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This article was published on April 3, 2010

    This song search engine must be stopped!

    This song search engine must be stopped!
    Charles Knight
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    Charles Knight

    Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search. Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search.

    CAUTION: Listener discretion advised. Some of these songs may result in temporary hearing loss. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

    At first blush I thought that SecondHandSongs was a creative new super-niche song search engine. What does it do? It searches for any hit song as it was later sung or “covered” by other performers.

    But then when I tried it out, the results were disastrous.

    This is what happened. I searched for “Mandy” by Barry Manilow, truly one of the greatest pop songs of our time, maybe of all time. I then hit search (Oh that I had not!) and it listed the other “artists” who later sang that song.

    And there it was. A rendition of Mandy by Donny Osmond here. You can check it out, but I must advise you not to. Try another search; leave a comment!