Free 90s Music Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the 90s music scene? Test your knowledge with our 90s Music Trivia Quiz!

From Brit Pop to Girl Power, the 90s was a decade of questionable fashion and incredible music! 

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Note: As with all of our music quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

We’ve also included fun 90s trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

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You may also like our dedicated 90s Lyrics Quiz.

Free 90s Music Trivia Quiz Questions

90s Music Number Ones Questions

1. Michael Bolton had the first number one hit of the decade with which song?

  • How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
  • It Must Have Been Love
  • Where Are You?
  • The Lover

2. What was New Kids On The Block’s first number one of the decade called?

  • Jumpin
  • Close To You
  • Step By Step
  • My Way

3. Which boyband shot to number one with End of the Road in 1992?

  • ‘N Sync
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Take That
  • Boyz II Men

4. Whitney Houston had a massive number one in 1992 with I Will Always Love You; which country star wrote the track?

  • Dolly Parton
  • Don McLean
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Shania Twain

5. Blackstreet had a huge number one in 1996 with No Diggity; which artist featured on the hit?

  • Madonna
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Eminem
  • Dr Dre

90s Music One Hit Wonders Questions

1. House of Pain’s one hit wonder was called Jump _______

  • Around
  • Up and Down
  • Jump
  • Out

2. Perhaps the most recognisable one hit wonder ever, Macarena was released by which duo?

  • Los del Mio
  • Los del Maya
  • Los del Rio
  • Los del Angelou

3. When did Haddaway reach number one for the only time with What Is Love?

  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995

4. Cher had a massive hit with Walkin’ in Memphis in 1995, but what star released it first in 1991?

  • Kenny Rogers
  • Marc Cohn
  • Michael Jackson
  • Dolly Parton

5. Ini Kamoze’s Here Comes the Hotstepper was a massive hit and still an earworm to this day, but can you remember what comes in brackets after each line in the chorus?

  • Murderer
  • Turn It Up
  • Here I Come
  • Turner

90s Music Female Stars Questions

1. Whereabouts in Canada was Celine Dion born?

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Quebec
  • Newfoundland

2. Which band is Gwen Stefani most famous for being a member of?

  • No Doubt
  • Don’t Speak
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Stop Start

3. Annie Lennox released a covers album in 1995 called Medusa. The originals were all first recorded by ______

  • Women
  • Boy bands
  • Men
  • British singers

4. Ani DiFranco’s song In Or Out released in 1992 was addressing which subject?

  • Break ups
  • The music industry
  • Leaving her hometown
  • Her bisexuality

5. Kylie Minogue starred in a 90s movie alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme based on which video game?

  • Streets of Rage
  • Street Fighter
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Super Mario

90s Male Stars Questions

1. George Michael performed which Queen song with Lisa Stansfield at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert?

  • Somebody to Love
  • 39
  • These Are The Days of Our Lives
  • We Are The Champions

2. What is Jay-Z’s real name?

  • Shawn Corey Carter
  • Shawn Craig Carter
  • Shawn Curtis Creed
  • Shawn Curtis Corey

3. Complete the title of Seal’s huge hit, Kiss from a _____

  • Lover
  • Rose
  • Woman
  • Hero

4. What does Ricky Martin’s hit Livin’ la Vida Loca mean in English?

  • Living the high life
  • Living the crazy life
  • Living the fast life
  • Living life to the fullest

5. What are the three members of Hanson called?

  • Isaac, Taylor & Tucker
  • Isaac, Zac and Bryce
  • Isaac, Taylor & Zac
  • Isaac, Zac & Hanson

90s Music Lyrics Questions – complete the line questions

1. So, here’s a story from A to Z, you wanna get with me, you gotta listen carefully, we got,

  • Em in your face
  • Em in the place
  • G like MC
  • Easy V

2. Well you couldn’t be that man that I adored, you don’t seem to know, or seem to care,

  • What I care for
  • What your heart says
  • What your heart is for
  • What my heart is for

3. I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign, life is demanding, 

  • Without understanding
  • When I’m out here standing
  • Without loving
  • When I’m crying

4. Un-break my heart, say you’ll love me again, undo this hurt you caused, when you,

  • Walked away
  • Walked out the door
  • Walked away from me
  • Walked out of my life

5. Say my name, say my name, if no one is around you, say baby I love you, if you ain’t,

  • You’re insane
  • Playing game
  • Runnin’ game
  • You’re lame

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Free 90s Music Trivia Quiz Answers

90s Music Number Ones Answers

1. Michael Bolton had the first number one hit of the decade with which song?

  • How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
  • It Must Have Been Love
  • Where Are You?
  • The Lover

2. What was New Kids On The Block’s first number one of the decade called?

  • Jumpin
  • Close To You
  • Step By Step
  • My Way

3. Which boyband shot to number one with End of the Road in 1992?

  • ‘N Sync
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Take That
  • Boyz II Men

4. Whitney Houston had a massive number one in 1992 with I Will Always Love You; which country star wrote the track?

  • Dolly Parton
  • Don McLean
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Shania Twain

90s Music Trivia: Dolly Parton has written dozens of tracks over her long career. Find out more about her in our 60s and 70s quizzes!

