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2012 Music Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

It's time for a musical blast from the past! This time you'll test your knowledge of the best bangers from 2012 - can you get a perfect score?

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:  March 5th 2024

2012 was one heck of a year for music - it produced some incredible songs that are still super popular today! Whether you were there or not, you're bound to know these smash hits - so take the quiz and see if you're the real music maestro! Don't forget to check out our other music quizzes, too - see how well you know Lady Gaga, find out which Kate Bush song you are, or see how well you know Bruno Mars' songs!


Who performed the top hit of the year, "Somebody That I Used To Know"?


What was Carly Rae Jepsen's huge 2012 hit?


Who featured on Fun's hit "We Are Young"?

Katy Perry - Roar | Katy Perry |

Which Katy Perry album released in 2012?


Which One Direction song was their biggest hit in 2012?

Safe & Sound feat. The Civil Wars | Taylor Swift |

Which 2012 film was the Taylor Swift/Civil Wars collab "Safe & Sound" written for?


Which K-Pop star sang mega-hit "Gangnam Style"?

The Complete London 2012 Opening Ceremony | London 2012 Olympic Games | Olympics |

Which artist performed in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics?


Who collaborated with Maroon 5 on their hit "Payphone"?


Which film was Pitbull's hit "Back In Time" produced for?

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) [Official Music Video] | gotyemusic |

Oh no - looks like 2012 wasn't the most memorable year for you! Don't worry, it's a great excuse to spend some time listening to music!

PSY - GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V | officialpsy |

Not bad - you know a thing or two about the hits of 2012! Good attempt! But we reckon you can do better - why not listen to some of the hits, then come back and have another try?

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe | Carly Rae Jepsen |

Very good - your 2012 trivia is pretty darn great! Well done! Maybe you can work your way up to a perfect score - why not try once more and see?

Pitbull - Back in Time (Official Video) | Pitbull |

Wow, a PERFECT score! Well done! No one can top your 2012 musical knowledge!