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Quiz: How well do you remember the decade that was in Irish music?
It’s been a good decade with Irish artists topping the charts around the world.

IT’S THE END of the decade, and it’s fair to say the 2010s haven’t been bad at all for Irish music.

Irish artists have been nominated for Grammys, sold out stadiums, and have been listened to millions of times over the past 10 years.

With that in mind, have a go at this quiz looking back at the decade that was in Irish music.

What was the name of the song that The Divine Comedy (of Father Ted theme tune fame) wrote about the financial crash in their 2010 album Bang Goes the Knighthood?
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The Complete Sap
The Complete W*nker

The Complete Banker
The Complete Politician
Which hip hop tune does Hozier sing a cover of on the deluxe version of his self-titled debut album in 2014?
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Nuthin' but a G Thang - Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg
Regulate - Warren G, Nate Dogg

In Da Club - 50 Cent
Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Which Irish hip hop artists scooped the Choice Music Price in 2017?

Spekulativ Fiktion
Rusangano Family
Which of these weren't at the top of the bill for Electric Picnic 2011?
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LCD Soundsystem

The Chemical Brothers
Arcade Fire
How many times did Ireland make it to the final of the Eurovision this decade?
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What was the name of the tune that got to Number One ahead of Ireland making it to Euro 2012
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Seven Gdansk Nights
The Rocky Road to Poland

Poznan in the Rare Old Times
The Warsaw Rover
What was the last year the Oxegen festival was held?
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Which of these songs had the most weeks at Number One in the Irish charts this decade?
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Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Happy - Pharrell Williams

Shotgun - George Ezra
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
What was the slogan BBC had to apologise in 2010 for using when it promoted U2's album No Line On The Horizon?
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U2 = Better than the Brits
Bono = God

BBC *love heart emoji* U2
U2 = BBC
What was the title of Villagers' seminal debut album released at the start of the decade?
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Becoming a Jackal
Become the Jackal

Last days of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
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Top dog
Full marks!
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Clever cat
Almost purrfect
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A fine job altogether
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What are ewe doing!?
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Turtley awful
A shell of a bad effort.
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