Quiz: Who Sang It: The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
Who Sang It: The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

While both bands hailed from the United Kingdom and were part of the so-called "British Invasion" of the United States in the 1960s, their trajectories couldn't be more different. 

Almost unbelievably, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of The Rolling Stones are still touring over 50 years after they formed, in 1962. In fact, in 2019, they began yet another tour, "No Filter," and they were still selling-out stadiums worldwide. Their longevity speaks to how much their music has been appreciated for decades (and generations) of listeners.

In contrast, the Beatles released their last album in 1970, and only toured through the 1960s. In fact, they only released 12 studio albums, but are still one of the most loved bands of all time.

Both bands deeply influenced how people worldwide experienced popular music. Whether it was the way that The Rolling Stones made an indelible mark on the genre of rock'n'roll, or the way the Beatles experimented with sound and expectations with albums like, "The White Album," it's impossible to overstate their influence on pop culture and music.

If you consider yourself a devoted fan of either of these bands, take this quiz to find out how well you can identify each band with only song lyrics to guide your choice!

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"What would you think if I sang out of tune / Would you stand up and walk out on me?"
2 of 30
"I look inside myself and see my heart is black/ I see my red door I must have it painted black"
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"Say you don't need no diamond ring and I'll be satisfied / Tell me that you want the kind of thing that money just can't buy"
4 of 30
"Graceless lady you know who I am / You know I can't let you slide through my hands"
5 of 30
"You have found her, now go and get her / Remember to let her into your heart"
6 of 30
"Suddenly I’m not half the man I used to be / There’s a shadow hanging over me"
7 of 30
"Yeah, all your sickness / I can suck it up / Throw it all at me"
8 of 30
"You know it's up to you / I think it's only fair / Pride can hurt you too / Apologize to her"
9 of 30
"My riches can't buy everything / I want to hear the children sing / All I hear is the sound / Of rain falling on the ground"
10 of 30
"I'm not ashamed to come and plead with you, baby / If pleadin' keeps you from walkin' out the door"
11 of 30
"How I do all the pleasing with you, it's so hard to reason / With you, whoa yeah, why do you make me blue"
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"Oh, Angie, don't you weep, all your kisses still taste sweet / I hate that sadness in your eyes"
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"There's no time to lose, I heard her say / Catch your dreams before they slip away"
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"For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I love you more"
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"Is there nothing I can say / Nothing I can do / To change your mind / I'm so in love with you"
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"Think of what you're saying / You can get it wrong and still you think that it's alright"
17 of 30
"Outside the door, she took four more / What a drag it is getting old"
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"But if you try sometimes well you might find / You get what you need"
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"The sun is up, the sky is blue / It's beautiful and so are you"
20 of 30
"War, children, it's just a shot away / It's just a shot away"
21 of 30
"Little darling / It’s been a long, cold lonely winter"
22 of 30
"I stuck around St. Petersburg / When I saw it was time for a change"
23 of 30
"He roller coaster / He got early warning / He got muddy water"
24 of 30
"Someone to love / Somebody new / Someone to love / Someone like you"
25 of 30
"When I’m driving in my car / And the man comes on the radio"
26 of 30
"Waits at the window, wearing the face / That she keeps in a jar by the door"
27 of 30
"Yeah French girls they want Cartier / Italian girls want cars"
28 of 30
"My eyes dilate, my lips go green / My hands are greasy, she’s a mean, mean machine"
29 of 30
"We’ll work it on out honey / Work it on out / You know you look so good"
30 of 30
"For though they may be parted / There is still a chance that they will see"
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