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Musical Genres Quiz

Name the musical genre exemplified by each of these artists/groups.
  • I know this quiz is completely subjective, and that there are many correct answers. Unfortunately, we only take one. Sorry!
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Mar 05, 2012
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Artist
Genre
Miles Davis
Michael Jackson
D'Angelo
Nirvana
The Rolling Stones
Parliament
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Aretha Franklin
Bob Marley
B.B. King
Garth Brooks
Bee Gees
Artist
Genre
João Gilberto
The Clash
Iron Maiden
Yanni
Woody Guthrie
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Ludwig van Beethoven
Alison Krauss
Scott Joplin
David Guetta
Fela Kuti
2Pac
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Mar 5, 2012
(1)
Bee Gees are NOT considered DISCO! They are Pop/Rock. They did ONE movie with dance music in it. ONE! If you listen to their music from the 60's and early 70's and then 80's, 90's, up to 2001, they are FAR from being DISCO. Please change the answer.
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Oct 8, 2014
(60)
Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive... makes two movies in my book
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Oct 12, 2014
(60)
And who do you blame for "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"???
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Oct 12, 2014
(63)
Nice try. They were disco.
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Aug 5, 2015
(67)
Whatever you want to call it, it was bloody awful
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Feb 11, 2016
(61)
Starting with Main Course the Bee Gees shifted their music to disco for about the next four or five albums and it was this era that yielded the most success.
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Jun 26, 2016
(45)
Nah they're disco. Even if a vast amount of their music was differently styled, the music they're known for is most definitely disco. That's the curse of a genre label: once you get dubbed, there's no going back. I'd also dispute a few of the umbrella terms used in this quiz, but what's the point? Genre is deceiving anyway; just a label for us to be manipulated by, rather than judging the music for itself.
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Aug 31, 2016
(22)
what, no dub step?
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Mar 14, 2012
(27)
*Dubstep
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Jun 5, 2015
(30)
100% with 1:41 left! Would've had 'em sooner, but David Guetta slipped my mind temporarily.
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Mar 14, 2012
(65)
Really, really... Seriously, hip hop should be accepted for 2Pac. It is the correct term for the genre.
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Mar 14, 2012
(50)
Hip hop and rap should both be accepted.
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Mar 14, 2012
(68)
Shouldn't techno be accepted for house as well? I'm not sure.
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Mar 16, 2012
(19)
Nope! Hahaha. I was happy to see Guetta identified as house. Techno is a whole 'nother ballgame.
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Sep 13, 2012
(17)
I got 19/24. I never even heard of Afrobeat. I agree about hip hop/rap.
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Mar 23, 2012
(45)
Ooh dude afrobeats the bomb, esp fela kuti. Check out the song Zombie. Alk, bossa nova is awesome as well.
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Aug 31, 2016
(18)
What the heck is bossa nova?
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Jul 7, 2012
(71)
It's a Brazilian fusion of samba and jazz. Back in the Dark Ages when I was young, Eydie Gorme had a hit called "Blame it on the Bossa Nova."
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May 23, 2014
(43)
the most famous bossa nova song is call the Girl from Ipomema and is most famous for being sung by a woman who spoke no English.. in the original version, which everyoen has heard.. it is often called elevator music. lol Anyways it was a fusion between jazz and samba music done down in Brazil .. most of the songs were sung in Portuguese .
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Jan 26, 2015
(60)
Is Ipomema anywhere near Ipanema?? That's where Astrud Gilberto sang the girl was from!!
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Sep 21, 2015
(22)
theres a song called Soul Bossa Nova and i was thinking of it when i did this and got it because of Austin Powers.
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Feb 21, 2015
(65)
Please put in someone else for Disco. Ohio Players would be good, as would Earth Wind & Fire. While the Beegees may have sold a ton of records, they are parasites.
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Nov 22, 2012
(40)
Your opinion Balty. Personally I think Earth Wind Fire suck the big one. (And whose ever heard of those other ones?) I'm not a big fan of the BeeGees either... But you know... it's your opinion - fine. Other people have different opinions. As Aretha would say - R E S P E C T
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Jan 14, 2013
(76)
I've seen them at an airport once. Had to ask the guys asking for autographs who they were. Didn't quite dare marching in front of them asking "hey guys? are you famous for something?".
