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May 10th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Name That Tune

You know how when you’re driving along in the car listening to the radio and a really great song comes on that you’ve never heard? You wait for the dj to come back on an announce the name of the song and the artist, and very often, you either miss it or you’re out of the car when they actually do. Don’t you hate that?

Well, I’ve found a really nifty new smartphone app that solves this problem  nicely. It’s called Shazam and to use it all you have to do is initiate the app, hold your phone up near the speaker and let Shazam search the database to match the song. The result is the title, artist, album name, genre and record label. It even gives you the option to download the song from Amazon or share it on a social networking site. I just love that.

The app is free and you can get it for most phones and the ipad. Download it here.

On car drives, our family likes to play “Name that Tune” and see who can come up with the right answer fastest. A lot of times we’re stumped by either the song title or the artist. My husband and I tested it out last week on a funky oldie that came on. The song was immediately recognizable as “Palisades Park” but neither of us had any idea who the artist was. With a little help from Shazam, we quickly found out that it was Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon. What a hoot!

Unfortunately it won’t recognize your rendition of the song. I tried singing into my phone but no luck.

Don’t you just love having information at your fingertips? Our family is going to have a lot of fun with this one.

You can also find Paula on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter @techsmart319. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.


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