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Old Jan 15, 2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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Tool that automatically adds lyrics to songs in iTunes?

So there's the Sing That iTune! widget, which got me thinking...is there a tool that can automatically add lyrics to songs in iTunes?
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 05:25 AM   #2
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Yes, Sing That iTune Widget works great for the mac. It will automatically download and insert into iTunes. There are some songs that it won't find, but overall it has saved me a lot of time.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashb...thatitune.html
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Old Jan 28, 2008, 05:34 AM   #3
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Also there's an app called Lyrics which I have used occasionally - unfortunately I do not have a link to it, just google it (with mac and itunes) and you will find it.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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I've got Sing that iTunes running with the "Save Lyrics in iTunes" check off, but it doesn't seem to save it to the song in iTunes when I click on the "Get Info --> Lyrics." Am I doing something wrong?
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 04:32 PM   #5
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Harmonic will also do it, although wherever it's getting the lyrics from is rather a patchy database, it has some songs off albums but not others for some odd reason.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 11:58 PM   #6
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TunesTEXT is a nice widget that adds lyrics into your iTunes songs.
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 11:04 PM   #7
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GimmeSomeTune works really well for me, and i use sing that itune to view the lyrics
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Get Lyrical is what I use.
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 11:52 AM   #9
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Get Lyrical is what I use.
Thanks this works great in iTunes 9. I was looking for one that worked.
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 12:25 PM   #10
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I use MPFreaker, dont know if it's the best but it does the job for me.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 12:21 PM   #11
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Get Lyrical is what I use.
Works like a charm. Thank you very much. Just what I was looking for.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 01:07 PM   #12
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GimmeSomeTune works really well for me, and i use sing that itune to view the lyrics
for me it doesnt get the lyrics.

what are you doing to get it to add the lyrics?
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 10:36 PM   #13
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Works like a charm. Thank you very much. Just what I was looking for.
Really? Didn't work for me at all. Just keeping on spinning that little orange light next to 'Active Tagging'

I still haven't found an application that actually tags the lyrics of a currently playing song. Its not like we are doing something complicated like trying to find an honest politician or anything!

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Rather than just bitching about the problem on a forum, I decided to keep at it. That light mentioned above is a sign that it is not working and no lyrics will be tagged. The light should be green.
The application will work if you are logged in as an Administrator and not as a Standard User.

Another application to try which works really well on bulk (as in entire library) tags is Pollux, which goes for ten bucks a year. It seems to work on selected tracks and on tracks as they are added, but I don't think it works on tracks as you listen like the Get Lyrical app does.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 01:49 AM   #14
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Works like a charm. Thank you very much. Just what I was looking for.
Yes, it works, but on my MBP 15" 2,8Ghz it uses around 38% CPU, even if it is in idle mode.
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PearLyrics! You just gotta know where to look...
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 10:15 AM   #16
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I found this nice tool Tune Instructor while searching for some program to manage tags and lyrics and covers. it doesn't load the lyrics automatically, but for batches/albums this is the choice to go with - and it's freeware!

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Old Aug 11, 2010, 11:00 AM   #17
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To do an entire library use get lyrical and needle drop. Set get lyrical to active tagging and then add the needle drop script to iTunes. Needle drop will play each song for an amount of time that you specify (I use 10 seconds). So needle drop will play each song for a few seconds and get lyrical will add the lyrics.
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 03:54 PM   #18
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...Needle Drop will play each song for a few seconds and Get Lyrical will add the lyrics.
What a great combination. This is working perfectly for me, minus a few songs that are unable to locate lyrics. No biggie.

I am just watching the orange light turn from orange to green, and presto. Lyrics added to my library. Now I am just going to leave my music going for weeks....
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 01:32 AM   #19
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I used this one: http://lastlineofcode.com/ArtworkFinderEng. Pretty and simple.
I rarely add stuff to my iTunes, so I used evaluation only, but it did the job for me.
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Old May 12, 2011, 08:32 AM   #20
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What a great combination. This is working perfectly for me, minus a few songs that are unable to locate lyrics. No biggie.

I am just watching the orange light turn from orange to green, and presto. Lyrics added to my library. Now I am just going to leave my music going for weeks....
You don't need this step. Select your entire library (or some subset of it) and click "Tag Selection" in the Get lyrical window. It will work it's way through all the songs, and give you a playlist with the unsuccessful results when it's done.

I just ran a batch, and it took about 20 minutes for 200 songs, on ADSL.
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Old May 12, 2011, 10:27 AM   #21
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+1 for Get Lyrical (free) (http://shullian.com/get_lyrical.php). It can add lyrics for some or all of your songs without needing to play any of them.

It worked wonderfully for me, tagging 2,500 songs (but taking 2 or 3 hours or so, IIRC). I was so grateful I immediately donated to the developer.
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Old Sep 20, 2011, 10:26 AM   #22
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+1 for Get Lyrical

Great little program, highlight all your songs with no lyrics, hit "Tag selection" and it will get very nearly all of them automatically. Wish I'd known about this little app sooner!
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 02:06 PM   #23
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What a great combination. This is working perfectly for me, minus a few songs that are unable to locate lyrics. No biggie.

I am just watching the orange light turn from orange to green, and presto. Lyrics added to my library. Now I am just going to leave my music going for weeks....
You could just select all of your albums or songs and "Tag Selected" in Get Lyrical.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:19 AM   #24
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I've read through thread after thread and have tried many of the suggestions. after hours of loads and testing I have come to the point that for me the best app is MiniLyrics by Crintsoft. This app will auto-tag, multiple skins, auto scrolls and support which will actually reply to your questions. Its written for windows but has a plugin which works perfect with my rMBP. If you're looking for a good lyrics app you may want to give this a spin.
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