What song is this? Top apps and services to identify songs

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We all faced such situations when we heard a song and suddenly felt like adding the song to our playlist. But then think: What song is this? This happens generally while walking down the street, on the bus or at the random party. If you know the song’s name or the name of the artist, you can search this song in Google. But what if you just know random lines of the song or heard a music or tune.

A few years back, it was almost impossible if you have no information of initial lyrics or song’s artist name. Now we have few services and apps available which allow us to identify the song with very little or few details. So, you can easily find out the answer for :  What song is this? or What is this song?

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Top apps and services to find: What song is this?

1. Shazam

Shazam is one of the most popular apps to identify a song. This is the most accurate answer of the question: What song is this? Most of the users find it accurate in identifying a song quickly. It identifies your song and gives you the name of the song and artist. Not just songs, it can also identify TV series.

Shazam app is available for both Android and iOS. Desktop apps are also available for Mac and Windows. There is also a desktop version to check it.

Download: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Mac | Windows Desktop

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2. SoundHound

SoundHound is another nice service to find a song just with very little information. Even if you just remember the tune, you can still search for the song on SoundHound. You can sing it, hum it or just whistle it to find out the song and its artist. It gives the list of possible songs. Don’t worry if your singing is not good, it still tries to understand and find.

This service is also available on wide range of platforms including Google Play, App Store, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry.

Download: Google Play | App Store | Windows 8 Phone | BlackBerry

3. MusiXmatch

MusiXmatch is also a similar kind of song recognition service. It comes with a huge database of songs to match with. If there is a song you are trying to identify, you can MusiXmatch. It also allows you to save lyrics and share it with friends.

It available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows PC. Try it on any platform you are comfortable with.

Download: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Windows PC

4. Musipedia

Musipedia is also a popular service for searching melody songs. It helps you in finding your favorite song if you forgot the name. You can play the song on the piano keyboard or whistle. This app tries to match it with its database and gives possible matching results.

Visit Musipedia

5. Midomi

Midomi is also a popular website which offers similar kind of song recognition service. Try to sing, hum or whistle and it will provide you most matching results. This is a web app and does not come in the form or mobile app. So, you need to use latest browsers and provide access to your mic.

Visit Midomi

6. Tunatic

Tunatic is a desktop software and is available for Windows and Mac. It also needs active Internet connection to access its library to find the song. It provides interesting results with the details of artists. But this service is not very accurate.

Visit : Tunatic

7. Spotsearch

If you know the part of lyrics, Spotsearch is a good option. Just type the lyrics and it tries to identify the song. It is deeply incorporated with Spotify to give you links to listen to songs on Spotify. If you do not have Spotify Premium, it gives links to YouTube version of the song.

Spotsearch App is available for both Android and iOS.

Download: Google Play | App Store

8. WatZatSong

WatZatSong is a crowdsourcing solution. When no option is working, you can try WatZatSong. It is an online community where you can ask for help to identify a song. Write as many details as you know and other members will try to help you.

Check: Website

Final Words

From now, just bookmark this page and you will not have to search for What song is this on Google. These are not the only solutions. There also few other services to identify songs by lyrics or tune. But these listed in this article are enough for searching. You can try these apps and services and let us know what worked best for you.

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Deepanker Verma
Author Deepanker Verma

Deepanker Verma is a well-known technology blogger and gadget reviewer based in India.

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