We’ve written about MusiXmatch before, a company that provides more than six million officially licensed lyrics via its API.

Following in the footsteps of its launch on iOS and Android last August, the London-based startup has now unveiled a Spotify app that lets users find music from Spotify’s catalogue by searching words from lyrics. This means music fans can sing their way through their Spotify Playlists, safe in the knowledge they’re getting the words spot-on.

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MusiXmatch lets you identify a song through a lyrics search engine, which it claims is currently the world’s largest database, licensed through global partnerships with major music publishers such as Sony ATV, EMI Publishing, Universal Publishing, BMG Rights, Kobalt Music and Harry Fox Agency.

Having played around with this a little this morning, it is actually really cool. You can build playlists based around words or phrases – so if you want to know which songs out there mention your hometown, for example, you can simply type in ‘London’, ‘Edinburgh’ or ‘Paris’ and you’ll be presented with a list of tunes that name-check where you’re from.

Of course, it works with any words, and for this I tried out ‘Google’, and quite a few songs popped up:

Musixmatch21 520x393 MusiXmatch now lets you search for songs and build Spotify playlists based on lyricsMusiXmatch has more than five million users worldwide, covering desktop and mobile (iOS, Android, WP7 and Symbian), and through its API it lets third parties tap its lyrics database too.

You may not have thought it, but lyrics are among the most searched item on the Internet, second only to “Facebook” on Google, whilst it ranks pretty highly on Twitter too. My hunch is this app will prove pretty popular.

So the next time you head to Spotify to find that song you heard in a car advert, but you only remember 5 words from the chorus, MusiXmatch has you covered.

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