What Song Is This ? - Top 12 Best Apps and Online Music Identification Services

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In the past few years technology has donated lots of things to change the life of human beings and in that mobile phone plays a very important role. Talking about scenario a few years back, suppose you listen to songs on Radio station or on an announcer but you didn’t know the name of the song or after an hour that song hovers in your mind and you want to listen the song again but you didn’t remember the song or any of its lyrics, it was much difficult at that time. But, nowadays life of all people has changed by great extent as technology has expanded to a very high level.

Talking about the current scenario there are a lot of applications by which we can identify the songs, their lyrics, their artists ,their biographies and latest concerts and their latest post on different social media platforms and much more important information we can get right on our fingertips just a few clicks away. These applications are available on various platforms so user can identify the song easily just by installing that app on their device.

Also in that, Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone are dominating the major smartphone market. Now I will give you the latest information on the apps that can easily identify the song and other information related to it in a very less time and in easy manner.

1. Shazam - One of the Best App to identify Song


Shazam - One of the Best App to identify Song
Shazam - One of the Best App to identify Song


Download Shazam : Android | iOS MAC | Windows Phone | Blackberry


Shazam is one of the best apps since last few years to identify the songs. Shazam uses smartphone’s or computer’s microphone to gather the audio information from different device like radio, television, computer or any other device from which media is playing.

Actually it generates acoustic fingerprint and searches information about that in its central database.  Besides song lyrics and artist info this app also provides information about biography and discography of that particular artist. In this app there is a button called “magic Shazam” which records all information and provides accurate information just in few seconds, that’s impressive and unbelievable.

The above procedure is called tagging. Also when you are offline you can record the song and when you get internet connectivity, it will provide results immediately. In Shazam’s database there are more than 15million songs stored. This app identifies song quickly and perfectly and it is also linked to the various apps like groove music, Facebook, twitter, Spotify, amazon, you tube, and television and much more.

There are two versions of this app available on different platforms. The free version is Shazam and paid version is Shazam Encore. Besides it is available on android wear and TV .The main difference is free version has limited functionality of recording and identifying 5 songs per month while in paid version which costs $4.99 per month we get full access. Shazam has over 500 million active mobile devices all over the world.

Minimum Requirements to use Shazam Music Identification Service:

Devices Requirement
Android 4.0 or above
iPhone iOS 8.0 or above
Mac OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit Processor
Windows PC Windows 8 or above
Windows Phone Windows 8 or above
Blackberry Supported by almost all devices


Special Functionality: It uses an acoustic fingerprint for searching.

Pros: Record as many songs in offline mode in paid version and get information about the song, whenever you get connectivity.

Cons: In noisy environment difficult to identify song.

Download Shazam : Android | iOS MAC | Windows Phone | Blackberry

2. SoundHound - Quickest app to identify songs

SoundHound - Quickest way to Identify Songs
SoundHound - Quickest way to Identify Songs

Download SoundHound  : Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Blackberry

Another great app to identify any song in a quicker way .It works as similar to Shazam but the main functionality in this app is you can identify the song by singing few words of the song that are in your mind but the words should be precise and accurate. 

After identifying the song you can share it on various different platforms like Facebook, Twitter and many more with your family and friends. It also provides information about the artist and album but unlike Shazam it doesn’t provide information of upcoming shows and related artist of the song.

One more difference is Shazam gives information immediately of the song that user tagged in offline mode as it gets the internet connection while in sound hound user has to open the app then identifies it which is somewhat tedious. This app has over 260 million users globally. 

Also this app has two versions, free and paid. Free version has ads in it while if the user wants to get rid of ads then user can opt for the paid version.

Minimum Requirements:
Devices Requirement
Android Android 4.1 or above
iPhone iOS 8.0 or above
Windows Phone Windows 8 or above
Blackberry Supported by almost all devices

Special Functionality: Provides user to gain exposure by sharing of tracks on social media.

Pros:  Users can provide feedback and also this app has various groups about various topics and genres.

Cons: It doesn’t have any tools to edit or add special effects.

