The UJT Music Trivia Quiz !

I am not aware of any government studies that confirm it, but I believe that music is the universal language of humanity. If we spent more time appreciating what our music was trying to tell us we would live in a much less dangerous place. We would find our common humanity and appreciate the differences between us more. In my experience music (with the possible exceptions of Disco, Opera and Rap) teaches us tolerance and contemplation. All kidding aside, we could do worse than pay attention to the details of the sounds that soothe us and help us grow.

In that light, I have initiated the UJT Musical Trivia Quiz. About once each month, I will assemble a numbered list of musical trivia items (a factoid about the music or bit of lyric or some other detail you should know if you were paying attention) and a lettered list of songs and artists associated with that musical item. Your mission is to match the items to their owners and songs. The key will be provided at the bottom of the page, much like we do the Vocabulary Word Quiz.

This in intended to be fun and thought provoking. A challenge to our minds (as opposed to Google!) in connecting details you have probably witnessed with those that created them. Whether you succeed or not is not really the point. Remember, we should try to enjoy the journey.


Musical Trivia Quiz for March 16th, 2023

Trivia Item:

1. Which song was nominated for both an Oscar for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe for Worst Original Song?
2. What song is, “No one knows what its like to feel these feelings like I do, and I blame you!” from ?
3. What song is, “’Ooh, see the fire is sweepin’ our very street today burns like a red coal carpet mad bull lost its way.” from?
4. What song is “The time to hesitate is through no time to wallow in the mire try now we can only lose and our love become a funeral pyre“ from?
5. What song is, “Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and trunk and the only time he’s satisfied is when he’s on, a drunk” from?
6. What song lyrics include, “When the garden flowers baby, are dead, yes and your mind, your mind is so full of red” ?
7. What song includes the lyrics, ”Let’s make the best of the situation before I finally go insane. Please don’t say I’ll never find a way and tell me all my love’s in vain.” from?
8. What song is “ Though his mind is not for rent, don’t put him down as arrogant. He reserves the quiet defense, riding out the day’s events, the river” from?
9. What song lyrics includes, “They don’t give a damn about any trumpet playin’ band it ain’t what they call rock and roll”?
10. Which artist’s 1973 debut album was the first Virgin Records release?



A. Tom Sawyer
B   Light My Fire
C. Gimme Shelter
D.  Sultans of Swing
E.  Mike Oldfield
F.  House of the Rising Sun
G. Behind Blue Eyes
H. I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing
I.   Layla
J.  Somebody to Love


DON”T Peek!!!









1. H) Aerosmith
2. G) The Who
3. C) The Rolling Stones
4. B) The Doors
5. F) The Animals
6. J) Jefferson Airplane
7. I) Derek & The Dominos
8. A) Rush
9. D) Dire Straits
10. E) He was 19 years old when he recorded, “Tubular Bells”