How to Find Songs by Humming or Singing

Have you ever heard a song somewhere and wondered who the singer or creator is? It is common for people to hear a line or two of a catchy song and never get to know more about it. But now you can do the same with a mobile app.


Next time you hear a song or remember one (you heard long ago) and wish to know more about it, just sing a line or hum the rhythm in the microphone of your phone and you will get all the details of that song on the screen. This post is intended to help you find songs by humming or singing.

Here Are the Best Ways to Find Songs by Humming or Singing Them

1) SoundHound

SoundHound is a US-based AI company located in Santa Clara, California. Founded in the year 2005 by James Hom, Keyvan Mohajer and Majid Emami this company has been popular long before the emergence of advanced smartphone technology.

With SoundHound, you can not only identify a song by humming or singing but also play it in the same app. No need to copy-paste the title in a separate music app. Isn’t it amazing? Moreover, this app is 100 percent free of cost.

2) Shazam

Second on my list of ways to find songs by humming or singing is an app known as Shazam by a UK-based music/tech company. Shazam Entertainment was founded in the year 2000 by Avery Wang, Chris Barton, Dhiraj Mukherjee, and Philip Inghelbrecht.

One unique thing about Shazam is, it also recognizes movies, TV shows or TV channels by listening to the sound. SoundHound or any other app does not have this feature. For the last 10 years, Shazam has collected tons of data. This is why it identifies a song or any other audio within seconds.

3) MusiPedia

Don’t want to install an app on your phone? No problem. There is a website called MusiPedia which can do the job for you. MusiPedia has a large collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes stored in its database.

To identify a song or a melody, it uses a special search engine called MelodyHound. MelodyHound can also help you identify a song merely by listening to a tune played with a piano.

Moreover, with MusiPedia, there are 4 ways to identify a melody: with a Flash-based piano, a JavaScript-based piano, by dragging the audio file with the help of a mouse or whistle the tune into your computer’s microphone.

4) Midomi

Midomi is another web-based app to identify a song by humming or singing. Once you open the website, you will see a large button. Just click on it and sing the song for at least 10 seconds. Upon successfully finding the song, you will get an option to play it there and there.


It’s true that humans are capable of storing a ton of information in our brains. Some researchers believe the storage capacity of a human brain is about 10 terabytes and 100 terabytes. Still, sometimes we forget things and it’s completely normal to do so. This is where technology can help us become more efficient and productive.

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