One Name Musicians Quiz

Guess the mononymous musical artists who recorded these songs.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedJanuary 25, 2011
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Year
Song
Artist
2016
Cheap Thrills
Sia
2015
Hello
Adele
2015
Hotline Bling
Drake
2013
Royals
Lorde
2008
So What
P!nk
2007
Umbrella
Rihanna
2006
Hips Don't Lie
Shakira
2006
London Bridge
Fergie
2004
Yeah!
Usher
2003
White Flag
Dido
2002
Hot in Herre
Nelly
2001
Because I Got High
Afroman
2000
The Real Slim Shady
Eminem
Year
Song
Artist
2000
It Wasn't Me
Shaggy
1999
Thong Song
Sisqo
1995
Kiss from a Rose
Seal
1995
Gangsta’s Paradise
Coolio
1993
Loser
Beck
1992
Informer
Snow
1989
If I Could Turn Back Time
Cher
1987
I Think We're Alone Now
Tiffany
1986
Rock Me Amadeus
Falco
1985
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
Sting
1984
Purple Rain
Prince
1984
Like a Virgin
Madonna
1966
Mellow Yellow
Donovan
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Level 23
Jan 20, 2014
wow people saying they have never heard of these songs where have they been they are all awesome songs
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2014
it depends on the type of music you listen to, i do not consider any of these songs much past the 80s songs to be awesome. not everyone listens to hip-hip/pop/rap/easy listening.
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Level 45
Sep 23, 2017
im into rock and heavy music and I got all but 3 of them
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2016
Define awesome.
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Level 47
Jun 6, 2020
We have been listening to real music from the 50's and 60's. By the way, I did not see Dion's name.
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Level 88
Mar 3, 2014
I expected Bono to be on this list. Ah well
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Level 83
May 30, 2014
Has he ever put anything out as a solo artist?
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Level 77
Jun 12, 2014
I think his name is Bono Vox technically.
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2015
Well, it's *technically* Paul Hewson.
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Level 77
Apr 18, 2016
Touche
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Level 81
Apr 15, 2019
And technically most of these people use some form of last name sometimes. But they almost exclusively go by one.
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Level 75
Apr 9, 2014
1966-1995 - got all but one.

2006-2013 - got them all.

1997-2004 - got ZERO

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Level 69
Jun 4, 2014
"What It's Like" - Everlast
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
Is that a musician or a band? the number of bands with just one name are numerous
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Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
Who
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Level 69
Jan 14, 2015
Kesha
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Level 56
Feb 1, 2016
gotye?
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Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
One hit wonder
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Level 49
Jul 19, 2019
Ummm... well I won't dispute his one hit wonder status, particularly outside Australia, despite two very successful and acclaimed albums, but wondering what the relevance is in a quiz that includes (spoiler alert) Afroman, Sisqo and Falco?
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2019
Falco is fine
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Level 58
Apr 5, 2020
Falco wasn't a one hit wonder.. had 3 hits in the USA -

