37 Fun 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers 

Boy bands in white suits, girl bands in little clothing, and some of the greatest solo artists of all time formed part of the 90s music scene. Test your knowledge of 90s music with our super-fun 90s music trivia questions!

The 90s was the decade to establish the pop culture we all know today and had some truly iconic artists and albums that we’ll never forget. 

In our 90s music trivia, we’ll revisit some of this era’s greatest artists and songs. 

Dance to the Backstreet Boys, rock to Bryan Adams, moonwalk with Michael Jackson or enjoy the rifts from The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Not forgetting the rivalry between Britney and Christina

90s music was an elite mix of some of the greatest genres and songs, but how much of it do you remember?

Let’s find out! 

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General 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Music in the 90s was like no other era. 

We experienced the continuation of dance-pop and teen-pop from previous decades and saw it mixed with hip-hop, rap, urban music, and Britpop

There was a genre, artist, and band for everyone in the 90s, and this was the decade to really kick-start the paparazzi culture, meaning we were delving into the personal lives of our idols more intrusively than ever before. 

What all this has resulted in now is an absolutely cracking 90s music trivia

Ready to look back on some of the greats? 

Here we go! 

1: Who did Billboard Magazine name as the Artist of the Decade in December 1999?
Mariah Carey.
2: What is the surname of The Spice Girls' baby, Emma?
3: What single did the Red Hot Chili Peppers release in 1991?
Give it Away.
4: Who was the artist for the best-selling single 'Save Tonight'?
Eagle-Eyed Cherry.
5: What British City did Oasis frontmen Liam and Noel Gallagher come from?
6: In what year was Britney's 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' released?
7: What 90s album was the iconic REM single 'Everybody Hurts' featured on?
Automatic for the People.
8: Who was 'too sexy for their shirt' in 1992?
Right Said Fred.
9: In 1995, which artist released the album' Jagged Little Pill'?
Alanis Morissette.
10: Which female band had global hits with songs such as 'No Scrubs,' 'Unpretty,' and 'Waterfalls'?
11: Which MC won best dance video and best rap video at the 1990 MTV awards?
MC Hammer.
12: In what year was Eminem's Slim Shady EP released?
13: Which late influential rapper had a Diamond-certified album called All Eyez on Me in 1996?
2pac aka Tupac.
14: What song was released by Christina Aguilera in 1999?
Genie in a Bottle.
15: Which girl band formed in Houston in 1990 under the name 'Girl's Tyme'?
Destiny's Child.

Bands: 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Never before, or since, has there been such an influx of diverse bands hitting the mainstream as there was on the 90s music scene

From the manufactured, squeaky clean boy and girl bands to the edgy hip hop collaborations, the 90s was a truly special time for music. 

How well do you think you remember bands from the 90s?

Let’s get that memory jogged as we enter round 2 of our 90s music trivia! 

Here we go! 

1: The 1998 'Americana' album by which band featured the global hit 'Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)?
The Offspring.
2: Name the band to have a music video depicting them running naked through the streets of LA?
3: Which girl band's debut album was called 'The Writings on the Wall'?
Destiny's Child.
4: Which all-boy band rose to superstardom with their third studio album, 'Millennium,' in 1999?
Backstreet Boys.
5: Which band became the first commercially successful British band in North America since The Beatles?
The Spice Girls.
6: Who was the best-selling girl group of the 1990s in the US?
7: Who sang 'You only get what you give'?
The New Radicals.
8: Which rock band reached mainstream success with the release of the 1999 album 'Californication'?
Red Hot Chili Peppers.
9: Which band name was an amalgamation of the final letters of the members' first names?

Collaborations: 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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Some were underappreciated, some were simply sublime, and in round 3 of our 90s music trivia, we’ll look at many of the music collaborations of the decade. 

After some tentative steps during previous decades, it was really the 90s that saw diverse genres blend to produce some truly iconic hits. 

R&B and hip-hop collided, pop and rock mixed, authentic and manufactured got together, and the results, well, were variable

In this section of our 90s music trivia questions and answers, we will quiz you on some of the era’s best – and worst – collaborations

There may be some surprising results! 

1: 'One, two, three and to the four. ' is the opening lines to which 1992 rap collaboration song?
Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg – 'Nuthin' But A G Thang.'
2: Which rapper was featured on Usher's single 'Just Like Me'?
Lil Kim.
3: Who successfully sued Puff Daddy and Faith Evans for their collaboration of 'I'll be Missing You' in 1997?
Sting. Receiving 100% of the song's royalties.
4: 'Runnin' (Dying to Live)' was recorded in 1994 by Biggie Smalls, and which other artist?
Tupac Shakur.
5: Which Spice Girl duetted with Bryan Adams on the hit single 'Baby When You're Gone'?
Sporty Spice aka Mel C.
6: Vocals from CeeLo Green and a Paul McCartney interpolation were featured on which TLC 90s hit?
7: Which famous bassist wrote the string arrangement for REMs' Nightswmming' hit?
Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.

One Hit Wonders: 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers

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For all of the bands that stood the test of time and have remained in the charts with successions of hits over the years, there are those who made one great song and drifted off into the sunset. 

Never to be heard of again. 

We’re willing to bet that at least a few of your all-time favorite 90s songs were indeed one-hit wonders. 

We also think some of them will have been long forgotten until you delve into this round of our 90s music trivia, where the memories (hopefully) come flooding back. 

The following songs were undeniably hits of the decade, but their artists will never have had success with a follow-up song. 

Let’s explore some of the best short-lived successes of the 90s music scene! 

1: What was the name of the Hanson best-selling hit that was a worldwide success, reaching the top chart position in at least 12 countries?
2: Appearing on the 1993 album A mí Me Gusta, can you name the artist behind the international hit (and dance craze) 'Macarena'?
Los del Río.
3: Rusted Root had massive success in the 90s with a hit that has been featured in global blockbusters, including Matilda and Ice Age. What is the name of this track?
Send me on my Way.
4: Can you name the artist of the 1991 original 'Walking in Memphis' hit song?
Marc Cohn.
5: What is the name of the 1998 one-hit-wonder by then teen-icon Jennifer Paige?
6: Who released 'Mambo no. 5'?
Lou Bega.

More 90s Music Trivia Questions and Answers – Video 

How well did you do with our 90s music trivia? We hope we jogged some memories and brought back some happy music moments of the 1990s. If you want to take on another trivia challenge, here’s some you may like:

Thank you for staying to the end of our 90s music trivia. We hope to see you again soon for more trivia fun! 

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