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Who Did that Pop Song #1

Name the musical artists or groups who recorded these mass-market hits.
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First submittedOctober 12, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 3, 2018
Times taken141,709
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Year
Song
Band or Artist
2017
24K Magic
Bruno Mars
2016
Love Yourself
Justin Bieber
2014
Shake it Off
Taylor Swift
2013
Timber
Pitbull
2010
California Gurls
Katy Perry
2009
TiK ToK
Ke$ha
2008
Single Ladies
(Put a Ring on It)
Beyonce Knowles
2008
Poker Face
Lady Gaga
2007
Umbrella
Rihanna
2006
Hips Don't Lie
Shakira
2006
SexyBack
Justin Timberlake
2005
Gold Digger
Kanye West
2005
Hollaback Girl
Gwen Stefani
2005
My Humps
The Black Eyed Peas
2004
Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson
Year
Song
Band or Artist
2003
Hey Ya!
Outkast
2003
In da Club
50 Cent
2000
Thong Song
Sisqo
1999
No Scrubs
TLC
1999
...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
1999
Genie in a Bottle
Christina Aguilera
1999
Livin' la Vida Loca
Ricky Martin
1998
Gettin' Jiggy wit It
Will Smith
1997
My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion
1997
MMMBop
Hanson
1994
The Sign
Ace of Base
1989
Love Shack
The B-52's
1987
I Wanna Dance with
Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
1984
Like a Virgin
Madonna
1983
Billie Jean
Michael Jackson
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level 52
Oct 12, 2011
Yeah, I suppose this quiz is really easy for people who have bad taste in music...
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level 7
Apr 19, 2012
i personally like pop songs. but i also agree with you. a lot of these songs r not as good as the classics. no offense to anyone who likes this music!
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level 53
Jul 25, 2018
Pop music these days disgusts me,
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level 13
Jun 22, 2012
I agree with Rachel24601.
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level 27
Jun 23, 2013
Me too
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level 35
Sep 21, 2013
HA best comment.
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level 68
Oct 23, 2014
Exactly. Most of these songs will be forgoten in less than a decade.
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level 80
Mar 5, 2015
Except for those 15 or so that are already pre-2000. Pretty good scores for those, though a bit surprised that only about 1/3 knew Love Shack. Even today, seems you can't avoid that song.
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level 27
Jan 22, 2018
Most of these songs are more than a decade old already.
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level 30
Apr 4, 2018
I knew Love Shack but could not for the life of me remember the number that came after B
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level 48
Nov 2, 2014
I hate most of the songs on the list and I still found it easy...
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level 16
Mar 19, 2015
Come on, it's music and it was popular. People can like whatever they want and it does't make you a better person because you listen to some obscure bands no one knows about. Relax.
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level 56
Jan 8, 2016
Well said. It is so obnoxious to trash pop culture.
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level 62
May 30, 2016
Frankie goes to Hollywood!
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level 70
Nov 23, 2017
Pop culture is obnoxious. And shallow. And moronic.

Trashing it is an indication of intelligence.
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level 61
Jan 19, 2018
No, trashing it is an indication of arrogance and immaturity. You don't have to like it. There is no reason to trash something people enjoy. Yeah, it's disposable, but it's not evil. Liking Taylor Swift does not make someone unintelligent or bad. It's just a taste. I know some brilliant people who love some of the artists on this list. Get over yourself.
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level 50
Mar 27, 2018
^^^^^^
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level 50
Mar 27, 2018
tRaSHiNg pOp CuLtUrE iS aN iNdiCatiOn oF iNtElLiGeNcE
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level 66
Sep 15, 2015
You know who says that? Old people. "Turn that racket down you young punks!"
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level 70
Nov 23, 2017
Old people usually don't need to turn their music down because they are generally considerate of other people. Young people, due to lack of experience, are less intelligent. They tend to think more of themselves than they should. If not raised to have manners, they tend to think the world revolves around themselves, and are insecure, which manifests itself it their pathetic attempts to assert themselves, like by blasting their music, without any regard for the right to peace and quiet of others around them. This makes them punks.

