🎸 Pick 30 of Your Favorite Classic Rock Songs and We'll Guess Your Age and Gender

By: Ryan Choate

🎸 Pick 30 of Your Favorite Classic Rock Songs and We'll Guess Your Age and Gender
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About This Quiz

In the 1940s, music was all about the Blues, Rhythm and even Gospel. Much of this music was rooted in the southern part of the United States. As folks migrated further north, they brought the music along and influenced artists along the way. In the early '50s, a radio DJ named Alan Freed coined the term "Rock 'N' Roll" while playing Blues and Rhythm music at a radio station in Cleveland. Many of the known Rhythm and Blues artists were black and thus many radio stations refused to play their music. With Freed's term of rock and roll to describe all of the current music, he was able to play both black and white performers on the station. 

The term caught on and a timeless genre of music was born. Everyone from Elvis to Buddy Holly embraced the sound and put their own twist on the music. The 196's and '70s are sometimes called the golden age of rock music. Today, some 50 years later, from the early recording artists, we call it classic rock. This period spans some 30 years, producing some of the best music in our lifetime. Along with the music came a rebellious attitude with fast cars, long hair and loud guitars. Whether you're young or old, you can't deny the power and influence of rock music. We can tell your age and gender just by choosing your favorite classic rock songs. If you're ready for the rock guitar solo of quizzes, head to question 1 and take the quiz!

Embarrassed You don't want to admit it to your friends, but which of these songs is a guilty pleasure to your ears?
.38 Special, "Hold On Loosely"
Styx, "Renegade"
Yes, "Roundabout
Ram Jam, "Black Betty

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Teen playing guitar in bedroom Which of these songs about high school really brings the nostalgia?
John Cougar, "Jack and Diane"
Alice Cooper, "Schools Out"
Ramones, "Rock 'N' Roll High School"
Nirvana, "School"

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Uptown Funk Bruno Mars Sometimes you need a little funk in your rock. Which of these funk rock classics gets you moving?
War, "Low Rider"
James Gang, "Funk #49"
Rick Derringer, "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo"
Thin Lizzy, "Johnny the Fox Meet Jimmy the Weed"

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Band performing at dusk There's songs that don't quite bring the rock but they're still classic. Which of these not-so-rocking songs is your favorite?
The Pretenders, "Brass in Pocket"
The Knack, "My Sharona"
Rick Springfield, "Jessie's Girl"
T.Rex, "Bang a Gong (Get it On)

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Disco ball Which of these songs do you like best when you're feeling a little groovy?
Steve Miller Band, "Space Cowboy"
The Doobie Brothers, "Listen to the Music"
The Kinks, "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
America, "Horse With No Name"

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Dazed and Confused Favorite classic rock song you forgot about until you watched "Dazed and Confused" again?
Aerosmith, "Sweet Emotion"
War, "Low Rider"
Foghat, "Slow Ride"
Ted Nugent, "Stranglehold"

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Cowbells Favorite classic rock song where you get more cowbell?
Def Leppard, "Rock of Ages"
Blue Oyster Cult, "(Don't Fear) the Reaper"
Mountain, "Mississippi Queen"
Nazareth, "Hair of the Dog"

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Cyndi Lauper Girls Fun Which song did you turn up loud just to make your parents mad?
AC/DC, "Highway To Hell"
Iron Maiden, "Shout at the Devil"
Judas Priest, "A Touch of Evil"
Black Sabbath, "Lady Evil"

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Sweet harmonies It's not all about the rippin' guitar solos. Which of these songs featuring sweet harmonies is your favorite?
Crosby, Stills & Nash, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Simon & Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence"
Electric Light Orchestra, "Strange Magic"
The Zombies, "She's Not There"

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Air guitar Favorite song where you drop everything and sing along?
Bon Jovi, "Livin' On A Prayer"
Journey, "Don't Stop Believin' "
Eagles, "Hotel California"
George Thorogood, "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

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Political protest crowd Favorite classic rock political anthem?
Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Fortunate Son"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Ohio"
Ted Nugent, "Kiss My Ass"
Alice Cooper, "Elected"

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Spiral staircase Some songs are way too long but still rock. Which of these lengthy classics is your favorite?
Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Free Bird"
Pink Floyd, "Dogs"
The Who, "Baba O'Riley"

