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Musical Acts by Letter - J

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with J.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
Covers in italics
Years active starts with their first major commercial release
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Last updated: February 23, 2020
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First submittedNovember 10, 2010
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Years Active
Country
Songs
Band or Artist
2010 -
Baby | What Do You Mean?
Justin Bieber
2004 -
All of Me | Green Light
John Legend
2002 -
SexyBack | Can't Stop the Feeling!
Justin Timberlake
2001 -
Your Body is a Wonderland | New Light
John Mayer
1999 -
Jenny from the Block | Love Don't Cost a Thing
Jennifer Lopez
1996 -
Empire State of Mind | Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Jay-Z
1980 -
I Love Rock 'N Roll | Cherry Bomb
Joan Jett
1975 -
Don't Stop Believin' | Any Way You Want It
Journey
1969 - 1989
2012 -
ABC | I Want You Back
The Jackson 5
1976 -
Jack & Diane | Hurts So Good
John Mellencamp
1970 -
Margaritaville | Cheeseburger in Paradise
Jimmy Buffett
1969 - 1997
Rocky Mountain High | Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver
1968 - 1980
Imagine | (Just Like) Starting Over
John Lennon
1967 - 1970
Piece of My Heart | Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin
1966 - 1972
White Rabbit | Somebody to Love
Jefferson Airplane
1965 - 1970
Purple Haze | Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix
1958 -
Great Balls of Fire | Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
Jerry Lee Lewis
1958 - 2003
I Got You (I Feel Good) | Sex Machine
James Brown
1955 - 2003
I Walk the Line | Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash
1966 - 1973
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown | Time In a Bottle
Jim Croce
71 Comments
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Level 91
Nov 7, 2013
Was really confused when Jefferson Starship wasn't accepted. Forgot they had been Airplane
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Level 59
Jul 23, 2020
Now that’s what I call technological advancement!
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Level 78
Nov 15, 2013
No Jethro Tull? For shame.
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Level 85
Nov 15, 2013
Yes, leaving them out was a Bungle in the Jungle.
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Level 77
Nov 15, 2013
Quizmaster must be Thick as a Brick
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Level 72
Jan 13, 2014
These last 2 comments made me crack up! :-D
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Level 62
Nov 15, 2013
Or J. Geils??
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Level 75
Jun 26, 2017
Would have loved to see J. Geils, even if you had to choose Centerfold for the clue.
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Level 31
Jan 17, 2014
Can I get some Jamiroquai, Jurassic 5, Jack Johnson, Jam Master Jay, or Jodeci?
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Level 91
Jan 29, 2016
Of those, I've only heard music by Jamiroquai, and please don't make me try to spell that during a quiz!
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Level 73
Mar 16, 2016
you should try out some Jack Johnson. He makes great music
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Level 58
May 13, 2016
Yea, but Jam Master Jay is (was) part of Run DMC, so that would be the musical act, in the quiz for "R".
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Level 84
Feb 10, 2014
Great quiz! Had to stop and think for the musicians' first names instead of their last names.
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Level 35
Jun 8, 2014
Me and Bobby McGee is actually a cover. Original is Kris Kristofferson.
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Level 75
Nov 11, 2014
Kris co-wrote it, but Roger Miller was the first one to perform it. Kristofferson, The Grateful Dead, and Joplin all performed it at least a year after Miller.
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Level 30
Aug 25, 2014
Musical acts should be listed by last name. At least, it's what I do when I file them in order!
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Level ∞
Aug 11, 2015
Where does Beyonce go?
+7
Level 73
Aug 27, 2015
In the bin?
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2017
Probably in the Ladies Room, I imagine.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2017
Knowles? Or did she change her last name when she got married?
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Level 30
May 19, 2018
B of course. Any musical act goes by last name, especially in Billboard.
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Level 62
May 26, 2018
Nah, Wombat is correct.
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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
@fldoughbin Im no expert. But beyonce isnt her last name, I know that much..
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2022
Artists known by one name clearly fall under the first letter of that name. Being falsely obtuse to try to prove a point is a bad argument. Last name is the clear standard, except in the case of artists known by one name like Prince, Madonna, Beyonce, etc.
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Level 58
May 23, 2015
So proud of myself for not knowing the Justin Bieber song . . . in fact, other than hearing "Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh" on a commercial, I don't know a single thing that kid has ever done.
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Level 90
Jan 29, 2016
All you need to do is not listen to modern music, since as of right now two of his songs are at the top of the US charts.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2017
Sounds like a good reason not to listen to modern music to me!
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Level 63
Feb 25, 2020
Modern music and charts are not necessarily the same thing. I don't listen to the charts but to other great new music, which actually exists.
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Level 59
Mar 23, 2018
I only got the Justin Bieber song by guessing Justin Bieber. In fact, all the artists I got were just me typing artists that started with J, didn’t even look at the songs.
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Level 66
Apr 17, 2019
Such cheap, easy pride...
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2021
agreed!
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Level 72
Nov 6, 2015
It delighted me that "cougar" was all I needed for Mellencamp.
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Level 51
Nov 12, 2015
Janet !
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Level 43
Jan 8, 2016
For some reason, I always confuse John Mayer, John Denver and Jim Croce. I don't know why.
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Level 75
Jan 29, 2016
I was watching Lobo in concert at my school in 1973, and after a break he came back out on stage very upset, and told us that his good friend, Jim Croce, had just died in a plane crash after performing at Northwestern State in Louisiana. I'll never forget that moment.
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Level 84
Apr 3, 2017
Wow, that's crazy. I guess something like that would stick with you. Impossible to calculate how much good music we lost with Jim Croce dying so young.
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Level 65
Jul 29, 2019
Kept thinking Joe Cocker
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Level 49
Jan 31, 2016
'73-'67 looks like a list of artists who died too young....
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Level 49
May 9, 2016
'The Jackson 5' doesn't begin with 'J' in my perspective.
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Level 58
May 13, 2016
Articles (a, an, & the) do not count when sorting things alphabetically.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
Perhaps you would appreciate a quiz of bands that begin with "The".
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Level 82
Jul 18, 2016
Joy Division and Jethro Tull are notable for their absence here.
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Level 75
Oct 19, 2016
You are so beautiful, Joe Cocker. But not on this list.
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Level 79
Dec 3, 2016
Judas Priest.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2017
Joan Jett!
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Level 86
Feb 24, 2020
Yeah, well, british music is totally neglected in this particular quiz... 18/20 american acts (and, well, Bieber... ok...).

