Music by Year, 2010–present

One question per year about the music industry. Can you answer them all?
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Last updated: December 6, 2022
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First submittedNovember 13, 2019
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This former boy band member records the #1 hit "As It Was"
Harry Styles
This "Bad Guy" singer wins her 2nd consecutive Record of the Year Grammy
Billie Eilish
This heavy metal band, formed in 1974, breaks up following the death
of lead guitarist Eddie
Van Halen
"I'm gonna take my horse to the __ ____ ___", sings Lil Nas X who sets a record
with the #1 hit song in the U.S. for 19 straight weeks
Old Town Road
With their song "Mic Drop", BTS becomes the first group from this country
to have a song certified platinum by the RIAA
South Korea
This song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee tops the charts in 47 different countries
This Broadway musical wins 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical
This singer is teased for his dance moves in the video "Hotline Bling"
This former country singer releases her first pop album, entitled "1989"
Taylor Swift
This French duo releases their album "Random Access Memories"
Daft Punk
This music video by Psy becomes YouTube's most-viewed of all time
Gangnam Style
Maroon 5 says they have "moves like" this famous singer
Mick Jagger
This singer wears a dress made of meat
Lady Gaga
Level 71
Nov 24, 2019
Not sure if it's fair to say Drake was "ridiculed" for Hotline Bling. His dance moves were intentionally cheesy, which adds to the video's memorability. The video is one of the most culturally impactful music videos in recent memory (remember when Donald Trump himself starred in an SNL parody of the video?)
Level 83
Nov 24, 2019
He was ridiculed.
Level ∞
Dec 15, 2020
Changed ridiculed to teased.
Level 82
Dec 31, 2021
I checked what this is and apparently it's not my scene at all. There are hundreds of videos with stupid dancing moves every year, no idea why this would be anything special. My question is more why his heating doesn't work.
Level 77
Nov 24, 2019
I almost didn't take this quiz since I am totally unfamiliar with today's music. Imagine my surprise when I got 5/10. That being said, I was intrigued with the incredible popularity of Mic Drop, so I gave it a listen. I am so very sorry...
Level 67
Nov 24, 2019
I did the same thing with BTS, and I have to say, given the subterranean ceiling of tween pop, I was expecting a lot worse. Definitely not my thing, but it has a good beat, and at least the guys can rap a little. That's harder to do than what the Backstreet Boys did.
Level 59
Nov 25, 2019
Extremely easy
Level 67
May 12, 2020
Level 67
May 12, 2020
2:07 remaining
Level 88
May 24, 2021
Van Halen a heavy metal band? I don't think so. Hard rock, hair band, maybe glam metal...but not heavy metal. I'd just go with the safe "rock band" and be done with it...
Level 67
Nov 7, 2021
Yeah that's what I was thinking
Level ∞
Nov 26, 2021

Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal, pop rock

Level 50
Dec 19, 2022
I listen to quite a bit of heavy metal and I wouldn't particularly call Van Halen a heavy metal band
Level 76
Dec 19, 2022
The fact that a publicly-editable site like Wikipedia has "heavy metal" listed off to the side, along with several other genres, is hardly a definitive classification. Even the first sentence of that very article states "Van Halen was an American rock band". I've been listening to metal for over 3 decades, and have had this conversation countless times with other fans (and non-fans), and can conclusively state that Van Halen are *not* metal. I'd even edit the Wikipedia article myself to exclude that, except that some clueless rando would undoubtedly add it back. There's no doubt that Van Halen are metal-adjacent, and that Eddie's guitar playing was highly influential upon future metal guitarists. But there's a reason that even on Wikipedia, the first sentence of articles about Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, or Slayer say they're metal bands, whereas the articles about Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, and Guns N' Roses classify them as "rock" or "hard rock".
Level 51
Jan 17, 2023
If heavy metal is listed as their secondary genre, why would you describe them as a heavy metal band in the question? They aren't really associated with heavy metal, and hard rock is listed as their primary genre anyway, so it makes more sense to just call them a hard rock band.
Level 91
Jan 3, 2022
I can never remember Daft Punk...I knew it started with a D but kept thinking of Depeche Mode and Deadmau5.
Level 37
Jun 9, 2022
Level 82
Dec 7, 2022
I never understood why Despacito was so popular. It's a perfectly fine song, but it didn't seem any more special than the hundreds of other perfectly fine pop songs that didn't shatter nearly every popularity record.
Level 66
Dec 7, 2022
Perfect storm of earworm repetition, Spanish + English, and Bieber. Picture Macarena but with Ricky Martin in the remix. It was the only one I missed. Kept getting that Shakira song from like a dozen years earlier in my head as I tried to come up with it.
Level 83
Dec 17, 2022
The clue for Hamilton is going to get more and more difficult the further we get from the year. I mean... a lot of musicals that win Best Musical also win multiple other Tonys. South Pacific won 17.
Level 41
Dec 17, 2022
Van Halen was formed in 1972, not 1974
Level 66
Dec 19, 2022
Only knew 5, saddened by that the Van Halen question was least known.

Either way, it shows that those years are not my thing when it comes to music. I was born to late when it comes to my taste, half of my collection was released between 1965-1985. I'm from '85.

Level 33
Dec 20, 2022
Van Halen listed as heavy metal, that's hilarious. Not even close to metal