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Top 9 Song Lyrics Sites

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Song lyric searching can be a frustrating experience. There are countless sites available that contain lyrics to many popular songs. However, the sites vary considerably on how easy they are to use, the completeness of their database of songs, and their focus on current or classic songs.

Over 20 popular song lyric sites were put to the test, and these are the 9 I recommend as sites to consider when trying to find the words to a favorite song.

1. Lyrics on Demand

Pros:

  • Current artists and songs in the site's most popular lists
  • Excellent coverage of current hits and good coverage of classic songs
  • Very clean display page of the lyrics to selected song

Cons:

  • The use of Google for searching can be a bit confusing at first
  • Imperfect search results sometimes require 2 steps to get to the lyrics

Rating (out of 100): 82

2. Metro Lyrics

Pros:

  • The best coverage of current hits by any of the lyrics sites
  • Star ratings for lyrics and information on number of times searched is interesting
  • Results can be arranged by album or individual song title

Cons:

  • Coverage of classic songs is only fair
  • Searching by artist is a clunky multi-level process
  • The php application powering the site is prone to occasional errors

Rating (out of 100): 77

3. A-Z Lyrics Universe

Pros:

  • Clean, very easy, and fast search system
  • Strong coverage of current hits
  • Segments of lyrics in search results helps identify the song before clicking to go to the song's page

Cons:

  • Very poor performance searching for classic songs

Rating (out of 100): 74

4. Seek Lyrics

Pros:

  • Outstanding performance searching for classic songs
  • Clean interface design

Cons:

  • Only fair performance searching for current hits
  • Slow search engine

Rating (out of 100): 67

5. Lyrics Search Engine

Pros:

  • Extremely clean, easy to use interface
  • Strong peformance searching for current hits
  • Popularity charts listing current hits

Cons:

  • Very poor performance searching classic songs

Rating (out of 100): 66

6. Hot Lyrics

Pros:

  • Extensive popularity lists
  • Acceptable performance searching both current and classic songs

Cons:

  • Cluttered top of page requires scrolling to see lyrics
  • Sometimes requires 2 step process from search results to get to lyrics with the needed link difficult to find on the page

Rating (out of 100): 58

7. Lyrics 007

Pros:

  • Very quick search
  • Clean design
  • Related lyrics attached to song page

Cons:

  • Fair performance searching both current and classic songs
  • Lyrics pop up in new window in your browser

Rating (out of 100): 55

8. Lyrics Cafe

Pros:

  • Strong performance searching for current hits
  • Good list of most recently added albums on front page

Cons:

  • Ugly page design in database search
  • User is limited to searching by artist

Rating (out of 100): 52

9. Lyrics Find

Pros:

  • Clean design and easy search

Cons:

  • Only fair performance searching for current hits and poor performance searching for classic songs

Rating (out of 100): 47

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