How to Find Similar Songs Based on Ones You Like
Did you just discover a one-of-a-kind song that you like so much to the point that it’s playing on repeat all day? Well, I truly appreciate your passion, but you’ll probably get tired of listening to it sooner or later.
But guess what? There are tools out there that can help you find similar songs with just a few clicks, so let’s explore how each of them works in this roundup.
Spotalike is an excellent music discovery tool for Spotify users. All you have to do is enter the song’s name, and it’ll give you a Spotify playlist that has similar songs. This spares you the hassle of creating a playlist with all the pieces you found from scratch.
This doesn’t mean that you must be a Spotify user to use Spotalike, though. It’ll still display the whole playlist for you. You can then search for the songs on other music streaming services.
To use Spotalike, type the song title into the search bar in the middle of the screen, and it’ll present you with a Spotify playlist with similar songs. It’ll also display some suggestions while you’re typing the song’s name.
To add the playlist to your Spotify library, just click on the green “Add to Spotify” button.
While Tunebat is primarily made to help music producers discover insights like BPM and key, you can use it to find similar songs to the ones you love. In addition, it matches the song’s info with other pieces in the website’s database, making it super easy for you to explore new tracks from your favorite genre or style of music.
To use the tool, input the song title into the search bar, and it’ll give you a long list of songs that closely match your search query. The top results will mostly be the exact same song you searched for, along with some remixes and covers. However, once you start scrolling down a bit, you’ll find different tracks with close music info.
MusixMatch is a music recognition platform and mobile app that makes it easy to identify what song you’re listening to.
It can be pretty handy when you’re listening to a song at a party and want to know what its name is. If you couldn’t use the app in time, you can input any lyrics you remember in the search bar at the top, and it’ll give you the closest match.
After finding the song, you’ll get the complete synced lyrics and know who the artist is. This info can help you look for similar tracks by either discovering more of the artist’s pieces or listening to songs from the same genre. Another cool feature is that the website automatically suggests other relevant songs with similar lyrics or style to the one you’re searching for.
4. Google Search Similar Songs
One easy way to find songs similar to the ones you like is to simply google “ songs similar to X song”. Google’s algorithms will display a number of pieces at the top of the search results for you to pick from.
If you click on one of the songs, Google will tell you where you can listen to it and display its lyrics. Moreover, the search engine will give you more ways to discover music by providing relevant websites in the search results that can help you explore more songs.
Similar to MusixMatch, SoundHound is a versatile music recognition tool that enables you to identify the song playing next to you. It uses advanced voice AI technology to capture the tune or lyrics of the song and provide you with an exact match.
It’ll also display the song’s lyrics and tell you where to buy or listen to it. You can even tag the song and get back to it later quickly.
Even if you missed identifying the track, you can try humming the tune to the app, and you might get lucky.
Soundhound is available as an app for iOS and Android. To identify a song, simply tap on the big orange in the middle of the screen or say “OK, Hound”.
6. Check Youtube for Music Recommendations
Youtube has a huge collection of music videos. You can pretty much find any song you’re looking for on it. There’s even a YouTube Music app that’s designed specifically for listening to music.
When you listen to the song you like on YouTube, the platform’s algorithms will display music recommendations similar to it on the right side of the screen.
Another way to discover music on YouTube is the built-in search bar tool. Similar to Google Search, you can use YouTube’s search bar to find tracks that sound similar to those you like.
Chosic offers a wide range of music exploration tools, including a similar song finder, an artist/band finder, and a music genre finder.
You can input the name of the song you liked in the similar song finder tool to get songs that sound like it or enter the artist’s name in the artist/band tool to learn about similar artists.
The music genre finder tool can also be quite handy if you want to know the song’s genre and find other great songs from the same genre.
8. Spotify Personalized Playlists
Spotify’s personalized playlists are created automatically based on the songs you regularly stream on the application. The algorithms capture the style of music you play the most, including factors like which tracks you’re more likely to play on repeat and songs that you search for.
It also identifies the type of songs that you often skip to exclude them from your playlists. Then, the app puts together playlists that have tracks with the same style.
9. Same That Tune
Same That Tune is yet another online platform that’s dedicated to helping music enthusiasts find songs with a similar tune to those they listen to.
Using the website is just as simple as typing in the song title in the search bar. It’ll then give you a list of songs with a comparable tune.
10. Last FM
Last FM features a gigantic music library that combines the databases of Spotify, Google Play, and Deezer.
To use the website, tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top navigation bar to search for the song, and it’ll present you with a list of relevant results. These include similar tracks by year, genre, and style. You can also look for songs by the same artist.
Discovering songs that have the same vibe as the one you like is no longer a daunting task.
There are dozens of online tools that can help you with your music exploration journey. From music recognition apps to automated playlist generators and music matching tools, the possibilities are endless.
If you don’t know the song’s title, you can start with a music recognition tool like SoundHound or MusixMatch to identify what song is playing and who the artist is. You can then look for similar songs on other platforms like Spotalike, Chosic, and Tunebat.