Brought to mind by this thread.
Requests to ID a song are pretty frequent, here. The goal of this thread is to minimize such requests by enabling people to do it for themselves. It’s really simple.
- Go to Google.
- Type in whatever brief snatch of lyrics you can remember, in quotes. Follow by the word ‘lyrics’, without the quotes.
- Click “Google Search”.
For instance, suppose all I caught of a certain recent overplayed pop song was the phrase “take off all your preppy clothes”. I type in:
“take off all your preppy clothes” lyrics
and out comes a bunch of links to Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”.
And it works quite well on obscure songs. For instance, type in:
“listen to the children while they play” lyrics
and you get links to Henson Cargill’s “Skip a Rope” which was a minor hit (peaked at #25, according to one link) back in the 1960s.
All you need to know from a song is a phrase, a fragment of lyrics, and Google will almost invariably find it for you.