How To Find A Song Without Knowing The Name Or Lyrics

Last Updated on January 16, 2023

How To Find A Song Without Knowing The Name

Are you interested in a song and want to download it, but you don’t know how to find it? You don’t know the name. You may remember a few lyrics or perhaps none at all. But it’s impossible to get the melody out of your head! Fortunately, there are several ways to find a song even without knowing the name or lyrics.

How to Find a Song Without Knowing the Name or Lyrics

Knowing the lyrics certainly makes finding a song easier, since all you need to do is type a line or phrase into Google or a song lyric website, and in most cases, you’ll find a match pretty easily.

But what if you don’t know the lyrics? Is all hope lost? Thanks to recent developments in technology, you now have more options for finding that elusive song title.

1. Use Google to identify a song.

One of the easiest ways to identify a song comes from your source of answers to all of life’s other important questions: Google.

If you have a smart device, make sure you’ve downloaded the Google app. Open the app, and in the search bar, tap the microphone icon, and say “Search a song.”

Then you can play the song, or even hum, whistle, or sing the melody.

2. Check IMDB for songs from TV shows or movies.

As all dedicated film and TV buffs know, IMDB is a priceless resource when it comes to tracking down those key details about a movie or episode. The database can tell you all the locations where a production was filmed, who guest starred in any given episode, and of course, which songs were featured.

3. Try one of these apps that can identify songs.

In addition to Google, there are several other apps you can use in your mission to hunt down a song.


With Shazam, users simply hold their phone up to the source of music while a song is playing. Tap a button and Shazam will listen it to identify the song, and provide key information such as the title, artist, and album.

The app will also provide links to YouTube to where you can listen to or purchase the song in question. Shazam also stores a history of all the songs you’ve identified.

Shazam is available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows.


Much like Google, SoundHound allows you to hum or sing a melody in case the song you’re looking for isn’t playing right now.

This app is available for Android and iOS.

Siri or Alexa

If you have an iPhone or an Amazon Echo, you can call on trusted Siri or Alexa to identify a song for you. Just say “[Siri / Alexa], what song is this?”

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