Der Kommissar

Vienna Calling

Rock Me Amadeus

and he was huge in Germany and Austria

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Level 79
Feb 1, 2016
For "I Think We're Alone Now" I was trying to figure out how Tommy James and the Shondells could be written as one word. I thought Dion would be there from my era with "Abraham, Martin, and John".
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Level 68
Feb 2, 2016
I may be getting senile, but I swear I remember David Cassidy singing "I think we're alone now" on The Partridge Family. I searched youtube for it with no results.
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Level 79
Dec 27, 2018
Were you perhaps thinking of "I Think I Love You"?
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Level 74
Jul 18, 2019
Cited by Hugh Grant's character in 4 Weddings
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Level 21
Feb 1, 2016
I'm surprised to see Snow on that list
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2019
More niche than a lot of stuff on here for sure, but still a great song. And I am contractually obligated as a Canadian to mention that he's from Toronto.
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Level 71
Jan 14, 2019
I'm surprised I remembered his name!
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2019
Do you think Snow would be surprised if you licky boom boom down???
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Level 48
Feb 2, 2016
I'm surprised how many people thought this was difficult. I'm not even a fan of most of the songs here but I knew them all straight away.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2016
I was thinking Aqua for "If I Could Turn Back Time".
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2016
Me too! I couldn't get it out of my head, even though I know the Cher song as well.
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Level 49
Feb 12, 2016
Found an error- you've included Drake as a "musician".
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2019
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Level 11
Mar 25, 2016
If you're a millennial and you didn't get the first five, are you living under a rock?
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2016
Nope, I just listen mostly to classical music.
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2016
I'd rather listen to the same classical piece 10,000 times than listen to most of the mindless, talentless crap that's popular today.
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Level 36
Jun 30, 2016
You did not mention beyonce
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Level 36
Jul 14, 2016
Why isn't beyonce on here
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2016
Sorry. Teenager in the 60s. Don't listen to current music altho I've heard of a lot of these songs. I should have just thrown out more one-names and hoped for the best. Still, I got 11 right.
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2016
Why on earth isn't beyone here?? I trully expected her to be here hahahahah
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Level 31
Feb 9, 2017
14 and i got 20/26
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Level 58
Feb 27, 2017
Ciara is another single name singer who also has a song named "So What", that clue wasted a good minute of my time thinking I was spelling it wrong before I gave up!
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Level 83
Apr 23, 2017
I'm also only familiar with the older stuff... like a previous commenter, I was wondering how to write Tommy James as one word. I was also only aware of "Gangsta's Paradise" because of "Amish Paradise" by Al Yankovic. I'd be really impressed by anyone who got 100% on the first shot with this quiz.
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Level 55
Jun 30, 2017
A one name musical acts quiz with no 'Elvis'?
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Level 48
Aug 30, 2017
But he didn't just go by Elvis.
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2019
I nearly said what then? but elvis presley... duh..
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Level 25
Aug 30, 2017
isn't it pink floyd?
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Level 69
Aug 12, 2020
Isn't what Pink Floyd?
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Level 47
Aug 8, 2018
left out Dion, Fabian, Keith, to name a few.
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Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
Who
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Level 45
Sep 25, 2018
What about "Zayn"? I know a lot of people know his last name but as a musical artist he goes by just Zayn now
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Level 80
Nov 7, 2018
There are literally hundreds that could qualify but there are some notable omissions...Beyonce, Lulu, Bjork, Aaliyah, Kesha, Bono, Dion, Enya, Liberace, Gotye, Yanni, Vangelis, etc etc.
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2018
Moby, Cartola, K'naan, Poe, etc

List of one-word stage names

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Level 73
Apr 17, 2020
Melanie
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Level 61
Dec 27, 2018
Meatloaf!
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2018
Except that it's Meat Loaf.
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2018
I was hoping to see him on here as well.
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Level 74
Dec 27, 2018
Cue the "this music is crap" comments. Just because something isn't your cup of tea, doesn't make it bad.
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Level 77
Aug 11, 2019
Doesn't make it good either
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Level 50
Aug 12, 2020
Doesn't make it anything, if you don't like it, that's fine. If you like it, that's fine too
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Level 69
Jan 13, 2019
I can't believe more people didn't get Loser by Beck. I was RAISED on that song.
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Level 44
Jun 23, 2019
Soy un perdedor
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Level 81
Apr 15, 2019
Who the hell is Sia?
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Level 45
Sep 5, 2019
Got 12, not too bad. Didn't realize So What was that old, wow. I remember listening to it all the time in 1st grade.
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Level 45
Jan 14, 2020
13.
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Level 34
Feb 11, 2020
Slash?
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Level 73
Apr 17, 2020
Lulu.......Melanie.......to name a couple from another generation.
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Level 36
Nov 3, 2020
Not many of these people are musicians,most just sing.