Tool that automatically adds lyrics to songs in iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LoneWolf121188, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    So there's the Sing That iTune! widget, which got me there a tool that can automatically add lyrics to songs in iTunes?
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2007
    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?
  5. macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    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.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    TunesTEXT is a nice widget that adds lyrics into your iTunes songs.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    GimmeSomeTune works really well for me, and i use sing that itune to view the lyrics
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Reno, Nevada
  9. macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2006
    Thanks this works great in iTunes 9. I was looking for one that worked.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    I use MPFreaker, dont know if it's the best but it does the job for me.
  11. macrumors G3


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Works like a charm. Thank you very much. Just what I was looking for.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    for me it doesnt get the lyrics.

    what are you doing to get it to add the lyrics?
  13. macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Ask the Goverment!
    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!

    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.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Yes, it works, but on my MBP 15" 2,8Ghz it uses around 38% CPU, even if it is in idle mode.
  15. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    PearLyrics! You just gotta know where to look... ;)
  16. macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2010
    Good ol' Germany
    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!

    Regards, Baguette.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    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.
  18. macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2008
    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....:eek:
  19. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2011
  20. macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    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.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    +1 for Get Lyrical (free) ( 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.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2007
    +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!
  23. macrumors member


    May 16, 2011
    You could just select all of your albums or songs and "Tag Selected" in Get Lyrical.
  24. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
    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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