AllExperts.com - Music. Ask almost any music question. This link will take you to a page where you choose a music category. Click on the link closet to the topic of your question. Pick an expert or experts that should be able to answer your question. "Allexperts.com is the oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet."
Ask Deb a Music Question - If words can't describe your music question, you can sing it!
WikiAnswers - Music Q&A - ask any music question, browse other questions and answers by popularity or category.
AdTunes.com - information for songs in tv commercials and tv shows, music in movie trailers, movie soundtracks, video games, more. Ask questions in their forums.
Yahoo! Answers - Music - question and answer forum where many people responding to questions treat it more as social, talk and hanging out than being serious about answers.
Soundtrack Collector - ask about music in movies/films. use their forums.
The AnswerBank-UK/music - ask all kinds of music questions.
One Hit Wonders - has forums where you can ask song & artist questions.
Who Does That Song - search for artists & song titles, results include year, writing credits.
Ask Billboard - ask song, artist, label and chart questions.
The Archive of MISHEARD LYRICS - thousands of bungled lyrics with their correct lyrics.
Ask The Experts at Luck's Music - ask questions about Composers, Classical, Symphonic, Orchestra, Jazz for orchestra. answers usually posted within two weeks.
Christian Music Questions - ask questions, see lyrics.
ibibo Sawaal Expert Answers - Music - ask any song or music question. That includes Indian, Classical, Ghazals, Raaga, Rock, Pop and more. If you prefer to answer questions, then you can get recognized as an expert!
SoundtrackNet - can't ask questions, but it's a large searchable website about film and television music.
Tim's TV Showcase - can't ask questions, but this website has lots of television shows info including music in the shows and more.
Questions regarding rap/hip-hop? If All Experts couldn't help, Mike suggests RapTalk.net
To See or Get Song Lyrics, try the following websites
LyricsFreak.com - linked to search page.
LyricsFind.com - has lyrics and also recommends other lyric sites.
Indiana University Worldwide Internet Music Resources for Lryics and Databases
AVOID These Lyrics Sites
they require you to install Active X, plug-ins, or game programs. AVOID THEM.
To read Mike's Tips for SEARCHING LYRICS for song titles, scroll down or click here
additional music resources:
Internet Movie Database - sometimes music credits are listed.
Internet Broadway Database - sometimes music credits are listed.
Just Answer - a pay for answers service. For music, choose Entertainment Expert at bottom of list. Name your price. You can pay up front or wait until an Expert answers. Prepaid questions are typically answered faster.
Good Advice When Asking a Song QuestionSupply as many details as you can such as all the lyrics you remember. Is it Rock? Pop? Rap? R&B? Country? Oldies? Male or Female Singer(s)? Group? Is the song Fast? Slow? In what state or country did you hear the song? etc. More info means a better chance of getting an answer.
Since Mike NO LONGER answers song questions, he compiled this amazingly helpful list of websites so you can get answers to your music questions. These are the ones that Mike himself goes to for answers.
Side Notes and Updates ...
Google Answers no longer exists.
tv tome no longer exists.
For LEGAL music downloads, Mike uses and recommends AmazonMP3.com
MP3s from Amazon will play on any digital player, including iPods.
Get Albums and Individual MP3 Song Downloads with nothing to join.
Click amazonMP3 below for songs, albums, special deals, and search.
To access the largest legal collection of MP3s and digital music, go to iTunes.
Know some of the words but can't remember name of the song?
Madman Mike Will Now Show You The Best Way To Search Lyrics For Song Titles.
Quick Note: Lyrics are the words to a song.
Quick Note 2: "Song Title" and "Name of The Song" are the same thing.
When searching lyrics to find the name of a song, first try GOOGLE.
Put part of the lyrics that you remember between quotation marks " ", then leave one space blank, then add the word lyrics without quotation marks.
Here's an example ...
Part of the words in a song that I remember go like: she packed up her bags and took off down the road (or went down the road or something like that).
I click on Google and put in
"she packed up her bags" lyrics
try it! copy above line exactly as it is, click Google link, then paste it in Google search box.
example answer » song title: Sunspot Baby, artist: Bob Seger
Yes, most of the time it is just that simple.
This search method is the easiest and best way, so use it before trying anything else.
But sometimes the answer doesn't show that quickly. Then what do you do?
Time for a short lesson. "search term" means all words included in a search, whether it be just one word or many, and search results will have any OR all those words in any order anywhere they can be found. The secret is using quotation marks " " because search results will show those words together and in the order you put them in. Adding the word lyrics after words in quotation marks helps to focus (narrow) search results to songs & music.
Other ways to search? There might be fewer results and the one that you want might get excluded. That being said, another way is to add the word artist to our basic search term.
"she packed up her bags" lyrics artist
If you think you know the artist, try adding part of artist's name to search.
"she packed up her bags" lyrics seger
My favorite trick is to substitute the word song or music, a year or artist name for lyrics.
"she packed up her bags" song
"she packed up her bags" music
"she packed up her bags" 1976
"she packed up her bags" seger
Prefer more diversified search results? Use different search terms.
"she packed up her bags" tune
"she packed up her bags" lyrics year
"she packed up her bags" music artist
"she packed up her bags" music words song
"she packed up her bags" download
"she packed up her bags" cd LP
Search Tips ...
Makes no difference if words are capitalized or not. Results problems? Between quotation marks add or subtract words. Sometimes you should try substituting soundalike spellings such as the letter u for you, r for are, you're or your, yer, ur, think four or for or the number 4, etc.
I'll give you a soundalike LYRICS substituting example:
You get the idea.
"you are good for me"
"u r good for me"
"you are good 4 me"
"U are good 4 me"
Artists names are very tricky. If using them as search words, you must be precise.
Here is a soundalike ARTIST substituting example:
Think of the lyrics: wasted away again in margaritaville
is it by Jimmy "Bufett", "Buffet" or "Buffett"? (correct spelling: Jimmy Buffett).
However, as part of a lyrics search term, just use his first or last name:
"wasted away again in margaritaville" Jimmy
"wasted away again in margaritaville" Buffett
now consider these Artists soundalike examples ...
"50 Cent" or "Fifty Cent" (correct: 50 Cent)
"George Straight" or "George Strait" (correct: George Strait)
"India Dot Arie" or "India Dot Airy" or "India.Airy", etc. (correct: India.Arie)
When not sure of an artist name's spelling, try different ones and see if that helps.
Never forget that desired search results DO depend on correct spellings of search words.
A Few Other Things To Keep In Mind ...
Don't be surprised if there are hundreds of different songs for lyrics that you supply. Look at descriptions in the search results to help you find the exact song that you want or use those results to find better search terms and focus your search results. If having a really difficult time with search results, try Advanced Search on Google.
To Summarize ...
This lyrics search method is your fastest, best chance at finding the song title that you seek. Just to be clear, song title is technical musicspeak for name of song. Additionally, not every song has lyrics available online and the same song might have been recorded by many different artists. That's when song samples come in handy, but that is a whole different topic.