How To Automatically Add Lyrics to MP3 Files

When you listen to music it just feels better to see the lyrics, doesn’t it? Especially if you are listening to a song you had never heard before, lyrics will help you understand it word for word.

While most modern streaming services include the ability to view lyrics when listening to music, some people still prefer to download and listen to MP3s. For people like this, it can be frustrating to not be able to see the lyrics as they listen.

Fortunately, there are a couple of free and easy ways to add lyrics to your favorite tracks. Read on to learn how to use these programs to automatically add lyrics to MP3 files.

How to Add Lyrics to MP3 Files

There are several methods for adding lyrics to MP3 files, but the focus here will be on free and easy methods.

Before we get into the methods, be sure to enable lyrics on your designated music player. You will see that Windows Media Player was used in this article; it is a free default player for any Windows PC.

To enable lyrics on it, just right-click anywhere inside the player after you launch it, go to “Lyrics, captions, and subtitles,” and select “On.”

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at our favorite solutions for adding lyrics to MP3 files.

Mp3 Tag

If you opt for MP3 Tag, you will need to add lyrics to MP3 files manually. Unfortunately, there is no automatic way of doing it because adding lyrics is not the main feature of this program. Download MP3 Tag for free here and install it.

After installing and launching MP3 Tag, you need to drag and drop your MP3 files to its main window. You can add as many files as you like. Then, you should right-click the song were you want to add lyrics and click on Extended Tags.

mp3 extended tags

In the next window, select the Add field button, which looks like a star. Type “UNSYNCEDLYRICS” into the new field.

add field

Next, you should paste the lyrics to your song in the Value section. This site is a good place to search for your MP3 lyrics manually.

Click OK and confirm your new tag.

unsynced lyrics

Finally, you can right-click on the MP3 file after adding lyrics and click on Play. This is how the lyrics will appear while listening:

mp3 tag lyrics

They will be at the bottom of your player, and you will have to scroll down with your mouse as the song progresses. Rinse and repeat for every individual MP3 file, and eventually, you will have lyrics for all of them.

Lyrics Finder

Most people will agree that Lyrics Finder is a better option because it adds lyrics to MP3 files automatically. It is a free program you can download here. Once you complete the installation, launch it and start adding lyrics right away. As a side note, this software will not overwrite any lyrics that already exist.

You can drag your MP3 files to the main window or click on the Add folder or Add files buttons in the top-left corner. Once you add an MP3 file, this program will automatically download the lyrics for it and sync it to your player.

lyrics finder

The green dot in the corner of your file means that the lyrics are in place. It is hard to believe, but this really works, and it is super-fast! Play the song you add and see for yourself. The play button is next to the song if you choose to play it from within Lyrics Finder. You can track the lyrics as the song plays.

If you decide to use your default media player, lyrics will be shown as well, like in the picture below.

lyrics from lyrics finder

Same as with MP3 Tag, you will need to scroll down on your player to navigate the text. Lyrics Finder has additional options when you right-click your MP3 file, like “force search lyrics” or “export lyrics to text file.”

Final Thoughts

By using MP3 Tag or Lyrics Finder, you can quickly and easily add lyrics to your favorite MP3 files.

There are other ways to add lyrics to your MP3 files, but the two outlined in this article are free and among the easiest to use.

Which programs do you use to add lyrics to your MP3 files? Tell us about your favorites in the comments below.

One thought on “How To Automatically Add Lyrics to MP3 Files”

Avatar darius says:
You saved my time with the awesome “Lyrics Finder” program.
Thank you very much.

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