Aside from the health benefits of listening to your favorite tunes, there are plenty of links between medicine and music.
There’s a long history of band names, song themes and product marketing drawing inspiration from medical terms – this quiz tests how much you’ve been paying attention.
Are you a music trivia genius? A medical fact repository? A healthy mix of both?
Let’s find out!
The Ultimate Medicinal Music Test
Which rock duo recorded the bluesy indie hit “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine”?
What was Robert Palmer suffering from when he sang “Doctor, doctor, give me the news…”?
Which dental anaesthetic did alt-rockers Eels think would sooth their soul in 1996?
What was the name of the 2009 Marrow track released via a USB shaped like a pill container?
Which Gregory Isaacs song shares its name with a popular cold & flu brand?
Can you name the 80s band that took their name from the stimulant Dextroamphetamine?
In 2017, Dexter Holland gained a PhD for his HIV research; which famous pop-punk band does he sing for?
Which beloved rock star famously finished a full set after he fell from the stage and broke his leg in 2015?
What percentage of different humans’ brains respond exactly the same way to musical stimulus?
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