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Music for the Mob: The Songs on 'The Sopranos' Quiz
by Staff
"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?

  • Carolina 4
  • Alabama 3
  • Nevada 5

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"
  • "Sweet Dreams"
  • "Every Breath You Take"

As the FBI works in the Soprano house, Tony's singing along to this Steely Dan song in his car.

  • "Dirty Work"
  • "Hey Nineteen"
  • "Peg"

Later in the episode, Tony listens to this Eagles song as he works out.

  • "One of These Nights"
  • "Take It to the Limit"
  • "Hotel California"

What song is Tony Blundetto's ringtone?

  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
  • "We Are the Champions"
  • "Hey Jude"

In the first episode, an aria from an opera by this composer plays as Tony flashes back to his panic attack by the pool.

  • Puccini
  • Verdi
  • Bizet

What song is playing when Tony has a panic attack at a golf-club banquet?

  • "All the Young Dudes"
  • "More Than a Feeling"
  • "Layla"

What song is playing when Tony kills Christopher?

  • "Comfortably Numb"
  • "Sweet Emotion"
  • "(Don't Fear) The Reaper"

What song is playing when Tony sits in his car and cries about his ex-girlfriend Irina?

  • "Oh, Girl"
  • "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?

  • "My Way"
  • "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"
  • "Summer Wind"
  • "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.

  • "Rain Song"
  • "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.

  • Dean Martin
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" plays over the show's first murder. Who's the murderer?

  • Tony Soprano
  • Christopher Moltisanti
  • Paulie Walnuts

Who was the only cast member to sing a full song in an episode?

  • Steven Van Zandt
  • Robert Iler
  • Dominic Chianese

What's the only Bruce Springsteen song to be used over the closing credits?

  • "I'm on Fire"
  • "Jungleland"
  • "State Trooper"

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?

  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Jack Kerouac
  • William S. Burroughs

What kind of music does A. J. Soprano like?

  • gangsta rap
  • heavy metal
  • Top 40

What song is playing as Silvio and Tony drive Big Pussy to the boat where they plan to kill him?

  • "Free Fallin'"
  • "Born on the Bayou"
  • "Band on the Run"

On the boat, Big Pussy plays a song by this artist.

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Peter Lawford
  • Dean Martin

Another song, "Thru and Thru," plays throughout this episode. Who sings it?

  • Pete Townsend
  • Ringo Starr
  • Keith Richards

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"
  • "Free Fallin'"
  • "Take Me to the River"

What's another Tom Petty song that was used on the show?

  • "American Girl"
  • "Refugee"
  • "Last Dance With Mary Jane"

Carmela also plays this Deep Purple song for Tony in that episode.

  • "Kentucky Woman"
  • "Hush"
  • "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?

  • Andrea Bocelli
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Placido Domingo

Which Journey song plays over the final scene of the series?

  • &quot;Separate Ways&quot;
  • &quot;Don't Stop Believin'&quot;
  • &quot;Open Arms&quot;

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.

  • &quot;Who's Crying Now&quot;
  • &quot;Stone in Love&quot;
  • &quot;Wheel in the Sky&quot;