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Musical Acts by City #1

We give you two bands or solo artists. You guess the urban area that could be considered the "home city" of both.
Quiz by Quizmaster
First submittedJuly 17, 2012
Last updatedAugust 13, 2019
Times taken23,055
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Musical Act
The Beatles | A Flock of Seagulls
Nirvana | Pearl Jam
Jay-Z | The Ramones
New York City
Louis Armstrong | Harry Connick Jr.
New Orleans
Aretha Franklin | Diana Ross
R.E.M. | The B-52's
Athens, Georgia
Boyz II Men | Hall and Oates
AC/DC | Rick Springfield
Kanye West | Buddy Guy
Oasis | The Smiths
Musical Act
Miley Cyrus | Lady Antebellum
Ludacris | Gladys Knight & the Pips
The Grateful Dead | MC Hammer
San Francisco
ABBA | Robyn
Daft Punk | David Guetta
The Rolling Stones | Adele
Aerosmith | Marky Mark
Snoop Dogg | Guns N' Roses
Los Angeles
U2 | Sinéad O'Connor
Ricky Martin | Luis Fonsi
San Juan
level 47
Jul 17, 2012
6 total guesses, got them all with 2:01 left
level 66
Aug 26, 2012
Lol, five of them I knew or kinda guessed, and 12 I got just by spamming cities. :D
level 66
May 27, 2014
Impossible if you're not American. I ended up just guessing US cities, before realising that I can't tell which are cities and which are states. In New Zealand we just have cities, which are easy to remember, and provinces, which nobody cares about.
level 76
Jul 6, 2018
People outside of the US don't listen to music?
level 48
Aug 24, 2018
Its more that non-Americans don't really think about each of the cities in USA when it comes towards bands. As an Australian myself, I can tell you we just say British Bands, American Bands etc. because really saying that one comes from New Orleans and one comes from San Diego doesn't mean a thing to an Australian. I would like to see some foreigner tell me every city that Australian bands come from, because I could tell you where they all are but to everyone else they are all just Australian bands, the cities don't mean anything. It works the same way with America.
level 76
Apr 18, 2019
I'm American and had no problem getting the Beatles, Rolling Stones, U2, ABBA, AC/DC, or Oasis. Had to guess some for Black Sabbath but it's not like that's impossible. Liverpool, London, and Dublin are currently among the 4 most-guessed answers, with Liverpool being #1 and it's not like Liverpool is the first city everyone thinks of when they think of British cities. Don't blame your ignorance on your nationality.
level 76
Aug 14, 2019
^ For the non-American bands in this quiz, they've chosen some really obvious ones. Like, everyone knows the Beatles come from Liverpool, and that ABBA are Swedish so that one's just an easy guess. Stop criticising people as an excuse to show off.
level 69
Aug 19, 2019
@Deadpool - I guess it depends on how big of a fan you are. Non American big fans of music like blues, punk and rap definitely care about which US cities certain musicians/bands are from because different regions/cities have their own distinct sounds, and certain cities are famous for producing lots of certain types of music. NYC and Washington DC for example are really well known for having produced a ton of hardcore punk bands in the late 70s/early 80s.
level 32
Aug 30, 2014
As a Chicagoan I am outraged that people say kanye west is from Chicago. HE IS NOT. He is from Oak Lawn Illinois
level 32
Feb 18, 2015
AC/DC is from Melbourne. Not Sydney.
level 77
Mar 20, 2015
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Aug 13, 2019

"AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney"

level 72
Aug 14, 2019
that is what i thought....especially since they have a street named for them in melbourne...i have never seen anything associated with sydney and ac/dc
level 46
Feb 18, 2015
I just guessed the only cities in the UK I could think of (except the Beatles I knew).
level 42
Mar 22, 2015
great quizz
level 32
Jun 2, 2015
If you want to be technical Ludacris was born in chicago
level 54
Aug 6, 2015
I was pretty abysmal at this quiz (as I expected that I would be!). I did score one of the least known answers because REM was playing the night club circuit while I was a student at the University of Georgia.
level 58
Dec 29, 2015
I agree with Tiger1313. According to a couple of references I have checked since doing the quiz, Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis.
level 17
Oct 18, 2016
Only did this because I knew the Beatles XD Just named big cities after that XD
level 39
Jun 14, 2017
you need to accept ATL for luda. respect the culture
level 72
Aug 14, 2019
culture is based on an airport code?
level 28
Nov 17, 2017
I knew 16 of the 22 artists/bands. :) Not all their cities though. :( But their countries I knew. :)