Music for the Mob: The Songs on 'The Sopranos' Quiz
"The Sopranos" is known as one of the best TV shows ever — for its use of music as well as its groundbreaking portrayal of mob life. Take this quiz to prove how much you know about the hidden meanings in the songs of "The Sopranos."
What band performs "The Sopranos" theme song?
In the third-season opener, the FBI is shown planting a bug in Tony's house. Playing over the scene is the theme song from '50s detective show "Peter Gunn," mashed up with this classic '80s tune.
"The Final Countdown"
"Every Breath You Take"
As the FBI works in the Soprano house, Tony's singing along to this Steely Dan song in his car.
Later in the episode, Tony listens to this Eagles song as he works out.
"One of These Nights"
"Take It to the Limit"
What song is Tony Blundetto's ringtone?
"You Can't Always Get What You Want"
"We Are the Champions"
In the first episode, an aria from an opera by this composer plays as Tony flashes back to his panic attack by the pool.
What song is playing when Tony has a panic attack at a golf-club banquet?
"All the Young Dudes"
"More Than a Feeling"
What song is playing when Tony kills Christopher?
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
What song is playing when Tony sits in his car and cries about his ex-girlfriend Irina?
"Nothing Compares 2 U"
"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
In the first episode of the second season, which Frank Sinatra song plays over the opening montage?
"It Was a Very Good Year"
"Fly Me to the Moon"
What Frank Sinatra song does Paulie claim as "his" song?
"Strangers in the Night"
"Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"
Led Zeppelin had never licensed a song to a TV show before its members allowed this tune to be used in a season three episode.
"Rock and Roll"
"Stairway to Heaven"
To get out of buying a beach house (long story), Tony goes out on his boat and blasts songs by this artist.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" plays over the show's first murder. Who's the murderer?
Who was the only cast member to sing a full song in an episode?
Steven Van Zandt
What's the only Bruce Springsteen song to be used over the closing credits?
"I'm on Fire"
There are only two episodes with no music over the closing credits. One is the finale. What happens in the other one?
Sean and Matt shoot Christopher.
Uncle Junior shoots Tony.
Silvio kills Adriana.
Season six opens with a spoken-word song. Which Beat Generation writer is doing the speaking?
William S. Burroughs
What kind of music does A. J. Soprano like?
What song is playing as Silvio and Tony drive Big Pussy to the boat where they plan to kill him?
"Born on the Bayou"
"Band on the Run"
On the boat, Big Pussy plays a song by this artist.
Another song, "Thru and Thru," plays throughout this episode. Who sings it?
Tony beats a Bada Bing bartender over the head with a Big Mouth Billy Bass toy because the fish's incessant singing of this song reminds him of Big Pussy's death.
"Fly Me to the Moon"
"Take Me to the River"
What's another Tom Petty song that was used on the show?
"Last Dance With Mary Jane"
Carmela also plays this Deep Purple song for Tony in that episode.
"Smoke on the Water"
What's the other time "Smoke on the Water" is used?
when Tony crashes his car during a panic attack
when Janice and Richie have their fatal fight
during Christopher's intervention
Which opera singer performs "<i>Con Te Partiro</i>," a song that's used a few times in the early seasons?
Which Journey song plays over the final scene of the series?
"Don't Stop Believin'"
Why did Journey wait until the last minute to give permission to use the song?
They couldn't agree.
Steve Perry had never seen the show.
They wanted to know what happened in the finale.
This Journey song was also used on the show, during closing credits of a second-season episode.