You want to blast your music? How about if I blast opera at twice the decibel level right back at you. You think that'll make the world a better place?
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level 64
Jan 19, 2018
“Old people are generally considerate of other people” – hahahahhahahhahahahhahahahaa
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level 46
Jan 19, 2018
That’s not (totally) true. I’ve just started high school and I’ve hated most of these songs for the past few years as well as most other pop songs. I think it’s the recurring theme of making every song about love and using dumb editing on the vocals that make me not like the song.
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level 29
Jan 19, 2018
You're saying the younger people are inconsiderate. Our generation despises racism, your generation....well
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level 44
Mar 19, 2018
I live next to old people who I have had to complain about because one of them is deaf so instead of wearing headphones or using subtitles they have their TV on at a very high volume from around 10.30pm to about 6pm. No consideration there at all!!
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level 77
Oct 17, 2015
Who Did That Poop Song...

Fixed the typo in the quiz title^
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level 72
Oct 19, 2015
found it fairly easy and i despise pop music
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level 43
Jun 6, 2017
Kids, get off my lawn!
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level 57
Jan 19, 2018
No such thing as a 'bad taste in music', music is literally an individuals interpretation of a collection of sounds, its purely opinion, not fact, so you can't really tell anyone they have a 'bad taste in music'.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2018
That, or if you've listened to a pop 40 radio station in the last 20 years, have young kids who listen to this music, watched the news, followed music in general without liking every song that became a hit, and a dozen other reasons.
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level 29
Jan 19, 2018
You're just too old or wants to look cool. Just accept that people have different taste in music.
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level 35
Feb 1, 2018
And yet it's the most POPular genre. Pshh
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level 61
Jun 20, 2019
I think that is exactly why the opinions are so divided. It is for a wide public, so that as many as people will like it ( usually for a short amount of time untill the next hit comes along) Catchy tunes that easily become popular. But for the same reason often lack depth (not allways thought, but generally they are just songs that make people happy, has something very recognisable (like being in love/heartbroken or misunderstood) or lyrics that tend to stick.

Though POPulair with a wide audience, songs that can be rinsed and repeated often are not considered unique, I think that is what people get opinionated over. That does not mean that the people that bash pop music have good taste either. (often it is just the pop music from a few decades earlier)

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level 61
Jun 20, 2019
Btw there used to be much less songs, now every second several 100s new songs are being produced, so a song that used to be considered special and unique wont be if it is produced now, because there are thousand of similar songs.

You cant argue taste, everyone likes what makes them happy. Personally I like real artists that dont do it for the money, but put soul in their (self written) work, and go from pub to pub to play, just for passion. It is a rare thing, but they excist. More in some genres than others.

I guess music that is about the music, something the artist would play in his livingroom even if there was no audience (or money) just their love for the guitar for instance. Barely anything on the radio qualifies for that. (logically cause those are usually pushed by record labels/managers)

The above is my personal opionion and taste, people that like other stuff arent any less. Though there is a bigger chance of a click with people that have the same interest

