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iTunes Search in Lyrics



  1. Holly said,

    Is there anywhere I can find a similar plugin for Windows?

  2. Jordan said,

    Is this supposed to be available inside of iTunes? The only way I can find to start it is by running it manually. Is there any way to add this capability to the smart-playlists? That’d be even better.

  3. Aurélio Jargas said,

    Holly: Take a look at

    Jordan: Run /Applications/AppleScript/AppleScript and choose “Show Script Menu in menu bar”.

  4. djdmsr said,

    great! iTunes was good when it was simple, now it is too much compliead and it miss this type of simple ressource!

  5. Kate said,

    I don’t get it.
    Please help me.

  6. Andreas - said,

    For this applescript to work, the lyrics must be saved as metadata inside the mp3-files, right?

    A better way would be to use a webservice of a lyrics-website. There the question remains, whether that is legal…
    Hopefully such a lyrics-search will soon be available in iTunes:,-2008-iTunes-lyrics-search.html

  7. Sam said,

    Great app, I just posted a question to a mac forum about writing this program myself, because I’ve been storing information about musicians in the lyrics sections of songs. What would be great is a way to search by genre instead of playlist, and a status indicator so I can be sure it’s still scanning when I’ve asked it to search through several thousand songs.

  8. Aurélio Jargas said,

    Sam, you can create a smart playlist with all songs whose gender is FOO, then use the script on this playlist. About the status indicator, I’ll try to do it for a future version, thanks!

  9. Takdir Madhavi said,

    I want the lyrics of song which is i not geeting.
    Any1 one among You if have plz send it to me on oabove E-mail
    Song-Aaj wo samne se hai bol gai

  10. Kris said,

    Doesn’t seem to work with iTunes 8. I’ve got about 20,000 tracks, and about 80% have full lyrics. I chose an obscure word that I was pretty certain was only in a small handful of tracks. I checked the lyrics prior to search to make 100% certain the word was present and spelled correctly. When I searched, my dual G5 was heavily taxed for several minutes before the Lyrics Search Results playlist appeared. The playlist was empty, finding none of the search words I’d previously confirmed. Also, while searching, iTunes 8 was completely locked up with the spinning beach ball and in the dock the icon had the “application not responding” until the search was finished. Once iTunes 8 even crashed. I repeated the test several times with different words, and none produced any results at all.

  11. Ditte Schroeder said,

    It was a great script, i have search for this for a long time. But it seems not to be able to search in large playlist (as 4000) so I wonder if I can change the script so that can search in playlist up to 10 or 20.000 mp3. I have a very large collection, so I should need to search in many mp3 at same time.



  12. Ditte Schroeder said,


    I have same problem as Kris who sent comment September 11, 2008 at 7:41 am



  13. Nick said,

    Hi. I’d also like to get this working for bigger playlists. I have 25000 tracks in my library and script always gives timed out error

  14. Ivan said,

    There’s a simpler way to install: place the script inside of ~/Library/iTunes/Scripts/

    That’s all that is needed.

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