Musical Acts by Letter - S

Guess the musical acts that performed these songs. All the answers start with S.
Going by first names and ignoring "the"
Cover songs in italics
Years active starts with their first major commercial release
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Last updated: March 8, 2020
First submittedJune 1, 2011
Times taken51,871
Average score55.0%
Rating3.68
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Years Active
Country
Songs
Band or Artist
2015 -
Señorita | Treat You Better
Shawn Mendes
2014 -
Stay With Me | Too Good at Goodbyes
Sam Smith
2010 -
Don't You Worry Child | Miami 2 Ibiza
Swedish House Mafia
2001 -
Last Nite | Reptilia
The Strokes
1996 - 2000
2018 -
Wannabe | 2 Become 1
Spice Girls
1999 -
Thong Song | Incomplete
Sisqó
1995 -
Hips Don't Lie | Whenever, Wherever
Shakira
1993 -
It Wasn't Me | Angel
Shaggy
1993 -
Gin and Juice | Drop It Like Its Hot
Snoop Dogg
1991 -
Kiss From a Rose | Stand By Me
Seal
1988 - 2019
Black Hole Sun | Spoonman
Soundgarden
1988 -
Baby Got Back | Posse on Broadway
Sir Mix-a-Lot
1987 -
Nothing Compares 2 U | All Apologies
Sinéad O'Connor
1986 -
Push It | Shoop
Salt-n-Pepa
1977 - 1978
Anarchy in the U.K. | God Save the Queen
Sex Pistols
1969 -
Oye Como Va | Black Magic Woman
Santana
1968 - 2018
Born To Be Wild | Magic Carpet Ride
Steppenwolf
1965 - 1977
I Got You Babe | The Beat Goes On
Sonny & Cher
1964 - 1970
Bridge Over Trouble Water | Cecilia
Simon & Garfunkel
1962 -
Superstition | My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder
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Level 81
May 18, 2014
I got the entire right column, and only 4 in the left column. Combination of my age and the quality of music in the left hand column, I think. They make great choices for a trivia quiz (I would certainly call many of them trivial:)
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Level 52
May 20, 2014
Argh, I was typing Steppin Wolf : (
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2015
I love these quizzes where there's no advantage to being either young or old!
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Level 44
Jan 11, 2016
No System of a Down, or Serj Tankian?
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Level 83
Jun 24, 2016
oh yeah.. that stupid song... don't you worry, don't you worry child. See Elvis has a plan for you! Yeeaaaahhh..
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Level 83
Jun 24, 2016
Or is it "Sea Elvis?"
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Level 86
Jun 24, 2016
The correct lyrics are "See heaven's got a plan for you."
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Level 86
Jun 24, 2016
Though I can almost hear how you would think "Sea Elvis." LOL
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Level 46
Jun 24, 2016
"Smooth" by Santana (1999) is a better known song but i guess including that as the hint would make it too easy.
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Level 77
Aug 29, 2017
In four years, no one even asked about Sting.
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Level 83
Mar 9, 2020
The contemporary stuff is really obscure... no wonder that the first four are the least-guessed. Whatever, I'm going to listen to some SatB or Stranglers to forget this quiz :p.
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Level 67
Mar 9, 2020
missed 4 new and 4 "old" though 3 of the older ones I really should ve gotten. the 4 newer I had no chance
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Level 60
Oct 31, 2020
Sam Smith and Shawn Mendes are both bona-fide pop stars with at least half a dozen hits each.
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2020
Kind of bummed Steely Dan didn't make the cut on this quiz.
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2020
Agreed! Listening to them right now. Aja to be specific.
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2020
Wanted Steely Dan! Glad to see Santana though.
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Level 73
Jul 23, 2020
I'm sad at the lack of hard rock on this. I would've liked to see Slipknot, System of a Down, Shinedown, Skillet, Sabaton, Scorpions…
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2020
Seconded.
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Level 69
Oct 31, 2020
So the "musical act by letter using first name" is so ridiculous. If you went to the library looking for Shakespeare, would you look up W for William?
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Level 83
Oct 31, 2020
No Slim Whitman? Life's not fair.
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Level 83
Oct 31, 2020
Sia would be a good addition. Smashmouth would be an awful addition. Could also throw on Soul Asylum, Sonic Youth, etc..
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Level 63
Nov 1, 2020
Could also add Savage Garden, Sara Bareilles, Steve Miller Band etc....
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Level 76
Oct 31, 2020
There are so many musical acts starting with S. I created a sequel and could probably do a part 3.
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2020
So, if it goes on First Names - how come Simon and Garfunkel get in there ? or is it a trick question ? I know my PAUL SIMON better than my Shawn Mendes.
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Level 63
Nov 1, 2020
It's based on the name of the musical act. Which for this one is Simon and Garfunkel. If the songs listed were You Can Call Me Al and Graceland it would be under P for Paul Simon.
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Level 50
Nov 1, 2020
Can I suggest giving the performer of "Nothing Compares 2 U" some credit for their quite good original material and making the second clue their only other Billboard Top 100 single- "The Emperor's New Clothes"
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Level 69
Nov 2, 2020
Despite knowing they were from Seattle, that "Nothing Compares 2 U" wasn't theirs, and that it starts with 'N,' my fingers still automatically typed "Nirvana" when I saw "All Apologies."
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Level 65
Nov 12, 2020
No Sam Cooke, Styx, Supertramp? Or Simple Minds? Also Steve Miller Band. Great quiz tho
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Level 47
Apr 6, 2021
Glad to see that Soundgarden made this list. RIP Chris Cornell, I will never forget the impact you have had on my life.
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Level 54
Jun 11, 2021
Only 29% of people got the Strokes? That’s just insulting.
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Level 81
Aug 23, 2021
Actually I´m glad I didn´t get strokes while taking this quiz