Download SoundHound  : Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Blackberry

3. Hound - Say It, Get It

Hound -Say it, Get it
Hound -Say it, Get it

Available: Android | iOS

Hound, this app is younger brother of SoundHound. Talking about this app it works differently than the other apps listed above; the main function included in the app is that it provides you the information in the much popular and well-known style of “Siri”. 

As its tagline says “SAY IT, GET IT” it works in the similar manner in which you have to just say name of the song and you will get the latest information of the artist, their biographies, the top songs of artist and the upcoming songs in just a few seconds and also it provides the info about the latest posts that are made by the artist on Facebook, Twitter or any other popular social media app and also provides information of similar artists. This app is totally free.

Minimum Requirements:

Android: Android 4.1 or above
iPhone: iOS 8.0 or above

Special Functionality:  It provides latest post of artist and their upcoming events.

Pros: Identify song based on just part of lyrics and it is free.

Cons: unable to identify songs on the basis of tunes.

Available: Android | iOS

4.  MUSIXMATCH



Musixmatch
Musixmatch

Available: Android | iOS | Windows Phone

This app has a large database of over 17.4 million lyrics and most exciting thing it’s available in 63 languages.  Musixmatch, the main functionality included in this app is that it provides on the go or floating lyrics of songs and it searches from its large catalogue and gives you lyrics of the song in just a few seconds. 

The main advantage of floating lyrics is user can sing the song as lyrics will be available right on their front screen. Besides Lyrics, it also provides feature to save the lyrics, search it in offline mode, search the song based on the title of song, artist and lyrics. The most important feature of it is it’s compatibility with almost all the third party players like Spotify, play Music, Power amp, gaana, Deezer, Saavn, Pandora, Rdio and many more. 

Another important feature included in this app is it allows users to create lyric cards and to share awesome quotes on different platforms. Also this app is available on android TV and android wear. One can also sing the song and search it and get all info of the song and can share it with friends and also on the various social media apps. This app has over 60 million users all over the world.

Minimum Requirements:

Android: 4.1 or later

iPhone: iOS 8.0 or above

Windows Phone: Windows 8.0 or higher

Windows PC: Windows 8.0 or higher

Special Functionality:  One special feature is we can create lyrics card of our choice and share it with friends.

Pros: user can remove the vocals of the favorite songs so that user can sing along.

Cons: This app doesn’t have any negative point.

Available: Android | iOS | Windows Phone

5. TrackID - App By Sony Mobile Communications

TrackID
TrackID

Available: Android

TrackID is one of the best apps developed by Sony mobile communications. The major advantage of this app is that it is available in 60 languages. With help of this app, user can explore the artist, their biographies, Track ID charts, YouTube videos, other popular songs related with that album  and much more. 

The main feature included in it is this app is directly integrated with Spotify so you can directly add songs to your Spotify playlist of your favorite artist and latest albums. Like other apps, this app also provides feature of offline capturing of song when you are not connected with the internet and gives you results as you get connection. 

One can also share the identified tracks on different Social media apps. The major drawback in this app is that it is available only for the android devices.

Minimum Requirements: Android 4.1 or higher

Special Functionality: Provides popular charts.

Pros: It creates history of the song that we have searched.

Cons: It doesn’t have more stores from which we can buy songs and it takes more time to retrieve history sometimes.

Available: Android

6. Spotsearch - Know the lyric? search and find it.

SpotSearch
SpotSearch

Available: Android | iOS

Spotsearch is one of the popular apps which can identify songs. In a noisy environment user can’t be able to use the apps like Shazam, for that you have to just remember the part of lyrics of the track and you can search it on the app and you will get links from Spotify, YouTube or iTunes. This app is very well integrated with the Spotify.

Special Functionality:  Identify songs based on just part of lyrics.

Pros: Gives Result in just a Fraction of seconds.

Cons: very few integration with third party apps. 

Available: Android | iOS

7. WatZatSong

WatZatSong
WatZatSong

WatZatSong is one the best creative web app to identify the songs. Unlike other apps, it works on the different mechanism, suppose user is not able to identify the song on the computer then user can post it on WatZatSong and get the information of the song. In this app, user can simply post loosely recorded mp3 or well recorded mp3 and will get suggestions of the song.

