2 of the best websites to use when Google doesn’t work
Heard a song on the radio recently and can’t remember the name of it? This happens to me all the time because even though I wait, half the time no one ever says which band played the song or the name of the song! Luckily, you can just search for lyrics online and find out instantly the name of the song and the band.
If you can remember a line or two from the song, probably just performing a simple Google search will bring up all the info you need without having to go to a lyrics search site. A simple search like “it doesn’t even matter” on Google will give you the correct band, Linkin Park and the correct song title, In the End.
As you can see, the first result is from a lyrics site called azlyrics.com. Since all of those sites are indexed by Google, performing a search on Google for song lyrics will give you the correct answer most of the time. On top of that, you get links to YouTube videos, etc in case you were searching for that also.
You can also just add the word “lyrics” to the end of your search in Google and you are almost guaranteed to get the correct answer.
However, if the search is not working in Google because the lyrics are common, then you can try out a couple of useful lyric sites. There are literally hundreds of them, but I’ll only mention two here since I’ve never had to use any other service beyond the three I mention below. Also, I tried to stick with ones that weren’t full of ads or simply indexed other lyric sites.
MetroLyrics.com is probably my favorite site for searching for lyrics because it gives you a lot more information beyond what you were even looking for. The search feature is also pretty awesome in that it will search your keywords in not only lyrics, but also artists, song names, videos, album names and even the news.
I clicked on Lyrics just to see those results and as you can see, it found the song I was looking for plus a whole bunch of other songs. Sometimes having too many results can be overwhelming, but MetroLyrics does a good job of showing the best matches at the top and then showing the less relevant results below. Also, I really like their search because there are a lot of times I can’t remember the exact words from the song, so I end up searching for the wrong lyrics. This site shows exact matches, but also shows close matches, so if you don’t get every word right, you should still be able to find the song.
On the actual lyrics page, you can print the lyrics if you like, watch the music video if it’s available and even correct the lyrics since it’s community edited like Wikipedia. I also like the fact that it tells you who actually wrote the song, an item most lyric sites don’t mention.
Overall, this site is fine if you only want to search for lyrics, but it’s really good at keeping you engaged with a lot of other info if you’re someone who is interested in music.
SongLyrics.com isn’t as nice looking as MetroLyrics, but it still returns very good results. Firstly, go ahead perform a search using the search box at the top.
As with MetroLyrics, you can search on Artist, Album, Song Title and Within Lyrics. You can also do an exact match search if you want. In my case, I went ahead and checked only Within Lyrics and then I got the Linkin Park result I was looking for:
If you click on the link, you’ll get the lyrics page. One nice feature is the ability to listen to the song while you have the lyrics up. It doesn’t require you to sign up or anything, a simple web player pops up and starts playing the song.
I’m not really sure what people did before the Internet, but now when you hear a song on the radio and if you didn’t already Shazam it while driving, then you can easily do a search to find any song, old or new, in just a few seconds. Enjoy!