We have all struggled from time to time with partial amnesia.
What IS that song ??
A handful of phrases, a short bass riff. We can recall fragments of images, moments and melodies, but the song title and lyrics remain frustratingly elusive. A mind in search of a music information is a mind obsessed.
A desperate situation needs a quick fix of musicology.
Only an app-palliative will do.
The app store is at the ready to provide assistance when you need it most. Check out these apps when song amnesia strikes unexpectedly. Each are worthy alternatives to the well known Shazam and offer different functionalities.
Soundhound is a popular free app that boasts fast recognition times. It is fast, it is accurate, it the only song recognition app that works with singing and humming. Hmmm.
Simply hold the iphone to your speaker, hum, sing or speak a title or band name - and be presented with instant title, lyrics, artist info, youtube links. There is also a text search option - useful for info if you already know the band name. Easy to share your results on Facebook and Twitter.
Nabbit lets you tag (or Nabb) songs you hear on the radio.
(2,500 radio stations across the U.S. with International Nabbing in the works.)
When listening to the radio - if you are curious to know currently playing song titles and info - use Nabbit.
Simply press Nabbit to display all info with an option to directly download from iTunes. Pretty easy! Tune in to your favorite radio station and Nabbit will display whatever is currently playing, plus you can see a list of whats recently aired.
Music identifying made easy. You hear a song and need some info. Band name. Album name. Stats and lyrics are readily available.
In contrast with Shazam - MusicID offers a great user experience with a beautiful interface. It has an excellent search function that is surprisingly accurate. Email found songs to share. Also on view are the most popular songs being researched.
Check out each app to see which fits your needs most. Then turn on the radio and name that tune!