Can you match the song to the band?

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Bands have been a huge part of the music scene and pop culture for decades. How well do you know your famous bands? Test your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

"Stairway To Heaven" is by which band?

Stairway To Heaven is the most famous song by Led Zeppelin, one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Another band, Spirit, claims the song was partially stolen from them.

Which band created "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?

Nirvana made grunge huge in the '90s with their signature style and sound. The title of this song actually refers to deodorant.

Which band sang the song "Hey Jude"?

This 1968 song by The Beatles was Grammy-nominated. It was written by Paul McCartney originally to console John Lennon's son.

"Iron Man" is by:

This track is off of Black Sabbath's 1970 album "Paranoid." It's a Grammy-winning song.

Which band put out "Where The Streets Have No Name"?

This award-winning song came out in 1987. It's off the U2 album "The Joshua Tree."

"Sympathy for the Devil" is by which band?

This song is off of the 1968 album "Beggar's Banquet." It's sung from the perspective of the devil as he causes trouble throughout history.

"Moves Like Jagger" was originally performed by which band?

This 2010 pop smash was a massive hit for Maroon 5. It features Christina Aguilera.

Which band created "Bohemian Rhapsody"?

This 1975 song was written by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. At the time, it was reportedly the most expensive single ever made.

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" was originally put out by which band?

This song was Green Day's big hit of 2004. It's off the album "American Idiot."

"Welcome to the Jungle" is by________.

This classic was originally released on the band's 1987 album "Appetite for Destruction." This song is highly acclaimed.

Which band put out "Highway to Hell"?

This was the title track off of one of AC/DC's biggest albums. It was the last one featuring singer Bon Scott.

"Jump" is by which band?

This song was everywhere in the mid-80s. It is Van Halen's most successful song ever.

"The Joker" is by which band?

This song topped the Billboard chart in 1974. It also topped the UK singles chart in 1990.

"Don't Stop Believing" is by which band?

This song has sold more copies as a single than any other song originally released in the 20th century. This powerful rock anthem was originally released in 1981.

Which band sings "Pour Some Sugar On Me"?

This song was a hit in 1987. It's off of Def Leppard's "Hysteria" album.

Which band sings "Creep"?

"Creep" was Radiohead's debut single in 1992. It was not initially a hit but became one when it was re-released.

"Enter Sandman" was originally played by which band?

This 1991 song is one of Metallica's biggest. It went platinum in the U.S. and got Metallica noticed internationally.

Who made the song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" popular?

While Joan Jett and the Blackhearts made this song popular, it's actually a cover song. The original was written and performed by the Arrows.

Who originally performed the song "Love Her Madly"?

This was one of the biggest singles for The Doors. It's off their 1971 album "L.A. Woman."

"American Girl" is by which band?

This song was on Tom Petty's debut album with the Heartbreakers. While it didn't chart on its own, it's become very popular over the years, particularly as a cover song.

"Rock The Casbah" is by which band?

This song is off of the Clash's 1982 album "Combat Rock." Drummer Topper Headon wrote the original lyrics and song.

"Reflektor" is by_________.

This song is by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. It features the vocals of David Bowie.

Who sings the song "Mr. Brightside"?

This was the debut single for The Killers in 2004. It was their most successful song and one of the first they ever wrote.

"Call Me" is by which band?

This song was released in 1980. It was the theme song for the film "American Gigolo."

"Gold Dust Woman" is by which band?

This song is off of the famous Fleetwood Mac album "Rumours." It talks about Stevie Nicks' struggle with drugs.

Which band is behind the song "Viva La Vida"?

This song nabbed the Grammy for Song of the Year. It is off Coldplay's 2008 album "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends."

Who made the song "Blitzkrieg Bop"?

This song was the band's debut single. It came out in 1976.

"Say It Ain't So" is by which band?

This 1994 song is off of the album "Weezer" by Weezer. This was the last single off of the band's debut album.

"Carry On Wayward Son" is by which group?

This prog rock song is by the band Kansas. It was on the band's 1976 album "Leftoverture."

"Baba O'Riley" is by________.

This song was the opening track off the album "Who's Next." The Who is famous for its large sound and destroying instruments on stage.

Who created the song "Hotel California"?

This song is off of the Eagles' 1976 album of the same name. It took home the Grammy for Song of the Year.

"Hungry Like The Wolf" is by which band?

This pop song is off of Duran Duran's 1982 album "Rio." The music video was filmed in the jungles of Sri Lanka.

"Comfortably Numb" is by which band?

This song is off of the 1979 album "The Wall." It is one of the band's most famous songs.

"Psycho Killer" is by who?

This song was originally written and performed on an earlier David Byrne project. It was recorded and released by Talking Heads on their album "Talking Heads: 77."

"Californication" is by which band?

This song is from the 1999 album of the same name. This was the band's most successful album to date.

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