This app doesn’t provide you the information of song directly, but basic details of song like in which language it is and which music style it follows. Members of this app can give suggestions of the song and main advantage of this app is it helps to post mp3 on cross-platform apps like Twitter, Facebook and other social media apps. By this one can get the information of song quickly as more people will help them.

Special Functionality: It allows to post on various popular social media platforms.

Pros: Allows user to even post loosely recorded audio.

Cons: This app takes long time to give the details about the song.

Available: Website

7. MusicID

MusicID
MusicID

Available: Android | iOS

MusicID is one of the popular apps that identify the music. This app provides you a cleaner look than any of the other apps. It works on the similar feature as Shazam to identify songs. One can identify the song within few seconds and can then buy the song so that he/she can listen it in near future. 

This app also provides a main feature that is tag. You can tag the place where you heard and wonderful song and why you liked it? The major disadvantage is this app is not integrated with third party applications. Also one can search the song with help of text. 

This app provides details of artist, biographies, latest albums, and YouTube links of that song and similar tracks related with that song. This app is available on android and iPhone.

Special Functionality: Tag the place where u heard such beautiful song and also search by text.

Pros: The interface of this app is excellent and very handy to use.

Cons: The major disadvantage is that the server timeout happens every now and then, for getting rid of this user has to close the app and open it again.

Available: Android | iOS

8. Midomi

Midomi
Midomi

Midomi is a web application which has a unique search engine and large and comprehensive database of all the songs. The main feature in this is that user can sing or hum or just whistle and app will provide tracks that are relevant to it. In this app there is a feature click and sing or hum by using which user has to just sing for 10 seconds and it provides the result .It provides information about artist, YouTube videos of song and similar content related with it.

Special Functionality: Identify song by whistle or tune.

Pros:  It provides various links of the artists. 

Cons:  User should have an account of it.

Available: Website

9. Musipedia

Musipedia
Musipedia


Musipedia is a well-known web application that identifies songs in different formats. Basically it uses Melodyhound search engine. One can identify the song if one knows the melody of the song. One can play song in different formats like piano, a whistle on the computer, or tap rhythm on computer keyboard. One can search the song by dragging the mouse, by playing the tune on virtual keyboard, counter based search or whistling the tune using any microphone or just using the text. 

In contour based search user will be able to know pitch of the tune whether it is up or down, so that user can identify melody easily. It is considered as one of finest app to identify the classical music. Also it has huge collection of database that is open for the contributors for the purpose of editing and making their site efficient.

Special Functionality: In this it provides contour search which is not provided in any of the other apps.

Pros: Able to identify songs via various different methods efficiently and quickly.

Cons: It takes more time.

Available: Website

10. Tunatic

Tunatic
Tunatic

Tunatic is a desktop application that can be downloaded on Pc or Mac, but user needs to have an internet connection to get the latest information. For this tool to identify songs one has to just play song on their microphone in their Pc. This tool provides latest information about the artist and also other information related with it.

Special Functionality: It doesn’t have any Special Functionality.

Pros: User can’t identify song by singing or humming.

Cons:  Takes more time to connect to its server.

11. FolkTuneFinder

FolkTuneFinder
FolkTuneFinder

FolkTuneFinder is the attractive website which helps users to search the melody in various different ways. This application allows users to search the song by some of the tunes on the virtual keyboard or by typing the title of the track. One can search the song by singing, humming, listening or playing it. It displays information of the artist.

Special Functionality: Search engine using ABC Notation.

Pros: Identify song by singing, humming or playing.

Cons: Doesn’t allow user to record songs as it requires an internet connection.

Available: Website

12. Find Music by Lyrics

Find Music By Lyrics
Find Music By Lyrics

Find music by lyrics is an online application which helps users to identify the songs with the help of the lyrics. All you need to know is simply the artist name or a part of lyrics of the song or name of the album. One can get the information by typing the name of the song directly also. Here you will get the number of relevant sites that are matching your search result.

Special Functionality: Allows search by any part of lyrics of any song.

Pros:  Provides different websites.

Cons: Doesn’t allow identifying songs by music.

Available: Website

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