iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics)

iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics) 1.1

Automatically add lyrics to your iTunes library

There's nothing better than having the lyrics to your favorite songs with you on iTunes. Unfortunately, iTunes doesn't include a lyrics retrieval tool but you can get round it by adding this program. View full description

PROS

  • Finds the lyrics to your favourite iTunes songs
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • May replace old lyrics with wrong ones
  • Can be slow at accessing databases
  • Doesn't work with iTunes 9
  • Project discontinued

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There's nothing better than having the lyrics to your favorite songs with you on iTunes. Unfortunately, iTunes doesn't include a lyrics retrieval tool but you can get round it by adding this program.

iTunes Lyrics importer or "iLyrics" automatically searches the net when you click Get Lyrics and downloads the song lyrics based on their titles. However, you should note that iLyrics is a discontinued project due to copyright issues according to the developer. This means that it definitely will not work with iTunes 9 although it may still work with iTunes 7.0 and 8.0 for which it was designed.

iLyrics has a huge databank to choose from thanks to the Lyricswiki project which allows users to upload the lyrics of their favorite songs. Because of this, you're more likely to find the lyrics of obscure songs rather than other lyrics sites which concentrate more on mainstream offerings. To use iLyrics, you need to go into Tools in iTunes and select Lyrics Viewer.

Normally, iLyrics will give you a direct hit and provide you with exactly the song you were looking for. However, occasionally it will confuse the song with another one but you only have two modes "Update automatically" or "Manual Mode". If you select the former and it finds the wrong lyrics, note that you'll lose the old lyrics and they will be replaced by lyrics that may be wrong. If your initial experiments prove to be a bit dodgy, then I'd recommend using the latter mode which gives you control over whether to definitely replace the lyrics or not.

iLyrics is an excellent addition up to iTunes 8.0 which has a huge resource of lyrics to draw from although take note that the project is officially discontinued.

The iTunes lyrics importer is a simple application written in C# to import lyrics for the songs in your iTunes, using the Lyricswiki's web services.

This means that you can find lyrics to some of the most obscure songs available because all Lyricswiki lyrics are updated by users. Get the lyrics to your favourite songs in iTunes today!

iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics)

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iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics) 1.1

— User reviews — about iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics)

  • Kelvets

    by Kelvets

    "Download new version!"

    As of today (08/19/2014) softonic still has the old version which doesn't work anymore. Download version 1.3 elsewhere (... More.

    reviewed on August 19, 2014

  • dogcutter

    by dogcutter

    "Stop complaining"

    To all the people complaining about paying for it, if they actually read the above review it says it doesn't work anymor... More.

    reviewed on January 26, 2011

  • chaucolai

    by chaucolai

    "Fail"

    I got "error:101 No such a entry in the database. <!--f0c25b539901624b460e129d15264305-->... More.

    reviewed on April 10, 2010

  • Pine09

    by Pine09

    "Useless"

    Also VERY disappointed, I paid the $2.99 in good faith but the software fails to import any lyrics, either automatically... More.

    reviewed on March 1, 2010

  • cotedazur

    by cotedazur

    "Not working at all with iTunes 9 / WIN"

    So disappointed, I paid the $2.99 in good faith but the software fails to import any lyrics, either automatically or man... More.

    reviewed on January 10, 2010

  • johnfel

    by johnfel

    "Does not work at all"

    This does not work at all wished I read the rating before buying I see it as if I through away 2.99. I hope I get an upd... More.

    reviewed on December 8, 2009