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Musical Acts from New York City

Try to name these bands and solo artists from the New York City music scene based on two of their songs.
Not necessarily born in New York, don't be a whiner
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Last updated: December 30, 2019
First submittedOctober 15, 2012
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Songs
Musical Act
99 Problems | Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Jay-Z
Y.M.C.A. | In the Navy
Village People
Hypnotize | Big Poppa
The Notorious
B.I.G.
Blitzkrieg Bop | I Wanna Be Sedated
Ramones
The Sound of Silence | Mrs. Robinson
Simon & Garfunkel
Because the Night | Redondo Beach
Patti Smith
In Da Club | Candy Shop
50 Cent
Electric Feel | Kids
MGMT
Mama Said Knock You Out | Doin' It
LL Cool J
Starships | Super Bass
Nicki Minaj
It's All About the Benjamins |
Shake Ya Tailfeather
Puff Daddy
Songs
Musical Act
Born This Way | Alejandro
Lady Gaga
Psycho Killer |
Burning Down the House
Talking Heads
Last Nite | Reptilia
The Strokes
Sabotage | Intergalactic
Beastie Boys
Take the "A" Train |
Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington
All I Want For Christmas Is You |
Always Be My Baby
Mariah Carey
Heroin | Stephanie Says
The Velvet
Underground
Mr. Tambourine Man |
Tangled Up in Blue
Bob Dylan
Heart of Glass | Call Me
Blondie
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level 78
Nov 30, 2014
And where is BÖC ? :(
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Dec 28, 2019
Probably performing in a small casino in the middle of nowhere.
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level 78
Dec 30, 2019
It took you five years to answer THAT? ^^ It's definitely still a shame that they are not in this quiz. And don't tell me they are from Long Island please ;).
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level 52
Jan 3, 2020
I was thinking the same thing! No BOC, No KISS, Living Color...
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level 78
Feb 20, 2020
what is BOC? Blue Oyster Cult?
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level 73
Feb 20, 2020
Ah yeah, must be, given the umlaut on the Ö.
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level 63
Aug 31, 2017
I have a few songs of the least guessed band but I didn't know the two songs mentioned. Seeing the low % maybe that was the case for others as well.
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Dec 28, 2019
I removed Interpol since so few people were getting it.
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level 66
Dec 30, 2019
Candy Shot? Thought it was Candy Shop...
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level ∞
Dec 30, 2019
Fixed, thanks :)
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level 71
Feb 20, 2020
Always Be *My* Baby, just a heads up on a needed correction.
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2020
Okay
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level 78
Feb 20, 2020
oh man. I can't believe I mixed up the Beastie Boys with Rage Against the Machine... >_< embarrassing.
Also... no J Lo?
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level 67
Feb 20, 2020
Jenny from the block
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level 48
Feb 20, 2020
Bob Dylan is from Minnesota.
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level 71
Feb 20, 2020
"New York City MUSICAL SCENE"
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level 71
Feb 20, 2020
Lots of rap artists. But your clue said "music".
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level 81
Feb 20, 2020
I counted seven. Might be a bit too much for some people, but it is New York, after all.
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level 46
Feb 20, 2020
Original
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level 32
Feb 20, 2020
No A Tribe Called Quest?!
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level 32
Feb 20, 2020
or Sonic Youth??
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level 67
Feb 20, 2020
If you don't follow rap you're gonna do poorly on this quiz.
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level 66
Feb 20, 2020
I don't follow rap at all and got most of them. These aren't exactly obscure songs -- I'd bet most of them have been in a movie trailer at some point.
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level 54
Feb 20, 2020
MGMT is from Connecticut: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MGMT
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level 80
Feb 20, 2020
Ah, part of that edgy Connecticut music scene that brought us Michael Bolton and the Carpenters. At least some version of NRBQ is still floating around.
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level 58
Feb 22, 2020
No Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Sad that only 21% have got The Velvet Underground.