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Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Find Song Lyrics

by Todd Haselton | December 24, 2014December 24, 2014 9:00 pm PST


I actually spotted this update the other day when I was searching for lyrics to a Frank Sinatra song, but it’s now apparently official. Google has rolled out a new feature into Google Search that makes it easier than ever to find the song lyrics you’re searching for.  If you type “Frank Sinatra New York, New York,” lyrics into Google Search, for example, you’ll now see the full list of lyrics to the song.

At the bottom of the song, there’s a link to “Full Lyrics on Google Play,” which redirects you right into the Google Play Music Store where you can read them all, or choose to buy the song directly. It’s a brilliant way for Google to bring people right into its ecosystem, and it could increase sales if folks are searching for lyrics to a song they’re trying to buy or re-listen to. According to TechCrunch, it’s all part of a big boost to Google’s “Knowledge Graph” search technology.

Some songs might not populate just yet, which suggests it’s a work in progress for Google. Still, if it keeps me away from navigating to typical lyric-providing sites, which are often chock-full of ads, then I’m a happier Google Search user.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...