How to recognize music and identify a song online

How to recognize music and identify a song online

Compilation with the best pages or alternative programs to Shazam to recognize music by sound online and know what songs are playing.

Music has become the basic something in our lives. It seems that listening to songs is something that we do more and more frequently and with more assiduity since the facilities we have to access this type of content are increasingly extensive. Millions of singers around the world release different songs every day so that the public, that is, we, can listen to them and decide if we like them or not. In addition, the inclusion of music for example on Instagram has been a success, since millions of users like that their publications have music.

The songs are part of our day to day since through the radio and applications such as YouTube or Spotify , the ease of accessing all of them is increasing. The problem is when we listen to a song but we do not remember what its title is or we do not know it yet but we would like to know it. There are so many songs that are released every day that it is possible that even if we want to remember their title or keep the lyrics, it is very difficult for us to do so.

How to identify the notes of any song?

In these cases, what comes to mind is to be able to identify the song in order to know its title and thus have access to it. Fortunately, we currently have a number of online tools, desktop applications and mobile phone apps which allow us to carry out these identifications.

Identify Songs Online website; In the event that we are on the computer or have a smartphone and a song begins to play, or a chorus or rhythm comes to mind, we can use one of the free services that we offer below to identify it. Next we are going to show a list of the best methods that we can use to recognize a song online. In this way you will be able to save the title or singer in your mind or phone, to be able to listen to this song again whenever you feel like it. Don’t worry, if you can’t find the song, you’re not listening to it at the moment, there are applications that allow you to recognize music by humming, that allow you to recognize music through an app. Classical music, rap, rock, style doesn’t matter.

Ok Google or Siri using Shazam without installing it

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Yes, as you hear, it is now possible to use your own mobile, tablet or computer that uses Ok Google or Siri in the case of Apple devices.

All this is thanks to one of the options we have to be able to identify the songs, use the Siri voice assistants for Mac or iPhone (which Shazam uses without having to install it) or the “Ok Google” utility for Android, so it will not be necessary for us to install any external program.

For this, it is enough that we access the wizard and ask a question of the style: What is this song? In this way the assistant will activate our microphone to be able to listen to the song that is being played on the iPhone, Android, PC or Mac to try to identify the title of the song that is playing. We leave an example of how it is used on iPhone or Android.

Here you can see how to use Shazam without having to install it on iPhone, in this example we use an iPhone X, we open Siri, we ask what is this song? and automatically starts to listen to it as you see in the following image.

  • Now, once detected as you can see, both the photo, the name of the song and the artist who sings it will appear, simply, quickly and without installing apps (or shazam because it is integrated into the Apple system).
  • Here you can see Ok Google in action from an example Samsung Galaxy device:

Recognize song from Identify Songs Online website

Another option we have is to access a website that allows us to recognize a song that is playing at some point from the computer or phone, so that it recognizes it immediately, without having to install anything. When we access this website, we will see that a button appears that says “record now”.

Once we click on this button, we will see that a new screen appears in which we will see a microphone. We have to press this microphone to be able to recognize the song that is playing. We also have the possibility of downloading the extension for Chrome and adding it to our browser. You have the ability to recognize 10 songs a day for free, which is probably sufficient in most cases.

If you want to try this website, then you have the link. 

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Without a doubt, if there is an application that has become popular to identify music, especially from the mobile phone, it is Shazam.

Over time this app has increased features and users, thus becoming the queen of this sector. Among its best features we can find the possibility of activating background listening so that it continuously identifies music, movies and television programs without having to open the application. It offers different options and quite good results so if you still don’t have it, it is interesting that you try it.

We already saw in the previous point, that it is already possible to have Shazam integrated into the iPhone system, but here you have a way to download the app for both Android and iPhone.

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It is an application which will allow us to identify a song through the chorus or humming. This means that it is not necessary for the song to be playing at the same moment, but it is enough that we remember its melody to be able to hum it within the app and the application itself will present us with a list with the possible results.

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With this service we will be able to recognize the songs that we have in our mind as in the previous case, but this time from the computer. Midomi allows us to sing or hum a song in order to identify it. In this way we can test our singing skills and if we see that it does not work, we can go to the second option, which is humming. It is a community of music lovers that has user contributions for different languages, genres, lyrics, etc.


It is a fairly simple site to use which offers us only two options: record the song ourselves or listen to other people’s recordings to help them identify its melody. We have to allow access to the microphone and start recording when we are ready to sing or play the recording. You must choose the gender and more or less the seniority.


One of the services that we can find on the web to recognize music online for free is the musiXmatch application. Powered by Microsoft, it has the largest music and video metadata base, so recognizing a song with this App is quite simple. The desktop version is quite similar to Shazam and the main goal is to search and combine found song lyrics. To identify the songs, it is enough that the song you want to detect is playing once it is open. Once the song has been identified, we will see how the title of this appears on the screen.

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears (Official Music Video)

Music video by The Weeknd performing Save Your Tears. © 2021 The Weeknd XO, Inc., manufactured and marketed by Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Lyrics: Save Your Tears

Na na, yeah
I saw you dancing in a crowded room
You look so happy when I’m not with you
But then you saw me, caught you by surprise
A single teardrop falling from your eye
I don’t know why I run away
I make you cry when I run away
You could’ve asked me why I broke your heart
You could’ve told me that you fell apart
But you walked past me like I wasn’t there
And just pretended like you didn’t care
I don’t know why I run away
I make you cry when I run away
Take me back ’cause I wanna stay
Save your tears for another
Save your tears for another day
Save your tears for another day
I made you think that I would always stay
I said some things that I should never say
Yeah, I broke your heart like someone did to mine
And now you won’t love me for a second time
I don’t know why I run away, oh, girl
Said I make you cry when I run away
Girl, take me back ’cause I wanna stay
Save your tears for another
I realize that I’m much too late
And you deserve someone better
Save your tears for another day (Ooh, yeah)
Save your tears for another day (Yeah)
I don’t know why I run away
I make you cry when I run away
Save your tears for another day, ooh, girl (Ah)
I said save your tears for another day (Ah)
Save your tears for another day (Ah)
Save your tears for another day (Ah)