The Lyrics Challenge Rock Edition tests a player’s knowledge of song lyrics.

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 Lyrics Challenge Rock Edition

This game is fun for listeners to play along in the car. Plus, it’s a terrific way to connect a personality to the station’s format, engage listeners, and reinforce the music brand.

It also works as a complement to music features like some of these. Some personalities may want to make it a part of a music feature or special weekend programming.

The Lyrics Challenge Rock Edition is simply a series of lyrics-based questions. It’s distinctly different from the Lyrics Game because of how the questions are formulated, but you could mix in questions from this game with that feature and vice-versa.

Tips for Playing

Be sure the clues are easy enough for listeners to play along with or at least guess. It’s no fun if the lyrics are too obscure or the songs are unfamiliar.¬†There’s nothing worse than a contestant that has no idea and can’t make a guess.

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Consider making difficult questions multiple-choice, especially if playing with listeners.

Some shows play a clip of each song with the lyrics after revealing the correct answers to remind listeners who may not know the song just by title and artist. If you’re playing multiple rounds, this can get quite long.


Here are some examples of questions and answers:

Mick Jagger is wondering when these will disappear. Clouds. Song: Angie (Rolling Stones)

Nirvana has the answer to the question, “What’s that smell?” What is it? Teen spirit. Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The Eagles try to stab the beast with what? A steely knife. Song: Hotel California

How long did you shake AC/DC? All night long. Song: You Shook Me All Night Long

KISS wants to rock and roll all night, but how often will they party? Every day. Song: Rock and Roll All Night

Where did Bon Jovi say Tommy used to work? The docks. Song: Livin’ On A Prayer.

What does Def Leppard want you to pour on them? Sugar. Song: Pour Some Sugar on Me

The Rolling Stones are pleased to meet you, but what do they hope?  You guess my name. Song: Sympathy for the Devil

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Bon Jovi is a cowboy. What does he ride? A steel horse. Song: Wanted Dead or Alive

Aerosmith dreams in the middle of the what? Night. Song: Dream On

Guns N’ Roses is greeting you and inviting you to enter what? Jungle. Song: Welcome to the Jungle

Van Halen says you might as well what? Jump. Song: Jump

Will The Who get fooled again? No. Song: Won’t Get Fooled Again

Queen insists they do what to you? Rock you. Song: We Will Rock You

The Doors have the snakes crawling on them. Where are the snakes? Brain. Song: The End

Led Zeppelin will give you every inch of their what? Love. Song: Whole Lotta Love

The Clash can’t decide what to do. What are their options? Stay or Go. Song: Should I Stay or Should I Go

The Rolling Stones are trying to get what? Satisfaction. Song: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Who is the new boss? Same as the old boss. Song: Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who.

When are The Beatles demanding you come together? Right now. Song: Come Together

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The Doors are trying to light up the night. How will they do it? Set the night on fire. Song: Light My Fire

Where is AC/DC traveling? Highway to hell. Song: Highway to Hell

Aerosmith screams there’s a problem with a dude. What is the issue? Dude looks like a lady! Song: Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

Queen says another one is down. What did they do? Bit the dust. Song: Another One Bites the Dust

The Black Keys have the fever for what? Flavor. Song: Fever

In the Linkin Park song, what doesn’t even matter? How hard I try. Song: In the End

Are the Killers human? Yes, they are, “after all.” Song: Human

Who doesn’t want to be an American Idiot? Green Day. Song: American Idiot by Green Day

Rage Against the Machine won’t do what? Sleep. Song: Killing in the Name

What, according to The Smashing Pumpkins’, flies? Starship. Song: Tonight, Tonight

Where does Beck see circles? Sky. Song: Where It’s At

How would you describe The Verve’s symphony? Bittersweet. Song: Bitter Sweet Symphony