What are the best apps for identifying songs?

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    Terry Elliott - May 13, 2017

    "It's a decent app for a quick and dirty shot at identifying a song. Far from perfect, but worth keeping. A good first choice to try and cut your research time short. " Read more

    Comments about "Shazam" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Terry Elliott - May 13, 2017

      "It's a decent app for a quick and dirty shot at identifying a song. Far from perfect, but worth keeping. A good first choice to try and cut your research time short. "

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      Vishal Gabbi - March 25, 2017

      "Shazam is my go-to application for identifying music I enjoy when I hear it. It can recognize the song even in loud bars, and can help you download and purchase the song to listen to on your own!"

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    Vincent Manning - March 20, 2017

    "I really like Soundhound! I have the worst memory for names of songs. They get stuck in my head and all I can remember is the tune or part of a chorus. This has been great! No more wondering all day what a song is!" Read more

    Comments about "Soundhound" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Vincent Manning - March 20, 2017

      "I really like Soundhound! I have the worst memory for names of songs. They get stuck in my head and all I can remember is the tune or part of a chorus. This has been great! No more wondering all day what a song is!"

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      Jordan Williams - January 21, 2017

      "This is my favorite app for figuring out songs! This was just what I needed, now when I hear a song I can't put my finger on I can actually figure out what it is!"

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    Kathryn Thornton - February 26, 2017

    "The lyrics feature and it's large library of songs available make this very useful. Another thing that makes this nice is that it provides information and the artists and songs." Read more

    Comments about "Genius" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Kathryn Thornton - February 26, 2017

      "The lyrics feature and it's large library of songs available make this very useful. Another thing that makes this nice is that it provides information and the artists and songs."

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      Tanja Spicer - February 25, 2017

      "It looks like a good app and one that is appealing to teens. I would add something different than the smiley emoji face that might appeal to a larger group of people."

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      Benny Garza - February 3, 2017

      "Genius is a pretty elegant and efficient app for identifying song and looking up lyrics. It works fairly seamlessly and organically and efficiently to identify songs from various sources. Whether it's other apps or music playing around you, Genius can quickly identify songs."

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    Micheal Fleming - April 9, 2017

    "MusiXmatch is a great way to identify songs because it has a really huge database of lyrics. If you can't find what you're looking for on this, the song probably doesn't exist. " Read more

    Comments about "musiXmatch" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Micheal Fleming - April 9, 2017

      "MusiXmatch is a great way to identify songs because it has a really huge database of lyrics. If you can't find what you're looking for on this, the song probably doesn't exist. "

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      Martha O'brien - March 16, 2017

      "This app appears fantastic for finding lyrics and even translating ones from songs in different languages. It does however appear to have some annoying ads on it that are quite irritating."

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    William Hicks - April 14, 2017

    "Excellent system to easily organize and put your music into categories. Very effective" Read more

    Comments about "Spotsearch" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      William Hicks - April 14, 2017

      "Excellent system to easily organize and put your music into categories. Very effective"

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      Kyle Mcdonald - March 1, 2017

      "I always get songs stuck in my head and can't remember all the lyrics or even the title to the song. So this app is good for finding those songs that I can't quite place. You ever hear a great song and have no idea what it is but need to hear it again? That's what this app is great for."

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      Ellen Baldwin - February 7, 2017

      "Spotsearch is a lifesaver! I always hear songs that I want to download later but can never remember the name of the song or the artist. With Spotsearch, all I have to do is enter some of the lyrics and blam, there it is! So much goodness here!"

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    Deborah Wang - April 16, 2017

    "Have you ever heard a song and just could not remember what the title of the track was? TrackID is a song recognition app that will identify the name of the song you are listening to. It is extremely accurate and will help relieve the headache that ensues when you are trying to..." Read more

    Comments about "TrackID" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Deborah Wang - April 16, 2017

      "Have you ever heard a song and just could not remember what the title of the track was? TrackID is a song recognition app that will identify the name of the song you are listening to. It is extremely accurate and will help relieve the headache that ensues when you are trying to figure out the name of a song you are listening to. This is a free app on GooglePlay and is a must have for all music aficionados. "

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      David Rivera - January 16, 2017

      "I used to hear a song I loved on the radio and unless the DJ stated the song title before or after it played I had no idea what it was called to search for it on the internet. TrackID solved this completely and can identify any song that comes on buy analyzing the sound!"

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    Carl Richards - February 22, 2017

    "I used it before and I think it's great. You was watching a movie and you liked the song playing in the background but didn't know what song it was? With this app it will tell you each and every time. " Read more

    Comments about "MusicID" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Carl Richards - February 22, 2017

      "I used it before and I think it's great. You was watching a movie and you liked the song playing in the background but didn't know what song it was? With this app it will tell you each and every time. "

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      Stephen Nichols - March 30, 2017

      "MusicID was a great addition to my phone. I easily and seamlessly can find out what any song is that's playing nearby just by pulling out my phone and using this app. Awesome capability at my fingertips here!"

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      Norman Sullivan - January 25, 2017

      "This is great for when I'm downtown and hear part of a song from a long time ago. It's pretty good at location the song, and then I get to tag it with my original memory. Pretty good for scrapbooking."

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    Mark Baker - March 25, 2017

    "Siri is hands-down the best for identifying songs. I've used a number of apps over the years, but nothing beats the convenience and accuracy of Siri." Read more

    Comments about "Siri" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Mark Baker - March 25, 2017

      "Siri is hands-down the best for identifying songs. I've used a number of apps over the years, but nothing beats the convenience and accuracy of Siri."

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      Suzanne Peters - March 24, 2017

      "While Siri isn't perfect, she goes a long way in helping me figure out what a song is that I just can't remember. I can't think of a better source for instant song information other than Siri... Or a radio DJ if you happen to have one standing next to you."

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      Debbie Wolfe - March 10, 2017

      "I use siri for a long time and she helps me on every thing I need. If I want to find a song I ask siri to help me and she usually gets me the best solution."

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    Larry Shaw - April 23, 2017

    "Great functionality. It puts google right at your fingertip and since it is the best browser it makes sense to make it the focal point on your device." Read more

    Comments about "Google Now" as one of the best Apps for identifying songs

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      Larry Shaw - April 23, 2017

      "Great functionality. It puts google right at your fingertip and since it is the best browser it makes sense to make it the focal point on your device."

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      Jenny Wade - April 23, 2017

      " Apps for identifying songs is real cool. I use Google Now. I hit the listen button and usually after only seconds it recognizes the sound and tells me what it is. I always know what is playing now. I impressed my friends and family with this because they did not know you could do it. It is very simple. It is already built into most Android phones so most people already have it."

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      Stacey Day - April 19, 2017

      "doesnt solve the issue of finding songs id"

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      Joan Owens - April 8, 2017

      "After switching from apple to android my biggest problem was learning where all my apps were. This is an easy to use, clean interface that allows me to quickly find exactly what I am looking for in seconds instead of scrolling around."

Summary

Best apps for identifying songs
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Shazam Apps 183 Free
2 Soundhound Apps 148 Free
3 Genius Apps 128 Free
4 musiXmatch Apps 112 Free
5 Spotsearch Apps 82 Free
6 TrackID Apps 63 Free
7 MusicID Apps 50 Free
8 Siri Apps 39 Free
9 Google Now Apps 5 Free