67 Best Music Trivia Team Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

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Music has been an integral part of life and a form of expression for centuries.

The earliest musical instruments date back at least 35,000 years,[1] and vocal music might even predate human speech![2]

Recorded music has also been around for well over 100 years, with the first playable sound record invented by Thomas Edison in the 1870s.[3]

Music provides the soundtrack to your life, so whether your taste is pure pop or more eccentric, you should be able to find plenty of inspiration for a music trivia team name.

We have 67 options on our list below, plus tips to help you brainstorm names that perfectly fit your tastes.

Music Trivia Team Names

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    Red Hot Trivia Peppers[4]

    a play on Red Hot Chili Peppers

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    Smartley Crue[5]

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    Crank up The Volume

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    Never Gonna Quiz You Up[6]

    reference to the Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”

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    Perfect Harmony

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    Fleetwood Macbook[5]

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    Quizteama Aguilera[4]

    a play on Christina Aguilera

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    The Watermelon Sugars

    reference to the Harry Styles song

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    Smells Like Team Spirit[7]

    reference to the Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

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    Destiny's Children[8]

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    On Pitch

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    TeaMMMBop

    reference to the Hanson song “MMMBop”

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    Silky Symphonies

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    A Tribe Called Quiz

    play on A Tribe Called Quest

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    Twisted Quizter[5]

    a play on Twisted Sister

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    Back In Black

    reference to the AC/DC song

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    Learned Skynyrd[5]

    a reference to Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    Quizee Rascals[4]

    a play on Dizzee Rascal

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    Jethro Tull Us the Answer[5]

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    Thin Quizzie[4]

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    Have You Ever Seen the Brain[5]

    a reference to “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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    All the Single Ladies

    reference to the Beyonce song

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    Hit Singles

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    Beyonce Know-Alls[6]

    a play on Beyonce Knowles

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    Champagne Supernoggins

    a brainy twist on the Oasis song “Champagne Supernova”

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    The Tone-Deaf Rangers

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    Grateful Brain Dead[5]

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    Insane In the Brain[8]

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    Quizzin' Jiggy Wit It[7]

    reference to the Will Smith song “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”

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    The Abbey Roads

    reference to the Beatles album

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    Billie Jean's Lovers

    reference to the Michael Jackson song “Billie Jean”

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    We Started the Fire[9]

    reference to the Billy Joel song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

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    E=MC Hammer[6]

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    You Oughta Know[8]

    a reference to the Alanis Morissette song

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    Jason Waterfalls[7]

    reference to the popular misheard lyric in TLC’s “Waterfalls”

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    Frank Quiznatra

    a reference to Frank Sinatra

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    The Bad Guys

    reference to the Billie Eilish song

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    The Major Keys

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    The Crying Doves

    reference to the Prince song “When Doves Cry”

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    The B Flats[4]

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    Quizzy Pop[4]

    a play on Iggy Pop

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    The Great Balls of Fire

    reference to the Jerry Lee Lewis song

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    The Octet

    for an eight-person team; references a piece of music written for eight performers

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    Holy Divers

    reference to the song and album of the same name by Dio

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    The Jungle

    reference to the Guns N’ Roses song “Welcome to the Jungle”

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    Barbie Girls[8]

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    Andante, Andante

    reference to songs played at a walking pace or the ABBA song of the same name

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    Crazy Train Passengers

    reference to the Ozzy Osbourne song “Crazy Train”

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    Quiztown Funk

    a play on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”

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    A-Listers

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    The Brown Eyed Girls

    reference to the Van Morrison song

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    The Ballads

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    The Cryin' Hound Dogs

    reference to the Elvis Presley song

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    Team Pop Stars

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    Bass Boosters

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    Guitar Smashers

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    We Will Rock You[9]

    reference to the Queen song

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    Jazz Hands

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    Nightingales

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    Foot Tappers

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    Techno Torrents

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    Cassette Tape Collectives

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    Hip Hop Harmony

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    Backstreet Babes

    reference to the Backstreet Boys

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    The Crescendos

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    Star Spangled Banter

    a play on “The Star Spangled Banner”

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Music Trivia Team Name Generator

How to Create Your Own Music Trivia Team Names

Keep the following tips in mind to generate your own music trivia team name options:

  • Make a list of your team’s favorite songs. A list will give you several options so you can find one that your whole team likes. You might even want to take one song suggestion from each team member when making your list. While not all song titles are easily adaptable, this is usually an easy way to find a title or lyric that works perfectly for your team!
  • Get inspiration from your listening history. Look at your music library or favorite streaming app. If your team can’t agree on a list of favorite songs, find options from your recently played list or top songs of the year. Sometimes songs that we consider favorites aren’t the ones we listen to the most, so you could find some surprising options this way!
  • Make a pun based on an artist’s name. Our list includes examples like “Beyonce Know-Alls” and “Quizteama Aguilera.” Substitute a trivia-related word into the artist’s name for a funny option that will be recognizable even to teams that don’t share your music taste!
  • Use technical music terms. Perhaps your team has eccentric taste, or you’d prefer a less specific name. Turn to musical terminology rather than song titles, lyrics, and artists for inspiration. Terms like “cadence,” “ballad,” “sharp,” and “major” can help you form your team name. You could even name your team after an instrument!
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  2. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fsoc.2017.00008/full[]
  3. https://time.com/5084599/first-recorded-sound/[]
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