Undoubtedly, in these moments, our favorite programs went from being on television to establishing themselves in internet content. It is normal to have subscriptions to YouTube channels where we spend hours watching the adventures of our favorite YouTubers or the trailers of any movie. Right at this point is when a situation comes that we have all been through watching our favorite programming and suddenly a song begins to play that we like a lot, but we do not know anything about it. Let’s discover how to find a music video by describing it.
What will you find in this article?
How to find a music video by describing it?
Although at the moment there is nothing hidden on the internet, knowing exactly what song was played in the video is a task that requires a few free minutes, perseverance and a lot of patience. So here we will give you the steps you must follow to locate in a short time that song that does not stop ringing in your head.
Take a look at the video description
In any search, we must start with the simplest and that is the description of the video. On YouTube, it is quite common (and necessary) for content creators to place in the description of their videos the credits of the resources they use, including music. So if there is a soundtrack song in the audiovisual, it is very likely that it is in the information that describes the content.
This step is very quick. It is only a matter of pressing the button “show more” or “show more” and review the section entitled “Music in this video.” If you don’t find anything there, then we move on to the next step.
Let’s use the magic of Google
Suppose that the song that caught your attention at the bottom of the video has some chorus or verses with vowels. This would greatly facilitate our search, so tune your ears well and place part of the lyrics that you identify in Google. The search engine will show you a page showing a YouTube video and the full lyrics of the song.
Another option that would refine our research much more is to use Find Music By Lirycs, a specialized search engine powered by Google to find the songs we are looking for through the lyrics.
However, it is important to note that with this method, we could have some false positives in case there are other versions of the song. In that sense, if we look for a specific song, we could find the same one but perform by another artist and it is not what we want. So if you still can’t find that song so far, the next step will probably help.
What you are looking for may be where you least think, as in the YouTube comments
It might seem strange to you, but YouTube comments have become an incredible source of knowledge, thanks to the community that lives on the platform. This is how many users ask questions that are answered by others, and within those questions could be the name of the song you are looking for.
To facilitate this process, install from here the extension for Chrome: Comments Search for Youtube and in its search bar (inside the video) put keywords such as: “music” or “song.” The system will bring all the related content within which a user is probably answering the question you ask yourself.
Smartphones and their apps show us the way
If until now it has been difficult to find that song, do not worry, there is the smartphone that is our main ally for many tasks and this will not be the exception. There are apps specialized in identifying the audio of the songs and throwing all their available information as if it were to search for images on Google.
The most famous music identification app for Android and iOS is: Shazam, which after installing it on your device (although there is also a version for PC) it is only a matter of playing the video, bringing your phone closer to the speakers and in seconds the system will bring the exact result.
In case you are playing the video from the same smartphone, you can enable Shazam’s Pop-Up Mode by following this path: My Shazam> Settings> Pop-Up Shazam. Once activated, go to the video from your smartphone, play it and press the floating icon of the app to start searching for results.
AHA Music is another option available here, but to be applied from the computer. It is a Chrome extension that you can click when playing a video, with the limitation that the song must start from the first minute. This is somewhat disadvantageous if, in our video, they place the topic after a minute has passed from starting the topic.
However, if it works, it will allow you to listen to the song directly on Spotify.
The forums are full of specialists. Ask there!
If the united powers of Google, Find Music By Lirycs, AHA Music, Shazam and YouTube comments did not work, there is nothing left but to head to the forums where the experts swarm. In that sense, we can recommend a couple of threads on Reddit where many users have dedicated themselves to finding unknown songs and a Facebook community with users engaged in the same cause. They are: Name That Song, Tip Of My Tongue and through Facebook Identification Of Music Group.