Song Lyrics APIs

Use the Song Lyric APIs in this list to search and analyze song lyrics anytime.

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Lyrics APIs

About lyrics APIs

Anyone can recall a time in life when he had some of the lyrics to a song stuck in his head but couldn’t quite remember the name of the song he was thinking of. As catchy as the words might be, the song name remains just on the tip of the tip of the tongue and just out of the race of memory.

Frustrating, right? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app for that?

Never fear, music lovers! The Rapid API Marketplace is teeming with music lyrics APIs that developers can use to craft the perfect app meant to help users who are in this annoying bind. APIs like Genius and Shazam are full of detailed information on countless songs, including not only their lyrics but also metadata like the artist, the genre and so forth.

With Rapid APIs song lyrics APIs, forgetting songs can become a thing of the past and you can get right to just enjoying your favorite music.

What is a lyrics API?

In simple terms, it is a general template or set of programming instructions that apps can use to help users match the song lyrics they can remember to the songs they are trying to find, or vice versa. They are generally large databases of song information where lyrics are linked to things like song names, artists, album names, genres and other pertinent information. APIs like this can vary, and some may have features that others will lack, but they are all designed to handle at least this one basic task.

How do music lyrics APIs work?

Music lyrics APIs are giant databases of songs, lyrics and other music information and metadata. All of these data are linked together within the database, such that particular lyrics for a particular song are linked to that song’s title, to its artist, the title of the album on which the song appears, its release year, its genre, and so on — all in a little bundle. The database is searchable, meaning that a search query for particular song lyrics will turn up results for the name of the song in which the lyrics appear, as well as other data bundled with that song. The APIs also return search query results in a format like JSON or XML, which apps can then take an process further, giving users a particular kind of experience in searching for song lyrics.

Who are song lyrics APIs for?

Primarily, they are meant for app developers who want to build apps that help users either find songs that use particular lyrics or find the lyrics to particular songs. They’re also useful as part of the architecture for more general music apps. But they aren’t just useful for developers; music lovers in general can benefit from these tools.

Why are lyrics APIs important?

Memory is fallible. People sometimes forget the names of songs they’ve heard many times. A lyrics API is a crucial part of any well-designed app meant to fill in memory gaps like this. Thus, they’re important to both developers and to customers who want to find songs.

What can you expect from a lyrics API?

You can expect a large database of song lyrics, music information and metadata about countless thousands of songs, both popular and obscure. When integrated into a good app, the API will enable music apps to pull up any information about their favorite songs that users may desire. Developers can expect more streamlined app development. Users can expect to never struggle to remember songs again.

Are there examples of the best free song lyrics APIs?

Yes. Rapid API offers a number of free APIs meant to help find song lyrics, including

  1. Genius
  2. Chart Lyrics
  3. SongMeanings
  4. Scrapesoft Music
  5. Canarado Lyrics

The best lyrics APIs

Browse this list of mostly free lyrics APIs to help integrate song lyric metadata into your application or website. Access large music databases like musiXmatch, Spotify, and iTunes to provide the most up to date songs & lyrics.

Lyrics APIs SDKs

All Song Lyrics APIs are available in multiple SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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