How to Find a Song Name From a Few Lyrics
danastasia • 13-06-2005 18:34
Whenever someone makes a thread looking for something, whenever I reply, it's because I've used Google to find it - I have the musical knowledge of a frogspawn. So, I thought I'd share how I get it to work. If you're not getting any replies with your thread, or before you even make a thread, try this:
**How to Find a Song Name from a few Lyrics**
Say you heard a song, and you can remember the lyrics, "I get knocked down, but I get up again" and you want to know the name.
1. Go to Google.
2. Type lyrics followed by the snippet of lyrics you know. If you're unsure if it's but or when or if, it doesn't matter, just leave it out.
So, you'll have entered:
lyrics i get knocked down i get up again
3. Press search!
9 times out of 10, the song will jump out at you...you'll get a preview of the rest of the lyrics which might jog your memory. If it's covered by more than one artist, a little research will find out who it is for you.
I find that with 'lyrics' at the start, you are far far far more likely to find the song. If you still have no luck, try with slight variations of what you can remember - Is it knocked down, or blocked down? If that still doesn't work, just remove the words you're unsure of altogether.
When you're using this method, it's key words like people or place names, unusual phrases or what you think are key parts to the song that will help you find what you're looking for.
Hope this helps.
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caruso1922 • 16-06-2005 01:26
Thank you, thank you, Danastasia. I tried everything I could think of to get the name of a song I heard on "Crossing Jordan". In my search I came to this forum and read your instructions with some skepticism but it worked like a charm. I just think it's very kind of you to share that little tip not to mention that psychic thing you got going! thanks again
Dekar • 16-06-2005 01:27
danastasia: bringing happiness to the people of Tarrytown, USA since 2005.
INSANE87 • 16-06-2005 10:17
this is a handy site i picked up
works for me most the time unless the song is very very new
aussie_celesty • 16-06-2005 10:23
What about the LSI search feature?
Jabbas • 16-06-2005 10:40
* offtopic :
was that example reeeally necessary?? That song, if i even see those words, does not leave my head for weeks!!
danastasia • 16-06-2005 10:49
Call me blasphemous, but with Google you kind of use the search engine of all the lyrics sites on the world, you're more likely to find what you're looking for. And the LSI one is always down *rolls eyes*.
And for the record, the song in the example is "Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba
boxblink_182 • 17-06-2005 04:54
here is a more advanced way of finding lyrics on lsi while the search is down for maintenance:
see the thread
kalsonberry • 17-06-2005 04:55
LatinLockito • 17-06-2005 05:00
that's exactly the same thing I do when trying to help here.... though I type "lyrics" after the other words and my results would be more like 50% or so
daisydani • 17-06-2005 16:47
you're amazing! thank you
csmith23 • 22-06-2005 11:22
You're the best. That google thingie worked. I dont know what's wrong with the lyricfind thing but it doesnt even allow you to type in the search box so then how are you expected to search?
blinkmetom • 22-06-2005 23:01
I tried with a song i heard on made where in the chorus it goes: She is the girl who has everything I still can't find it though
chloya • 22-06-2005 23:04
Hopefully I found it, check your thread
blinkmetom • 22-06-2005 23:04
the lyric finder didn't work either but thanks anyways
blinkmetom • 22-06-2005 23:48
anyone know where to get lyrics fron the Adam Blockton Song-The Girl who has everything
mav3274 • 25-06-2005 04:00
Now, only if there was some way to find a song that has no lyrics at all or a song you know the artist and title but can't find the darn song (to download) then I'll be happy.
jonbball89 • 25-06-2005 04:05
you can try amazon for the no lyrics if it's tecno
jonbball89 • 25-06-2005 04:07
go to their 32 topics thing and select music and put the band or what ever their its really effective for every thing even like the yahoo thing
Thundaclick • 27-06-2005 17:45
Yo there's a song that I've been tryin' to find for years!!!! Now I don' know the lyrics but What I know is that this song is the first song in the mix:
"Bone Thugs and Twista - Fast Rapping"
So if someone over here knows what I'm talkin' 'bout an' got this song I'm talkin' 'bout - I'm askin' for help
PEACE to ya'll an' please reply...
alison1287 • 07-07-2005 16:42
Obviously the song I am looking for is VERY new because there is no finding it anywhere. I have tried searching on every search engine. It's a rap song I heard on the radio a few days ago. The only lyrics I remember are "work that thing, run girl"
If you have heard it or know any lyrics/title/ artist please reply!
mmp102001 • 07-07-2005 23:20
[lyrics=]Hi....I was listening to the show "Tool Time" today and heard a song being played. I could have sworn it was Kenny Rogers singing. The only words I remember are ( We've Got it all). I did a search on www.letssingit.com, with no results.
It is not the one that goes.....We've got tonight, who needs tomorrow, etc. Anyone see the show?
It is Thursday.....7th of june.
mmp102001 • 07-07-2005 23:41
I found the lyrics to the song...the title is (We've Got It All) by Kenny Rogers...
I found it on a google search
_2hott2handle_ • 09-07-2005 20:11
Thank you SO,SO much!!! I did exactly what you said and the lyrics were like the fourth one down.They popped out at me like you said!
Bettyglez • 10-07-2005 19:07
I did a search on google and altavista for a song that says.."i'm twenty oh my gosh..." that i heard in a club... but nothing showed up...
can somebody help me?
bballv32 • 13-07-2005 03:38
Hey I just used this...thanks!! My post where all I knew was "all i think about is you" ended up being Landing n London.
THANKS A TON
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