Music and Lyrics

Bryan Adams live in La Plaza de Yoros Nuevo Progreso in Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoImage via WikipediaFrigga over at Any Apples plays a little game on Fridays called ‘Rockin’ With Frigga’ – she posts some song lyrics, and the first person to name the song and artist gets a point. It’s fun to play, though I admit I don’t know most of the songs she posts. Once in a while she’ll use a song I know, and sometimes I go hunting down the lyrics just to figure it out. Once I find the song lyrics, I like to go find the song and listen to at least a little bit of it.

Usually that means searching for it on YouTube or something like that. Today, though, I found a site that combines the lyrics and the song on one page – TSRocks. From what I can see, there are tons of songs on this site. You can go immediately to some of the popular artists on the site, or you can search through the artists to find the one you’re looking for. They’re arranged alphabetically, so it’s pretty easy, except it’s alphabetically by first name and not last name, as I learned when I started searching for Bryan Adams under the A’s, for Adams. He wasn’t there. He was under the B’s, for Bryan.

I was searching because he was on Regis and Kelly this morning, started performing one of my favorite songs, and they cut him off. How rude! So I looked him up on this site and played the song there. They even give you the code to embed the song:

Read Run To You lyrics

I love being able to listen to the song and read the lyrics at the same time because I’m very visual and usually can’t understand the lyrics just from listening to the song, without having a chance to read them. This site isn’t going to help me with Frigga’s game, because I can’t search for lyrics there, but it is going to make it easy for me to listen to the songs once I know what they are.

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Add Lyrics to Your Blog

Today I noticed this fun little lyrics widget on the sidebar of one of my friend’s blogs. Of course, I have to click on everything to check it out and see how it works. It’s from a site called 6Lyrics.com. You can search for music, get the lyrics, and add a cool widget to your blog or webpage. I like music, but I usually have a hard time understanding what they are saying, so I appreciate being able to read the lyrics.

You can either choose a specific song for your widget, or get random lyrics from the top 100 charts.

Duran Duran on 6Lyrics.com

The site says it also has music and MP3 downloads, but I’m having trouble finding them. If you find them first, leave me a comment and let me know.

Musicovery

I literally Stumbled Upon this site tonight, and I’m having so much fun playing with it. It’s called Musicovery – which I’m taking to be a cross between Music and Discovery.

It took me a little while to figure out how it worked once I registered for a Free account. Once I figured it out, I started loving it. First, you can choose the Genre(s) of music you want to listen to. You can also choose a decade or move the sliders to select a period of time, and choose to hear Hits, Non Hits, or Discovery – or all three. Then decide what type of mood you’d like – Energetic or Calm, Dark or Positive. A web of matching songs appears, color coded by genre. My songs are all in the pink/purple range because I chose Jazz, Blues, and R & B.

Once the songs load, one will start playing. Like it? Listen, add it to your favorites, or if you don’t like that one, click on another one. It will move to the center and start playing. You can also ban songs that you don’t like and don’t want to hear again.

I think the idea is that, when you find a song you like, there will be another one, or more, linked to it that you will probably like, too. There isn’t a whole lot of information on the site about how it works or why, so that’s just my guess. Mostly I think you’re supposed to play around with it and hopefully discover some music you’ll enjoy and that you can play while surfing the Web.

They also offer a premium account if you want better quality sound and no ads.