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Best apps for identifying songs

1.Shazam

Free download

Shazam is a free app for iOS, Android, and Android Wear watches. It is a tool for discovering music by listening to what is currently playing in order to identify that name of the song and the artist.

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  • Joan Martin

    by Joan Martin

    For a song recognition app, Shazam is impressive. I heard a song from a YouTube video and it gave me what I've been looking for. Amazing! 👍

  • Andrés Ochoa

    by Andrés Ochoa

    Shazam's such a great idea, but in execution, not so much. Some of the music I've thrown at it, it doesn't even seem to try; that is, more obscure stu More

  • Cindy Lu

    by Cindy Lu

    I was riding a taxi on my way to work when I heard a K-pop song I really liked but I forgot who sang it, good thing I have Shazam on my phone and data More

  • by Ethan Nichols

    It's a decent app for a quick and dirty shot at identifying a song. Far from perfect, but worth keeping. A good first choice to try and cut your resea More

  • Randy Watson

    by Randy Watson

    Shazam is my go-to application for identifying music I enjoy when I hear it. It can recognize the song even in loud bars, and can help you download an More

  • by Raymond Aguilar

    Shazam sometimes for some reason will just not identify songs for you even when your right next to the speaker. Other than that the app usually works  More

2.Siri

Free download

Siri is a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. Ask Siri to set an alarm or a destination. Book a ride or a table. Send a payment or a love note. Even change the lighting in your room.

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  • Robert Meyer

    by Robert Meyer

    Wait is Siri considered an app that tells you what song is playing? This is like a voice controlled personal assistant like Alexa eh.

  • Benito Trejo

    by Benito Trejo

    While Siri isn't perfect, she goes a long way in helping me figure out what a song is that I just can't remember. I can't think of a better source for More

  • Kyle Silva

    by Kyle Silva

    Siri is hands-down the best for identifying songs. I've used a number of apps over the years, but nothing beats the convenience and accuracy of Siri.

  • Santiago Peralta

    by Santiago Peralta

    I use siri for a long time and she helps me on every thing I need. If I want to find a song I ask siri to help me and she usually gets me the best sol More

3.Genius

Free download
This app will detect what song is playing near you and display the lyrics of it, so you will know both the title and what the song is about. You will be able to download these lyrics and share them along the song with anyone.


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  • Heather Vargas

    by Heather Vargas

    Genius is basically an app that identifies songs. It's easy to use as i just have to hold my phone towards the source of music and tap the button and  More

  • Brian Walsh

    by Brian Walsh

    Genius is a pretty elegant and efficient app for identifying song and looking up lyrics. It works fairly seamlessly and organically and efficiently to More

  • Tammy Wells

    by Tammy Wells

    If you're more for identifying lyrics in the track than the actual songs, genius is the best option. I trust Genius with newly released lyrics so I tr More

  • Jose Campbell

    by Jose Campbell

    The lyrics feature and it's large library of songs available make this very useful. Another thing that makes this nice is that it provides information More

  • Larry Kelley

    by Larry Kelley

    It looks like a good app and one that is appealing to teens. I would add something different than the smiley emoji face that might appeal to a larger  More

  • Angela Hunt

    by Angela Hunt

    The design looks kind of primitive. It also looks like there are compatibility problems that should be addressed with a number of devices.

4.Soundhound

with in-app purchases

SoundHound is the free music discovery app that can listen and identify what's playing. The music player gives you full-length songs and videos with real-time song lyrics.

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  • Ridhi Pawar

    by Ridhi Pawar

    Out of all the song recognition apps that I tried, SoundHound is the one for me. It can even find me an Indian song. That's how it caters a wide range More

  • Vihaan Patil

    by Vihaan Patil

    The identification rate for Soundhound really seems low to me. Every song I've tried to have it recognize, it's failed. However, when I let loose a ri More

  • George Russell

    by George Russell

    I personally prefer soundhound over shazam because its interface is more my style and it registers songs quicker. I often hear songs that I don't know More

  • by Christian Reyes

    I really like Soundhound! I have the worst memory for names of songs. They get stuck in my head and all I can remember is the tune or part of a chorus More

  • Mick Fang

    by Mick Fang

    This is my favorite app for figuring out songs! This was just what I needed, now when I hear a song I can't put my finger on I can actually figure out More

  • Shirley Ward

    by Shirley Ward

    Great app. Very helpful in diagnosing songs and easy to use.

5.musiXmatch

with in-app purchases

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder is a lyrics scrolling app for iOS devices that lets you accurately find what you're looking for based on song lyrics. You can tag and save lyrics, share them, and even browse lyrics while offline.

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  • Nathan Rodriguez

    by Nathan Rodriguez

    These last weeks, I've been into Kpop and I heard this song with boom shakalaka lyrics. I was like what song is this? Man, I've never been so desperat More

  • by Benjamin West

    MusiXmatch is a great way to identify songs because it has a really huge database of lyrics. If you can't find what you're looking for on this, the so More

  • Alan Luo

    by Alan Luo

    This app appears fantastic for finding lyrics and even translating ones from songs in different languages. It does however appear to have some annoyin More

  • Theresa Peterson

    by Theresa Peterson

    Recognizes lyrics and sinks with other apps which is cool

  • by Divya Tambe

    The database for musiXmatch is lacking. It wasn't able to recognize some of the lyrics i was looking for.