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level 36
Mar 13, 2018
Coming from the 24601st Rachel... sure means a lot
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level 58
Jun 12, 2018
You can know the songs even though you don't like them. They play so much, you can't escape 'em. I got a 30/30 and only like a handful.
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level 61
Oct 12, 2011
officially love the "Too cool for this quiz? Try Who Did that Indie Song?" thing, that is brilliant
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level 83
Oct 12, 2011
I'm not up on pop music, I guess. I falsely thought that 21/28 would be a decent score. LOL
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level 76
Oct 26, 2015
I scored 40% but still got zero points.
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level 70
Nov 23, 2017
47% doesn't get any points either. Oh well. C'est la vie.
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level 59
Oct 12, 2011
How about accepting "Ace of Bass". Close enough?
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level ∞
Oct 12, 2011
That will work now. Thanks!
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level 35
Sep 21, 2013
But it's NOT Ace of Bass,. Bass and Base do not even sound anything like one another. They just are spelt similar. It should not have been added!
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level 78
Jan 6, 2018
Double BASS and BASS guitar both sound like BASE though.
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level 33
Oct 12, 2011
100% with 1:53 left, although I did cheat a little on kesha. She's just god awful so I didn't know her "music"
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level 76
Oct 26, 2015
You cheated a "little"? So that you means you got a "little" less than 100%.
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level 27
Oct 12, 2011
I got 6. Never heard of the rest of them.
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level 44
Nov 9, 2011
Haha, agree @geoquizpro!
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level 11
Dec 21, 2011
19/28 not bad not bad
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level 26
Jul 31, 2012
Can you accept alternate spellings for Ke$ha please. Kept trying different spellings.
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level 76
Mar 9, 2017
What alternates? Kesh@, K*sha, or Kes!a?
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level 43
Aug 5, 2013
Yeah some of these songs really sucked. So did i on this quiz...got only 17 out of 28....Oh well.
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level 48
Nov 11, 2013
I never pay attention to the artists I just listen to the music.
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level 15
Aug 21, 2014
PERFECT SCORE
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level 43
May 18, 2015
What are these...
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level 66
Oct 17, 2015
I got most of the recent ones just by guessing names that I figured would show up as answers.
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level 70
Oct 19, 2015
One of the 9% who got Wrexx N Effct. Booya!
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level 72
Oct 21, 2015
Tough one for the over fifty crowd. 11/30
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level 76
Oct 26, 2015
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level 41
Dec 1, 2016
Some of these are hip hop not pop.
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level 79
Mar 9, 2017
I guess there were no pop songs prior to the Thriller album and it took another 15 years before it hit the mainstream. Gees.
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level 76
Mar 9, 2017
Agree. Considering that pop music originated the mid-1950s I think there are many singers who would be surprised at being omitted from this list. Maybe do quizzes on each decade?
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level 70
Nov 23, 2017
No, no, no! If older people don't get a lot of the answers, it's okay. If younger people don't get a lot of the answers, it's not worth making a quiz about. Older people only possess worthless information, and younger people should never learn anything about things that happened before they were born. It might damage their fragile self-esteem. Welcome to JetPunk.
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level 13
Apr 25, 2017
Gwen Stefani is perfect
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level 46
Jan 19, 2018
In da club is a rap song not a pop song
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level 50
Jan 19, 2018
Oooo look at all the edgy people that are bashing these songs. I don't like 99% of them but hey, everyone can like what they want. You probably all listen to some rubbish screaming rock or something anyway, at least you can hear the words in most of these
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level 14
Jan 19, 2018
Answers: steven stevenson, john benson, purple snowflakes, green owls, blue monsters, ur mom
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level 79
Jan 19, 2018
Click on my name for some AWESOME music quizzes!
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level 28
Jan 19, 2018
Actually, Kesha doesnt spell her name with the dollar sign anymore..
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level 54
Jan 22, 2018
Ever heard the phrase, "Don't YUCK My YUM"? If someone else likes this music, it's none of your business to criticize that. You probably like something that a lot of people hate, but it would take a mean person to make fun of you for that.
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level 69
Jan 23, 2018
Only missed Justin Bieber, I'm not even mad
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level 42
Jan 9, 2019
Same. I was about to comment the same thing but you beat me to it. I kept singing “love yourself” over and over and gave up, never heard the song, or never paid attention to who sang it.
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level 49
Mar 7, 2018
I missed a bunch, how about a gigantic, I didnt care or like a lot of the songs on the list, there are some olderones I liked but the newer ones I coudlnt guess who did them. haha
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level 58
Dec 22, 2018
...Baby One More Time is 1998 not 1999
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level 16
Jan 8, 2019
I don't like any of these songs. I suggest adding new songs.
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level 43
Feb 24, 2019
Why don't you have a quiz on REAL music. 1950's and 1960's. This was music. What you have listed is garbage.
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level 53
Mar 8, 2019
Only missed Bieber. Don't know what that song is.
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level 58
Jun 8, 2019
The right column was way easier for me
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level 37
Oct 10, 2019
I got 50 Cent when guessing "Jackson" for Michael.
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level 37
Oct 10, 2019
Left was easier for me tho lol