5. Blackstreet had a huge number one in 1996 with No Diggity; which artist featured on the hit?

  • Madonna
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Eminem
  • Dr Dre

90s Music One Hit Wonders Answers

1. House of Pain’s one hit wonder was called Jump _______

  • Around
  • Up and Down
  • Jump
  • Out

2. Perhaps the most recognisable one hit wonder ever, Macarena was released by which duo?

  • Los del Mio
  • Los del Maya
  • Los del Rio
  • Los del Angelou

90s Music Trivia: not only was this a one hit wonder for Los del Rio, it was in fact their only song!

3. When did Haddaway reach number one for the only time with What Is Love?

  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995

4. Cher had a massive hit with Walkin’ in Memphis in 1995, but what star released it first in 1991?

  • Kenny Rogers
  • Marc Cohn
  • Michael Jackson
  • Dolly Parton

90s Music Trivia: Cher has been releasing hit after hit for decades – find out more in our 70s quiz

5. Ini Kamoze’s Here Comes the Hotstepper was a massive hit and still an earworm to this day, but can you remember what comes in brackets after each line in the chorus?

  • Murderer
  • Turn It Up
  • Here I Come
  • Turner

90s Music Female Stars Answers

1. Whereabouts in Canada was Celine Dion born?

  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • Quebec
  • Newfoundland

2. Which band is Gwen Stefani most famous for being a member of?

  • No Doubt
  • Don’t Speak
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Stop Start

3. Annie Lennox released a covers album in 1995 called Medusa. The originals were all first recorded by ______

  • Women
  • Boy bands
  • Men
  • British singers

90s Music Trivia; despite being best known as a member of the Eurythmics, Annie’s first success came as part of The Tourists

4. Ani DiFranco’s song In Or Out released in 1992 was addressing which subject?

  • Break ups
  • The music industry
  • Leaving her hometown
  • Her bisexuality

5. Kylie Minogue starred in a 90s movie alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme based on which video game?

  • Streets of Rage
  • Street Fighter
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Super Mario

90s Male Stars Answers

1. George Michael performed which Queen song with Lisa Stansfield at the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert?

  • Somebody to Love
  • 39
  • These Are The Days of Our Lives
  • We Are The Champions

2. What is Jay-Z’s real name?

  • Shawn Corey Carter
  • Shawn Craig Carter
  • Shawn Curtis Creed
  • Shawn Curtis Corey

90s Music Trivia: want to find out what 50 Cent’s real name is? Check out our 2000s music quiz

3. Complete the title of Seal’s huge hit, Kiss from a _____

  • Lover
  • Rose
  • Woman
  • Hero

4. What does Ricky Martin’s hit Livin’ la Vida Loca mean in English?

  • Living the high life
  • Living the crazy life
  • Living the fast life
  • Living life to the fullest

5. What are the three members of Hanson called?

  • Isaac, Taylor & Tucker
  • Isaac, Zac and Bryce
  • Isaac, Taylor & Zac
  • Isaac, Zac & Hanson

90s Music Lyrics Answers – complete the line answers

1. So, here’s a story from A to Z, you wanna get with me, you gotta listen carefully, we got,

  • Em in your face
  • Em in the place
  • G like MC
  • Easy V

2. Well you couldn’t be that man that I adored, you don’t seem to know, or seem to care,

  • What I care for
  • What your heart says
  • What your heart is for
  • What my heart is for

3. I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign, life is demanding, 

  • Without understanding
  • When I’m out here standing
  • Without loving
  • When I’m crying

4. Un-break my heart, say you’ll love me again, undo this hurt you caused, when you,

  • Walked away
  • Walked out the door
  • Walked away from me
  • Walked out of my life

5. Say my name, say my name, if no one is around you, say baby I love you, if you ain’t,

  • You’re insane
  • Playing game
  • Runnin’ game
  • You’re lame

Check out our 90s Lyrics Quiz next!

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