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Impress Your Friends with Your Fake Musical Prowess by Using LyricRat

Next time you’re out and about and can’t recall the name of a song or the artist who sang it, try out Twitter song-lookup service LyricRat.

It’s a simple app that allows users to send any lyrics they remember to @LyricRat. In return, users get a title, an artist, and a link. The link then directs users to a LyricRat page with album art, reviews, and links to Amazon for instant gratification and MP3 downloads. We put LyricRat to the test and think it’s a great app for an awful lot of music.

The app was developed by 9Astronauts. Here’s how it works for a fairly well-known song:

Sweet, no? However, we did manage to stump the app on a couple counts. A showtune lyric returned something that wasn’t even a song, which was a strange glitch to witness:

And LyricRat had no idea about these lyrics from the Ataris:

That being said, with a little work, it could be a great app for a ton of music. We didn’t see the option to download individual MP3s, a must-have function for impulsive song purchasing. Also, the app doesn’t handle misspellings or mistakes very well, so type carefully. For example, we turned in a slightly mangled version of Lit’s My Own Worst Enemy and LyricRat told us we must’ve been humming Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Still, for a quick mobile lookup via Twitter or a friendly game of “stump the app,” LyricRat does the trick.

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