But sometimes even you hear a ditty that you can't quite place.
For those times, there's Shazam. But there's also Audiggle, free for your PC, now in beta and available for download.
So let's say you're sitting in your corner office, dreaming about your weekend, when you hear the faint sounds of an uplifting R&B track coming from a nearby desk, and you think to yourself, 'I could use that song while I blast my pecs on Sunday.'
If you've got Audiggle, it'll record a short clip of the song and then identify its artist and album for you (turns out it was 'The Glow' from the 1985 martial-arts masterpiece The Last Dragon).
From there it lets you check out the lyrics and album info, links to Amazon or iTunes in case you want to buy it (you've been deprived of DeBarge for far too long) and even displays a list of upcoming concerts and ticket info, in the event that the band is still together.
FYI, Bananarama: still together.
Shazam for PC is the most useful application for situations when you have heard the music somewhere and fell in love with the song so you need to see who’s the singer and how the track is called. Shazam can record the part of the song and within several seconds provide you with all the information related to a song. Use Shazam on your PC First of all, you have to keep in mind that the owner of Shazam is Apple. Therefore, in theory, the tool is available only for Mac users. However, we are going to show you how to enjoy the app on Windows as well. Shazam is an excellent app with which you can find the name of any song playing at any particular time. The only thing you must have your iPhone or Android phone and Windows phone close to the source of the song and also wait for more than 5-6 seconds for it too until finish processing. Music ID is a simple free app that works much like Shazam. Tap the mic icon, let the software pick up on the beats you like, and soon enough you’ll get the matching tune. The app also allows for notes, so you can make a small memo for each search. Now this uncertainty is over thanks to Shazam then music identification and recognition app designed for iPhone and Android and we can now use it on our Windows PC. And while we might think that the natural environment for this software should definitely be its mobile app version, the truth is that it can also be quite useful on a PC.