Can We Guess How Old You Are Based on Your Favorite Songs?
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About This Quiz
Everyone has a favorite song or two. Some prefer songs of different genres while others lean toward an individual artist they especially enjoy, but the songs you really love speak volumes. In fact, we think your choices will be enough for us to guess what your real age is!
Each generation has had its share of artists who have defined them. Some of these artists have even had careers that span decades, meaning that everyone gets to experience their music in different ways. You may prefer an artist's earlier songs or you might have grown up with their newer songs and enjoy them a bit more. This could really give away your age, or it could just mean you prefer newer or older music and prove us wrong. But we're willing to bet that we'll get it right! Maybe your tastes align with the tastes of others your age or maybe you share your taste with your parents. You probably had to listen to their favorite music at some point!
If you're ready to find out if your taste in music gives away your age, then hop into this quiz and tell us all about your favorite music!
When it's time to go out on the town, what would you say is your favorite party tune?
There's no song like "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO.
I gotta hear "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.
It's not a party without "Bust A Move" by Young MC.
I don't go out on the town much now, but when I did it was "The Loco-motion" by Little Eva.
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If you're at a wedding, which song would you like to hear played?
I think "Marry You" by Bruno Mars is fitting for a wedding.
I'm always happy to hear "Amazed" by Lonestar played.
It's not a wedding without "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie.
I like to hear "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra.
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Can you choose a song to listen to when you're happy?
My favorite happy song is "Payphone" by Maroon 5.
When I'm happy I listen to "Soak Up the Sun" by Sheryl Crow.
I've gotta listen to "The Sign" by Ace of Base.
I would turn on "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees.
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When you're feeling a bit upset, which of the following is your favorite sad song?
I've cried to "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye.
I've gotta give it to "Never Ever" by All Saints.
You haven't heard anything sad until you've heard "Mad World" by Tears For Fears.
I'd say "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel.
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Known for his timeless music, which Elton John song would you say is a classic?
I'm not sure who that is.
"Your Song" is really beautiful.
I'm a sucker for "Nikita."
I'd choose "Skyline Pigeon."
When you need to feel pumped up, which song do you play?
"Crazy In Love" by Beyonce ft. JAY-Z
"Material Girl" by Madonna
"Surfin' Safari" by The Beach Boys
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Country may not be everyone's cup of tea, but which country song is a classic in your eyes?
"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
"Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter
"Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
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If you're a fan of rap, which of the following songs are your favorite?
"Empire State of Mind" by JAY-Z and Alicia Keys
"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
I haven't listened to any rap music.
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Which catchy pop song is your favorite tune out of the following?
"Starships" by Nicki Minaj
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
"Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies
They're remembered for their big hits. Which one-hit wonder will always be number one in your heart?
I'd say that "Ex's and Oh's" by Elle King is a favourite of mine.
"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter is the best.
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin will always be a classic.
I'd say that it's "Harper Valley P.T.A" by Jeannie C. Riley.
Can you choose just one rock song that rocks your world?
"Jumpsuit" by Twenty One Pilots
"Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
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It's time to learn to play music! Which song would you like to learn?
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi
"Lose Yourself" by Eminem
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
What would you say that your favorite Shania Twain song is?
"Life's About To Get Good"
"That Don't Impress Me Much"
Can you choose the song that puts you into a dreamy state of mind?
"One Last Time" by Ariana Grande
"Crown of Love" by Arcade Fire
"Only In Dreams" by Weezer
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
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If you could only choose one song, what song could you listen to over and over again?
"Gold Digger" by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
"My Girl" by The Temptations
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Which of the following would you consider to be the best love song?
"Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol
"Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher
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What song that was recorded for a great cause is your favorite?
"1-800-273-8255" by Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid was for a very important cause.
"Just Stand Up!" by Artists Stand Up to Cancer is beautiful.
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band-Aid always touches my heart.
"Bangla Desh" by George Harrison was very important.
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The band AC/DC will forever go down in history. What song from the band is the greatest in your opinion?
I'm a huge fan of the newer "Rock or Bust."
"Thunderstruck" is a classic tune!
"Highway to Hell" holds up.
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Is there a classic Dolly Parton song that you'll forever love?
I don't know any Dolly Parton songs.
I'm a huge fan of "Peace Train."
You can't get much better than "9 to 5."
"Jolene" is the greatest of all of her hits.
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What song would you choose to listen to when you're feeling angry or upset?
"Love The Way You Lie" by Rihanna and Eminem
"Misery Business" by Paramore
"We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
"With God On Our Side" by Bob Dylan
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Can you choose just one Kylie Minogue song that you "can't get out of your head?"
"Get Outta My Way" is my favorite.
Her smash hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is best!
I love "Hands On Your Heart."
I don't think I know any Kylie Minogue songs.
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Which song can make you laugh no matter how you're feeling?
"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore
"The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem
"Eat It" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Alley-Oop" by Dallas Frazier
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Is there a song with an animal in the title that you enjoy of the following?
"Who Let The Dogs Out" by The Baha Men
"Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club
"Blackbird" by The Beatles
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Celine Dion has had more than just a handful of hits. Which one is your favorite?
I really love "Encore Un Soir."
The absolute classic, "My Heart Will Go On!"
I'd choose "Hand In Hand."
I love "Over the Rainbow."
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You can't beat this amazing group! What song of The Beatles is your type?
I'd choose a Paul McCartney song instead, specifically "FourFiveSeconds" with Rihanna and Kanye West.
"Twist and Shout" always makes me dance.
You can't go wrong with "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
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Releasing countless hits over her career, do you have a favorite Mariah Carey song?
I like "#Beautiful" the most.
I have to choose "Touch My Body!"
"Always Be My Baby" would be my one and only choice.
I do love "All I Want for Christmas is You."
What song with the word "you" in the title is the best in your opinion?
"Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia
"Because Of You" by Kelly Clarkson
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
"All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles
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Everyone has that breakup song that they go to in times of need. Which of the following is the best in your opinion?
"Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" by Ariana Grande
"Potential Break Up Song" by Aly & AJ
"Owner of A Lonely Heart" by Yes
"As Tears Go By" by The Rolling Stones
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Can you choose your favorite electronic song?
"Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon
"One More Time" by Daft Punk
"Like A Prayer" by Madonna
Aren't they all electronic songs now?
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Songs aren't always about love! Do you have a favorite song that's about friendship?
"One Call Away" by Charlie Puth
"Count On Me" by Bruno Mars
"You've Got A Friend In Me" by Randy Newman
"Lean On Me" by Bill Withers
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