LyricToy is a small application that is great for users who continuously type song names into to Google every time they want to view lyrics. It allows you to find the lyrics for the currently playing song in iTunes using either LyricWiki or Google. (This program still works even though the lyricwiki API has changed.)
LyricsFinder11 is a freeware system tray application for Microsoft Windows that uses LyricWiki SOAP webservice. Displays the lyrics of the song that is currently playing on Winamp or iTunes or Last.fm (also works with some internet radio stations). LyricsFinder11 has a unique feature to identify songs via MusicDNS, when the song’s ID3 tags are incorrect or empty.
Broken Link after the advert 25/08/10
iTunesLyricsLocator is currently the only cross-platform, Java 1.5-based application which automatically updates a user's entire iTunes Music Library, or a specific "No Lyrics" playlist. The program's accuracy is matched only by its performance, as it will update each track with the correct lyrics sequentially. The application uses LyricWiki's SOAP webservice.
To process a select group of songs, or perhaps a group of albums, use the application in "No Lyrics" mode. Simply create a playlist in iTunes called "No Lyrics" and add songs to the playlist. When you are finished adding songs, double the click application, and click the Process button.
The program will run and update your songs with the lyrics. Once it is completed, you will see that all your tracks have been updated with the proper song lyrics.
iPods will be notified of the changes on the next sync. View lyrics on iPod nano, classic, Touch and iPhone.
The application will create a log file that will contain all of the console output.
iTunesLyricsLocator runs on Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 and Windows XP/Vista with Java 1.5+ and iTunes 7+
Download free at http://www.ra-cc.com -- No longer available
Aug 3, 2009 Update: We are extremely disappointed with the decision that has taken place here at LyricWiki in regards to the API use, because we have been forced to shutdown operation of our software. Until further notice, iTunesLyricsLocator is no longer available.
Shtaggle is a Mac OS X application for tagging music in iTunes. It uses Last.FM to get tags, and allows you to use your own custom tags. It will send tags back to Last.FM if you have an account there, and will also send your tagging stats to shtaggle.co.uk if you register there! It also uses LyricWiki.org to get lyrics for the currently playing track. Read more at shtaggle.co.uk
All links broken as of 9/10/11.
LyTag Interactive console based python script for mass-tagging MP3s with ID3v2 tags (USLT) with the lyrics from lyricwiki.org
Directory of Mashups using the LyricWiki API can be found on Programmable Web.
Plugins for Media PlayersEdit
LyricWiki.org is open to its content being used by plugins for media-players. Once the API is more full-featured, that may be very helpful. We would like to see plugins for all major media-players (and of course, minor players too!). If you know how to write a plugin for iTunes, MediaPlayer, etc. Please feel free to chip in.
If you have written a plugin, please add a section here with a description of the plugin and a link to where the plugin can be downloaded, as well as a way for us to contact you to warn you when changes are made.
Although not fully implemented, an alternative to screen scraping is to use the SOAP Webservice. Currently the SOAP webservice is under construction but you can check if a song exists and you can retrieve the lyrics for it.
XMLyrics (now renamed "LyricWiki") is the first program to make use of the SOAP webservice. It was written by Cyber Sinh and is available for download here, more information is available here. The program supports French and English. Although it is an external application, once you load it up, you can set it to work with any of several media players. It uses WPF, so you need to install the .NET framework 3.0 to run it (included in Vista). This was developed and tested at the same time as the SOAP in conjunction with LyricWiki, so it works very well.
- Windows Media Player
A simple script to retrieve lyrics from LyricWiki.org and display them on the Lyric tab of the context browser. Now you can enjoy having lyrics that can be fixed when incorrect!
Note: In version 2.0 and all versions that use the SOAP service instead of screen-scraping do not correctly display special characters. This is a problem with the SOAP service and not a problem in the script. For more details on this, please refer to LyricWiki API/SOAP/Ruby.
In Amarok: Tools->Script Manager->Get More Scripts->Amarok LyricWiki.org Lyrics
This plugin can download lyrics from many sites (including this one) and can also be used to submit song and album pages and CD covers to LyricWiki.org or Lyriki.com. There's also a command line interface, so you can use it without Amarok and even from other players (more info at ).
Supported lyrics sites:
Current Version: 0.13.1
In Amarok: Tools->Script Manager->Get More Scripts->Wiki-Lyrics
Amarok 2 comes with an preinstalled script for Lyricwiki.
To enable it: Settings -> Configure Amarok -> Scripts -> Enable Lyricwiki script
Amarok Ultimate LyricsEdit
This script can fetch lyrics from multiple sites, including lyrics.wikia.com, and google.
Supported lyric sites:
To install it in Amarok: Settings -> Configure Amarok -> Scripts -> Manage Scripts -> Search for Ultimate Lyrics and install it
LyricGrabber is an automatic lyric getter for WinAmp users works with lyricwiki.org and seeklyrics.com. Also you can search any lyric by just typing the artist and song name to search bar. Features:
- Automaticly gets lyrics of the song you are listening on Winamp and displays immediately.
- Finds the exact needed lyric!
- Gives opportunity of saving lyrics to computer so that if the same lyrics are needed once again there's no need to go look for the internet.
- Automaticly checks for updates. If there's a newer version warns user.
- Doesn't require Winamp to search and save for lyrics. Write their name and press get it!
- Looks to LyricWiki first then SeekLyrics, makes more song lyrics available.
