What are the best resources to find songs that sound like each other?

You might already have experienced listening to a song and thought to yourself "wait, I think it sounds the same with another song, but which song is it?" Lucky for you, we have gathered a list of tools below to help you identify which was the song that sounded like the one you've just listened to!

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    #1WhoSampled

    WhoSampled

    WhoSampled is one of the best websites where users can finds songs that sound like other songs. Another edge of WhoSampled is that it is available for Android and iOS via mobile app.

    Websites

    Free

    Christopher Davidson
    Written on March 29, 2019
    "I want to find similar songs by sound because I am arranging beats which I want to fit with various songs. Whosampled, this app really make it easier for me."
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    #2Spotalike

    Spotalike

    As the brand says, users can search for songs that sound like each other on Spotalike. The online tool is free and easy to use due to its plain, user-friendly interface.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Christian Vargas
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "Spotalike was a great tool in helping me build my playlist. My memory and creativity kept my song choices to a small amount until I found this site. Now I am able to locate and listen to songs that I love and are my taste. "
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    #3Pandora

    Pandora

    Aside from podcasts, users can also listen for a variety of music in Pandora for free. This also helps listeners wondering how to find songs that sound like each other.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Carol Henry
    Written on March 29, 2019
    "I always wonder what song is playing whenever I hear a song I want to learn what song is that and Pandora helps me with this."

DID YOU KNOW

Rather than basing the results on the characteristics of the song itself, tools that provide music recommendations analyze the listening habits of people with a similar taste in music. The algorithm creates a profile for an individual’s tastes in music, compares it with other users’ profiles, and fills in the gaps with songs that people with the same music preferences listen to but is relatively unknown to the individual. Spotify, a music streaming service with approximately 159 million users, has the advantage of 2 billion user-generated playlists to scour with their algorithm. As a result, the personalized ‘Discover Weekly’ playlists are a huge success for Spotify as it is able to accurately provide a list of songs that the user is likely to listen to. 

In 2016 alone, less than a year after it was released as a new feature on Spotify, ‘Discover Weekly’ playlists garnered 5 billion overall streams worldwide. Conversely, the program Pandora provides music recommendations based on the Music Genome Project. Thousands of musicologists were hired to describe songs using a list of 450 musical characteristics, such as the gender of the lead vocalist and the type of background vocals. The full list of attributes is kept a trade secret. Using their database of music genomes, Pandora uses a matching algorithm to provide song recommendations that are musically similar to each other and the reference song. 

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    #4Same That Tune

    Same That Tune

    Same That Tune is a great resource for finding which songs sound like each other as you can compare both the tunes together. It also offers where users can buy the songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Joe Tester
    Written on February 24, 2019
    "Browse thousands of side-by-side song comparisons with accompanying videos. Easily create your own comparisons or vote/comment on existing posts. Great resource!"
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    #5Last.fm

    Last.fm

    Last.fm is a website and an app that lets users explore different songs, as well as songs that sound like other songs. It also helps users discover new music that suits their needs.

    Websites

    Free

    Willie Gutierrez
    Written on March 29, 2019
    "Have you ever wondered "what song is this"? Because I always do. SOme song sounds like this another song but I can't remmeber. So thankful for m y friend who recommended last fm to learn such song."
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    #6YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Aaron Taylor
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "Youtube has millions and millions of videos that are uploaded onto its website, and this is the place to find songs that do sound like eachother. Users like Watchmojo.com have a top ten sound alike songs that is very entertaining."
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    #7More Tracks Like This

    More Tracks Like This

    More Tracks Like This is a website that lets you discover songs that sound similar. Simply write the name of the artist and the song, or paste the Spotify link to the song, and it will give you a list of other songs that sound like the one you ave them.

    Websites
    Brandon Barrett
    Written on March 29, 2019
    "Been trying to learn how can I find songs that are similar by sound. Admit it, there are songs which sound similar and you can mashup. This site helps me find those songs for my mashup team."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to find songs that sound like each other
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WhoSampledWebsites 20 Free
2SpotalikeOnline Tools 15 Free
3PandoraWebsites 9 Free
4Same That TuneWebsites 2 Free
5Last.fmWebsites 2 Free
6YouTubeWebsites 2 Free
7More Tracks Like ThisWebsites 1 Paid
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