As long as there has been the World Wide Web, there have been massive attempts at creating searchable lyrics databases. A new site, Video-lyrics.com, allows you to search lyrics in one of the first completely-legal databases.
I played around with the site a bit, entered a few random lyrics and was amazed at the results I got. Frequently I find myself watching a TV show or a movie or a commercial, hearing a few lyrics and demanding to know the song they’re singing! There are other methods you can use with your smartphone if you’re quick enough, but – eh, I prefer to type in the lyrics and see what I get.
To use Video-Lyrics, you don’t have to sign up for anything, you don’t have to have an account or give them your email address, it’s simply a search engine like any other. Here’s the spiel from the web site:
We offer unique, high-quality, constantly updated content. Lyrics collection organized by artists, album, track title and lyrics.
Video Lyrics is a Search Engine, fast with a huge music catalogue.
We include and update every week, country charts and top songs lyrics.
In close collaboration with musiXmatch, Video Lyrics supports the work of songwriters and music publishers.
So, Hit it with your best shot!