How to find a song title

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Aina Martin
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AudioTag (Online)

The first resource I send you to try to be able to find the title of a song is AudioTag. It is a free online service that, in fact, is able to find the title, the artist and the year of publication of the songs in MP3 format that are loaded on it. It's super easy to use and you can do everything from your web browser window, without having to download and install anything on your computer.


You ask me how to use it? I'll explain it to you right away. First, connect to the AudioTag website and click on the button Choose file / Open file present under the heading You can upload a file from your computer: to select the song whose title and artist you want to know. After selecting it, click the button Upload to send it to the service.


At the end of the loading of the song, enter the result of the sum of the two numbers on the page prove you’re a human in the empty text field Please, calculate ed enter the result and click on the button Next.

At this point, Audiotag will analyze the song you sent it and, in the page that opens, it will show you the title of the song, the name of the artist who composed it, the album it belongs to and the year of publication. Very useful right?

If you are interested in this, I would like to point out that as well as being able to be used on audo files saved locally, AudioTag also works for those online. In fact, you just need to indicate the URL in the appropriate field below the item or specify direct URL to audio file:, press the button proceed and proceed in the same way as we have seen together earlier.


Midomi (Online)

As an alternative to the above website you can rely on Midomi, another no-cost Web solution through which it is possible to find the title of a song but, unlike AudioTag, the song to be identified should not be loaded but hummed or whistled into the computer microphone! It is very easy to use, it can be used directly from the browser without having to download and install anything on the computer and it is branded SoundHound (find more info about it in the following steps), which is synonymous with precision and accuracy in identifying and searching for songs. .


The only thing you need to take into account is that you need the plugin to work Flash Player installed on the computer (for more details you can read my guide on the subject). Alternatively, it is possible to use a browser that integrates it "as standard" (eg. Chrome).

To serve, first of all connect to the Midomi home page and then press the button Click and Sing or Hum which is in the upper center of the page and then on Allow to authorize the site (as well as Flash Player) to use your computer's microphone.

Once this is done, you can start humming or whistling, for about 10-20 seconds, the main reason of the song you are interested in identifying the title. Then click on the button Click to stop to stop recording and start song search.

In a short time you should therefore find yourself in the presence of a page with the title of the song or a list of some songs that could correspond to what you hummed / whistled. To find out if the song or songs proposed really refer to yours, listen to a preview by pressing the button Play that you find in correspondence of the covers.


AHA Music (Chrome Extension)

Can't remember the title of a song you're playing in your browser window, YouTube or other audio and / or video sites, and would you like to know if I can recommend some other useful resource? Of course yes, God forbid. Try it now AHA Music and you will see that you will not regret it. It is an extension for the Chrome browser capable of recognizing any music playing in the tabs open in the big G browser. It is very easy to use and the results returned are very accurate.


To use it, connected from Google Chrome to the reference page of the extension attached to the Chrome Web Store, click on the button + Add which is at the top right and then confirm your willingness to install the extension by clicking on the button Add extension. Once this is done, you will see the AHA Music button (light blue and with a magnifying glass on it) appear in the browser toolbar.

Now, go to the Web page where the song you want concerns the title is playing, click on the extension button that has been added to the Chrome toolbar, wait a few moments for AHA Music to toothpaste the song and you will immediately see it appear its title in the menu that opened. Then click on the adjacent buttons to aviarie playback on supported services (YouTube, Spotify, Deezer etc.).

Keep in mind that the extension always keeps all the history of “intercepted” songs. If you want to clean it up, click on basket at the bottom right of the menu accessible by clicking on the AHA Music icon and confirm your intentions.


Shazam (Windows/Mac/Android/iOS/Windows Mobile)

In a suit guide focusing on how to find the title of a song it is practically impossible not to mention Shazam, a real milestone in this sense. It was essentially the most famous instrument of the category. It is available both for computers (Windows and Mac) and for mobile devices (Android, iOS and Windows Mobile), it is free (but on a mobile device it is also available in a paid version, without advertising) and it is very easy to use.

