TikTok has taken the world by storm, captivating individuals everywhere. The talented content creators on this popular social network have a knack for selecting the perfect soundtracks to accompany their amusing, peculiar, and even controversial videos. Have you ever found yourself unable to get a catchy tune out of your head? If so, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are several ways to identify and find the songs used in the TikTok app. Let’s explore!
Shazam: Your Ultimate Song Identifier
If you’re looking to listen to a full track on repeat or use the same song in your own video, you’ll need to identify it first. Fortunately, Shazam comes to the rescue. Shazam is a music recognition app available for Android and iOS devices, and it even integrates seamlessly with Siri and Assistant. Simply download the app, create a free account, and set it up.
To discover the song used in a TikTok video, play the video on loudspeaker or on another smartphone and launch Shazam. The app will record the audio, analyze it, and provide you with all the details you need, including the song’s title, artist, and album. It can even directly open the identified song in your preferred music streaming app, such as Apple Music or Spotify.
If Shazam fails to recognize the song during your first attempt, don’t lose hope. Give it another try, as there could be various factors at play, such as poor audio quality or a weak internet connection. It’s also worth mentioning that Shazam is completely free to use, with no in-app purchases required.
SoundHound: A Speedy Music Identifier
Let’s say Shazam doesn’t quite hit the mark in identifying a particular TikTok song. Well, that’s where SoundHound steps in. Though it entered the music recognition scene a bit later than Shazam, SoundHound quickly made a name for itself due to its lightning-fast song identification capabilities.
By playing the TikTok video or the song itself, you can record it on SoundHound. Not only will SoundHound find and identify the song, but it will also display its corresponding video and lyrics at the bottom of the screen. The lyrics even synchronize in real-time as the song plays. Just like with Shazam, all your recent discoveries will be stored in your SoundHound account for future reference.
SoundHound seamlessly integrates with popular music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, enabling you to create playlists with ease. However, access to this feature requires a one-time in-app purchase priced at $6.99.
Musixmatch: The Lyrics Expert
Suppose you’re unable to find a TikTok song using either Shazam or SoundHound. While the chances of this happening are slim, never fear! Musixmatch comes to the rescue. As they claim, they possess the most extensive catalog of music lyrics that you can search on your phone.
Simply enter a few phrases from the song you heard on TikTok and search. It’s possible that you may need to try different phrases before obtaining the correct results, especially if it’s a rare song or a regional/folk piece. Musixmatch may display multiple songs, so you’ll need to listen to each one until you find the right match.
Once you discover the song used in the TikTok video, Musixmatch provides you with the complete lyrics, the song’s title, artist, album, and even offers translations into foreign languages of your choice. You can even link Musixmatch to your Spotify account for seamless playlist management.
Musixmatch has recently updated its app to compete with the likes of Shazam and other music recognition services. Apart from manually typing in the lyrics, you can now use the app to directly identify songs from TikTok videos. The pro version, starting at $3.99, offers additional features such as access to more lyrics, ad removal, unlimited translations, and party mode.
Dive into the Music Discovery
TikTok has certainly made waves, garnering both praise and controversy, as it marks the first instance of a Chinese social media platform establishing major popularity in the Western world. While the urge to create captivating videos and achieve fame is understandable, it’s important to prioritize safety for yourself and others.
So, go ahead and continue discovering the songs used in TikTok videos using these highly useful apps. Click the link below to learn more about the differences between TikTok and TikTok Lite, helping you decide which version to choose for your smartphone.
Remember, the world of music is waiting to be explored, one TikTok song at a time.