We've all been there: you hear a song in a commercial, over the radio or in video clip and you can't figure out who the artist is. AudioTag scans your files or YouTube video and returns a list of matches.
You can use AudioTag by uploading a file or using the URL for the file. AudioTag recognises WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC, FLV, MP4 and more. You can also paste the link of a YouTube URL into the AudioTag search box and have it scan the video.
In our tests AudioTag performed admirably: it consistently picked out the songs we uploaded and the music from the YouTube videos we threw at it. We only found one minor flaw, AudioTag has difficulty distinguishing between different versions of the same song. For example if you upload a song that is a cover of another song, there is a high probability that the response AudioTag returns will rank the original song higher than the cover — if the cover is shown in the search results at all. Still, if you have no idea at all what the song is called or who the performer is, knowing the original performer puts you much closer to solving the mystery.
AudioTag is free and requires no registration. Have a favourite tool for figuring out who the artist behind the song stuck in your head is? Let's hear about it in the comments.