In four different styles, Jethro Tull, Joe Cocker, Joy Division and Judas Priest are all very significant.

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Level 68
Jul 23, 2020
also James Taylor
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Level 84
Jul 24, 2020
Johannes Brahms (though I have to admit, 19th century music videos left a lot to be desired)
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Level 43
Dec 12, 2016
Totally realized I often confuse Joan Jett and Janis Joplin!
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2017
hi
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2020
It should be the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Level 62
Jun 11, 2020
i mean just leave off one of the most influential bands of all time thats cool
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Level 90
Jul 23, 2020
Care to specify?
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Level 66
Jul 24, 2020
He probably meant the JBeatles
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
Yeah I'm clueless here. I love Jethro Tull but that can't be it.
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Level 82
Jul 23, 2020
A bit Amerocentric. Joe Cocker has probably had a more notable career than a few people listed. Joy Division were better than all of them. That's not even an opinion, that's fact.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
While that may be true, recognition here would have been in the single digits.
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Level 36
Jul 24, 2020
John Paul Young, John Farnham, Johnny Nash, etc.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
I really thought the Jetpunk demographic knew Jimmy Buffet better than that.
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Level 46
Jul 24, 2020
Bit harsh having to know to spell Joan Jett's name with two t's. Otherwise good quiz.
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Level 66
Jul 24, 2020
Haha John Legend. Pfft.
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Level 78
Jul 28, 2020
Fun quiz, didn't realize how many musical groups with J fit the category. Should be able to do another quiz with those left out (BIlly Joel, Judy Garland, Jane Goodall, Janet Jackson etal)
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Level 77
Sep 15, 2020
Jane Goodall? Like the gorilla lady? She cut an album?
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Level 39
Aug 7, 2020
While Janis was the lead singer, the correct artist for "Piece of my Heart" is actually the band Big Brother Holding Company
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Level 77
Sep 15, 2020
Is the second "t" in Joan Jett necessary?
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Level 44
Jan 9, 2021
Timberlake and Bieber are higher than Lennon?! How?
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Level 15
May 19, 2022
they come first in the quiz and people usually go right down the line. Probably ran out of time.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2021
Got half, some old stuff some new stuff
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Level 25
May 12, 2022
i got 0
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Level 46
Sep 15, 2022
Shame that Justice isn’t on this quiz, D.A.N.C.E is a great song
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Level 88
Nov 30, 2022
You need to update Jerry Lee Lewis, he sadly passed away in October of 2022.