What Are the Best Sites for Song Lyrics?
If you love music, then you know all about the little shot of excitement that ripples through you when you hear one of your favorite songs come on the radio. Obviously, you can’t resist singing along, and you want to do the song justice by nailing every single word, but sometimes that is easier said than done.
It’s not always simple to figure out all the lyrics to your favorite songs, even after listening to them on repeat. Between singers who scream, singers who mumble and singers who get drowned out by powerful instruments jamming at high volume, some words can get lost in the fray. Before you embarrass yourself by belting out the wrong lyrics in a crowd of friends, jump online and double check every line. Here’s a look at some of the best websites for finding accurate song lyrics.
If you thought Genius.com was a website for brilliant scientists, then you were definitely overthinking it. The website is actually the best lyrics site hands down. It actually serves as a terrific resource for both lyrics and music news for when you want to dig much deeper into the industry scoop.
If you’re interested in an interactive experience with like-minded music lovers, you can sign up for a membership to submit annotations to the lyrics to discuss what you think about the meanings of different songs. Membership is always free, and the site offers a surplus of music news as well as interviews with current artists who hop on to talk about their songs. In short, Genius isn’t just a lyrics site — it’s a highly respected music news and information resource.
Equipped with a comprehensive database of songs that is easy to search, AZLyrics.com boasts a clean interface that offers suggestions for the top songs. You can search for lyrics by song title or artist, or you can click a letter at the top to browse lists of top artists to find new, interesting possibilities. The lyrics database is updated frequently and includes songs from all genres, although the catalog is a bit heavier on pop and hip-hop songs. One word of caution: There’s an ad section near the top of the page, and sometimes the video ads are set to auto play.
If you want a site that helps you find the lyrics to virtually any song imaginable, MetroLyrics.com is your ideal resource. Unlike some lyrics sites, it has a professional, visually appealing look and contains more than a million songs in its database. You can search by title or artist, view alphabetical lists, and even look for artists in other languages. Beyond featuring lyrics, the site hosts music videos, video interviews with artists, and tons of feature articles on interesting music-related subjects.
The Top 100 tab takes you to a page with a compilation of the 100 most requested song lyrics around the world. Additional tabs compile the top 100 requested lyrics in specific genres like rock, pop, hip-hop and country. Unfortunately, the pop-up ads and autoplay videos are a nuisance, but the immense database of lyrics and videos is worth it.
If you’re looking for a no-frills site with nothing more than accurate lyrics, LyricsMania.com might be the site for you. You won’t find articles or lyrics in languages other than English or Spanish on the site, but the database is immense and easy to search. Quick links at the top of the page take you to the Top 100 artists and the Top 100 lyrics on the site. If you know all the words to a song not already included in the database, you can even submit the lyrics yourself for consideration.
On a worldwide basis, LetsSingIt.com is one of the top song sites. The music catalog includes lyrics for songs from all over the world in dozens of languages. The home page has links to the top songs and albums, or the search feature lets you quickly search by the full or partial title or the artist’s name. The lyrics in the database come from crowdsourcing, so they do occasionally contain minor mistakes. If you sign up for a free membership, you can help edit lyrics if you happen to spot an error. The leaderboard on the site indicates who has contributed and edited the most lyrics — rather like a Wikipedia-style lyrics community.