Are you having trouble recalling the song that keeps playing in your head? What if we told you that you could find the song by simply humming it out? Although finding a song by humming could be complicated, if you’re consistent with the humming or know a word or two, you could find the song in no time.
If you are interested in finding a song by humming, this article is for you. Here in this article, we have listed a few applications and websites you can use to find any songs by humming, so keep reading!
How to Find a Song By Humming?
You can find a song by humming it in three different ways. The first method is using the machine learning feature of the Google app to recognize melodies.
If, for some reason, you do not have access to the Google app, you could rely on third-party apps or websites. Lastly, you could seek help from users online through online communities or groups to find the song by humming it out.
Using Google App
Google App added a revolutionary feature that can recognize songs by simply humming them. You can use this feature on any smartphone. Alternatively, you can also use Google assistant. To use this feature by voicing, Say “Hey Google, what song is this.” This feature is, however, currently not available on PC.
Google’s song recognition only works with 20 different languages at the moment. So, Google may be unable to identify songs besides those languages. You must hum a song for 10 to 15 seconds to find a match. It is also not necessary to have a perfect pitch to find a song. Similarly, to get better song matches, make sure there are no background noises.
- Launch the Google app on your Smartphone.
- Tap on the Mic beside the search box.
- Tap on the Search a Song option.
- Hum, whistle, or sing a small part of the song.
- Google will find the match or show you potential matches for the song.
- Tap and listen to the matches one by one to identify the song you are looking for.
Using Third-Party Apps and Websites
Several third-party apps and websites can help you identify a song by humming. If you intend to use third-party apps or websites, please be cautious, as they may cause security issues on your devices.
Several apps like Musixmatch, Shazam, and SoundHound will help find the songs by humming. They are an audio and speech recognition app that is available in both free and paid version app. You can find it on iOS and Android.
Talking about the websites, AHA Music is the go-to website to find a song’s name by humming. Similarly, Wat Zat Song is a website that allows you to record or upload samples of you humming to the song you want to find. If a stranger knows the song, they can reply and give you the song’s name after you post your recording.
Note: Along with humming and singing, you can also whistle the song on the audio recognition apps like Google or Shazam to find a song.
Some online communities or groups are dedicated to helping people find the songs they are looking for. You can post on one of those platforms to ask strangers for help.
On the Reddit app, subreddit like r/NameThatSong and r/TipOfMyTongue is dedicated to helping people find songs. Similarly, on Facebook, specific groups are created to help people find the songs, like What song is this?
Alternative Methods that Won’t Work
- Spotify: Spotify doesn’t currently have the feature to identify the song by humming. However, it has a real-time lyrics feature that allows you to find the song by typing in its lyrics.
- Siri: You cannot find the song by humming by using Siri. Siri has the feature to identify a song that is playing, but it currently doesn’t have the feature to recognize humming.