How To Find A Song Without Knowing The Name Or Lyrics

Are you looking to find a song without knowing the name or lyrics of the song? Read on to find out how to do that.

Music is one of the best ways to enjoy your quiet time alone. But the annoying thing is that there are many songs in the world and keeping the lyrics of every song in your head can be very difficult.

What’s even worse is when you don’t even know the title of the song, the artist, or even the producer of the song you are looking for. But how will you stop singing “thrash” instead of the original lyrics if you can find the song?

Well, several apps and tools can help you find a solution to this nightmare. With these tools and apps, you’ll be able to find a song without knowing any detail about the song.

In this article, I am going to show you how to find a song without knowing the title or the lyrics.

How to Find A Song Without Knowing the Name or Lyrics

Finding a song without knowing the name or lyrics is very easier than you thought. There are several methods you can use to do that, but, in this article, I only used only some of the top methods.

How to Find A Song Without Knowing the Name or Lyrics Using Shazam

In my opinion, Shazam is the most popular song identification app in the world. Over the years, Shazam has been used by over a million people all over the world to identify songs they have no idea about.

Initially, Shazam started only as a music-identification app but over the years, it has now turned into a platform for both musicians and their listeners. The Shazam app is available for free download from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

To use the Shazam app to find a song, all you have to do is to get a pre-recorded version of the song on another mobile phone or computer. Afterward, follow the steps below;

  1. Download the Shazam app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store
  2. Open the app and turn the microphone of your phone towards the other device with the pre-recorded song
  3. Play the pre-recorded version of the song
  4. Wait for Shazam to work its algorithm and in a few minutes, the title of the song will be displayed on the screen

This method will work for only pre-recorded songs or the original song. It doesn’t work when you sing or hum the song into the microphone. Also, Shazam can identify almost every song in the world.

How to Find A Song Without Knowing the Name or Lyrics Using Midomi (A Music Search Engine)

Unlike the Shazam where you have to get the recorded song before you will be able to identify the song, Midomi doesn’t work that way.

It is worth noting that, it is not always that you will be able to find the recorded song and in such situations, your best chance is to sing or hum. That is the reason why you have Midomi.

Midomi is a music search engine that allows you to search for a song using sound input. Currently, Midomi can only be used on the web and is FREE of charge.

To use Midomi, all you need to do is to visit the official Midomi website and follow the simple on-screen steps. You should sing the song or hum the tune for at least 10 seconds (this will increase the accuracy).

Afterward, Midomi will compare the hum or the song with its large music database. After a few seconds, all the music that matches your song will be listed for you.

The steps to follow are pretty simple and straightforward. No matter your computer literacy level, you will be able to do it.

Apart from Shazam and Midomi, there are some other tools you can use to find a song without knowing the name or lyrics. You can try the following:

  • MusicID (a free music-finding app)
  • Musicpedia (an open music encyclopedia)
  • (a community website for identifying music)


The five (5) tools/apps provided to you in this article are supposed to help you find any song without knowing the name or the lyrics. Interestingly, apart from Shazam, all the other tools/apps given to you can be used at no cost.

If you try one tool and it doesn’t work for you, you can try the other tool. Besides, it is free of charge; all you need is an internet connection and you are good to go.

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