How to Find a Song by Humming to Google Search?

It happens a lot of time when someone is humming a song in his/her mind but is not able to recall the name or whole lyrics of the song. It creates a lot of curiosity in people’s mind. They want to know the name of the song but don’t know how to find a particular song. And it gets frustrating when you can’t remember the name of a song but the tune is the melody is stuck in your head. They sing it in front of people and it gets funny as most of the times other people are not able to identify the melody or tune. So for all those who are humming any tune in their minds, Google has a solution to end their curiosity. A new Google update has enabled people to find a song by humming.

Therefore, in this article, I am going to tell you how to find a song by humming/Singing to Google Search.

How to Find a Song by Humming to Google Search?

To find a song by humming, follow our guide:

First, unlock your smartphone and launch the latest version of the Google app or locate your Google search widget.

find a song by humming

Now click on the mic icon and say “what’s this song?” and Google would be ready to listen or you can also tap the “Search a song” button as illustrated in the image.

find a song by singing a melody


Now start humming for 5-10 seconds and after it will provide you with the result instantly.

find a song by humming

As I hummed a song ‘Why not me’ by Enrique Iglesias and i was just amazed to see that Google find it instantly by just listening to the melody.

find a song by humming

Simultaneously, on Google Assistant, you will have to follow the above method. Just say “what’s this song?” and then hum the melody.

Point to remember:

This feature is currently available in English on iOS, and in more than 20 languages on Android. And we hope to expand this to more languages in the future.

How does this Google’s Feature work?

The most feasible approach to explain is that a song’s tune is just like its fingerprint: It has its own distinct identity. Google has developed machine learning models that are able to match your hum or melody to the right and exact fingerprint.

When any user hums a tune into the Search, google’s machine learning models convert the audio into a number-based sequence depicting the song’s melody. Google models are designed to identify songs on the basis of a diversity of sources which includes humans singing or humming in addition to the studio recordings. The designed algorithms also make vanish all the other details, like instruments, composition etc. So the Google search is left with is the song’s number-based sequence or we can say the fingerprint.

Google has compared the sequences to tens of thousands of songs from around the globe and identify potential matches in real-time.  Basically, it was built on the work of Google’s Research team’s music recognition technology.

This new algorithm based tech experience is really exciting and it takes it a step further, because now it has enabled us to find songs without the lyrics. All people need is to hum a tune of the studio-recorded version of the song, which Google uses to match it with a person’s hummed audio.

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