6.Google Now

Free download
Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google. Say "Ok Google" to search with your voice, or tell your phone what to do: send a text message, get directions, play a song, and much more.

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  • Shirley Wang

    by Shirley Wang

    Oh wow! I didnt think that Google Now can be used as an app to identify songs. I have been using Shazam all this time eh. LMAO

  • Abhinav Kapur

    by Abhinav Kapur

    Apps for identifying songs is real cool. I use Google Now. I hit the listen button and usually after only seconds it recognizes the sound and tells me More

  • Virginia Hernandez

    by Virginia Hernandez

    I wanted a new app for identifying songs I don't know on the radio. I used Google Now for this and was very disappointed. It wasn't correct most of th More

  • Ao Zou

    by Ao Zou

    Great functionality. It puts google right at your fingertip and since it is the best browser it makes sense to make it the focal point on your device.

  • Jose Harris

    by Jose Harris

    doesnt solve the issue of finding songs id

  • Leonardo Mata

    by Leonardo Mata

    After switching from apple to android my biggest problem was learning where all my apps were. This is an easy to use, clean interface that allows me t More

7.MusicID

Free download

MusicID is a song recognition app that you can use to figure out what song is playing around you. Even saves the songs in the app, so you can go through them later. It also recommends other songs that are similar to the one the app recognised. 

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  • James Wallace

    by James Wallace

    For me MusicID is the best app if you are looking to identify any music in just less than five seconds. It even ables to provide me related artists as More

  • Adrián Franco

    by Adrián Franco

    MusicID was a great addition to my phone. I easily and seamlessly can find out what any song is that's playing nearby just by pulling out my phone and More

  • Pranav Chauhan

    by Pranav Chauhan

    I used it before and I think it's great. You was watching a movie and you liked the song playing in the background but didn't know what song it was? W More

  • Bryan Sanchez

    by Bryan Sanchez

    This is great for when I'm downtown and hear part of a song from a long time ago. It's pretty good at location the song, and then I get to tag it with More

  • Bryan Patterson

    by Bryan Patterson

    I started using Shazam so many years ago and I still find it to be the fastest and easiest to use follower by Google, this wouldn't make my top 5.

8.TrackID

Free download
The TrackID music recognition app can tell you what song you are listening to within seconds. It's easy to use, has a clean new design and is available in more than 60 languages worldwide.

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  • Reyansh Gupta

    by Reyansh Gupta

    Have you ever heard a song and just could not remember what the title of the track was? TrackID is a song recognition app that will identify the name  More

  • Phillip Lawson

    by Phillip Lawson

    I used to hear a song I loved on the radio and unless the DJ stated the song title before or after it played I had no idea what it was called to searc More

  • Joyce Willis

    by Joyce Willis

    It seems like a useful app, not very unique because I think there is already and app that does that.

  • Debra Johnson

    by Debra Johnson

    This app isn't very useful to me because it isn't available in my country. This seems like a real downfall in an app to not be available in one of the More

9.Beatfind

Free download

Beatfind is a free music recognition mobile application which will identify any song playing around your surrounding. It also allows you to listen to recognized songs on streaming services from Spotify, Deezer and more. 

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  • Grace Fisher

    by Grace Fisher

    Most people know that Shazam is the best music recognition app but after i discovered Beatfind this is now my go-to app as with this i can instantly listen to the song that i have identified on music streaming apps.

10.Spotsearch

Free download
This app will allow you to search the lyrics of any song you don't know the name of, so you can finally know whats the name of that song you have been singing for centuries. It will also provide you a Spotify link so you can save it and listen to it whenever you want to.


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  • Dhruv Jain

    by Dhruv Jain

    I always get songs stuck in my head and can't remember all the lyrics or even the title to the song. So this app is good for finding those songs that  More

  • Jeremy Stone

    by Jeremy Stone

    Spotsearch is what I use to identify a song. Too bad it was now unavailable.

  • Bryan Barnes

    by Bryan Barnes

    Spotsearch is a lifesaver! I always hear songs that I want to download later but can never remember the name of the song or the artist. With Spotsearc More

  • Gregory Ramos

    by Gregory Ramos

    Excellent system to easily organize and put your music into categories. Very effective

  • Carolina Vega

    by Carolina Vega

    you have to know the lyrics right before it will work. too much effort to do it.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the hit song "Despacito" is the latest non-English track to top the Billboard charts? The song topped the charts in 2017 and is one of the most successful Latin songs in history. The song's original version is recorded by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which is sung entirely in Spanish. The last non-English track to have topped the famous chart before Despacito, was the famous "Macarena" of the 90's. The song was in Spanish and was performed by Los del Rio. The dance track topped the Billboard Top 100 for 14 weeks.

Long before the age of millenial technology began, music has proved that it crosses the language barrier. In today's day and age, music has no boundaries. If you go to another country and turn on the radio, you’ll stumble on an English song pretty quickly. In the States today, the chances of finding foreign-language songs on American radio is not as impossible as before. As people say, music is the universal language. Listeners may not understand the lyrics of songs but the song's melody can still capture the admiration of music lovers. For people who feel clueless when hearing specific songs, there are already apps that can recognize songs in a few clicks. This available song recognition apps can identify songs and music because of technology. This development further proves that music transcends knowledge and language.

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