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LyricRat – know the lyrics but don’t know the song?

Posted by lindyjb on August 1, 2009

Picture 3I spent way too much time this afternoon trying out LyricRat. Do you have some lyrics but don’t know the song? Sure, you can try googling the lyrics and you’re likely to find the related song, but will it also name the album the lyrics are from, produce the album art, post the song for playback and provide an opportunity to purchase it through Amazon — all in one handy place? LyricRat does just that… and they do it in less than 140 characters. (Sounds a bit like a t-shirt slogan, but it’s true).

While testing out LyricRat, I tried to stump it with random lyrics from my eclectic music collection. I did stump it a few times, but not everything is perfect! It’s fun and worth a try if you ever need to do a lyrics search.

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5 Responses to “LyricRat – know the lyrics but don’t know the song?”

  1. [...] LyricRat – know the lyrics but don't know the song? « Circulation By lindyjb Do you have some lyrics but don't know the song? Sure, you can try googling the lyrics and you're likely to find the related song, but will it also name the album the lyrics are from, produce the album art, post the song for playback … Circulation – http://lindyjb.wordpress.com/ [...]

  2. Another cool program similar to this is Midomi (Mi Do Mi) Ultra http://www.midomi.com. You can hum or sing the song, type the lyrics, or even use the program to capture the name of the song played on the radio. And they have an iPod app. I’ve tested it out, and it works fairly well.

  3. lindyjb said

    That’s pretty cool! Thanks for the recommendation. I tried it out – hummed a tune to Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” and I got Akon instead. My humming was probably a bit off-key, admittedly. ;)

    Midomi is pretty neat though – I tried it out. Thanks again for the recommendation!

  4. Courtney said

    ” hand full of kids setteling down tell me know what do you see….i see you and me and oh baby i wanna make ya mine”
    what song is this

  5. Berthold said

    really looks good. i always google lyrics, the problem with rat is, that google just has a bigger “database” to find lyrics.

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