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Musical Acts from Los Angeles Quiz

Based on the songs, name these musical acts from the Los Angeles area.
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedJune 28, 2012
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Musical Act
Sweet Child o' Mine, November Rain
Guns N' Roses
Surfin' USA, California Girls
The Beach Boys
Under the Bridge, Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I Gotta Feeling, Let's Get It Started
The Black Eyed Peas
Moves Like Jagger, Payphone
Maroon 5
Straight Outta Compton,
Express Yourself
Party Rock Anthem, Shots
Light My Fire, Love Me Two Times
The Doors
Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn!
The Byrds
Last Train to Clarksville, I'm a Believer
The Monkees
(They Long to Be) Close to You,
Top of the World
The Carpenters
Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets
Musical Act
Hot for Teacher, Panama
Van Halen
Gin and Juice, Drop It Like It's Hot
Snoop Dogg
Hotel California, Best of My Love
Killing in the Name, Revolver
Rage Against
the Machine
Walk Like an Egyptian,
A Hazy Shade of Winter (cover)
The Bangles
It Was a Good Day, Check Yo Self
Ice Cube
Happy Together, It Ain't Me Babe
The Turtles
Low Rider, Spill the Wine
Dr. Feelgood, Shout at the Devil
Mötley Crüe
Undone – The Sweater Song,
Buddy Holly
April 29 1992, What I Got
level 52
Sep 29, 2012
Got em all. It helps to be eclectic! Lol
level 43
Oct 1, 2012
How come "Hazy Shade of Winter" gets annotated with "cover" but "Mr Tambourine Man" and "It Aint Me Babe" don't?
level 71
Jan 30, 2013
Because Bob Dylan never should have sang any of his songs. His voice is terrible. Such a shame, given his extreme talent in all other aspects of music
level 70
Sep 22, 2017
That's not a reason
level 77
Jul 27, 2015
Also, while written by Dylan, the cover versions are much more famous than Dylan's original, most likely for the reason "Cork" proposed. Same with "All Along the Watchtower," and others.
level 26
Jan 7, 2013
I kept trying Katy Perry for "California Girls" lol
level 79
Jan 23, 2015
The Carpenters? Three thousand miles off--East Haven, Connecticut.
level ∞
Feb 20, 2015
They moved to California as high schoolers, and that's where they made their mark.
level 79
Jul 24, 2015
Yeah, but the instructions say: "name these musical acts from the Los Angeles area." Seems like an unnecessary stretch when there are so many bands legitimately from LA.
level 45
Jul 24, 2015
Well i missed Rage because i thought the name of their song was killing in the name of, lol. Also, maybe having a subsequent "hit" as their second song might help, like bulls on parade, or testify, or guerrilla radio, or renegades of funk, or sleep now in the fire.
level 85
Jul 24, 2015
I almost missed them because it didn't accept RATM.
level 58
Jul 24, 2015
Need to add CCR
level 80
Jul 24, 2015
Except CCR is from the San Francisco Bay Area, 400 miles from LA.
level 66
Jul 24, 2015
Can't believe I missed the Doors!!
level 25
Jul 26, 2015
should add tupac, california love
level 78
Sep 10, 2016
Only missed Ice Cube...i don't listen to much hip hop
level 47
Jul 25, 2017
None of the great L.A. Punk era bands like X,Black Flag,Social Distortion,The Blasters,Los Lobos,Oingo Boingo. Too bad.
level 72
Jan 14, 2018
I agree. Someone above said how eclectic this quiz was, but I don't see it as being very eclectic at all…
level 45
Jan 30, 2018
Metallica is from San Francisco, not Los Angeles!
level 81
Jun 14, 2018
Exactly my thoughts
level 81
Jun 14, 2018
I stand corrected on their origin though, having just looked it up now. Formed in LA, but spent most of their career in/around SF.
level 33
Oct 17, 2019
james h & lars U are from LA, when they needed a new guitarplayer they met kirk H. He wanted to play in the band but only if Lars and James mooved to frisco with him. sorry for my english... i'm from Belgium