5 Sites to Help You Find Song Lyrics

No more mumbling the parts you don't know

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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 find a variety of musically interesting information, including an artist's background, or what musical genres the song fits into.

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LyricsMode

LyricsMode screen

What We Like

  • Emphasis on currently popular and newly released tracks.

  • Clean site design.

  • Links to videos and song snippets.

What We Don't Like

  • Community submitted lyrics may contain errors.

  • Public comments about song lyrics aren't well-governed.

LyricsMode offers a song archive with more than 700,000 listings for more than 30,000 artists. Search for song alphabetically by band, check the top new lyrics, or do a simple search by artist, album, or song. You can even submit your own lyrics. In addition, LyricsMode offers the top 100 artists/bands and top 100 lyrics.

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LyricWiki

LyricWikia screen

What We Like

  • Easy-to-use wiki approach.

  • Part of the Fandom collection of sites.

What We Don't Like

  • Lyric sources aren't always clearly identified.

  • Too much purple.

LyricWiki offers a vast database of over two million searchable songs. There are a number of ways you can search: by artist, album, song, or label. LyricWiki also offers an alphabetical directory, a listing if iTunes Top Songs and a Song of the Day. Use the Random Page feature to learn about a new artist, album, or song.

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AZLyrics

AZLyrics screen

What We Like

  • Context about a song relative to its album.

  • Easy to sort by artist.

What We Don't Like

  • The landing page is too sparse to be helpful.

  • Lyrics source is unknown.

AZLyrics ("a place where all searches end") has been around since 2000. You can find the lyrics you're looking for here by using the keyword search or searching alphabetically. The AZLyrics database has hundreds of thousands of songs, so you're almost guaranteed to find what you're looking for. Check out the special Soundtrack Lyrics section to find song lyrics from your favorite movie.

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MetroLyrics

Metro Lyrics screen

What We Like

  • Good context about artists, including album-focused content.

  • You can contribute what a song means to you.

What We Don't Like

  • Lyrics aren't always accurate.

  • Too many ads.

MetroLyrics features over one million songs, but even better are the various sections you can explore, such as Music News, Liner Notes, Handwritten Lyrics, and My Music Mind. You'll also find a Top 100 list of songs and a section dedicated to videos. Just want to perform a simple search? You can do it easily in the search bar on the front page.

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Lyrics Mania

Lyrics Mania screen

What We Like

  • Clean design throughout the site.

  • Appropriate context for each song.

What We Don't Like

  • The "top artists" list is counterintuitive.

  • Song lists include the word "lyrics" at the end of the track name.

Lyrics Mania presents a large database of searchable songs. Features include Soundtrack Lyrics, Top 100 Artists, and Top 100 Lyrics. Or, to do a simple search, just use the search bar or alphabetical list. When you find your lyrics, you can print them, or share them on social media. You can also submit lyrics yourself.