What?

Lyrics Here (formerly called YouTube Lyrics) provides instant lyrics for YouTube, Spotify Web Player, Jango, AccuRadio, Deezer, 8tracks, Google Music, iHeartRadio, Superplayer.fm, Last.fm, Yandex Music, Qobuz, SoundCloud, Saavn, Pandora, Bandcamp, displayed in a flexible panel. Together with a link to the source and an option to look up the lyrics from another source (in the case that the displayed lyrics are incorrect). A search form allows for a manual search, even for different songs. When the song's lyrics cannot be found at any of the sources, a link to Google will be shown instead.

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How?

When you open a YouTube music video, the Lyrics panel will show up. Some YouTube videos provide accurate information about the song's name and artist. When this data is available, it will be used to directly request the lyrics from one of the sources. Otherwise, a search based on the video title is run.

On Spotify, Jango, AccuRadio, Deezer, 8tracks, Google Music, iHeartRadio, Superplayer.fm, Yandex Music, Qobuz, SoundCloud, Saavn, Pandora and Bandcamp, lyrics are looked up and displayed when a new song is played.

If you don't want (instant) lyrics, head over to the preferences section and disable automatic display of the panel.

Get the Lyrics Here extension

This application is designed for a wide range of platforms: Support for Spotify was added in version 3.5.
Support for Jango was added in version 3.6.
Support for AccuRadio was added in version 3.7.
Support for Deezer and 8tracks was added in version 3.8.
Support for Google Music was added in version 3.9.
Support for iHeartRadio, Superplayer.fm and Last.fm was added in version 3.10
Support for Yandex Music, Qobuz, SoundCloud and Saavn was added in version 3.11
Support for Pandora was added in version 3.12
Support for Bandcamp was added in version 3.13
See also: List of recent changes.

Configuration

You can change your preferences at this section after installing the extension.

Where do you want to see lyrics?

Site-specific preferences can be set below. Sources can be configured above.

YouTube

Supported since the very first version. Guess why the extension was called "YouTube Lyrics by Rob W"?

Spotify

Since version 3.5

Jango

Since version 3.6

AccuRadio

Since version 3.7

Deezer

Since version 3.8

8tracks

Since version 3.8

Google Music

Since version 3.9

iHeartRadio

Since version 3.10

Superplayer.fm

Since version 3.10

Last.fm

Since version 3.10

Yandex Music

Since version 3.11

Qobuz

Since version 3.11

SoundCloud

Since version 3.11

Saavn

Since version 3.11

Pandora

Since version 3.12

Bandcamp

Since version 3.13

Quick guide

Generic panel controls

The panel can be dragged, resized, toggled and closed.
Drag the title bar to drag the panel; double-click on the title bar to shrink the panel to minimum height. Double-click again to expand the contents again. When the panel is closed via the close button, click on the icon to show it again. Use the triangle in the bottom-left corner to resize the panel.

Fetching lyrics

When lyrics are fetched, the URL of the fetched resource is displayed. Some buttons (Retry, Abort, Next) are available to control the pending (network) request.

Searching

Type the artist's and song's name in the input field and press Enter (or hit the search button).
If you know the exact name, separate the artist and song by a dash for an optimized query, eg. "artist name - song name". An optimized query provides faster and more accurate lyrics.

Find and highlight lines in lyrics

Click on a line in the lyrics to highlight it (a visual aid to help you with keeping track of the lyrics). Use the left/right arrow key to highlight the previous/next line (only while the keyboard focus is at the lyrics, in which case a small border is drawn around the highlighted line).
Double-click on the lyrics to see a quick search box. You can immediately start typing, and the line matching the search term will automatically be shown and highlighted.

Lyrics in separate window

This feature is currently only available for Chrome and Opera. Contact me if you use another browser and want this too.
Right-click on the "Lyrics Here" button in the browser toolbar, and click on "Open new lyrics window". There are two such options: "(any song)" and "(songs from this tab only)". With the "(any song)" option, the lyrics panel will show the lyrics for new songs from any tab; with the "(songs from this tab only)" option, the shown lyrics are only updated if the songs from the current tab changes.
Song detection is disabled when the lyrics panel in the tab is hidden; in other words, open the lyrics panel in the tab to automatically update the lyrics in the popped-out lyrics window.
Clicking the "T" button in the upper-right corner activates the tab whose lyrics have been shown most recently.

Themes

By default, the lyrics panel has a light appearance. A dark theme is also available (ideal for listening to songs at night!). This dark theme can temporarily be toggled via the "Dark theme" checkbox, which shows up when the mouse pointer is hovering above the "Settings for Lyrics Here" link inside the "Info" box.
To permanently change the theme, got to the site-specific preferences section and change the theme. This section also offers the ability to change the font size.

Contact & Feedback

Contact

Contact me if you want a new lyrics provider or see lyrics on other sites.
Please post a review if you like my extension (constructive negative feedback is also welcome).

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Privacy, performance & security

I'm not collecting any user data. The extension has a small footprint and does not conflict with the pages it acts on. From external sources, only text (lyrics) will be displayed. The extension does not load any adverts, external scripts, trackers, etc. The extension sends at most one request at a time to prevent overloading the sites that provide lyrics.

Sources and acknowledgments

All of the displayed lyrics are retrieved from external sources.
Head over to the source configuration section to see a description of each source.
Do you want another source to be added? Contact me.
Do you want to disable a source? Go to the configuration section. YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.
© 2012 - 2017 Rob Wu <rob@robwu.nl>