Finish the Lyrics: 20 Iconic Songs to Test Your Musical Memory

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Ben Aflalo

Head of Product at Gloww

Finish the Lyrics

Many studies have found that music is almost always ranked first as a factor that helps maintain personal well-being, and additionally, the studies point to the power of music in times of crisis, either to raise the mood or to distract and ventilate negative emotions. Most of the respondents in these studies testified that music is important or even very important in their lives, further proving that music has a magical impact.

So Why Not Use Magic to Bond and Connect your Coworkers?

The world of music is full of wonderful songs, many songs have survived the test of time and remain audience favorites years after their release. Don’t underestimate the value of music as part of a social game, everyone’s extensive knowledge can enhance the sense of enjoyment of the activity.

Integrating Music Has Many Advantages

Looking to integrate music games into your team building? Below are some great ideas for ‘Finish the lyrics’ game, but first the advantages for adding these games:

1. Creating a Connection & Engagement

music affects everyone, making it an excellent tool for team activities. Adding music games to team activity can result in the creation of connections between the employees, spark new and common topics for conversation, beyond work matters and encourage cooperation and interactivity. Compared to boring work meetings, music-related games can create a situation where participants become active and engaged.

2. Nostalgia

Classic hits evoke pleasant memories, causing all participants excitement and joy. There’s nothing better than putting a smile on everyone’s face, even during the workday.

3. Challenge & Competition

A significant and important part of creating fun, many people wake up when adding a score and leaderboard to the game. And if the field of the game touches everyone like music, then everyone has the ability to rise the challenge. Check our music trivia template.

4. Versatility

Music games are suitable for a variety of occasions, from face-to-face meetings with diverse game options to remote meetings, small group team gatherings, or large company events.

5. Suitable For All Ages

Games that feature songs that are classics, will appeal all ages, from young to old.

The Lyrical Challenge Begins 20 Iconic Songs to Test Your Musical Memory

Challenge your musical memory with this fun quiz featuring 20 legendary tracks from different genres and eras.

1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, because I’m easy come, easy go, …”

2. “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson

 “People always told me be careful of what you do. Don’t go around breaking…”

3. “I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston

“I hope life treats you kind, and I hope you have all…”

4. “Smells like teen spirit” – Nirvana

“A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, …”

5. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“The scars of your love remind me of us, they keep me thinkin’ that …”

6. “Wonderwall” – Oasis

 “Today is gonna be the day that they’re gonna throw it back to you. By now you should’ve somehow…”

7. “Hotel California” – Eagles

“Welcome to the Hotel California. Such a lovely place, such a…”

8. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses

“She’s got eyes of the bluest skies, as if they …”

9. “Hey Jude” – The Beatles

“Hey Jude, don’t let me down. You have found her, now…”

10. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin

“I’m about to give you all of my money. And all I’m askin’ in return, honey. Is to …”

11. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

“We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got. It doesn’t make a difference if …”

12. “Boys don’t cry” – The Cure

“I tried to laugh about it. Cover it all up with lies. I tried to laugh about it…”

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13. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson

“You hear the door slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run. You feel the cold hand and wonder if …”

14. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

“I never miss a beat, I’m lightning on my feet, and that’s what …”

15. “I Want It That Way” – Backstreet Boys

“Am I your fire? Your one desire. Yes, I know it’s …”

16. “Imagine” – John Lennon

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and …”

17. “Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

“Last night you were in my room, and now my bedsheets …”

18. “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen

“Your faith was strong but you needed proof. You saw her …”

19. “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen

“Together, Wendy, we’ll live with the sadness. I’ll love you with all the …”

20. “Stairway to Heaven” – Led Zeppelin

“There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west, and my spirit…”

By the way, during the game you should make sure that the participants are not using Google.

Finish the lyrics buzzer


1.  “…little high, little low.”

2. “…young girls’ hearts.”

3. “…you’ve dreamed of.”

4. “… my libido.”

5. “…we almost had it all.”

6. “…realized what you gotta do.”

7. “…lovely face.”

8. “…thought of rain.”

9. “…go and get her.”

10. “…give me my profits.”

11. “… we make it or not.”

12. “…hiding the tears in my eyes.”

13. “…you’ll ever see the sun.”

14. “… they don’t see.”

15. “… too late.”

16. “… the world will be as one.”

17. “… smell like you.”

18. “… bathing on the roof.”

19. “… madness in my soul.”

20. “… is crying for leaving.”

Host Your Next Team-Building Session with a Gloww Music Game

Is team morale is a bit low? Are you finding it hard to engage a remote meetings? Whether you’re a seasoned music aficionado or a casual listener, testing your lyrical knowledge is a fun and engaging way to energize your employees and boost productivity, wherever they’re based. Perfect for breaking the ice and developing strong working relationships, team-building activities can make your employees better communicators and more reliable colleagues. 

How did you fare with these iconic songs? Share your scores and experiences, and don’t hesitate to challenge your friends and colleagues in Gloww ‘Finish the Lyrics‘ virtual team building trivia.

You can get started with Gloww today. Want to learn more about our advanced features? Take a look at our premium pricing packages. If you still have questions about Gloww, why not drop us a message

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Ben Aflalo heads Gloww's product team with over two decades of leadership experience. Passionate about leveraging innovative technology, he is committed to building products for the greater good.

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