The Lead Singer Game is a simple music trivia game that can be part of a regular rotation. It’s perfect for any format that leans on a large music library.

Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section here.

Then, choose the best method to play this game based on your show and how you’ll use the game.

The Lead Singer Game

The game is exactly as it sounds. Ask listeners questions about the name of the lead singer in a band! But there are some variations to make it more interesting:

Here are two ways to give the clues:

  • Give them the name of a band. The contestant must provide the lead singer’s name to earn a point.
  • Announce the lead singer. The contestant must identify the band.
  • For the best results, provide some information and details about the band or the singer. This works especially well if you use this as part of a music feature like Throwback Thursday.
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Here are some example questions and answers.

Glenn Frey: The Eagles. Glenn Frey, along with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, formed the Eagles in 1971. They are considered one of the greatest rock bands in history with everlasting hits like “Take It Easy,” Hotel California,” and “Witchy Woman.”

Mark Knopfler: Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Dire Straits. They are known for their hits like “Sultans of Swing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Private Investigations,” “Twisting by the Pool,” “Money for Nothing,” and “Walk of Life.”

Steve Perry: Journey. Steve Perry was the lead singer for the band Journey. They were at the peak of their success from 1978 to 1987 when Perry was still the lead vocalist with hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms.”

Billie Joe Armstrong: Green Day. Billie Joe Armstrong joined Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool to form Green Day. The band was long considered a trio, although Armstrong performed lead vocals for most songs.

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Chris Martin: Coldplay. Formed in 1996, the British rock band Coldplay is led by vocalist Chris Martin. Funk, R&B, and Jazz are a few areas the group combined with their original sound.