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Sep 21, 2015
(71)
I'm not a huge fan of the Bee Gees either, but there's no doubting their extraordinary talent. They were not only responsible for their own considerable number of hits, but they wrote many of the hits recorded by other people at the time as well. And just look at the roll call of artists who have covered their songs - David Bowie, Brian Wilson, Faith No More, Madonna, Elton John, The Flaming Lips, Elvis, Pet Shop Boys, Janis Joplin, Paul Simon.....
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Oct 14, 2014
(60)
Could you list the Paul Simon cover, I'm having a problem finding it.
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Sep 21, 2015
(52)
Ohio Players and Earth Wind and Fire are more R&B/ funk than disco. Thelma Houston, Donna Summer, Boney M are more disco. And Bee Gees are both pop (first half of their career) and disco (second half).
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Jan 19, 2017
(41)
Hip Hop for 2pac?
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Apr 23, 2013
(2)
Nirvana isn't grunge!!!!!! They even said so in an interview! People are so stupid.
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May 17, 2013
(71)
Yeah, and Jethro Tull said they aren't progressive rock, but they are. You can say whatever you want about yourself, but it doesn't make it true. Nirvana was not only grunge, they practically invented it. What genre would they LIKE to be classified in? Based on their sound, that's the genre that best fits their style.
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Oct 24, 2013
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They are soo grunge rock. they are the ones that started that whole movement in the 90's. They may not have considered themselves as a part of that genre but hats where they belong. I mean where do you guys put them?
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Apr 17, 2014
(72)
No, no, they did not invent or started anything. They were the ones to achieve big commercial success and that's all. Grunge existed (at least) from 86, with bands like Green River (which featured Mark Arm, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament).
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May 3, 2014
(56)
Outside of Seattle, grunge, for all intents and purposes, did not exist until the release of Nevermind. Nirvana may not have invented it, but they were the sole reason the movement grew to the lengths it did.
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Jul 3, 2015
(72)
Indeed, though I like to think that Pearl Jam could have achieved success on their own.
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Nov 28, 2016
(60)
they were the introduction to all grunge music lmao
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Oct 25, 2014
(64)
Technically speaking, hip-hop as a term covers art, dance, and music- rap is the music, breakdancing the dance, graffiti the art. So they're not equivalent. Could highlife be accepted for Fela Kuti? He called his music Afrobeat (I couldn't remember the broad term), but it was based on highlife.
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Apr 17, 2014
(60)
Rap is not music... end of story
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Oct 12, 2014
(22)
then what is it?
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Aug 20, 2015
(60)
I ask myself that on an almost daily basis together with "Why is it?"
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Sep 21, 2015
(20)
It doesnt accept Dance for Disco.
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Jul 26, 2014
(60)
To be honest, I'd agree with you...
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Oct 12, 2014
(60)
I tried crap, but it refused to let me have it.
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Oct 12, 2014
(60)
Joplin was Rag... that was his music type... Ragtime was the era when Rag was played
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Oct 12, 2014
(60)
Yes.
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Aug 18, 2015
(22)
agreed
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Aug 20, 2015
(71)
I only checked three sources, but they all say that the genre is called "ragtime," whereas individual works in that genre are typically called rags - e.g., the Maple Leaf Rag. The "time" in ragtime referred to the music's time signature being syncopated or "ragged."
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Nov 25, 2015
(12)
Samba should be accepted for Gilberto.
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Dec 2, 2014
(22)
david guetta is not house
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Apr 7, 2016
(70)
All these arguments, and nobody's mentioned the fact that Beethoven was both a Classical and Romantic composer... or possibly neither. ;)
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May 13, 2016
(52)
I've never heard of Afrobeat - the genre is commonly know as Afrojazz. Please accept that as an answer.
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Jan 19, 2017
(31)
Classic should be accepted for classic c'mon lol
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Feb 12, 2017
(73)
Nirvana should also be considered "alternative"
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Mar 25, 2017
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