Just leave the computer, smartphone or tablet “listening” and in a few moments the application is able to recognize the reference music piece by also pressing to listen to a short preview through the supported services.


To install Shazam on your Windows PC, connected to the dedicated online section of the Microsoft Store, wait for the Windows Store to open and click on the button Install. If you are using a Mac, connected to the dedicated page of the Mac App Store online, wait for the opening of the Mac App Store on macOS and download the application to your computer by clicking on the button Get / Install the app which is on the left (you may be asked to type in your Apple ID password).

Now, if what you are using is a Windows PC, start Shazam, click on application logo located in the left sidebar and wait for the song you are listening to recognize. If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac, start Shazam, click on its icon located in the upper right part of the menu bar and move the switch side to ON. Once this is done, Shazam will automatically detect all the songs being played and will list them in its menu, accessible by clicking on the program icon.

If you want, you can also buy the songs identified on the reference music store by simply clicking on the appropriate button next to the title.

As for the smartphone side, the operation of the app is not so dissimilar to that seen together just now on Windows and Mac. First of all, download the application from the Play Store (if you use Android), from the App Store (if you use iOS) and from the Microsoft Store (if you use Windows Mobile) by connecting to the reference section via the links I have just given you and then pressing the button to install it.

Then start the app via its icon, press the button that you find in the center of the screen with the app logo, place your device near the sound source and wait a few moments for the app to recognize the song. Once recognized, Shazam will show you the title of the song and the name of the artist and will also allow you to listen to a small free preview of the song on the supported services: Spotify, Apple Music and Google Music.

Even in the case of the mobile app, if you want you can buy the song on iTunes and other digital stores or, again, view the video on YouTube, read the text, consult the artist's biography and share the track on social networks by tapping on the special buttons that you see appear. However, you will be able to keep track of all the music tracks identified with the application are stored in the card My Shazams.

If this clogs you, I finally point out the possibility to access and use Shazam in an even more practical and fast way on Android and iOS thanks to some "tricks": on Android there is in fact a widget that can be added to the home screen and which allows you to activate listening by the application "on the fly", while on iOS the service is included in Siri so asking the Apple virtual assistant "What song is this?" you will immediately be shown the name of the song and that of the artist. Great, don't you think?

SoundHound (Android/iOS/Windows Mobile)

Did Shazam not convince you in a particular way and are you looking for a valid alternative that can be used directly from your smartphone or tablet? Then try SoundHound, the service I mentioned at the beginning of the article, and you will see that you will not regret it. This is another free app (but possibly available in a paid version, without advertising) for Android, iOS and Windows Mobile with operation more or less similar to the one I have already talked about a moment ago that is able to find the title of a song simply by playing the reference song.

Accuracy and precision of the results are practically at the same level with Shazam, the difference is therefore non-existent and the choice between one and the other application is merely due to a personal preference.

To use the app, first download it to your device. To do this, connect to the appropriate section of the Play Store (on Android), the App Store (on iOS) and the Microsoft Store (on Windows Mobile) via the links I just provided and press the button to install the 'app.

Then open the application and then press the button to recognize the title of a song logo of SoundHound that you find in the center of the screen and place the device close to the sound source. Alternatively, you can hum / whistle the song. In a few moments you will see a new screen appear with the title of the song and the name of the reference artist.

Together with the above information you will also be shown the links to listen to the song on Spotify and Google Music, those to make the purchase on the digital stores, to view the video and various other useful information below. You will then be able to consult the complete history of all the songs found with the app by accessing the section Recent of the same.

Google (Android)

The application Google for Android allows you to identify songs simply by humming or whistling them: just press the icon of microphone (grant the relative permissions, if required), press on the item Search for a song and hum or whistle the song to find. Easier than that ?!

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