Presidents
of the USA
1995
Common People
Pulp
1992
Jeremy
Pearl Jam
1989
Opposites Attract
Paula Abdul
1989
Fight the Power
Public Enemy
1989
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Pixies
1988
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Proclaimers
Year
Song
Band or Artist
1988
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Poison
1986
Graceland
Paul Simon
1984
Purple Rain
Prince
1983
Every Breath You Take
The Police
1982
I'm So Excited
The Pointer Sisters
1981
In the Air Tonight
Phil Collins
1980
Hit Me with Your Best Shot
Pat Benatar
1979
Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd
1970
Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney
1963
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Peter, Paul & Mary
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level 63
Apr 6, 2014
Arggh, how did I miss Paul McCartney?!?!
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level 51
Apr 9, 2014
Maybe I'm Amazed - would have said that was Wings! Learn something new and all that
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level 80
Sep 9, 2014
These quizzes really make it clear which era of music I grew up with. I know nearly all from late 70s to mid 90s, a few from earlier, and not many recent ones.

And no Pretenders, alas!

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level 58
Oct 12, 2015
Pixies 27% Scandalous...and I bet most of them are the Brits.....shame usa never really got them
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level 78
Apr 22, 2016
20% now, that's disgusting, really :/.
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level 78
May 13, 2016
Pixies are one of the 3 best ones there.
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level 49
May 13, 2016
Prince, Paul McCartney, Public Enemy, Paul Simon, The Police and Pink Floyd are all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for crying out loud. And you could easily argue that Pearl Jam will be there soon enough too... But you're only gonna pick two from that quiz that are "better" than The Pixies? I'm guessing The Proclaimers and The POTUSes....
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level 78
May 13, 2016
It's hard to compare different styles, but I think that Pixies is definitely the best rock band in this list. I mean, Pearl Jam, The Police, Pulp, McCartney and Pink Floyd are good, but Pixies was something special around 1990, really visionary, the core of alternative rock. As for the R&R HoF, it doesn't prove anything, there are many amazing bands that will never be featured because they are not popular in the USA...
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level 48
May 14, 2016
Pixies, to me, are quite possibly the greatest band in the history of music. Before anyone says "You can't say that! The Beatles...", let me just point out that I said "to me". The Beatles were brilliant, obviously, but it was Pixies and The Smiths who really blew me away.
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level 48
Dec 22, 2017
i saw the Pixies on back to back nights open for Jane's Addiction and while they were good, Jane's blew them away. years later i saw them and Frank didn't say one word to the audience all night...lame. But I feel the way you do about them about the White Stripes...I saw them like 10 times between 2003 and 2007...epic every time!
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level 48
May 13, 2016
So, where┬┤s P!nk ???
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level 62
May 13, 2016
"You know I went to the circus and saw a strong man bend a car....bend a car?....Pat Benatar!"
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level 46
Nov 13, 2016
"Wait a minute, bed cot filly papers....RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS?!"
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level 67
May 13, 2016
Common People is by William Shatner. At least, that's the version I know.
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level 72
May 13, 2016
The music I like is superior to the music you like. You don't know the acts I do and that is sad. I fear for the future because my tastes differ from yours. Whatever will we do?
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level 66
May 13, 2016
No Patsy Cline?
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level 78
May 14, 2016
Perry Como? ;)
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level 47
Dec 22, 2016
surprised that 54% know pitbull ..thought it would be lower
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level 67
Feb 13, 2018
I got him because I know the name and that he's famous and relatively current. I couldn't name any of his work if my life depended on it.
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level 67
Dec 7, 2017
Surprised not to see Peter Gabriel anywhere on the quiz.
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level 67
Feb 13, 2018
Or Phish, for that matter.
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