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Road trip VW Which of these songs do you crank up when you head out for a road trip?
Grateful Dead, "Truckin' "
The Pretenders, "Day After Day"
Allman Brothers, "Ramblin' Man"
The Rolling Stones, "Torn and Frayed"

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Jukebox You find yourself at a biker bar, you have a couple quarters to play a song on the jukebox. What would you play?
Twisted Sister, "Live to Ride, Ride to Live"
Judas Priest, "Freewheel Burning"
Allman Brothers, "Midnight Rider"
Steppenwolf, "Born to Be Wild"

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Kid with mom tattoo You want to show your appreciation to your mom. Which song do you play for her?
Pink Floyd, "Mother"
Ozzy Osbourne, "Mama I'm Coming Home"
Queen, "Tie Your Mother Down"
The Rolling Stones, "Mother's Little Helper"

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Drummer The drummer takes a backseat sometimes, but there is still some rocking drum work in these songs. Which one is your favorite?
Led Zeppelin, "Moby Dick"
Rush, "YYZ"
King Crimson, "21st Century Schizoid Man"
The Who, "My Generation"

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Grandma and child singing Sometimes a rocking cover is better than the original. Which of these cover songs takes the original to another level?
Santana, "Black Magic Woman"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, "Woodstock"
Janis Joplin, "Me and Bobby McGee"
Manfred Mann, "Blinded By the Light"

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Sculpture weeping These classic rock songs take it down a couple notches. Which of these sad songs might bring a tear to your eye?
Neil Young, "Needle and the Damage Done"
Nazareth, "Love Hurts"
Cheap Trick, "The Flame"
Black Sabbath, "Changes"

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Cat sleeping on back Which of these songs is your favorite to play when you're feeling a little spacy?
David Bowie, "Space Oddity"
Rush, "Cygnus X-1"
The Doors, "This is the End"
Cream, "Sunshine of Your Love"

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Beastie Boys party Which is your go-to song when you need to get the party started?
Van Halen, "You Really Got Me Now"
Kiss, "Rock and Roll All Night"
Eric Clapton, "Cocaine"
Queen, "We Will Rock You"

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Devil Dave Grohl Which song have you tried to play backward to hear some lyrics about the devil?
Motley Crue, "Shout at the Devil"
Slayer, "Hell Awaits"
Judas Priest, "Better By You, Better For Me"
Led Zeppelin, "Stairway To Heaven"

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Lita Ford double guitar It's not all dudes who rock the mic. Which of these songs featuring a female lead is your favorite?
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, "I Love Rock 'N'Roll"
Fleetwood Mac, "Dreams"
Heart, "Barracuda"
Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody To Love"

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Guitarist Which of these songs featuring guitar gods is your favorite?
Jimi Hendrix, "All Along The Watchtower"
Van Halen, "Eruption"
Derek & The Dominos, "Layla"
Dire Straits, "Sultans of Swing"

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Piano Which of these songs has a little too much piano to really be rocking?
Billy Joel, "Piano Man"
Elton John, "Rocket Man"
Steely Dan, "Fire In The Hole"
The Beatles, "Hey Jude"

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Boy with megaphone yelling at dad On which of these songs did you probably hear the lyrics wrong?
Aerosmith, "Back In The Saddle"
David Bowie, "All The Young Dudes"
Golden Earring, "Radar Love"
Bob Seger, "Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight"

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Picasso old guitarist blue Which of these songs is your favorite bluesy rock song?
Stevie Ray Vaughn, "Pride and Joy"
ZZ Top, "Tush"
The Band, "Baby Don't You Do It"
Johnny Winter, "Rock Me Baby"

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Mad boy Sometimes you just get sick of a song. Which song would you be OK with if you never heard it again?
Phil Collins, "In The Air Tonight"
Foreigner, "Juke Box Hero"
Manfred Mann's Earth Band, "Blinded By The Light"
Boston, "More Than A Feeling"

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Monster demon What is your favorite song about monsters?
Alice Cooper, "Feed My Frankenstein"
Ozzy Osbourne, "Bark At The Moon"
Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla"
Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London"

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Southern porch Favorite song about with a southern style?
Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama"
Marshall Tucker Band, "Can't You See"
ZZ Top, "La Grange"
The Charlie Daniels Band, "Long-Haired Country Boy"

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Whisky Which song do you like when you're feeling a shot of whiskey?
Van Halen, "Take Your Whiskey Home"
AC/DC, "Have A Drink On Me"
The Doors, "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"
Alice Cooper, "Lace and Whiskey"

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