How To Find a Music Video by Describing It – 6 Options

It’s nearly impossible to remember everything with all of the songs and music videos that a typical person encounters. Some several decent tools and strategies may assist you to find a music video by describing it.

Having a music video stuck in your head without any clue about its name or the song associated with it is frustrating. You remember the sequences of images but don’t know how to make any sense of them. As time passes by, you get more frustrated and annoyed with yourself for not remembering!

If you’re reading this right now, you most probably are going through the same phase. Well, we have good news—we’re here to help you. Listed below are a few effective ways to find a music video by describing it.

Let’s dive right in!

1. Write a Few Lyrics Into Google

If you remember a few lyrics of the song associated with the music video, type them into Google and hit the search button. If any of the lyrics are accurate, Google will show you the most relevant results you can scroll through.

You can also modify your search results using the advanced search methodology we have described in the 4th method. However, if this doesn’t work, don’t worry and proceed to the next method.

Another easy way to find a music video by describing it is via YouTube. By “YouTube search,” we do not mean simply typing into the search bar and hitting Enter.

This might be news to you, but you can refine and narrow down your YouTube searches to get accurate results using advanced search operators.

These operators include upload date, type, duration, and features. If you want your search results to include the exact words you use for searching, then add quotes ( “” ) at the start and end of your keyword.

You can also press the “Filter” button to filter your search results for even more precise results. Simply enter the keyword inside the search bar and hit the Filter button. You can now select the filters that will help you find what you are looking for.

Filters like “Features” and “Duration” have proved to be very helpful in searching for long-lost videos on YouTube!

3. Post It on a Song Naming Community

If searching for the music video on Google and YouTube didn’t work for you, try posting on song naming communities of Facebook, Reddit, and dedicated websites like Wat Zat Song. We recommend choosing active communities as it will help you get the desired results faster. Even if the community members fail to identify the songs, they might recommend some advanced programs to assist you.

However, try being as detailed as possible. For instance, you can try describing the sequences and the lyrics. You can also explain the parts you remember from the music video you are trying to search for.

If you remember the characters in the music video, try explaining them in the description. Moreover, in case you remember its release date, providing that can also help you.

Just like YouTube, you can also be more specific in your research by applying filters in Google search. This will help you find your desired results faster.

While performing a Google Advanced Search, not only can you type words, but you can also select the region, last update time, exact keyphrase, and relevant numbers. Moreover, you can provide the search engine with specific examples of what you are searching for.

5. Use a Song Identifier App

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As the name suggests, song identifier apps are specifically designed to help people find their favorite songs and music videos.

Unlike most search engines and apps, song identifier apps allow you to find your desired song by humming into the microphone. In most song identifier apps, all you need to do is press on the ‘“Search a song” button. In some apps, you might have to press on the mic icon and say, “What’s this song?”

Once the mic is activated, hum the song for 10–15 seconds and wait for the results to appear.

One such tool is SoundHound. You can also use Google Assistant to help you find your song. Simply say, “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and hum for a few seconds.

If the search engine recognizes the voice, you will be directed to the page you are looking for.

6. Search up the Artist’s Discography

Most of the time, we remember the artist but not the song.

If this is the case with you, searching for the artist can help you locate the desired song. You can use search engines for this purpose, as the artist’s Wikipedia page might help you gather some information.

You can also check their Spotify and Apple Music pages, as there is a high chance that all their songs would be listed there. Moreover, if you remember the actors that acted in the music video, you can search for them individually. Searching for the music videos they have performed in might help you find the required video.


It is frustrating not being able to re-discover songs from the forgotten past. Sometimes, the name of the song escapes you and you helplessly search for it on multiple websites.

In such a scenario, using tools such as Google Advanced Search, song identifier apps, and searching the artist’s discography can help you find your desired songs. There are a lot of ways to approach this problem. However, using these methods are the easiest ones to follow.

This concludes our guide on locating a music video by describing it. We hope one of the methods we addressed worked for you. Remember, the key to locating your music video is perseverance!

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

I’ve been a writer with Musician Wave for six years, turning my 17-year journey as a multi-instrumentalist and music producer into insightful news, tutorials, reviews, and features.

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