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Find the Song Stuck in Your Head

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Published April 9th 2012
How many times do you hear a song on the radio, or during a movie and think 'hey, I love this song I must have it', Only to find that you can never find it.

Here are a few clues on how to find a song in future, if like me you must own it straight away.

First off, try to get some of the lyrics. If you succeed in doing this you are pretty much home and hosed. Make a note of them. You have to be as accurate as possible, if you are certain of a few words, and not so certain of others, only use the ones you are certain of to start with. If that draws a blank then try it with the extra ones. Go to Google search, and type in the lyrics. You'll usually be able to find the song you're looking for.

I might be teaching you how to suck eggs of course, but if not, you can do this same trick in the Google search for all sorts of things.
You're thinking he's mad that's why it's called a search engine. True, but not everyone would realize that by typing just a few lyrics you can find an actual song.

Make a note of the title and artist/s, go to iTunes, type in the artist or the title and if it comes up, or a selection of albums come up open them all up until you find the song. Then iTunes will let you sample it. If that's the song you are after then Bob's your Uncle and Fanny's your Aunt.

If you don't get the title after the song of course, then you are in business anyway. Let's say you can't hear or understand the lyric's. Maybe it's an instrumental. In this instance it is a little trickier.

If you've got an iPhone then there is a great gadget or app that will help you track down the song you are after. It's called 'Shazam' The good thing is it's free.Abracadabra? When you hear a song you like you just activate 'Shazam' point your iPhone at the source of the music, and voila, there you have it.

There is another app, that you can get where you sing or whistle a song you want and it supposedly tells you the tune. I haven't been able to get one tune name out of it as yet. "Maybe you whistle or sing out of tune?" No I don't.

The other thing you can do is listen for the next song if it is on the radio. If you know that, then ring the radio station and ask them. If it is in a movie then have a look at 'IMDB' this is a top site with every piece of information on every movie. IMDB

If it is a T.V. series again do the Google search stipulate name, season, episode and soundtrack, and you usually find you'll get track listings and you can usually figure it out from there.

I can't get this song, it makes me want to pull my hair out.
Gawd, they complain about illegal downloads, iTunes more than most. They've got the world at their feet all they need is a door mat, ah, they've got one, Australia (sorry comma frenzy here, inside joke), all they have to do is have the bloody tune you want, and money for jam. No, sorry you're not having that song in Australia?

Not only will we pay more than America, just like with the petrol. We can't get songs they've got, the Yanks that is? The British too, for that matter.

If you don't believe me, there're loads but this one springs to mind. Tim (more front than) Myers, Momma's Boy. Sorry that is not available in Australia, but it is in the USA and old Blighty?

It's not good enough, something must be done (as he bangs his hand down on the desk). You can't use exclamation marks here so I put that in instead so you know I mean business. I have written iTunes some stern letters, and given them a good talking to. They just ignore me?

Look, if they hadn't invented the iPod, I'd be a lot more angry with them. But I do cut them a bit of slack for that reason. Come on though, stop discriminating against us. With the data base that iTunes has got, there can be no good reason not to have every song released in the world available everywhere or don't complain about illegal downloads.

If I was the sort to download it illegally, Tim Myers and iTunes would both miss out, it must be laziness or stupidity on the Australian stores behalf, come on get up to speed you plonkers.

Also I've noticed a few times, I somehow get the USA iTunes page. Two times I've seen a movie that they've got on a special display, one was Drive and one was Tin Tin, I thought great I'll take up this special offer, tried to download "Sorry, you are in the wrong store." Well, it's through no fault of mine.

Here's an idea, release all movies (big ones anyway, I guess it wouldn't be practical for indi and smaller names) around the whole world at the same time. "Whoa, what you mean so that currently when we (The USA) release a movie it's got currency overseas where it's not available, so if we released it everywhere at the same time it would stop that to a degree."

Well to be honest I don't know all the ins and outs of it but you'd think it might be an idea.
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Why? To find that tune.
When: When ever you hear a song you instantly have to have.
Where: Radio, TV, Movie or anywhere.
Cost: Probably a $1.69 on iTunes.
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I love an app called "sound hound" you just need to sing/hum/play a few seconds of the song and it will find it and give you the lyrics, links to it on youtube and more information.
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