Quiz: Lyrics Quiz: Was It the Beatles or David Bowie?
Lyrics Quiz: Was It the Beatles or David Bowie?
By: Isadora Teich
Image: Philips (UK), Mercury (US)

About This Quiz

Do you have rock god level knowledge of rock & roll? The Beatles and David Bowie created some of the most influential music in the world. While The Beatles changed popular music forever over the course of what was about a single decade, David Bowie spent the whole second half of the 20th century reinventing himself and his sound again and again. While these are some very different musicians, they both have had a massive influence on a global scale. Both have massive followings and have had a huge influence not only on music but on pop culture as a whole. 

The Beatles was, of course, a band of four men: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. All are rock and roll legends in their own right who made unique and important contributions to the band and continued to make music after The Beatles split up. The Beatles are known for making the idea of a band writing and performing its own music and experimenting artistically mainstream. Before them, singers and bands would perform music, but it was usually old standards or things written by others. David Bowie pushed their legacy even further with intellectual thematic lyrics and boundary-pushing sound and vision. 

If you are a rock fan who knows their stuff, see if you can tell Bowie and Beatles lyrics apart with this HowStuffWorks quiz.  

About HowStuffWorks

How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!

Receive a hint after watching this short video from our sponsors.