5 Sites to Help You Find Song Lyrics

Instead of guessing what your favorite singer is crooning into your ear, use a lyrics-finding website to research the actual words. In addition to lyrics, you can also find all sorts of musically interesting information, including a deeper look into the background of an artist and how this song fits into different musical genres.

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LyricsMode

LyricsMode

Jerri Collins

LyricsMode offers a song archive with more than 650,000 listings for more than 25,000 artists. Search for song alphabetically by band, check the top 100 most popular pieces, or do a simple search by keyword, song title, or artist name. Search alphabetically, by song title, or you can check out the Upcoming Releases front and center, a nice feature. In addition, LyricsMode offers the most popular trending music charts by artist, song, and genre.

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LyricWikia

LyricWikia

Jerri Collins

LyricWikia offers you a vast database of searchable songs; the site is a wiki, so users can actually sign up to contribute to the database themselves if they would like to help out. There are a number of ways you can search LyricWiki: by artist, album, song, genre, hometown, label, language, or compilations. LyricWikia also offers search by song title, artist, or lyrical snippet. This site not only has a sizable database of lyrics — over a million and counting! — but it offers cover images of whatever artist you're looking for as well. Search by artist, album, or song; browse the alphabetical directory; check out the trending top songs; or check out the Billboard Top 12 albums, with links to the words of the individual songs.

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AZLyrics

AZLyrics

 Jerri Collins

AZLyrics has been around since 2000 and therefore offers a large collection of lyrics. You can find words to songs here by using the keyword search, searching alphabetically, or browsing the Video section, where you can find lyrics for all the most popular music videos, a nice feature. With literally hundreds of thousands of songs in the AZLyrics database, you're almost guaranteed to find what you're looking for here. This site is simple to use; you can search by artist, song, album, or, if you only know a bit of the song, by phrase. In addition, AZLyrics also offers search for soundtracks, music videos, and the ability to request lyric information.

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MetroLyrics

MetroLyrics

 Jerri Collins

MetroLyrics features over one million songs, but even better are the various music categories that the site displays, such as list of artists by music genre, Top 100 Most Popular, and Christmas music. You can search with a simple keyword search (artist, title, lyric snippet), or you can browse the top 50 most popular songs of the moment on the front page.

MetroLyrics is owned by CBS. It offers a more interactive experience than many other comparable websites focusing on lyrics alone. The site focuses not only on finding the words to songs, but also listening, watching, and background editorial information. One fun feature: users can quiz themselves to see how much they know about their favorite songs, artists, or musical genres. 

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Lyrics Mania

lyricsmania

 Jerri Collins

Lyrics Mania presents a large database of searchable songs. Search Lyrics Mania by artist, album, song, genre, hometown, label, language, or compilations. Features included Soundtrack Lyrics, a unique database of searchable movie soundtracks organized alphabetically; the top 100 songs being searched for at any given moment, the top 100 artists that are being searched for, and the ability to send in lyrics to a song that you are searching for but have not found covered on the Lyrics Mania site. The top 100 songs and top 100 artists at any one time are also tracked in a dynamic chart feature, so you can always see what's most current in a variety of genres.