5 Awesome and Easy Ways for Finding Songs
You start humming a tune that you like, humming along, minding your own business, when you realize that you have no idea what you're humming. It's at the tip of your tongue, almost there, and whoop! It slipped away. These little moments are nothing earth-shattering, but they can be annoying as hell. Luckily, we live in an age where knowing a part of a song can help you find out the name of the pesky tune that is buzzing around your head whenever you want. So, if you have a song that you can't remember its name, you can use the small piece of the puzzle to fill in the blanks and name that tune!
There is no escaping Google when it comes to finding out the names of songs or practically anything else on earth. The quick as a lighting search engine is great when it comes to filling in the blanks of song names and even album titles. Google can come in handy when you have a few lyrics from a song, but you cannot remember the rest. It can even help out if you remember the works a little wrong, or if you only have one phrase from a song. So, for instance, if you want to find out the name of the song that is bugging you, all you have to do is type it into Google's search bar. For instance, let's take the classic Metallica hit "nothing else matters." If a person were to remember the part that says "so close no matter how far," he/she would need to go to Google almighty and type in the lyrics:
In less of a second, we got not only the title of the song we were looking for but also the name of the band, a link to a music video, and the lyrics to the entire song. Thanks, Google! And James Hetfield rules.
OK, this one goes out to all the hummers that can't get a tune out of their head, and they can't remember even one word from the song that's buzzing in their heads. When in doubt, you should always try Midomi – a great website that can help you track down the name of a song based on humming. To use Midomi, you need to have a microphone hooked to your computer, or have a good set of headphones with a built-in microphone hooked to your phone. Once everything is plugged in, clear out your pipes, hit "click and sing or hum" on Midomi, and start humming. Or humming. The website will pick up your voice and start searching for songs matching your humming. If you think you're off key, have a friend with a decent voice hum the song for you. The clearer the voice, the more accurate the results.
The ever-lasting war between iOS and Android also enters the music territory. The two phone makers each have their handy apps for finding song names. To use the apps, you need to first download them from the Apple store or Google Play. Once you have the app suitable for the phone, the use is a no brainer. All you have to do is tap the apps, and they will do all the work for you. Both song finder apps are great, but they work best when the music is clear, and there are no extra noises around. Also, you need to use Shazam or Soundhound live, meaning when the song whose name you want to find is playing. If you want to find a song title by humming, SoundHound is the better choice between the two; the Android app has a feature that allows you to find songs by humming into your phone, so you can use it if you get a song stuck in your head.
Another great way for finding song names is by using the simple AudioTag website; if you have a short recording of a song you want to find, go to AudioTag's website. The website has a music recognition feature that allows it to take small pieces of songs and find the entire song. To use the site, you need to upload a short audio piece, and that's about it. Once you finish uploading the snippet, AudioTag will search for the song that you want to find. To get the best results, you should try and get a part from the middle of the song. You can also use AudioTag to recognize songs from websites. So, if you have a song snippet somewhere online, you can upload a link to AudioTag, and it will search the song for you.
Computers and apps can be very helpful in finding song names, but sometimes they fail. If you can't find the song that you keep hearing in your head by using one of the four methods listed above, why not try using help if the humankind? There's a great social and musical website called WatZatSong (“What’s that song?”) that can help you track down songs if all else fails. To use the help of your fellow mankind, you need to upload an MP3 snippet of a song or of you humming a song. Once you do, the people on WatZatSong will try to find out what is the song you uploaded. The answers won't be very quick, but in most cases, people end up finding what they were looking for. To increase your chances of finding your pesky song, you can share your post from WatZatSong on other social media websites, like Facebook, and get as much help as you can in finding your answer.
Humming a catchy tune is always fun but when you can't remember the name of the song you are humming; it can be annoying. If you have a song that you want to find, use any computer or phone with access to the internet, and you will find your answers in 1-2-3.