Download: [no link]
Lyrics Grabber (foo_lyricsgrabber) is a working-in-progress component which allows users to download lyrics from specified lyrics provider.
With foo_grabber_python extension:
- AZ Lyrics
Information & Download Link: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=62821
iTunes (for Windows)Edit
Fabio's lyrics Downloader Edit
A application written in python which imports lyrics into your iTunes library's songs. It is the only software that works, at the moment. Fast and rich of options application that automatically imports lyrics into your iTunes library songs. It has got other features and it is very easy to use. It works perfectly and finds most of the lyrics you need. Continually updated, in english and in italian. http://lyricsdownloader.altervista.org/sito/?q=en
iTunes lyrics importerEdit
(Not working) The iTunes lyrics importer is a simple application written in C# to import lyrics for the songs in your iTunes, using the Lyricswiki's web services. http://senthilkumar.googlepages.com/ituneslyricsimporter
iTunes Store file validatorEdit
iTSfv is a VB.NET/C# open source plugin for iTunes to import lyrics with advanced options. Excludes "ft." or "feat." etc. strings in brackets during a search from song names if the initial search fails. Supports UTF-8 so that characters such as ç, ã, é, ó are shown properly in iTunes.
LyricWiki related functions include:
- Importing Lyrics from LyricWiki to selected tracks in iTunes
- Exporting Lyrics from LyricWiki to plain text files into album folder, or an external folder with a user configurable file name pattern
Project Home: http://code.google.com/p/itsfv/
iGrabber is a Windows application that automatically downloads album art and lyrics for selected iTunes tracks. http://code.google.com/p/igrabber/
iTunes Lyric DownloaderEdit
-No longer working-
iTunes (for Mac OS)Edit
Fabio's iTunes Lyrics DownloaderEdit
Fast and rich of options application that automatically imports lyrics into your iTunes library songs. It has got other features and it is very easy to use. It works perfectly and finds all the lyrics you need: it searches your lyrics in a lot of different websites. http://lyricsdownloader.altervista.org/sito/?q=en In English and in Italian. Continually updated.
Cover Artwork Finder by Last Line Of CodeEdit
The app searches both for artwork and lyrics in a batch mode when entire library is processed at once or with selected tracks you chose. Works fine with recent changes and doesn't attach to iTunes - just does its work and you forget about it. Go to download page.
Automatic download of lyrics for any song selection you make in iTunes. Fast parallel download allows you to import lyrics for all your collection in mere minutes. check it out at the download page You can make a small donation if you like it, otherwise it is free!
Skeiron makes the application that apple is known for even better: iTunes. It shows the artwork of the currently played track in the dock, shows information about it using Growl notifications and downloads lyrics and artworks automatically from the internet. Furthermore you can control iTunes via Skeiron very easily. In the future the control features will be extended step by step.
To do all this, Skeiron uses modern technology provided by Apple and requires Mac OS X 10.5 with iTunes 7 or higher.
Skeiron on macupdate.com
Skeiron on iusethis.com
GimmeSomeTune for Mac OS XEdit
From their website:
GimmeSomeTune in a nutshell:
downloads lyrics and album covers, shows you iTunes' currently playing song, lyrics-window, vast number of hotkeys to control iTunes, mini-controller, GimmeSomeTune has functionality to change its appearance, support for iChat, "Recently Played" menu, a daemon, and much, much more.
Website is down until further notice. Sorry.
You can choose either a selection of tracks, or the current track. Or turn on "Active Tagging" to get lyrics for songs as you play them.
You can also browse and edit the lyrics of your iTunes tracks right from Get Lyrical.
Harmonic Mac OS X Dashboard WidgetEdit
Harmonic has gone open source and is currently in need of a developer to fix it to work with the new API.
Tune Lyrics 0.6Edit
iPhone & iPod TouchEdit
- Rhapsolyric iPhone App
- Simplify Media
- Lyrics iPhone app
- Lyrics+ iPhone app
- Lyrics Finder
- Hindi Song Lyrics
- Top New Lyrics
- Lyrics Pedia
Support has been added in rhythmbox svn trunk, so it will be present in the next 0.11.x release and in the future 0.12.x series.
Xbox Media CenterEdit
There is a script for the Xbox Media Center called "XBMC Lyrics" that was written to grab lyrics from Lyricwiki, as well as from other sources. The status and availability of this plugin is unknown.
Integration With Other SitesEdit
Google Page Search GadgetEdit
LyricWiki Search Gadget is a simple search form that embeds on your personalized iGoogle page and allows you to quickly lookup the lyrics to your favorite songs on the LyricWiki.org website. Just type in the pieces of the song that you can remember and hit the Search button!
LyricWiki Search Widget is a WordPress plugin that places a simple search form on your self-hosted WordPress sited to search for song lyrics on the LyricWiki.org site.
- YouTube Lyrics is a Greasemonkey script that adds a panel with LyricWiki lyrics to YouTube video pages.
- LyricWiki.org: embed YouTube video does the opposite: It embeds the YouTube video on the lyricwiki.org song page.
zika.mu is a music sharing portal which uses the LyricWiki lyrics.
compendo.info is a Polish community site that helps people understanding meanings of lyrics. It allows you to analyze, interpret or just share the feelings about songs. Lyrics are loaded from LyricWiki.
Opera Widget here
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Pure Web PageEdit
A Simple way to search lyrics here